From Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic President & Founder
Federal infrastructure at public buildings could get a makeover as the omnibus spending bill signed into law last week gives the General Services Administration $9 billion to refresh public facilities.
GSA also is intent on reducing the amount of real estate rented or owned by the federal government and will seek to consolidate space in existing buildings with the funds.
Dan Tangherlini, agency administrator, said investing in public buildings is one of many tools GSA has at its disposal to help support economic and job growth.
Many leaders in business and government have made infrastructure a higher priority on their agendas, with executives at GovCon firms being called upon frequently to lend their expertise in this area.
Mark Gerencser, current CyberSpa board chairman, spent time during his nearly three-decade career at Booz Allen “re-imagining” infrastructure in the U.S.
Gerencser found that “only with (a singular national vision for infrastructure) can we devise an integrated policy that spans government bureaucracy silos and enables key stakeholders (business, government, civil society) to operate in alignment,” he said.
Cora Carmody, Jacobs’ CIO and SVP for global IT, told ExecutiveBizshe saw the power of collaboration first-hand when Jacobs worked on a state IT project for a toll system, which required additional problem solving for its architecture.
On March 19, the POC will bring together industry and government leaders at the “Federal Critical Infrastructure” to discuss how both sides of the table can work togteher on safeguarding and building up the country’s critical infrastructure.
Dr. Harvey Davis, NSA director of installations and logistics, and Dr.Timothy Unruh, director of theEnergy Department‘s Federal Energy Management Program, are slated to offer their perspectives to the GovCon executive audience with many more speakers being lined up.
Before that event, the POC will hostCACI Executive Chairman and longtime stalwart Jack London for a February 5 special event as he will sign copies of his new book “Character: The Ultimate Success Factor.”
Mike Leff Joins AT&T Government Solutions to Lead the Civilian Business
Tracey Haslam Named President at Harris CapRock
The 25-year industry veteran most recently led Harris CapRock’s energy business.
Jim Morris,president of Harris integrated network solutions, said Haslam has experience leading global operations which will be key as Harris expands offerings.
CAE to Build Predator Drone Simulator for Italian Air Force
The training simulator will be used to provide initial and mission training for pilots and sensor operators.
CAE’s simulation offering includes a ground control station, virtual training scenarios and weather simulation and is scheduled for delivery early next year.
ICF to Buy Comm Services Firm Mostra to Grow European Portfolio
Mostra is a 140-employee company that offers clients content and editorial services, web production, media relations and event organization.
Brian Moran Appointed Boeing President of EU and NATO Relations
He most recently led Boeing International’s business in Northern Europe and speaks English, German and French.
Shep Hill, Boeing International president and SVP of business development and strategy, said Moran will work with the EU to advance industry-wide environmental performance initiatives in his new role.