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.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Michael Barr, a law professor and a former Department of Treasury official, to serve as vice chair of the Federal Reserve for supervision. President Joe Biden described the Senate vote an “important progress” for his plan to address inflation, the White House said Wednesday. The upper chamber on Wednesday approved
The Senate passed a bill that would repeal a provision in a 2006 law that directed the Department of Homeland Security to preclude the use of subcontracts for over 65 percent of the cost of certain contracts covering emergency response and recovery work. Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, chairman and ranking member
The Senate on Thursday voted 68-31 to pass a $1.5 trillion budget package to fund the federal government through the end of fiscal year 2022, sending the bill to the White House for President Joe Biden’s signature, The Wall Street Journal reported. The omnibus package would provide $782 billion for the Department of Defense, which