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Weekly Roundup February 27 – March 3 2017: The Potomac Officers Club Hosts A Successful 4th Annual Intel Summit & More

Weekly Roundup

February 27 – March 3 2017

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 Summit also featured a book signing for Michael Morell’s The Great War of Our Time: An Insider’s Account of the CIA’s Fight Against Terrorism – From al Qaida to ISIS, a New York Times bestseller published by Hachette Book Group in May 2015.

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.


11 Firms Win Spots on $950M Air Force Facility Design, Construction & Engineering IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has selected 11 companies to compete for delivery orders to design, build or engineer facilities and infrastructure for the military branch under a potential five-year, $950 million contract.
Boeing Lands $679M Navy Contract to Produce Lot 40 Growler, Super Hornet Jets
Boeing has received a potential two-year, $678.7 million contract to build seven EA-18G Growler aircrafts, five Super Hornet fighter jets and related aerial electronic attack kits for the U.S. Navy.
DISA Seeks Proposals for $7.5B Systems Engineering Contract Vehicle
DISA  has issued a request for proposals for a potential 10-year, $7.5 billion contract vehicle for systems engineering support services.

General Dynamics Vet Jeff Bohling Joins Vencore as Civilian & Defense Group SVP, GM
Jeff Bohling, formerly vice president and general manager of General Dynamics‘ information technology business, has joined Vencore as senior VP and GM.

Jacobs Wins Potential $771M Task Order for Enterprise Operations, Maintenance Support to USSOCOM
Jacobs has won a potential $771.3 million task order to provide enterprise operations and maintenance services to USSOCOM.

Lockheed Gets $1.1B Contract for F-35 Logistics, Sustainment Services to
US, Foreign Military Clients
Lockheed Martin has received a $1.06 billion contract to sustain and provide recurring logistics support for F-35 aircraft.
Raytheon to Build Qatar’s Early Warning Radar System Under $1.1B USAF Foreign Sales Deal
Raytheon  has received a potential $1.07 billion contract to build an early warning radar system for integration into Qatar’s air and missile defense enterprise.

Diane Gongaware on Cisco’s Security Approach for Agencies & ‘Internet of Things’ Trends to Watch
In this conversation with ExecutiveBiz, Diane Gongaware offers an outlook on security trends she plans to focus on in 2017.

Elon Musk: SpaceX to Fly 2 Individuals on 2018 Private Lunar Mission

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has said the company plans to use its Falcon Heavy rocket to send two passengers to the moon in 2018 via a private lunar mission.

General Dynamics Lands DIA Task Order for IT Support to EUCOM Intell Directorate

General Dynamics‘ information technology business unit has secured a potential five-year, $16 million task order from the DIA to provide IT support to EUCOM intelligence directorate.

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