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Weekly Roundup May 16 – May 20 2016: The Private Sector’s Role in Fed Workforce Support & more

May 16 – May 20 2016

A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson


The future of the federal government and contractor workforces is our focus here as we look at a pair of new initiatives announced this week that aim to help build up skill sets for current and future staffers in the public and private sectors.

First, a total of 109 companies have won positions on the unrestricted and small business portions of the joint General Services Administration-Office of Personnel Management potential15.5-year, $11.5 billion Human Capital and Training Solutions contract vehicle announced Monday.

OPM will oversee program management functions and the GSA will administer contract awards under “HCaTS, ” a vehicle designed to give agencies a single resource for contractors’ services in human resource-related functions to help construct and maintain the federal workforce.

In another partnership effort, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency willcollaborate with businesses and academic institutions on temporary worker exchanges between participating organizations.

NGA’s goals for the “eNGAge” program are to gain more access to technologies in the private sector and expose its employees to different methodologies during their placements.

Our GovCon executive readers have from time-to-time expressed to our media staff their views on what contractors and agencies should do to help build up the future workforce on both sides and how to identify that talent.

We have also received a great amount of feedback on who the GovCon arena’s most influential human resources leaders are in government and businesses, so in response we unveiled this week the first annual edition of ”Executive Mosaic’s Top Human Resources Executives in Government Contracting.”

Click through to view the full list of selections and to see how they responded to media staff’s question on what the top recruiting and HR challenges are in the GovCon space.


Booz Allen Posts First Revenue Jump in 3 Years for FY 2016; 2017 Guidance Shy of Street Outlook
Full-year and fourth quarter earnings for the consulting services contractor fell in-line with analyst expectations.
KeyLogic-Led Team Lands $112M Energy Research Lab Support Contract with DOE
Deloitte, Leidos and Alleghany Science and Technology will act as primary subcontractors to KeyLogic for the five-year contract.
SAS Names JR Helmig as Chief Analytics Officer for Federal Govt Business
Helmig has worked with the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Treasury plus intelligence agencies on big data projects.
Alan Bloodgood on Siemens’ Federal Energy Partnerships, White House’s Push for Renewable & Sustainable Sources
Bloodgood, an EVP for Siemens’ US government business, also describes the mixed effects of global oil price dynamics on agencies in this Q&A.
Frank Culbertson: Orbital ATK Aims to Place Manned Habitat in Cislunar Space by 2020
Orbital ATK’s space systems segment leader described the company’s long-term agenda for its “Cygnus” vehicle in testimony on Capitol Hill.
Raytheon, American University Org Form Cyber Research & Education Partnership; Dave Wajsgras Comments
AU’s Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center will receive funds from the defense technology contractor to support research and education efforts.
Jim Piche: GSA to Issue Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation-as-a-Service Task Orders by August
Piche also overviewed plans by GSA, DHS and OMB to reveal a new structure for the CDM program this coming summer.
DoD, NASA, GSA Issue Final Rule on Federal Contractor Data System Protection
Fifteen new security control measures intended to protect systems with “federal contract information” will take effect June 15.
Senators Seek Updates on OMB’s Pilot Program for Federal Contractor Reporting
A bipartisan group of lawmakers asked OMB for information on a pilot program that aims to help contractor publish reports on a central website.
Robert Cardillo: NGA Forms New Strategy to Accelerate Interoperability in GEOINT Enterprise System
NGA seeks to put in place a new certification for geospatial intelligence professionals and adopt new analytic modeling tools.

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