WashingtonExec News & Insights for the DC Area Executive 2015-01-31T02:39:54Z http://www.washingtonexec.com/feed/atom/ Lauren Budik <![CDATA[2015 K-12 STEM Symposium Speaker Pooja Chandrashekar Among 8 FCPS Students Named Semi-Finalists in 2015 Intel Science Talent Search]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=54936 2015-01-30T21:00:49Z 2015-01-30T21:00:49Z Eight students from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have been named semifinalists in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search, including one student who is scheduled to speak at the upcoming 2015 K-12 STEM Symposium. The students, with their project names in italics, are: Tim Cha of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), Advanced [...]

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Pooja Chandrashekar, ProjectCSGIRLS

Eight students from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have been named semifinalists in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search, including one student who is scheduled to speak at the upcoming 2015 K-12 STEM Symposium. The students, with their project names in italics, are:

  • Tim Cha of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), Advanced Aptasensor Capable of Rapidly Diagnosing Prostate Cancer with Addition of Enhancer
  • Pooja Chandrashekar of TJHSST, Towards the Rapid Diagnosis of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in a Clinical Setting
  • Eduard Danalache of TJHSST, A Cluster-Based Approach to Determine Subcategories of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Lucas Lin of TJHSST, Suppressing Complex Collective Behavior in a Network of Theta Neurons by Synaptic Diversity
  • Anya Michaelsen of Lake Braddock Secondary School, Kinematic Determinants of Scoring Success in the Fencing Flick: Logistic and Linear Multiple Regression Analysis
  • Shreya Nandi of TJHSST, Early Replication in ALT-Utilizing Cells May Induce Tumorigenesis
  • Richard Oh of TJHSST, Pressure-Assisted Microwave Sintering for Production of Transparent Polycrystalline Spinel: Experimental Study on Non-Thermal Ponderomotive Effect and Uniaxial Pressure
  • Michael Qu of Oakton High School, A Study of Global Warming and Its Impacts on Food Security in the Continental United States

Chandrashekar will be speaking at the upcoming 2015 K-12 STEM Symposium on March 7, organized by WashingtonExec.

The 300 semifinalists were chosen from among nearly 1,800 entrants and will receive matching awards of $1,000 along with their school.

This is the 74th year of the Science Talent Search, which Intel has sponsored since 1998, providing $1.6 million in awards and scholarships to contestants.

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JD Kathuria <![CDATA[WashingtonExec RollCall: Your Inside Look at Our Network’s Professional Activity]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=54865 2015-01-31T02:39:54Z 2015-01-30T17:52:52Z WashExec Executive RollCall: JD Kathuria pulls from the broader WashingtonExec network to dish out the area’s who’s who and what’s what. When it comes to striking deals, who you know trumps what you know in the government contracting community. And with three years of WashingtonExec’s outcome and result-oriented networking programs and events behind us, I’ve [...]

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WashExec Executive RollCall: JD Kathuria pulls from the broader WashingtonExec network to dish out the area’s who’s who and what’s what.

When it comes to striking deals, who you know trumps what you know in the government contracting community. And with three years of WashingtonExec’s outcome and result-oriented networking programs and events behind us, I’ve decided to expand our networking offering with some supplementary content.

The WashingtonExec Roll Call is a weekly feature within the WashingtonExec e-magazine that leverages our connections to catalog the area’s happenings.

For the past couple months we have tapped into our thousands of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and in-person connections to compile and share with you information about the promotions, company switches, job openings and work anniversaries that transpire within the broader WashingtonExec network.

The end result? A running map of who’s where — professionally — in the Greater Washington area.

In this week’s WashExec RollCall, we saw four new hires/appointments and 10 January work anniversaries. Read on for insight about the topics that caught our eyes and ears this past week within our network’s virtual water cooler.

