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Weekly Roundup January 30 – February 3 2017: The 28 CEOs in This Year’s Wash100 & more

Weekly Roundup

January 30 – February 3 2017

A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson

Our fourth annual Wash100 list of Government Contracting’s Most Influential Figures hit the presses last week to recognize leaders in the public and private sectors and those from major academic, financial services and trade organizations.

This week, we want to highlight this year’s recipients at the very top of their private sector organizations: the CEOs responsible for leadership, direction and vision of a business.

Altogether, 28 private sector inductees of this year’s class hold the title of “Chief Executive Officer” for their company or business unit within a larger corporation.

CEOs in the government contracting industry hold a unique responsibility to position their business for growth in line with commercial market trends and agencies’ policy and spending priorities.

That challenge holds especially true in this current time of change for these leaders to forecast the segments of the larger contracting market that present the best business opportunities.

Today ends a second full week with a new administration in charge and these GovCon CEOs continue to watch for details on where the program and spending agendas will be focused.

Below are the names in this 28-strong group of GovCon Chief Executives in the 2017 Wash100:

Keith Alexander, Ken Asbury, Tory Bruno, Wes Bush, Leanne Caret, Mac Curtis,
Matt Desch, Paul Dillahay, Lynn Dugle, Mark Gray, John Heller, Marillyn Hewson,
Barbara Humpton, Thomas Kennedy, Roger Krone, Judy Marks, Scott McIntyre,
Tony Moraco, Ramzi Musallam, Phebe Novakovic, Mike Petters, Larry Prior, Chuck Prow, Steve Rubley, Peter Smith, Alan Marc Smith, David Thompson, and Lou Von Thaer.


OMB, IRS Vet Dave Mader Joins Deloitte as Federal Civilian Sector Chief Strategy Officer
Mader is a former controller for OMB and also held a three-decade career at the IRS that includes time as acting deputy commissioner.
Northrop-BAE Team Stops Air Force T-X Trainer Contract Pursuit
Three industry consortiums remain in the competition to build a replacement for the Air Force’s current T-38 Talon jet.
Security Firm Telos Eyes Expansion With New Investment From Enlightenment Capital
Telos plans to use the financing support for new technology R&D initiatives and potential M&A opportunities.
HPE, CSC Reveal Board of Directors for Future Combined IT Services Company
Amy Alving, a former SAIC CTO, will act as one of 10 board members for the estimated $26 billion business.
William Sullivan on Cloudera Public Sector Arm’s Staff Growth & Agencies’ Data Management Priorities
Sullivan also highlights industry’s work to help public sector clients handle large amounts of information in this interview with us.
John Borghard on CA Technologies’ Rally Software Buy & Cloud Priorities at Agencies
Borghard also offers his outlook on where governments will focus their cyber efforts in this conversation with us.
Iridium Taps SpaceX for Rideshare Launch of NEXT, NASA-GFZ Satellites
Matt Desch, Iridium CEO, said this pact aims to build on the resiliency of the company’s NEXT satellite constellation.
USDA Taps Salesforce to Deploy Cloud Tech at Farm Service Agency
Dave Rey, Salesforce public sector EVP, said this partnership is in line with government agencies’ efforts to tap technologies for customer service.
Rob Davies on ViON’s Industry Partnership Outlook & Cloud Acquisition Methods
Davies also overviews the questions he believes vendors and companies should ask regarding cloud migration in this conversation.
Quantum’s Don Maruca on Data Storage Challenges in Govt & Cost Pressures at Agencies
Maruca also gives his perspective on where industry can help agencies in data management strategies as part of this interview.

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