Ross Wilkers

Tim Conway on the NTT DATA-Dell Services Integration Process & Systems Integrators’ Roles for Agencies

NTT DATA closed its estimated $3 billion acquisition of the former Dell Services business in November 2016 to expand information technology services and consulting work for public sector agencies with the backing of a global IT company. Shortly after the deal’s March 2016 announcement, NTT DATA Public Sector President and 2017 Wash100 …

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Diane Gongaware on Cisco’s Security Approach for Agencies & ‘Internet of Things’ Trends to Watch

Diane Gongaware in January started her second full year as vice president of U.S. public sector services at Cisco, where she manages the company’s sales of technical and security services to government agencies at the federal, state, local and education levels. The 10-year Cisco veteran first joined the company in …

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Gary Davis on HighPoint Global’s Citizen Experience Programs for Agencies & Professional Services Expansion Efforts

Gary Davis oversees HighPoint Global‘s efforts to expand in the government information technology services market with a particular focus on federal healthcare agencies as a senior vice president of business development for the company. The 35-year federal sector veteran joined HighPoint in July 2015 after 28 years at Anthem, where his …

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Mike Basla on CACI’s ‘Solutions-Based’ Market Focus & Industry’s Role in US Air Superiority Effort

Mike Basla joined the former L-3 National Security Solutions business as a senior vice president in March 2015 after a 35-year U.S. Air Force career, then transitioned to CACI International one year later upon that company’s acquisition of NSS. Now at CACI, the retired lieutenant general and former Air Force chief …

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Rob Davies on ViON’s Industry Partnership Outlook & Cloud Acquisition Methods at Agencies

Rob Davies oversees areas such as cloud computing and professional services for ViON Corp. in his role as executive vice president of operations for the Herndon, Va.-based technology services contractor. Davies first joined ViON in May 2014 as a vice president after three years at CA Technologies, which he transitioned to …

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Quantum’s Don Maruca on Data Storage Challenges in Govt & Cost Pressures at Agencies

Don Maruca leads the federal sales unit of information storage and security company Quantum, which works with U.S. government agencies to handle large volumes of data and apply new technologies in collaboration and sharing functions. Maruca joined the company in October 2013 as federal sales vice president and holds two decades …

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Bill Sullivan on Cloudera Public Sector Arm’s Staff Growth & Agencies’ Data Management Priorities

Bill Sullivan, a nearly two-decade GovCon industry veteran, joined global software services provider Cloudera March 2016 as vice president and general manager for public sector operations in North America to help drive the company’s open source offerings for agencies. Cloudera centers its open source services for government around the Apache Hadoop software framework to help agencies manage and …

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John Borghard on CA Technologies’ Rally Software Buy & Cloud Priorities at Agencies

John Borghard leads all public sector activities for global software company CA Technologies in the U.S. federal, state and local government markets along with those in Canada. Borghard has held the role of senior vice president for public sector sales since April 2013 and is responsible for CA’s push into technology areas such as cloud …

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MITRE’s Roger Furr on Nonprofit Org’s Role as Government’s ‘Bridge’ to Commercial Sector

Roger Furr leads work to form and administer both contracts and subcontracts in his role as an executive director at nonprofit research organization MITRE Corp. MITRE operates federally-funded research and development centers for the government that act as hubs for agencies and commercial companies to collaborate on scientific research, analysis, …

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Joe Kopfman on AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ Market Strategies in Testing, Health IT & Human Capital Services

Chantilly, Va.-based AMERICAN SYSTEMS had an active 2016 with key events that included a major fifth-generation fighter jet testing services contract win and new health information technology services offerings for agencies — two key areas of growth for the government services contractor. Joe Kopfman, a four-decade company veteran, is one of the key leaders over …

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CIO John Dancy on CSRA’s ‘Next-Gen’ Tech Partnerships & Post-CSC Spin Journey

CSRA‘s journey as an independent company since its late 2015 separation from Computer Sciences Corp. included many moves to position itself in the market as a primary partner for federal agencies and industry vendors seeking to offer new technologies in the government market. Of note, CSRA held a pair of Emerging Technology Day events …

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ISS Federal Lead Rob Rogers on Agencies’ Open Source Moves & ‘Information Advantage’ Efforts

Private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners unveiled its new Polaris Alpha portfolio holding company in November through the merger of three government contracting businesses that included data services provider Intelligent Software Solutions. Based in Colorado Springs, ISS works with agencies on initiatives in data visualization, mobile software and other technology areas in …

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First Iridium ‘NEXT’ Satellite Batch Deployed to Space After SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

An initial batch of 10 Iridium Communications satellites launched into space and transmitted signals to ground controllers Saturday in the start of the McLean, Va.-based company’s program to form its 81-strong, second-generation NEXT constellation for government and commercial customers around the world. Saturday’s launch is the first of seven for Elon Musk’s SpaceX outfit to carry out …

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CSRA Holds Hacking Competition for Employees in Facet of ‘Customer Zero’ Strategy

CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) kicked off its first internal “Hack-A-Thon” competition Wednesday morning at its Falls Church, Va. headquarters for employees as part of the company’s push to gain status as “Customer Zero” for the federal government regarding technology adoption and integration. That distinction as Customer Zero — or “Client Zero” — would put …

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