John Dvorak, Triple-i

John Dvorak, Triple-i

New Hires:
Kevin Curtis is now CEO at Curtis Consulting Group
John Dvorak is now Chief Technology Officer at Information Innovators Inc. (Triple-i)
Sheela Kathuria is now a Software Engineer at Vencore Inc.
Greg Mundell is now Director of Federal Sales at CliQr
Rick Perry is now Vice President at Fulcrum Co.
Jill Singer is now VP of National Security Sector, AT&T Government Solutions

Work Anniversaries:
Aaron Daniels this month celebrates four years at Cognosante LLC
Sean Finnegan this month celebrates one year at Veris Group LLC
Laura Hamilton this month celebrates two years at Navigant
Mike Jing this month celebrates 16 years at CyberData
Marc Hausman this month celebrates three years at Sales, Marketing & Social Media Speaker
MaryAnn Hoadley this month celebrates two years at Subsystem Technologies Inc.
Dave McCarthy this month celebrates one year at Potential Energy DC
Sundeep Sanghavi this month celebrates three years at DataRPM
Doug Stewart this month celebrates eight years at BAE Systems
Margaret Stewart this month celebrates two years at Attain

In the News:
The Washington Post‘s Michèle Flournoy and Richard Fontaine co-authored an opinion piece entitled, “The steps a divided government can take to protect national interests.” The article outlines the six stems the duo believes “that our divided government should embrace this year.”

The Washington Post‘s Thomas Heath wrote, “The Buzz: Tower Club celebrates 25th with broader membership,” on how The Tower Club in Tysons Corner is seeking to diversify its membership by recruiting women, younger members and more minorities.

News at WashingtonExec:
We are gearing up for our 2015 K-12 STEM Symposium on March 7, 2015, at the Nysmith School in Herndon, Va. This year’s theme is The Parent Factor: How to Engage Your Kids in STEM. The free, all-day event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that equally engages children, parents and teachers, coupled with corporate, government, academia and non-profit executives from the STEM fields. Activities for the day will include hands-on experiments for children, government and industry exhibitors, student science fair projects and panel discussions with STEM stakeholders. Attendees will also be able to find information about government and industry STEM-related high school and college internships. For more information, click here. We expect more than 2,500 attendees.

Jobs of the Week:
On behalf of a friend, a company is looking for a Business Development professional for a government mobility division who has two to four year’s experience selling to the federal government (essentially needs to know the basics of government contracting and engagement). Strong aptitude for learning about services around new technologies (mobility experience would be a plus, but not a requirement). Key qualities include hunter, ambitious, strong work ethic and results-oriented. If interested, email info@washingtonexec.com.

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Lauren Budik <![CDATA[Iron Mountain Names Bill O’Neill VP, GM of Government Services, Company Also Expands Storage Facilities]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=55097 2015-01-29T15:54:18Z 2015-01-29T15:54:18Z Iron Mountain Inc., based in Boston, Mass. with an office in Reston, Va., announced Jan. 28 the appointment of Bill O’Neill as Vice President and General Manager for Iron Mountain’s Government Services business. O’Neill will be charged with leading Iron Mountain’s efforts to generate growth and market share in the federal government sector by delivering records [...]

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Ernest Cloutier, Iron Mountain

Ernest Cloutier, Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain Inc., based in Boston, Mass. with an office in Reston, Va., announced Jan. 28 the appointment of Bill O’Neill as Vice President and General Manager for Iron Mountain’s Government Services business. O’Neill will be charged with leading Iron Mountain’s efforts to generate growth and market share in the federal government sector by delivering records and information management solutions for the company.

“We are privileged to be able to add Bill’s deep experience and expertise in serving the public sector to lead our federal government business,” Iron Mountain Executive Vice President, U.S. Federal, Security and Legal Ernest Cloutier said. “His background in technology and leadership in the federal community fits with our approach to serving our federal customers, looking holistically at their entire enterprise and partnering with them to deliver solutions that balance the requirements for protecting information with unlocking the benefit that their information can provide. He will provide tremendous value to the company and our federal customers, and we’re thrilled to have him leading our government business.”

