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Weekly Roundup
Jan 30 – Feb 5 2015

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A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson

Government contracting firms and executive leaders started to get a glimpse this week of what fiscal year 2016 could look like with the release of the White House’s FY 2016 budget request.

The request rounds out to a total of nearly $4 trillion, would increase spending for both defense and domestic programs and comes as sequestration once again looms large over both the GovCon sector and their agency partners.
Congress moved in December 2013 to limit some of the sequester cuts previously set for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 and the Congressional Budget Office has said sequestration would not be needed in FY 2015 as outlined by budget caps.
Three congressional committees in both chambers are scheduled to hold hearings on the budget request this week to kick off the legislative process.
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.

Alan Marc Smith: Millstein Targets Govt IT Market Expansion With DLT Buy
Smith, a Millstein operating partner, will lead the IT product reseller as CEO.
Huntington Ingalls Buys Undersea Drone Builder; Matt Mulherin Comments
The now-subsidiary of HII makes unmanned underwater vehicles for the Navy.
Jill Singer Joins AT&T Government Solutions as National Security VP
The former NRO CIO served as a principal at Deep Water Point prior to AT&T.
Tony Frazier on DigitalGlobe’s Open Source Collaborations and His New Gov’t Solutions SVP Role
DigitalGlobe’s government lead also discusses firm’s work with NGA in Q&A.
Wayne Lucernoni on Harris’ ‘Organic Growth’ Approach for IT Services, Healthcare Market Trends
Harris’ IT services leader overviews the managed services market in interview.
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch on Inmarsat’s US Gov’t Market Strategy and Industry’s Role in Spectrum Mgmt
Cowen-Hirsch, an Inmarsat SVP, offers our staff an update on the company’s Global Xpress satellite program.
Joe Ayers on HP’s Data Center Support for Agencies, Cloud Computing’s Evolution With FedRAMP
HP’s federal enterprise group head also previews data analytics’ future in Q&A.
President Obama Proposes $534B for 2016 Defense Spending
The request also asks for $51B more to support operations in the Middle East.
White House Seeks $54B Intelligence Budget for FY 2016
The administration increased its request for intelligence funding to cover the CIA, ODNI and six federal departments.
Obama Administration Asks for $3.7B DHS Budget Increase
That proposal includes $102M for the department’s continuous diagnostics & mitigation programs.