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Competitive Intelligence Spotlight #24: Tom Jennrich on Accenture Federal Services’ CI Approach for Market Analysis, Bid Pursuit

Tom Jennrich Senior Manager of CI AFS

Tom Jennrich, senior manager of competitive intelligence at Accenture Federal Services, told ArchIntel in a recent interview that he considers the CI process as essential in the company's analysis of market dynamics and pursuit of bidding opportunities. In the conversation with ArchIntel, Jennrich also discusses how AFS established its CI function and purpose built team. This is the 24th in a series of interviews with Competitive Intelligence and GovCon executives who share their insights about creating and sustaining a competitive advantage.

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Darlene Bullock, DHS OSDBU Exec Director, to Serve as Panelist During GovConWire’s Winning Business and FY21 Opportunities Forum

Darlene Bullock Executive Director DHS OSDBU

Darlene Bullock, executive director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will serve as a panelist during GovConWire’s Winning Business and FY21 Opportunities Forum on Oct. 20th. To register for the Winning Business and FY21 Opportunities Forum, as well as view future events, visit GovConWire Events.

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Capt. Frank Futcher, Panelist at Potomac Officers Club’s Navy Forum, Discusses NavalX Workforce Innovation and Collaboration With Industry

Capt. Frank Futcher Director NavalX

NavalX, the U.S. Navy’s newest innovation office that launched in 2019, has continued efforts to innovate and transform the workforce. Director of the unit, Capt. Frank Futcher, has discussed recent initiatives within the department since NavalX was established. Futcher will also serve as a panelist during Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Navy Forum on September 30th. 

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Kathy Warden, Chairman, CEO and President of Northrop Grumman, Receives Her Fifth Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Kathy Warden (L) and Jim Garrettson (R)

Kathy Warden, chairman, president and CEO of Northrop Grumman, accepted her fifth Wash100 Award from Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic on Tuesday. Warden’s leadership and vision to drive the company’s growth, secure major contracts with federal agencies and help advance technology for the U.S. military.

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GovConWire Events to Feature VA’s Sharon Ridley as Panelist at Winning Business and FY21 Opportunities Forum

Sharon Ridley Deputy Exec Director VA OSDBU

Sharon Ridley, deputy executive director for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will be featured as a panelist during GovConWire’s Winning Business and FY21 Opportunities Forum on Oct. 20th. Click here to register for GovConWire’s Winning Business and FY21 Opportunities Forum!

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James “Hondo” Geurts to Keynote Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Navy Virtual Forum; Mark Esper Quoted

James Geurts Acquisition Chief US Navy

James “Hondo” Geurts, assistant secretary for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)) at the U.S. Navy, will be featured as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Navy Forum on September 30th. Click here to register for the 2020 Navy Forum!

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Competitive Intelligence Spotlight #23: Wolf Den’s Dameka Thompson Williams on Her ‘Source Agnostic Approach for CI”

Dameka Thompson Williams Director Wolf Den Associates

Dameka Thompson Williams, director of market research and competitive intelligence at Wolf Den Associates, told ArchIntel in a recent interview that her team looks at multiple data sources and synthesize collected information to derive insights that can support decision-making. In the conversation with ArchIntel, she also describes how she aims to apply both quantitative and qualitative data for government contracting efforts. This is the 23rd in a series of interviews with CI and GovCon executives who share their insights about creating and sustaining a competitive advantage.

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Shane Zabel: Raytheon Looks to Machine Learning for Military Sensor Product Modernization

Shane Zabel AI tech area director Raytheon Technologies

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 22, 2020 — Shane Zabel, director of the artificial intelligence technology area at Raytheon Technologies' (NYSE: RTX) intelligence and space business, said the company is exploring the potential of machine learning technology to modernize sensor products that support the military decision-making process, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 8.

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Zscaler’s Drew Schnabel: Agencies Should Ensure Cloud IT Security for Mobile Workforce

Drew Schnabel VP of Federal Zscaler

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 22, 2020 — Drew Schnabel, vice president of Zscaler's (Nasdaq: ZS) federal business, outlined three components of a "zero trust" architecture he believes civilian and defense agencies should implement to secure cloud-based information technology applications in a remote environment, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 8.

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