“This is an exciting time to join Iron Mountain,” O’Neill said. “As the company continues to make investments that leverage our expertise in information management and our trusted reputation for security, we can help federal agencies address the collision of initiatives and looming deadlines that are intersecting around information management, whether it’s the FDCCI Mandate, Open Data Policy or the Records Directive. In addition to the company’s focus on customer service, Iron Mountain is committed to advancing a diverse and inclusive workforce and actively seeks to employ veterans, active duty guard members and reservists. These two commitments are areas of focus for me personally and were contributing factors to me taking this position.”

O’Neill brings 30 years of technology business experience in the public sector, including positions as Senior Director for Hewlett-Packard (HP) Networking, Qwest, Nortel and Raytheon. He serves in board-level positions at TechAmerica and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Washington, D.C. chapter.

Iron Mountain also announced a plan to expand its Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) compliant storage facilities. The expansion will add approximately one million cubic feet of federal records storage capacity across three new geographic markets. The company has also made an investment in a climate-controlled facility located in its Fredericksburg, Va. CFR Facility.

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Lauren Budik <![CDATA[Air Force Association Announces 28 Teams to Compete in CyberPatriot Youth Cyber Defense Competition]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=55067 2015-01-29T15:24:47Z 2015-01-29T15:24:47Z The Arlington, Va.-based Air Force Association announced Jan. 26 the 28 teams selected to compete at the national finals of its CyberPatriot youth cyber defense competition. Those selected will travel to Washington, D.C. March 11-15 to compete for the title of national champion, as well as scholarships and other prizes. The 13 open division, 12 [...]

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Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot National Commissioner, AFA

Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot National Commissioner

The Arlington, Va.-based Air Force Association announced Jan. 26 the 28 teams selected to compete at the national finals of its CyberPatriot youth cyber defense competition. Those selected will travel to Washington, D.C. March 11-15 to compete for the title of national champion, as well as scholarships and other prizes.

The 13 open division, 12 all service division and three middle school division finalists advanced through online qualifying rounds. Finalists represent schools and other organizations from Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and Manitoba, Canada.

CyberPatriot VII began in October 2014 with more than 2,100 teams made up of from two to six students
registered from all 50 states, Canada and DoD-dependent schools in Europe and the Pacific.

“All CyberPatriot VII Competitors should be exceptionally proud of themselves. Our program experienced a 40 percent increase in total registrations in 2014, making this year’s competition the most challenging yet,” AFA’s CyberPatriot National Commissioner Bernie Skoch said. “This year’s National Finals will host previous finalists, as well as schools, brand new to the competition. We are pleased that our program is exciting young people about STEM education and preparing cyber defenders for a workforce that is in dire need of the skills they are developing in CyberPatriot.”

The CyberPatriot VII National Finals Competition will be held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Teams will compete to defend virtual networks and mobile devices from a professional aggressor team.

The National Finalists will also face-off in four additional competition components:

  • Digital Cyber Crime Scene Challenge from the Digital Forensic Consortium
  • Cisco Networking Challenge
  • Leidos Digital Forensics Challenge
  • Mobile Application Challenge, hosted by AT&T

These additional challenges expose teams to new elements and skill sets of the many career opportunities available to them.

“Being a CyberPatriot means that you’re not only honing your technical skills, but you’re also developing leadership, teamwork, and collaboration skills, critical to any employer,” Northrop Grumman CyberPatriot Programs Director Diane Miller said. “CyberPatriot is truly answering a national imperative, and we’re proud to see these students be inspired to become tomorrow’s cyber defenders.”

CyberPatriot expanded its reach with the introduction of the Middle School Division to competition in 2013, the development and successful piloting of the AFA CyberCamp program last summer — which will
be available nationwide this spring — and the creation of the Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative anticipated to launch later this year. CyberPatriot also partnered with Cyber Security Challenge UK and Northrop Grumman to extend the competition to the United Kingdom this year under the name CyberCenturion.

CyberPatriot, an education initiative established by the Air Force Association and presented by the Northrop
Grumman Foundation, is a cyber defense competition designed to inspire students toward futures in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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Meg Rayford <![CDATA[Azadeh Meshkaty of Savan Group Shares Insights from Her Work with DOL’s Women’s Bureau]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=54994 2015-01-28T23:35:41Z 2015-01-28T17:46:44Z On September 30, 2013, Savan Group announced that it was awarded a contract to develop a publication on women’s employment rights for the Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau. Since then, the Policy & Research division of the Arlington, Va.-based management consulting firm has been busy delving into important issues facing government agencies and the women [...]

