On Tuesday, Potomac Officers Club (POC) hosted its Unmanned Systems in the Future Fight Forum featuring Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten, special assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs (AF/A5/8) for the U.S. Air Force, as the keynote speaker.
Chris Pehrson of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems acted as the panelâs moderator.
Gallina, formerly an executive of IBM, will serve as the keynote speaker for the forum to discuss her top priorities and the biggest challenges facing the country and her initiatives moving forward as the CIO of the CIA.Â
The forum will also feature a full panel to be moderated by Bob Schumm of the Oracle Corporation – National Security Group. Erin Hawley of DataRobot has been announced as a panelist with more names to be revealed in the coming weeks.Â
- FY20 Budget & Procurement Forum. Register here.Â
- 2nd Annual Artificial Intelligence Summit in Feb. 2020. Register here.
Jean Stack, John Song Host Another Exciting Government & Defense Conference
The Baird Government and Defense Conference featured insightful presentations from key industry leaders, including John Kavanaugh and others.Â
John Kavanaugh, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Perspecta, was featured as a keynote speaker during Bairdâs 2019 Government & Defense Conference on Wednesday at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, Va.
During his speech, Kavanaugh provided insight into the trends currently influencing the market and emphasize Perspectaâs growing presence as a leader in the government services sector after six consecutive quarters of profitable growth.Â
âPerspecta has a balanced portfolio, diversified contract base and very strong backlog,â said Kavanaugh on Wednesday.Â
The full-day conference will include panel discussions and corporate presentations from multiple industry leaders.
Jean Stack, 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, speaker, event organizer, host and managing director of Baird said, “There’s strong velocity in M&A and huge valuations” during her speech at Bairdâs 2019 Government & Defense Conference.Â
Stack serves as a managing director within the global technology and services team at Baird and as co-head of the firm’s government and defense investment banking practice.
Other event speakers include:
- John Song, Managing Director at Baird
- Pierre Chao, founding partner of Renaissance Strategic Advisors and two-time Wash100 Award recipient
- Randy Phillips, SVP of corporate development at Leidos
- Tiffanny Gates, president and CEO Novetta and 2019 Wash100 Awardee
- Rick Wagner, president of the mission, cyber and intelligence solutions group at Mantech International and two-time Wash100 Award winner
Katie Arrington: DoDâs Cyber Certification Model (CMMC) Could Allow for Reciprocity with FedRAMP
Katie Arrington, chief information security officer for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, said DoD has considered opening the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) initiative up for a reciprocity process with the General Services Administrationâs Federal Risk and Authorization Management program to facilitate the transition
âI think that there’s a lot of reciprocity to be had there because it’s an investment that you’ve already made,” Arrington said Thursday during a panel discussion at the CDM Summit. “The challenge is when we get certified you have to ensure for the CMMC, those POAMs, those plans of action are closed so that we can validate.â
Arrington noted that the department will require CMMC level 1 certification for majority of the 300,000 defense contractors. She said the CMMC accreditation body will hold its inaugural meeting on Nov. 19, Tuesday, and start training and certifying auditors in January.Â
DoD expects CMMC requirements to be included in requests for information by summer of 2020 and solicitations by fall.Â
Booz Allen Hamilton Receives $152M Contract from U.S. Army to Build Recruiting Platform; Michele Hintz Quoted
âBooz Allen is honored to have been selected by the U.S. Army to develop this mobile, commercial off-the-shelf-based solution for the recruiting and accessioning of its workforce and commanders,â said Michele Hintz, senior vice president at Booz Allen.
âOur team of technology and analytics experts brings extensive experience delivering the latest open and smart solutions to overcome the increasingly complex challenges facing the U.S. Army,â Hintz added.Â
The Army is taking steps to grow its end-strength over the coming years, in accordance with Army Vision, but faces the challenge of finding and reaching the men and women that will be Americaâs future soldiers.
Sanjay Parthasarathy Named Business Devât, Strategy VP Within Leidos Defense Group
Sanjay Parthasarathy, a more than 25-year business development professional, has joined Leidosâ defense group as vice president of business development and strategy for logistics and mission support operations, GovConWire announced on Wednesday.Â
He will come up with growth strategies in his role to help the company advance operations, sustainment and logistics knowledge into new mission areas.
“Sanjay is a seasoned leader with more than two decades of experience in defense strategy and business development,” said Tim Freeman, senior VP of business development and strategy at Leidos Defense Group.Â
Parthasarathy joined Leidos from LMI, where he served as SVP of technology and strategy. He has held finance and strategy leadership positions at Raytheon, Cobham and Harris, which now operates as L3Harris Technologies.
âHis leadership, technological prowess and deep understanding of our industry will ensure that we remain focused on our customer priorities and are positioned for continued business growth,” Freeman added.Â
Former Mitre Exec Jacklyn Wynn Joins General Dynamics IT Business in VP Role
Jacklyn Wynn, formerly a vice president at Mitre, has joined General Dynamics‘ information technology (GDIT) unit as VP of strategic programs. She will oversee programs within the federal health sector, military health and veterans affairs areas of the GDIT business.
At Mitre, Wynn also served as director of the Center for Enterprise Modernization managed the Department of Veterans Affairs portfolio at the federally funded research and development facility.
She previously held VP positions at RSA and EMC, which became part of Dell Technologies in 2016, and spent 10 years at Hewlett-Packard, where she was also a founding member of HP’s African American Executive Leadership Forum.