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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: Recent Executive Moves and Federal Nominations

Weekly Roundup
November 6 – November 10 2017

A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson

In recent weeks a number of significant private sector executive moves and potential federal moves have been announced. Let’s take a quick look at these executive movement and federal nominations.

  • John Goodman to succeed David Moskovitz as Accenture Federal Business CEO
  • Teradata announcing Mark Culhane as CFO and Eric Tom as Chief Revenue Officer
  • Army, Booz Allen vet Susan Lawrence joining Accenture’s national security practice
  • President Trump’s intent to nominate Michael Atkinson to be Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • President Trump’s intent to nominate Linda Capuano to be an Administrator of the Energy Information Administration, Department of Energy
  • President Trump’s intent to nominate Michael Griffin to be Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

On November 7th Accenture announced that John Goodman will serve as CEO of its federal services business, effective November 20th. Goodman has spent the last five years serving as the unit’s chief operating officer. Goodman previously acted as managing director of Accenture’s defense and intelligence business and management consulting division for the firm’s global public service operating group.

Prior to joining Accenture in 1998, Goodman spent five years in the public sector in various roles including deputy undersecretary and deputy assistant secretary for Industrial Affairs at the Department of Defense. Goodman also served on the White House’s National Economic Council.

Goodman is succeeding David Moskovitz, who will remain to assist with the AFS leadershiptransition through August 31st, 2018. Beginning in September of 2018, Moskovitz will shift to a senior managing director role with the company. Moskovitz, who has been with Accenture for over two decades, had led the company’s federal services business since 2012.


On November 2nd Teradata announced that Mark Culhane, a member of the CallidusCloud and UserZoom board of directors, had been selected as chief financial officer and principal accounting officer, effective November 10th. Culhane will also serve as an executive vice president, succeeding Stephen Scheppmann, who will be stepping down from his dual roles due to a medical leave of absence. Culhane has previously served as CFO at Lithium Technologies, DemandTec, iManage and SciClone Pharmaceuticals.

Teradata also announced that Eric Tom, former EVP of global sales at International GameTechnology, had joined the company as an EVP and chief revenue officer. Tom will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of go-to-market strategies worldwide at Teradata. Tom had previously served as VP of corporate and business development at Force10 Networks and CEO of Broadband Interactive TV.

At the end of October Susan Lawrence, formerly a senior vice president for Booz Allen Hamilton’s defense market group, was named as a managing director within the national security practice at Accenture Federal Services. Lawrence, a 40-year U.S. Army veteran, will aid AFS clients develop and implement mission support and technology transformation strategies to counter evolving threats. Prior to working with Accenture and Booz Allen Hamilton, Lawrence served as Army CIO, helping to establish the Army Cyber Command and was responsible for IT infrastructure, defense enterprise systems, C4 tools and other technology platforms used by warfighters and civilian workers. Lawrence also managed the Army’s IT, network and C4 functions during U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Recently, President Trump has announced his intent to nominate multiple individuals to key positions in his Administration.

On November 2nd, President Trump announced that he intends to nominate Michael K. Atkinson ofMaryland to be Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Atkinson has previously served as an Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice. From 2006 to 2012, Atkinson was with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia serving as an Assistant United States Attorney. Prior to serving in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Atkinson spent four years as a Trial Attorney in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the DoJ.

President Trump also announced his intent to nominate Linda Capuano of Texas to be an Administrator of the Energy Information Administration, Department of Energy on November 2nd. Capuano is a Ph.D. fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Energy Studies and has previously served as vice president of technology at Marathon Oil Corporation; SVP of engineering design at Solectron Flextronics; EVP and CTO at Advanced Energy Industries; vice president of technology strategy at Honeywell; general manager of wide body aircraft auxiliary product units at AlliedSignal Aerospace; and manager in computer memory product development at IBM. Capuano was also a co-founder of Conductus, a Silicon Valley start-up, where she also served as chief financial officer. Currently, Capuano serves on the board of Peak Reliability and has served on the Board of the California Independent Systems Operator.

On October 2th, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Michael D. Griffin of Alabama to be Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. Dr. Griffin has most recently served as Chairman and CEO of the Schafer Corporation, a scientific, engineering and technical services and products provider in the national security field. Prior to that, Dr. Griffin served as the Administrator of NASA, where he established the architecture for space shuttle replacement and manned missions to the Moon. Furthermore, while at NASA Dr. Griffin initiated the first development of commercial cargo delivery service to Earth orbit in the agency’s history.

THIS WEEK’S TOP NEWS STORIES

Weekly Contract Awards
This week’s top GovCon contract awards. Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Bechtel, Carahsoft Technology, Four LLC, Immix Technology, Globecomm, Millennium Engineering and Integration, and many others.
DISA Hands Down Potential $17.5B Encore III IT Services IDIQ
The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded 20 companies positions on a potential 10-year, $17.5 billion contract vehicle for information technology products and services for IT modernization efforts at the Defense Department and other federal agencies.
GE Awarded $84M Army Helicopter Engine Upgrade Contract
General Electric has been awarded an $84.1 million contract for overhaul and modernization of engines for two kinds of U.S. Army helicopter platform.
CSRA Launches Virtual Center to Offer Cyber Support for Public Sector Clients
CSRA has unveiled a new virtual center that seeks to deliver cybersecurity capabilities, innovation and consulting support to government clients.
Army Picks 170 for Potential $8.3B CBRN R&D Contract
The U.S. Army has awarded 170 companies positions on a potential 10-year, $8.27 billion contract to help the service research and develop chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense systems.
Executive Spotlight: Interview with Karen Shields, VP of Health Markets for Serco Inc.
“I believe the best way to deliver high quality service is to hire exceptional leaders who are mission-focused and personally engaged; and not only do they need to be a leader, but they need to be listeners!”
Raytheon Lands $2.87B Army Training Equipment, Simulation Support Contract
Raytheon has received a potential two-year, $2.87 billion contract to provide  integrated life cycle support for the U.S. Army‘s live, virtual and constructive training platforms.
SAIC to Support Army Battlefield Systems Under $980M Task Order; Jim Scanlon Comments
Science Applications International Corp. has received a potential three-year, $980 million task order from the General Services Administration to help the U.S. Army engineer, integrate and field technology platforms designed for battlefield missions.
4 Firms Awarded IDIQ Contract for DoD Office Administrative Support Services
Washington Headquarters Services has awarded four companies spots on a potential $45 million contract to provide enterprisewide administrative support services to the Pentagon’s Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Hill Negotiators Agree on $700B Defense Authorization Plan for Fiscal 2018
A joint House-Senate conference committee has unveiled a compromise bill to authorize $692 billion in FY18 DoD spending, with $626 billion for base requirements and $66 billion for the overseas contingency operations account.

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