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Azadeh Meshkaty, Savan Group

On September 30, 2013, Savan Group announced that it was awarded a contract to develop a publication on women’s employment rights for the Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau. Since then, the Policy & Research division of the Arlington, Va.-based management consulting firm has been busy delving into important issues facing government agencies and the women who work there.

Azadeh Meshkaty, Senior Consultant at Savan Group, is one of the team members working closely with the Women’s Bureau to evaluate the impact and position of women in the workplace. “One thing that sets our company apart is our effort to look at our client as a partner who has skin in the game,” she said. “We partner with agencies and their subject matter experts to tap into their knowledge and leverage what they know during our research process.”

Meshkaty recently spoke with WashingtonExec about Savan Group’s work with the Women’s Bureau including some of the company’s research findings on women in the workplace. Our conversation is below:

WashingtonExec: How does Savan Group assist government clients with their policy and research needs?

Azadeh Meshkaty: Most of our work in the policy and research realm involves supporting agencies with their broader mission of raising awareness and sharing information. For example, we have had the opportunity to work with the Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau on a number of targeted research projects that aim to fill an information gap, promote best practices, and/or engage and educate stakeholders—whether they be policymakers, employers, or working-age women and their families.  Topics have included equal pay, employment rights, and the status of women workers.

Ultimately, it is our clients, including the Women’s Bureau, who are the ones to recognize and appreciate the importance of continuous policy research and are eager to use such research to help advance the national dialogue on some of today’s most socio-economically relevant issues.

WashingtonExec: In your work with the Women’s Bureau over the past year, what are the biggest employment barriers women are facing today, and how can employers address those barriers?

Azadeh Meshkaty: Discrimination consistently comes up in research as the largest barrier and unfortunately, it is difficult to quantify. Still, discrimination can take on many shapes. It may be willful; it may be unintended; it may be based on stereotypes; it may be institutionalized and reflected in policies that negatively and disproportionately affect women (or people of color, or people with disabilities, or those of different national origins, etc.) in terms of hiring, pay, return to work, or even career advancement. Women may also face double or even triple discrimination as a result of other factors such as their race or disability.

As far as change goes, legislation and executive orders are very important, as is enforcement of the laws, and building awareness among women about their rights, the resources and benefits available to them, and avenues of recourse where they exist. Still, employer involvement is essential. Employers are major stakeholders in reducing discrimination in the workplace and in creating equal opportunity not just for women, but also for people of color, people with disabilities, or, really, any class of individuals that may have been historically marginalized.

The amazing thing is that best practices, toolkits, research and business cases are available. There has been a huge push from the public sector to promote employment practices that produce an environment of equality in the workplace—whether related to protected paid leave, equal pay, or eliminating pay secrecy policies. Sometimes this is done by way of federal or state laws or executive orders, grant funding, or even public-private partnerships. In addition, model employers do exist—those that tap into the fullest potential of our labor force, those that aware that there is a business benefit to the advancement of women, and diverse and inclusive workplaces, those that are ahead of the curve on issues of minimum wage, pay transparency, reasonable accommodations, and pay equality.

I think it is about getting more employers—small and large—to leverage best practices, to commit to workplace equality as a top-down effort and not just equality for women, but also for men who are looking to balance work with their responsibilities at home.

Without the commitment of employers and leaders in an employment setting, progress will remain slow. But with committed leadership and accountability through metrics around inclusive workplaces and policies that help advance people on an even playing field, perhaps we can change the pace of progress.

WashingtonExec: Can you speak about any specific findings that your team made during the development of the publication you are working on with the Women’s Bureau?

Azadeh Meshkaty: I can speak to a general finding that is not necessarily specific to one publication, and that is the importance of looking and accounting for the most marginalized of our population.

