Dell Buffs Up Public Business Group with Jim Duffey

When interviewed by ExecutiveBiz in May of last year, Jim Duffey, EDS Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Public Sector business, shared that a big challenge his company faced was to defend its market share. This is a challenge that will surely travel with him as Duffey transitions from …

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Mark Ein says “Tennis Anyone?”

By day – and I’m sure also by night – venture capitalist and successful entrepreneur Mark Ein spends his time slicing through potential investment opportunities for his holding company Venturehouse Group, LLC. But Ein is putting an entirely new spin on his portfolio as head of an ownership group that …

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GlobalLogic Names Mike Daniels Chairman of the Board

GlobalLogic, a Vienna-based company that partners with software developers to help them bring their products to market, has named Mike Daniels as the chairman of its board of directors. Daniels, a 30-year veteran of the technology sector, previously served as a senior executive at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). His …

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Paul Smith, Red Hat

Paul Smith joined Red Hat to replicate his success establishing — and growing — a public sector practice. In the eight years since then, he’s more than succeeded. Today, the government business unit he oversees at Red Hat is the fastest growing business unit in the company. We talked to …

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Changes Afoot for Beltway Game Changer Dan Johnson

All I can say is the 10 executives named last month to the ExecutiveBiz Beltway Game Changers list have to be feeling pretty good about their employment prospects in 2008. Yesterday, Dan Johnson was appointed President of General Dynamics Information Technology – effective April 1. In elevating Johnson from his …

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Q/A with Phillip Merrick, Chairman of VisualCV

What is VisualCV? Phillip Merrick: VisualCV.com is a new approach to creating and sharing resumes over the Internet. The VisualCV comes alive with informational keyword pop-ups, videos, pictures and social networking. We believe VisualCV will revolutionize the entire career management process, from job seeking to professional networking and hiring. What …

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Shift Happens

We live in exponential times. We are adapting to change at an accelerating rate. This video clip is a Must See for executives contemplating these changing times and the impact that it will have on their companies; but more likely themselves. The video is full of quotable facts regarding our …

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Can I Use Your Password?

Reston-based Daon has recently been awarded the Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy Leadership of the Year for their work in the biometrics field. Daon’s CEO, Tom Grissen speaking about the announcement said, “This award further validates the selection that our customers around the globe have made in …

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CSC moves HQ to Falls Church; Will Strategy Shift Follow?

Information Technology company and mega-prime contractor Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) announced last week that it would be moving the company’s headquarters from El Segundo, Calif., to Falls Church, Virginia. As the press release states, the corporate executive team and global operational headquarters will be consolidated in Falls Church, a practical …

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Cong. Davis Announces Retirement

Leaders within the government contractor community will be the first to point out that the industry’s growth and maturation over the past several years hasn’t been about products or services, but about people. Individuals within industry, government and military who moved the needle forward in ways that spawned innovation and, …

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Fishing for RFID

BPA’s (blanket purchase agreements) are like fishing licenses, Subsystems CEO Sam Malhotra said in 2005 interview, “Now that you have the fishing license, you can go fish in this world called the U.S. Army RFID world… only the top companies they deem technically qualified and responsible get the contract.” Malhotra …

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