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The GovCon Power Players of 2011

ExecutiveBiz has rolled out its annual list of the “Top 20 People to Watch in 2011” in government contracting and federal policy.

Here’s the release:

With 2011 just a few weeks away, the U.S. federal government contracting market is expected to remain flat, at best. But that doesn’t mean opportunity doesn’t abound. The key is knowing who will be setting the agenda.

For the third consecutive year, ExecutiveBiz (www.executivebiz.com) brings you its annual list of Top 20 People to Watch in government contracting. “We see this as a playbook on who’s most likely to shape the discussion — and market direction — in 2011, ” says ExecutiveBiz Publisher Jim Garrettson. That selection, Garrettson adds, is based upon leaders setting direction on the interconnected fronts of government and industry.

This year’s list includes: Ashton Carter, the Department of Defense’s top acquisition chief, who’s been tasked with cutting $100 billion in overhead over the next five years; Booz Allen’s Mark Gerencser, whose 2008 book, Megacommunities, offers timeless best practices to navigate the cyber challenges now at-hand; and Bill Ballhaus, former CEO of DynCorp International, now strategic adviser to Cerberus Capital Management — one of several private equity firms making a push into the federal marketplace.

For the upcoming year’s full list, see: http://blog.executivebiz.com/the-top-20-people-to-watch-in-2011/13577.

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