It’s not enough to set policy and expect it to be implemented. Organizations and companies must actually measure change and measure the state of employment and pay among women and other marginalized populations, such as women with disabilities or perhaps woman of color with a disability, who may face compounding barriers to employment, equal pay, or advancement.

Private sector and public sector employers, as well as policymakers, need to account for barriers and experiences with a higher level of detail. Without the numbers, people continue to be sidelined, and the full picture of progress isn’t measured. We need to look at disaggregated information when we are trying to identify problems, find solutions, and measure success.

WashingtonExec: Have you discovered any findings on how maternity leave and childcare affect women in the workplace?

Azadeh Meshkaty: We had the opportunity to look at the issues of pregnancy discrimination and paid leave and unpaid leave in the context of legal rights. It is clear that the issues of protected leave or protected paid leave are not just women’s issues. As men are increasingly taking on caregiver and family responsibilities, and seek more work-life balance, they too can benefit from and have a stake in the outcomes of child care assistance, leave rights, and even workplace flexibility. Even so, women are disproportionately responsible for the caregiving of children, aging parents, or other family members with medical needs. The number of single-mother families and dual-earner households has grown, which means that women are increasingly responsible for the economic security of their families as well as at-home responsibilities.

Employment policies that show a level of flexibility towards caregivers by offering, let’s say, paid leave that can be used for maternity or paternity leave, or accrued paid sick days that can be used to care for a sick child, benefit men and women alike. However, such policies will likely have a greater positive effect on women because they are more often the caretakers.

Minimum requirements related to family and medical leave are protected by federal laws, and certain states have more progressive laws that offer paid leave. However, employers do not need to wait for state laws and they can offer more extensive benefits and rights if they so choose.

Ultimately, employer policies will have the largest impact on women, their state of employment and equal pay, and their ability to provide economic security and care to their families.

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Lauren Budik <![CDATA[@Legal Discovery Releases Latest Version of CasePoint]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=55078 2015-01-28T16:19:57Z 2015-01-28T16:19:57Z @Legal Discovery LLC, which has offices in Falls Church, Va. among other locations, announced Jan. 27 the release of the latest version of CasePoint, which includes functionality for direct collection of cloud-based data from sources such as Gmail and Microsoft Office 365 mail. In addition, the new version improves speed and includes enhanced analytics and greater [...]

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Haresh Bhungalia, @Legal Discovery LLC

@Legal Discovery LLC, which has offices in Falls Church, Va. among other locations, announced Jan. 27 the release of the latest version of CasePoint, which includes functionality for direct collection of cloud-based data from sources such as Gmail and Microsoft Office 365 mail. In addition, the new version improves speed and includes enhanced analytics and greater support for tablets and mobile devices.

“With so many organizations using Gmail and other Web-based platforms for email and document sharing, it became increasingly important for us to help our clients collect data from these locations,” @Legal Discovery CEO Haresh Bhungalia said. “This new feature allows CasePoint to move even further to the left within the Electronic Discovery Reference Model and will greatly simplify the collection process for our clients.”

The new version of CasePoint offers a new way to collect data from Web sources. In the past, user names and passwords needed to be exchanged in order to gain access to case-related documents. With CasePoint, the collection process is fully automated and requires no secure personal information. CasePoint can also collect data from other common business tools, such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive in addition to Gmail and Microsoft Office 365 mail.

Other advances include 30 to 50 percent faster document open times, the addition of dynamic analytics,and an updated interface that improves experiences on mobile devices and tablets.

CasePoint is a unified eDiscovery platform that spans the entire Electronic Discovery Reference Model. The private and secure cloud-based Software as a Service allows legal professionals to manage large amounts of data from ingestion through production. It includes features for early case assessment, TIFF conversion, filtering, OCR, technology-assisted review, productions and reporting.

