Simon Szykman Joins Attain as Federal Services Division CTO; Manish Agarwal Comments

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Simon Szykman Simon Szykman, former chief information officer at the Commerce Department, has joined Attain LLC as chief technology officer of the company’s federal services division. Szykman will oversee Attain’s strategic corporate partnerships and go-to-market strategies, Attain said Friday. “As federal services CTO, Simon will play an integral role in Attain’s mission to...

CACI Lands $212M DHS Desktop Services BPA; Ken Asbury Comments

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Ken Asbury CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has been awarded a five-year, $212 million blanket purchasing agreement to provide desktop support services to the Department of Homeland Security. The company will deliver end user support, engineering, field support and call center services to DHS headquarters and components such as the National Protection and Programs Directorate and the Science and...

Viscount Systems Lands DHS DC, Ohio Facility Access Control Contracts; Dennis Raefield Comments

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Dennis Raefield Viscount Systems will provide its access control system to the Department of Homeland Security‘s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under two new contracts to secure government buildings in Ohio and Washington, D.C. The Freedom Access Control suite is designed to leverage the IT infrastructure in managing access points and deploy encryption bridges that assign IP...

Keith Trippie on His New Business Ventures and Transforming Federal IT with Commercial Models

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Keith Trippie Former top Department of Homeland Security official Keith Trippie, who recently rejoined the private sector after more than 10 years with DHS, has embarked on two entrepreneurial business ventures that will be active in the federal and commercial technology spaces, Trippie told GovCon Wire in an interview. Trippie is currently establishing the Trippie Group LLC, a consulting firm that...

Tor Opsahl, 30-Year Federal Market Vet, Appointed CCSi COO

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Dr. Tor Opsahl, who joined Creative Computing Solutions Inc. in 2008 and an executive vice president, has been promoted to EVP and chief operating officer at the Rockville, Md.-based federal engineering services contractor. He has focused on business development and long-term growth as an EVP and helped lead the company to win spots on three contract vehicles with the departments of Homeland Security...

Stu Fleagle: Carpathia Forms Federal Advisory Team of Former Gov’t Leaders

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Stu Fleagle Carpathia Hosting has formed a federal advisory group comprising of former government leaders and company executives who will work to help the company address cloud computing security and compliance requirements. The Federal Advisory Council will hold regular meetings to discuss federal trends and develop strategies on how to customize Carpathia’s cloud platform based on the demands...

George Pedersen: ManTech Targets DHS Growth With Allied Technology Group Purchase

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George Pedersen ManTech International (NASDAQ: MANT) has acquired engineering and information management services contractor Allied Technology Group for an undisclosed amount. Rockville, Md-based Allied Technology holds positions on two Department of Homeland Security acquisition vehicles that are worth up to $33 billion combined for all awardees, ManTech said Wednesday. “This acquisition is...

Steve Cooper, FAA and DHS Vet, Joins DMI as Strategic Programs VP

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Steve Cooper Steve Cooper, who formerly held chief information officer roles at the Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Homeland Security, has joined mobile and big data technology contractor Digital Management Inc. as vice president of strategic programs. The 30-year information technology veteran was the first chief information officer in DHS during his public sector career and led...

Richard Spires Joins Resilient Network Systems as CEO

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Richard Spires Richard Spires, formerly chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security for nearly three-and-a-half years, has joined San Francisco-based Internet security company Resilient Network Systems as CEO. He will also join the company’s board of directors and founder Jonathan Hare has been appointed executive chairman, Resilient Network Systems said Friday. Spires is...

RSA’s Mike Brown on Information Sharing, Cloud and Big Data’s Role in Protecting Against Cyber Threats

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Mike Brown, the retired Navy rear admiral and current vice president and general manager of RSA‘s global public  sector, recently caught up with ExecutiveBiz to discuss how RSA, the security arm of EMC, is working to fend off the next generation of cyber threats. The more-than-30-year military veteran says he takes a cloud, data and trust-centric approach to federal contracting, and says information...