The role of the chief information officer for government contracting firms has grown to inhabit critical roles inluding budgeting and strategy, while continuing to require the same balance of serving clients with high demands inside the government and the company.
For its winter winter edition, the staff at GovCon Exec magazine caught up with some of the CIOs at the forefront of the intersection of meeting today’s requirements while anticipating those of tomorrow for its look at the “Chiefs of Change.”
For more executive insight of who will drive the GovCon industry forward in 2012, check out ExecutiveBiz’s piece on GovCon Exec’s 15 Executives to Watch in 2012.
McVey has served Northrop since 1978, becoming VP of its business management organization and VP and chief financial officer for its former IT sector. He is currently also responsible for Northrop’s company’s IT solutions shared service organization.
Mark Vallaster joined Accenture in 1989 and currently leads the company’s federal technology practice, which accounts for around 80 percent of Accenture’s federal portfolio.
Mark Ives has served as Alion Science and Technology‘s chief information officer since 2001 and also serves as corporate vice president.
In his roles, Ives evaluates areas for IT proposals and leads all enterprise IT programs.
He now sets strategic direction for CSC’s North American public sector‘s internal IT environment as the sector’s vice president and CIO.
Woody Hall is CIO and vice president of IT strategy at General Dynamics’ IT business unit. He entered the contracting sector after serving as CIO for the Energy Department and CIO for the U.S. Customs Service.
Hall also served as senior vice president for Homeland Security programs at SAIC.
He has also served as director of aerospace and defense consulting for Marsh & McLennan’s Oliver Wyman division.
James Zarnick has served as national director of technology for Deloitte’s federal practice since September 2010. He was previously international director of BearingPoint and has customized mission-critical systems at the U.S. Senate and State Department.
As an Army civilian official, Fecteau managed all enterprise information management and IT programs for the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command as its CIO.
Rory Job has been USIS’ VP of IT since October 2008 and develops company IT strategy and IT operating budget. Job previously designed and managed all company technology infrastructure and operations for Altegrity and holds an M.B.A. and degree in electrical engineering.
Christine Shimizu is vice president for IT and CIO at Raytheon Technical Services. The 25-year aerospace and defense vet has held her current roles since 2008 and previously was the enterprise sourcing director with Raytheon’s space and airborne systems business.
She is responsible for overall RTSC IT operations, including infrastructure and services.
ITT Exelis CIO Ray DeLuke is responsible for aligning ITT Exelis’ defense IT strategy with the company’s overall business strategy. Prior to ITT Exelis’ spinoff, DeLuke served as CIO for ITT’s defense and information solutions business and director of IT at ITT’s advanced engineering and sciences business.
Smith previously served as global CIO at Capgemini Ernst & Young, where he was based in Paris.