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NS2 Serves Sponsors ‘Call to Action’ Forum to Back Veteran Employment

A nonprofit organization established by SAP NS2, the U.S. national security-focused subsidiary of SAP, sponsored a reception on Capitol Hill Nov. 18 to center around the theme of “Improving the Well-Being, Employment Status and Opportunities Available to Post-9/11 Veterans and Their Families.” NS2 Serves helped facilitate the event in an effort to further advocate for …

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Evan Scott: Successful GovCon Executive Recruiters Go Beyond Just ‘Search’

Leaders at several of the GovCon sector’s largest players gave us the names and backgrounds of recruiters they believe everyone in the industry should know for our “Top 10 Recruiters for 2014” story published Monday. Of those 10, ESGI President Evan Scott volunteered to share his views and perspectives on the executive recruiting landscape for …

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Dwight Hunsicker on Globecomm’s Gov’t Market Pursuits and Keys to Manage Bandwidth, Data

Dwight Hunsicker brings nearly  three decades of telecommunications and GovCon experience to his role as senior vice president and general manager of government solutions at Globecomm. His background also includes time at WorldLinks, a communications services firm he co-founded and served as chief operating officer at, and a business development leadership role at Westinghouse. In …

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GovCon Executives Offer Their ‘Top 10’ Recruiters for 2014

                          ————————————————————————————————————————————– Some believe there is no shortage of good executive recruiters that work in the GovCon marketplace. However, many firms face challenges during the process to seek a executive recruiter for help to fill a key position. ExecutiveBiz spoke to senior leaders …

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Kevin Winter: Technical Knowledge, Communication Skills Key for CISO Role

Kevin Winter, chief information officer at Booz Allen Hamilton, said chief information security officers should have deep technical knowledge, good communication skills and an understanding of the business mission to be effective security leaders of their group, Fierce CIO reported Thursday. Winter spoke to reporter David Weldon in an interview and said …

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American Systems, Agilex Chosen for ‘Contractor of the Year’ Distinctions at GovCon Awards

American Systems and Agilex are among this year’s winners of the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards‘ “Contractor of the Year” honor, which sees American Systems take the prize for companies with annual revenue greater than $300 million and Agilex in the $75 million-$300 million revenue category. The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and Professional …

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Kay Kapoor of AT&T on Mentorship in GovCon, ‘Mobile First’ Shift in Gov’t

Kay Kapoor joined AT&T in March 2013 to lead the telecommunications company’s federal business, which has seen several other GovCon and public sector veterans join the organization’s leadership team since then. Kapoor, herself a 25-year telecommunications and contracting veteran, is the recipient of this year’s ACT-IAC Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award …

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Jerry Hogge: Leidos-Accenture-Cerner Team Eyes Interoperability for Military EHR Contract

Jerry Hogge, deputy group president of Leidos’ health solutions group, said interoperability and connectivity are among key features the U.S. Defense Department want from the agency’s future electronic health records system, EHRintelligence reported Thursday. Jennifer Bresnick interviewed Hogge along with Jim Traficant, managing director of Accenture Federal Services, and Travis …

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Ray Johnson: Energy Presents ‘Very Large Commercial Market’ for Lockheed

Lockheed Martin is looking to expand its business to the energy sector and other civilian projects as U.S. defense spending continues to decline, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Doug Cameron writes the company seeks to build a nuclear reactor, remote-controlled fish farms and a water desalination membrane. Ray Johnson, chief technology …

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Huntington Ingalls’ Mike Petters: Schedules, Cost Plans Key in USS Gerald Ford Construction

Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, said the USS Gerald R. Ford supercarrier project presents a challenge because the ship will incorporate newer technologies, the Daily Press reported Thursday. “We’re now at the point where we have to tie all this new technology together and test it,” …

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Eric Wieman on STG’s Contract Vehicle Pursuits and Oracle Tech Adoption at Agencies

Eric Wieman leads much of STG‘s work with civilian agencies in his role as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s civil sector. The company counts the departments of Agriculture, Homeland Security and State in a group of civilian customers that also includes agencies such as the Securities and Exchange …

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Kevin Winter: Booz Allen Exec Team Keys on IT Security in Threat Landscape

Booz Allen Hamilton‘s executive leaders have focused much of their attention on information technology security as the firm sees an increase in criminal activities against IT setups, Booz Allen Chief Information Officer Kevin Winter has told FierceCIO. “If you have intellectual property, you have something of value on your network; you’re eventually …

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Mercedes Westcott on Cloudera’s Hadoop Focus, How to Advance Big Data in Gov’t

Mercedes Westcott leads the public sector business at software development company Cloudera in her vice president role there. Her GovCon career includes stops at Delphix as that company’s public sector VP and VP of security software at HP Enterprise Services, which she joined upon that company’s buy of ArcSight. In this conversation with …

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David Svec on Veris Group’s Federal-Commercial Cyber Strategy, Recruiting Approach

David Svec and his partners at Veris Group formed the Vienna, Virginia-based cyber consulting firm in 2005 to help public and private sector organizations adapt their enterprises to a new cybersecurity landscape. Svec’s government and business career includes stops at Booz Allen Hamilton as a risk management consultant and the White House in a critical infrastructure …

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