Tag Archives: House

Unisys' PV Puvvada: Agencies Can Advance IT Modernization Through ‘Agile’ Acquisition Methods

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys' federal systems business, has said federal agencies should establish agile acquisition approaches and boost commitment to IT workforce training and acquisition initiatives as they seek to update their information technology systems and make changes to the acquisition process. Puvvada wrote in an FCW commentary piece published Thursday …

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GAO Vet Dianne Guensberg Joins Grant Thornton as Public Sector Assurance Practice Managing Director; Carlos Otal Comments

Dianne Guensberg, a 36-year veteran of the Government Accountability Office, has been appointed managing director of the public sector assurance practice at consulting and audit services firm Grant Thornton. Guensberg will work with the firm’s audit clients in government, Grant Thornton said Tuesday. “She brings more than 30 years of experience at GAO, a …

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Neil Albert on OASIS as ‘Potential Catalyst’ for MCR and Potential Acquisition Reform Initiatives

Neil Albert, vice chairman of MCR LLC, oversees strategic operations at the McLean, Va.-based professional services contractor and led the company as CEO from 1999 to 2012. Albert previously spoke to ExecutiveBiz one year ago to overview his 26-year career at MCR and discuss the evolution of the GovCon market during …

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Michael Spierto Named TechAmerica Cyber Policy Director

Michael Spierto, a former staffer at a House Homeland Security subcommittee, will officially join TechAmerica as director of cybersecurity policy on April 14, Government Technology reported Friday. Brian Heaton writes that some of Spierto’s work on Capitol Hill has included policy discussions with stakeholders about the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure …

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Doug Smith, Oceus Networks CEO, on Mobile Device Security and Broadband Tech Advances

Doug Smith, CEO of Reston, Va.-based broadband services contractor Oceus Networks, spoke with ExecutiveBiz last year after testifying to House lawmakers next-generation mobile technology in the federal government. He described collaborative efforts with agencies to help them acquire new devices and manage the spectrum needed for the devices. Smith recently caught …

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DHS Cyber Vet Greg Garcia Forms Cloud Security, Big Data Firm

Former Homeland Security Department assistant secretary for cybersecurity Greg Garcia has formed a new cyber business development advisory firm called Garcia Cyber Partners. GCP said Tuesday it will target government cyber contracts for banking cloud security and big data solutions. Garcia added the firm will also focus on identity management and …

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CSC’s James Sheaffer Advises House Cybersecurity Subcommittee on the Cloud

James Sheaffer, president of CSC North American Public Sector and vice-chair for the TechAmerica Foundation's Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in the U.S. Deployment of the Cloud, testified before the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies on the security implications of cloud computing. According to Sheaffer, the federal budget climate provides …

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