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Weekly Roundup January 16 – January 20 2017: Trump Transition Is Here, New Wash100 Next Week & more

Weekly Roundup

January 16 – January 20 2017

A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson

All eyes were on Washington today as Donald Trump took the oath of office on Capitol Hill to become the 45th President of the United States and officially usher in a time we all expect to see many changes and shakeups.

The “Appointment Watch” overviewed in our last edition continued with particular attention on James Mattis’ nomination for defense secretary as the Senate Armed Services Committee advanced him to a full chamber vote a week after both houses approved a waiver for his eligibility.

Lawmaker progress on Mattis’ confirmation dominate the attention of government contracting leaders and observers, who continue to look at this and other appointments for clues on the policy and spending priorities of the Trump administration.

In the midst of this, Executive Mosaic’s organizational and editorial leadership came together to compile our list of the most influential movers and shakers in the GovCon arena for the fourth annual Wash100 list.

Our class of inductees for 2017 represents a cavalcade of individuals from both the public and private sectors we see at the forefront of the events and trends that will shape GovCon from all angles of government and business.

This year stands poised to be one of exciting activity in the GovCon marketplace with opportunities to position for growth and our selections for this year’s Wash100 group represent those individuals we forecast as the most significant contributors to industry activity.

Individuals were selected based on standing and recognition throughout the industry, leadership over their companies or agencies and vision.

Come back to this space again at the same time next week to find out our 2017 Wash100 recipients.


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Elon Musk’s SpaceX outfit carries out its first mission since the September launchpad explosion.
Polaris Alpha Targets Cyber, SIGINT Market Expansion Through Intelesys Buy
Arlington Capital Partners formed the Polaris Alpha business via a merger of three other government contracting companies in November.
CIO John Dancy on CSRA’s ‘Next-Gen’ Tech Partnerships & Post-CSC Spin Journey
Dancy describes to our staff CSRA’s push to become the government’s primary technology testbed prior to adoption and integration.
ISS Federal Lead Rob Rogers on Agencies’ Open Source Moves & ‘Information Advantage’ Efforts
Rogers also highlights trends in data analytics he sees as main drivers in this Q&A with our staff.
Boeing CEO Says Progress Made on ‘Simplifying Requirements’ for Air Force One After Trump Meeting
Dennis Muilenburg tells reporters in Trump Tower he also discussed combat jet programs with the president-elect.
NASA Vet William Parsons Joins PAE-BWXT JV S3 as President
Parsons will lead a joint venture responsible for a potential 10-year, $1.2 billion contract to help manage facilities for the space agency.
Retired Navy Adm. James Winnefeld Joins Raytheon Board
Winnefeld is a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff whose career also includes leadership over Northern Command and NORAD.
IBM to Provide Army IaaS Support, Build Private Cloud Platform Under $62M Task Order
Sam Gordy, Big Blue’s federal lead, said the Army seeks to reduce security issues surrounding cloud platforms with many points of access.
KBR Subsidiary to Support NASA Exploration Missions Under Potential $442M IDIQ Award
NASA selects KBRwyle Technology Solutions for engineering support services to help carry out Earth and space science missions.
Onvia Report Shows Q4 2016 Procurement Growth in Infrastructure-Related Industries
Researchers at Onvia identified construction and healthcare as the top two categories for contracting growth in state and local markets.

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