Hello, Guest!

Weekly Roundup
Jan 23 – Jan 29 2015

A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson

As announced in this space last week, Executive Mosaic’s editorial and organizational leadership team has unveiled its selection of the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector for 2015: the Wash100.
This group of notable people encompasses all corners of the government contracting space and stretches across the arenas of business and government, along with those in the academic and research fields that GovCon and agency leaders turn to for analysis and perspective.
Executive Mosaic first unveiled this year’s class of Wash100 inductees at the Potomac Officers Club’s 2015 Intel Summit and our team is now publishing stories on GovCon Exec for each individual selection to the list.
Check GovCon Exec and our daily E-newswires every day to read these pieces and remember to click here for the full list of Wash100 selections.
The Potomac Officers Club will turn its attention on February 11 to the “Big Data & Analytics Visualization” summit, where a panel and audience of executives tackle the methods federal agencies could adopt to manage growing volumes of information.
A group of leaders from industry and government will speak to the GovCon executive audience on emerging trends in data analytics and areas of collaboration between the public and private sectors.
Speakers scheduled to appear at the summit include:

  • David Bottom, director of NGA’s IT services directorate
  • Mark Choiniere, director of NGA’s advanced development office
  • Shaun Connolly, VP of corporate strategy at Hortonworks
  • Roger Hockenberry, co-founder & CEO of Cognito
  • David Jimenez, CTO at NRO

Click here to register for this event and learn more about POC’s other upcoming events.

David Thompson: Orbital to Merge w/ ATK’s A&D Groups in February
Both sets of shareholders vote to move forward with transaction.
Mike Alber on Engility’s 2014 Acquisition Moves and How to Tackle IPOs
Engility’s CFO discusses the strategy behind the DRC and TASC buys in Q&A.
Bill O’Neill to Head Iron Mountain’s Gov’t Services Unit
The 30-year GovCon veteran will lead firm’s expansion push in federal storage market.
Peter Smith: American Systems’ Next CFO to Lead Potential Acquisitions
Firm’s CEO says he will work with that CFO to evaluate potential opportunities.
Nadia Short: High-Profile Threats Spur Cyber Defense Product Demand
Firm’s cyber lead also says recruitment of cyber pros is a priority in 2015.
Report: Obama Administration to Seek $585B DoD Budget for FY 2016
Request would reportedly exceed 2011 Budget Control Act caps by $34 billion.
Robert Stewart: Pentagon Wants Small Biz Mentoring Program Extended
The program’s manager says initiativeneeds reauthorization through NDAA.
Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart Assumes DIA Director Post
The U.S. Marine officially took command of the agency Friday and becomes first African-American to lead DIA.
Mary Davie: GSA Launches GWAC Pricing Data Display for Federal Agencies
The tool works to show prices paid for the Alliant and Alliant SB vehicles.
Bridge Growth Partners Closes CRGT Purchase
Veritas Capital will continue to hold a minority stake in the data analytics services contractor.
Raytheon Buys Unmanned Tech Services Firm Sensintel
Sensitel provides remote sensing & UAS engineering services to government and commercial organizations.
FBI Names 7 Small Businesses on IT Hardware Acquisition Contract
The bureau plans to install new IT equipment at headquarters & 56 field offices.