Government Contracting News Wire – GovConWire – provides up-to-the-minute coverage of news that affects the government contracting community. Published byBudget Year Executive Mosaic , we strive to provide coverage of the corporations and executives that serve this nation through the products they build, the visions they share, the jobs they create and the improvements they bring to the lives of Americans. We encourage you to follow our updates and welcome your feedback on our articles and content.
GovConWire readers can expect to get regular, objective and timely news content about the executives and companies that serve the U.S. government and itInformation Technology agencies. Specifically, we cover the executives of government contracting firms, government contracting executives themselves, government executives and the agencies they support. From time to time, we also cover technology or management news as itInformation Technology relates to the government contracting industry.
Our effort overall is to highlight and support the millions of Americans that keep our country working and help facilitate the connections between government and the private community that keeps our economy vibrant.
GovConWire Editorial Staff
President – Jim Garrettson
Jim Garrettson is the CEO and Publisher of Executive Mosaic, publisher of GovConWire. He founded Executive Mosaic in 2008 to build an exclusive forum and cross media platform for top executives in Washington’s U.S. government contracting community. He has created a prestigious series of private networking communities for top executives, and serves as Publisher for the growing number of Executive Mosaic online and print media outlets, including GovConWire.com, TheNewNewInternet.com, ExecutiveGov.com GovConExecutive.com, and a popular print magazine, GovConExec.
As a precursor to Executive Mosaic, Garrettson also founded the Potomac Officers Club (POC) in 2002, a 501(c)6 non-profit organization whose mission is “To weave an executive fabric that benefits our local business community”. That organization and the associated e-magazine he co-founded in 2003 (ExecutiveBiz) served a pronounced need at the time for connecting the Washington business community.
A serial entrepreneur and veteran of the fast-growth technology and telecommunications industries, Garrettson is Founder and President of TownHall Teleconferencing, and earlier served as EVP of Sales and Marketing at Net2000 Communications, SVP of North American Sales for Cidera, President of Teleglobe Business Solutions, and SVP of Sales at Qwest Communications where he ran the National General Business sales force.
Tim Watson – Lead Writer
Tim Watson is the lead writer for GovConWire where he contributes articles on a range of topics including contract wins, executive moves and M&A activity. Tim has published byline articles in USA Today’s Money Section and freelance work for the Valley Business Front, a Roanoke, Va.-based business magazine. He previously worked under the public information officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Tim attended Washington and Lee University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business-journalism.
Ross Wilkers – Writer
Ross Wilkers is a Northern Virginia native who has decided to stay in the region, the home of several of the largest government contracting firms. He wrote stories on government and local business for the Patch.com website based in Manassas and the Fauquier Times-Democrat, a twice-weekly newspaper published in Warrenton. He is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax and holds a bachelor’s degree in communication, concentrated in journalism.
David Barton – Writer
David J. Barton is a writer/interviewer for Executive Mosaic’s portfolio of media outlets. He’s had numerous articles published in the Foreign Service Journal as an editorial intern and was the sports editor of James Madison University’s student newspaper, The Breeze. He also worked at the Bozzuto Group in Reston, Va. and Fairfax, Va. locations. David was a political science and writing and rhetoric double major at JMU and attended Langley High School in McLean, Va.
Gino Troiani – Writer
Gino currently serves as a staff writer/interviewer with professional experience in print and online journalism, broadcasting, multimedia production and the culinary arts.
Gino has worked as a correspondent for The Times Leader, out of Wilkes-Barre, PaPrivacy Act., where he was responsible for covering news stories in both print and multimedia formats. At The State of The USA, a non-profit statistical organization is based in the DC metro area, he was responsible for creating and editing graphics and organizing mass quantities raw data and statistics.
Gino earned his bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Wilkes University.
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