Related: Legal Discovery, LLC CEO & Director Haresh Bhungalia Named A Director Of CollabraLink Technologies

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Lauren Budik <![CDATA[TWD & Associates Inc. Launches Advisory Board]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=55081 2015-01-28T16:14:20Z 2015-01-28T16:14:20Z McLean, Va.-based TWD & Associates Inc., a communication and collaboration solutions provider, announced Jan. 27 the launch of its Advisory Board. Consisting of recently-retired senior executives from the public sector, the new Advisory Board will provide strategic direction to help guide the company’s federal market business. The members’ collective experiences offer a new perspective to [...]

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Keith Trippie, The Trippie Group LLC

Keith Trippie, The Trippie Group LLC

McLean, Va.-based TWD & Associates Inc., a communication and collaboration solutions provider, announced Jan. 27 the launch of its Advisory Board. Consisting of recently-retired senior executives from the public sector, the new Advisory Board will provide strategic direction to help guide the company’s federal market business. The members’ collective experiences offer a new perspective to TWD’s leadership, enabling the company to optimize their service offerings and pursuits to meet agency requirements.

The TWD Advisory Board members include:

  • Lee Cooper, a retired U.S. Air Force Officer, has an extensive background in business development, sales, strategy and operations in Fortune 200 organizations. He has worked at the executive level for 28 years in multiple, large-scale IT services firms and systems integrators.
  • Henry J. Sienkiewicz retired from the Federal Senior Executive Service, most recently serving as Vice Chief Information Assurance Executive and Designated Approving Authority for the Defense Information Systems Agency. He has experience in IT management operations and leadership. Additionally, Sienkiewicz is a retired U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel and author of two books.
  • Patrick R. Schambach served as the CIO for three different agencies during his federal career – U.S. Secret Service; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; and Transportation Security Administration. He brings insights from his 41-year career to the Board.
  • Keith Trippie retired from the Federal Senior Executive Service at the Dept. of Homeland Security as the founder and Executive Director for the Enterprise System Development Office within the Office of the Chief Information Officer. He is the founder and CEO of The Trippie Group LLC, which provides executive consulting services to help companies go to market in a number of innovative technology areas.

“We are making investments that will position our company for expanded growth opportunities,” said TWD President and CEO Larry Besterman said. “TWD is already a trusted partner for the delivery of advanced communication and collaboration solutions to many government agencies, but we believe this Advisory Board can help us expand our reach even further. We are excited to be able to leverage the significant and varied background and expertise of our new members, and look forward to their strategic advice. The implementation of the TWD Advisory Board is a major step forward for the company.”

Related: TWD Wins $3.1M in Contracts to Build, Upgrade Rooms with AV Technology

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Meg Rayford <![CDATA[SAVE THE DATE: Building Government Acumen: Competing for the Future, March 24-26, 2015]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=54988 2015-01-28T14:24:13Z 2015-01-27T15:36:48Z This spring, the government contracting community will have the opportunity to prepare for industry changes, such as the emergence of big data and mobile technology, with the course, “Building Government Acumen: Competing for the Future” at George Mason University. Students will explore the new era being formed by the conversion of high-impact industry trends in [...]

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John Hillen, George Mason University

This spring, the government contracting community will have the opportunity to prepare for industry changes, such as the emergence of big data and mobile technology, with the course, “Building Government Acumen: Competing for the Future” at George Mason University.

Students will explore the new era being formed by the conversion of high-impact industry trends in this course geared toward mid-level and rising executives who want to lead their companies into the future. Topics to be discussed include the government’s adoption of cloud computing, the emergence of a mobile workforce, the spread of big data, and the increasing pressure to reduce costs.

The class will focus on practitioner-led discussions featuring senior executives from leading government contractors. Besides this executive education, participants will have a powerful networking opportunity and a one-on-one coaching experience.

The course will be held March 24-26, April 14, May 12, and June 2, 2015 at George Mason University’s Founders Hall at 3351 N. Fairfax Dr. in Arlington, VA.

Attendance is limited, so be sure to register early to reserve a seat in the spring 2015 class. Early registrants and PSC members will receive a discount.

