A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson
The Potomac Officers Club (POC) hosted its 4th Annual Intel Summit this past Wednesday morning at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner featuring a keynote address from Robert Cardillo, NGA director, and an all-star lineup of six Intel agency CIOs. The event, focusing largely on next-generation technology trends, allowed public and private sector executives to gain insight from their peers on the priorities of intelligence agencies. The event was moderated by Bernie Elero, SVP, Intelligence Community for AECOM.
The keynote speakers for the event were:
Robert Cardillo, director of NGA
Michael Morell, retired acting director and deputy director of the CIA
John Adams, assistant director at the FBI’s intelligence directorate
Jason Matheny, director of IARPA
The panelists for the event were:
Dave Allen, deputy CIO of NRO
John Edwards, director, information technology enterprise and CIO of CIA
James Harris, CTO of DIA
Sally Holcomb, deputy CIO of NSA
Jennifer Kron, deputy CIO of US Intelligence Community
Tanya Pemberton, CIO and director of Information Technology (IT) Services of NGA
The successful 4th Annual Intel Summit was dedicated to bringing public and
private sector executives together and providing them with an opportunity to learn from peer business executives and government thought leaders.
The 4th Annual Intel Summit had attendees from a remarkable 152 different companies and agencies with record-high attendance.
Don’t miss the next POC event! The 2017 Healthcare Forum will be held on March 23rd at 2941 Restaurant, located at 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Confirmed speakers include:
Beth Killoran, deputy assistant secretary for information technology and chief information officer of Health and Human Services
Todd Simpson, chief information officer of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Earlier this week, President Donald Trump proposed boosting the nation’s defense spending budget by $54 billion. Trump’s plan to increase defense spending by 10 percent would bring the Pentagon’s total budget up to $603 billion. The increase will be offset by equivalent cuts from other areas of the federal government’s discretionary budget, however, the cuts reportedly will not affect entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.
On Thursday, Vencore, Inc. announced that Jeff Bohling had joined the company as senior vice president and general manager of the Chantilly, VA based firm’s civilian and defense business group. Bohling had previously served as vice president and general manager of General Dynamics’ information technology business. At Vencore, Bohling will oversee business operations and expansion initiatives in the civilian and defense markets.
Canada-based communications services company MacDonald, Dettweiler and Associates has agreed to acquire Earth imaging services provider DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) in an estimated $3.6 billion transaction to expand MDA’s footprint in the global satellite imagery market.
Global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (NYSE: KKR) has concluded its approximately $1.2 billion purchase of Airbus Group’s defense electronics business.
New York City-based investment firm Veritas Capital has agreed to purchase the capital services business of energy technology and infrastructure provider CB&I (NYSE: CBI) for approximately $755 million.
Salient CRGT has finalized its acquisition of health information technology company Information Innovators Inc. in a move that aims to build on the former’s health IT portfolio for the federal government.
The U.S. Army is currently undergoing what Lt. Gen. Laura Potter calls, “the most significant intel modernization in Army intelligence history,” a wave of efforts to remake and galvanize the service branch by 2030. These activities include a focus on sensor technologies, which, according to Potter, who serves as deputy chief of staff for G2 Intelligence
The U.S. Army’s Capability Sets were introduced in 2021 in order to lay out a roadmap for maintaining a modern, technologically advanced service branch that will be prepared for any challenges adversaries could bring their way. The Capability Sets are mission protocols designed to be completed and phased out every two years. This effort began with
When asked about the human part of the equation in digital transformation, Wanda Jones-Heath says organizations have to “leave the old thought behind.” “Today’s environment will not let us win against China in the future. And we have to think about, as we become more digital, become more automated, what are the things that we can