Executive Spotlight

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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Dawn Scalici on Thomson Reuters’ Government Market Strategy & Data Priorities at Agencies

Dawn Scalici joined global media and information services company Thomson Reuters in July 2015 as its first global government business director after a three-decade career in the U.S. intelligence community that included roles at the CIA, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Department of Homeland Security. At Thomson Reuters, she oversees efforts to build …

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Hughes’ Rick Lober on Commercial Satcom Trends Agencies & Company’s Airbus Partnership

Rick Lober oversees Hughes Network Systems‘ defense and intelligence systems division as its vice president and general manager with responsibility over sales of satellite communications technologies and services to military and other national security agencies. Lober has advocated for government customers to increase their adoption and usage rates of satcom …

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Executive Profile: Cynthia Shelton, CenturyLink Area VP for Special Program Sales

Cynthia Shelton serves as area vice president of special program sales at CenturyLink‘s government business segment. Shelton has led the company’s federal sales team for intelligence, energy, justice, homeland security and cybersecurity programs since she joined the company in May 2015. She also has over three decades of experience within the Intelligence Community and …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh on Federal IT Trends to Watch in 2017 & Cyber’s Info Mgmt Aspects

Work to implement the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act along with continued digital transformation, cloud computing and data analytics initiatives at agencies were among several topics that led the federal IT landscape in 2016. The federal and commercial technology market landscape also shifted this year as the former Dell Inc. closed …

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Wayne Lewandowski on Vormetric’s Integration Into Thales, Bookings Growth & Data Encryption Trends at Agencies

Defense and industrial conglomerate Thales Group completed its estimated $424 million acquisition of data security technology maker Vormetric in March to add new product and service offerings into the Thales e-Security business portfolio. Based in Silicon Valley, Vormetric designed its platform to help enterprises and public sector agencies defend their …

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Howard Steinman on A.T. Kearney’s Cyber Partnership With American University and Industry-Govt Partnerships

Howard Steinman serves as a partner and leader for the Americas region public sector practice at A.T. Kearney out of the global consulting and professional services firm’s Washington, D.C. office. The Center for Strategic and International Studies recognizes Steinman as a subject matter expert in the field of homeland security and …

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Wanda Gamble on Battelle’s Federal Health Analytics Collaborations & Agencies’ Precision Medicine Goals

Wanda Gamble oversees the health and analytics unit at Battelle as a vice president for the nonprofit science and research organization whose federal healthcare clients include the departments of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs, HHS components and the Military Health System. She joined Columbus, Ohio-headquartered Battelle in 2012 after three years at …

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Mark Scallion on SAP Public Services’ Analytics Work With Civilian Agencies, How Agencies Can ‘Re-Imagine’ IT

Mark Scallion leads the federal civilian business as a vice president for SAP Public Services, a subsidiary of the global technology services conglomerate that focuses on work with government agencies in areas such as electronic government and shared services. A two-decade industry veteran, Scallion led SAP Public Services’ Defense Department organization for three years prior …

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