The confirmed faculty include:

  • Anne Altman, General Manager, U.S. Federal and Government Industries, IBM
  • Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
  • Bruce Caswell, President, Maximus
  • Mike Daniels, Member, Board of Directors, NVTC, Mercury Systems, CACI, Acentia and BlackBerry
  • Mike Goldberg, Partner & Director, Bain & Company
  • John Hillen, Executive-in-Residence, School of Business, George Mason University and Founder & Former CEO, Sotera Defense Solutions
  • David Kriegman, CEO, Z2B, LLC and former COO, SRA
  • George Newstrom, Vice President & General Manager, Dell Services Federal Government, Inc.
  • Sumeet Shrivastava, President, Array Information Technology
  • Stan Soloway, President & CEO, Professional Services Council
  • Todd Stottlemyer, CEO, Acentia
  • Dave Zolet, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Americas, CSC

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Lauren Budik <![CDATA[Fannie Mae President, CEO Timothy Mayopoulos Appointed to SAIC’s Board of Directors]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=55058 2015-01-27T15:34:41Z 2015-01-27T15:34:41Z Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), of McLean, Va., announced Jan. 26 the appointment of Timothy J. Mayopoulos to SAIC’s board of directors, effective Feb. 19. Mayopoulos will serve on the Audit Committee, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. “We are pleased to welcome Tim Mayopoulos to SAIC’s board of directors,” SAIC Chairman Edward J. [...]

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Tim Mayopoulos, Fannie Mae

Tim Mayopoulos, Fannie Mae

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), of McLean, Va., announced Jan. 26 the appointment of Timothy J. Mayopoulos to SAIC’s board of directors, effective Feb. 19. Mayopoulos will serve on the Audit Committee, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

“We are pleased to welcome Tim Mayopoulos to SAIC’s board of directors,” SAIC Chairman Edward J. Sanderson, Jr. said. “Tim has deep experience in financial services and an outstanding track record working in a highly regulated environment. Tim’s strong business and leadership expertise along with his legal background will increase the depth of capabilities to our dynamic board as we continue to execute SAIC’s business strategy.”

SAIC’s board of directors will increase to nine members with the addition of Mayopoulos.

Mayopoulos currently serves as the president and CEO of the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), or Fannie Mae, and a member of its board of directors. He joined Fannie Mae in April 2009 as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, and was appointed chief administrative officer in 2010 before becoming president and CEO in June 2012.

Mayopoulos has previously held other senior leadership positions at several financial institutions including Bank of America, Credit Suisse First Boston and Deutsche Bank.

He is a graduate of Cornell University and the New York University School of Law.

Related: SAIC Founder Dr. J. Robert Beyster Dies at Age 90

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Lauren Budik <![CDATA[NGA Awards TASC $25M Contract to Serve as Application Operations Service Provider]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=55064 2015-01-27T15:33:22Z 2015-01-27T15:33:22Z Chantilly, Va.-based TASC announced Jan. 23 the company has been awarded a contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to serve as its Application Operations Service Provider (AOSP). Under this contract, TASC will manage the business and technical aspects of soliciting, screening and acquiring Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) applications that pass U.S. Government (USG) criteria. The contract [...]

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Amanda Brownfield, TASC

Amanda Brownfield, TASC

Chantilly, Va.-based TASC announced Jan. 23 the company has been awarded a contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to serve as its Application Operations Service Provider (AOSP).

Under this contract, TASC will manage the business and technical aspects of soliciting, screening and acquiring Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) applications that pass U.S. Government (USG) criteria. The contract has one base year and three, one-year option periods, and is worth $25 million if all options are exercised.

“TASC has a long history of successfully supporting NGA’s critical programs,” TASC’s Intelligence Solutions and Analytics Sector Senior Vice President Amanda Brownfield said. “We are pleased to support NGA through the AOSP program, helping it bridge the gap between traditional government contracting procedures and non-traditional businesses. We hope to generate interest across a broad range of developers and bring NGA innovative products that fully address its security, performance and mission requirements.”

The AOSP program addresses NGA’s need to acquire mobile, web and desktop GEOINT applications as rapidly, cost-effectively and efficiently as possible. This approach simplifies evaluation and provisioning of apps to a USG-hosted environment through a range of services. It also saves taxpayers money and boosts private enterprise.

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