Tag Archives: Obama administration

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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State Secretary Antony Blinken Receives First Wash100 Award

Antony Blinken Secretary of State

Antony Blinken, secretary of the State Department, has received his first Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon). Visit GovCon Wire to read Blinken's full 2021 Wash100 Award profile. To vote for him as one of your favorite executives of this year's Wash100 Award, visit Wash100.com to cast your TEN votes before April 30th, 2021.

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DNI Avril Haines Receives 2021 Wash100 Award for Leading Critical National Security Missions

Avril Haines DNI

Executive Mosaic is honored to present Avril Haines, director of National Intelligence, as an inductee into the 2021 Wash100 Award for spearheading new strategies and priorities across the intelligence community that support national defense and security, as well as emerging capabilities. Executive Mosaic congratulates Avril Haines and the Office of National Intelligence on receiving her first Wash100 Award in 2021.

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Deltek’s Angie Petty: Pending Administration Change ‘Unlikely’ to Affect Federal IT Contract Spending

Angie Petty, a principal research analyst at Deltek, has said she does not expect the pending change in U.S. administration to have a significant impact on federal information technology budgets and contract spending by agencies. She wrote in a blog entry posted Tuesday that Deltek analysts have observed that governmental efforts …

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Executive Order Says Gov Cons Must Disclose Donations

Rumor has it federal contractors may soon be required to disclose political contributions. In an end run around the failed DISCLOSE Act, the Obama administration may be getting ready to use the power of the executive branch to enact campaign finance reform. A draft of a proposed executive order spells …

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Place your bets: Is cyber czar announcement really near?

The announcement of cyber coordinator may be near. At least that’s what a source tells Federal Times. And it’s a toss-up between two contenders “” ISF President Howard Schmidt and former Assistant Defense Secretary Frank Kramer. The source goes on to say the announcement may come around Thanksgiving “”  effectively …

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Government Cyber Spending to Increase Drastically

According to research conducted by the analytic firm Input, government spending on cyber security will increase at a compound rate of 8.1 percent between 2009 and 2014. Funding for contracted work will increase $3.8 billion from 2009 to 2014. Government spending on general IT products and services will also increase …

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October is Cyber Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month kicked off on Thursday at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. The event, sponsored by The National Cyber Security Alliance and endorsed by close to 100 organizations (including The New New Internet), brought in notable speakers, particularly the secretary of DHS, Janet Napolitano and …

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Hathaway Optimistic on Direction of Cybersecurity

At the ArcSight Protect 09 conference, keynote speaker Melissa Hathaway, former acting senior director for cyberspace at the White House, pointed to her belief that the federal government is moving in the right direction for securing cyberspace. However, she highlighted that currently the nation is not where it should be …

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