Tag Archives: IT modernization

CGI’s Horace Blackman: Agencies Should ‘Reimagine the Value Chain’ in Tech Modernization Efforts

Horace Blackman SVP CGI

Horace Blackman, senior vice president of consulting services at CGI, told Government Matters in an interview posted Thursday that agencies should consider the option of “reimagining the value chain” as they decide whether to update or replace legacy information technology platforms. “When we talk about reimagining the value chain, it’s looking at the mission and asking the question how can we best leverage technology to support this mission,” said Blackman.

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Mary Petryszyn, CVP & President of Northrop Grumman’s Defense Systems, Receives 2021 Wash100 Award for Technology Development and Defense Support

Mary Petryszyn Northrop Grumman Defense System

Executive Mosaic is honored to present Mary Petryszyn, corporate vice president of Defense Systems with Northrop Grumman, as a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient for her efforts to drive modernization and support new technology offerings for the defense, security and military sectors. This marks Petryszyn first Wash100 Award. Executive Mosaic congratulates Mary Petryszyn and Northrop Grumman on her first Wash100 Award.

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Analysts Say Increase in Federal Cloud Spending Bodes Well for AWS

Cloud computing

Adam Selipsky, former president and CEO of Tableau Software, is set to succeed Andy Jassy as CEO of Amazon Web Services in May and will return to AWS as analysts predict further growth for the company driven by a potential increase in federal spending on cloud contracts, the Washington Business Journal reported Tuesday. “I believe that AWS will increase its footprint by 25% to 30% over the next 12 to 18 months, given the federal opportunities,“ said Dan Ives, a technology, internet and media analyst at investment firm Wedbush Securities. “We believe that this is a golden age within federal cloud."

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Booz Allen's Joel Dillon: 5G, Integrated Operations Key to Achieving Digital Battlespace Dominance

Joel Dillon VP Booz Allen Hamilton

Joel Dillon, vice president and technical lead of the U.S. Army portfolio at Booz Allen Hamilton, said digitized battlespace operations, virtual training and 5G will drive military leadership amid the current threat landscape. Dillon wrote in an opinion piece published Monday on National Defense Magazine that defense officials have recognized the role of 5G implementation in supporting augmented and virtual reality-based training as well as connected architecture.

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Chris DeRusha, Federal CISO for OMB, Named to 2021 Wash100 for Leading US Cybersecurity Policy, Tech Advancement; Driving Federal IT Modernization

Chris DeRusha Federal CISO OMB

Executive Mosaic, the leading provider in connecting, promoting and branding government and government contracting (GovCon) executives of consequence, is pleased to announce that Chris DeRusha, the new federal chief information security officer (CISO) for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Biden administration, has received his first Wash100 Award. 

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Hitachi Vantara Federal’s Gary Hix on Industry’s Role in Supporting Agencies’ Cloud Strategies

Gary Hix CTO Hitachi Vantara Federal

Gary Hix, chief technology officer of Hitachi Vantara Federal, said that agencies must have a structured approach to implementing hybrid cloud strategies and build relationships with industry based on past performance and trust. Hix told Federal News Network in an interview published Wednesday that hybrid cloud environments enable users to extend security profiles to the public cloud while retaining some on-premises elements for data-intensive functionalities.

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Accenture Federal Services CEO John Goodman Receives Fourth Consecutive Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

John Goodman Chief Executive AFS

Executive Mosaic, the leading provider in connecting, promoting and branding government and government contracting (GovCon) executives of consequence, announced on Friday that John Goodman, chief executive of Accenture Federal Services, has received a 2021 Wash100 Award for his contributions in the GovCon sector in 2020 and his forthcoming achievements in the year to come. 

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AWS Federal VP Dave Levy Receives Fourth Consecutive Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Dave Levy Federal VP AWS

Dave Levy, vice president of Amazon Web Services' (AWS) federal business, has received his fourth consecutive Wash100 Award as a part of Executive Mosaic's class of 2021 recipients for continuing focus on cloud efforts, cyber and driving the development of emerging technology capabilities across the federal sector. Visit GovConWire to read Dave Levy's full 2021 Wash100 Award profile.

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ICF Chairman, President & CEO John Wasson Named to 2021 Wash100 for Driving Revenue Growth; Leading Company's COVID-19 Response

John Wasson Chairman

Executive Mosaic, the leading provider in connecting, promoting and branding government and government contracting (GovCon) executives of consequence, is pleased to announced that John Wasson, chairman, president and CEO of ICF, has been named to the 2021 Wash100 Award recipients for his leadership and efforts to drive company growth, specifically in commercial energy and marketing services as well as leading the company's COVID-19 pandemic response. 

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Nutanix Study: Majority of Global Public Sector, US Federal Government Leaders Bullish on Hybrid Cloud

Cloud

A new Nutanix study has found that 82 percent of information technology leaders in the global public sector and 87 percent of respondents in the U.S. federal government cited hybrid cloud as the ideal IT operating model. The third annual Enterprise Cloud Index Report showed that IT leaders from the U.S. federal government intend to increase that to about 74 percent penetration within five years.

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Oracle’s Ken Glueck: Buying Commercial Cloud Applications Key to Advancing Federal IT Modernization

Cloud

Ken Glueck, an executive vice president at Oracle, said the federal government looking to advance information technology modernization should focus on buying commercial cloud applications. “Focusing on applications also brings the additional benefit of modernizing government infrastructure. Investing in applications makes government data centers more efficient and secure as part of the package because modern cloud applications come with cloud infrastructure already included,“ he wrote.

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Navy CIO Aaron Weis Receives Second Consecutive Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Aaron Weis CIO Department of the Navy

Executive Mosaic announced on Wednesday that Aaron Weis, chief information officer at the Department of the Navy, has received his second consecutive Wash100 Award, the most coveted award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for his efforts to update information technology processes and security practices at the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. 

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