Tag Archives: Obama

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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Report: Industry Group Wants Trump to Continue Weapons Export Control Reform

The Aerospace Industries Association expects President Donald Trump to continue the Obama administration’s efforts to accelerate the approval process for weapons exports, Defense News reported Friday. Valerie Insinna writes the previous administration worked to transfer defense items from the State Department‘s control under the U.S. Munitions List to the Commerce Department‘s Commerce Control List …

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Intel’s Jason Kimrey on Supercomputing at Federal Agencies & Industry’s Role in Cyber Framework Adoption

Jason Kimrey is a 13-year veteran of Intel and serves as the chip maker’s U.S. federal area director, where he leads a business development team focused on technology products and services for defense and civilian agencies. Intel’s focus areas for federal agencies include high-performance computing as the company is partnering with the Energy …

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Alan Bloodgood on Siemens’ Federal Energy Partnerships, White House’s Push for Renewable & Sustainable Sources

Alan Bloodgood oversees energy and infrastructure projects with responsibility over those with alternative financing models in his executive vice president role at Siemens Government Technologies — the German conglomerate’s federal business organization. Bloodgood’s portfolio at SGT includes programs that are funded under evolving contract arrangements such as energy performance savings contracts …

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Wes Bush: R&D to Take Sequestration Hit

Representatives from government contracting companies and the academic sector have urged lawmakers to act on automatic U.S. budget cuts to head off potential effects on the workforce and the economy, Reuters reported Monday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the renewed call follows warnings from the military top brass that the sequester could …

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Executive Compensation Benchmark Going Up $70K

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy raised the executive compensation benchmark to $763,029 annually, up $70,000, according to a Monday Federal Register post. The benchmark, previously set at $693,951, is the amount the government can reimburse private companies for its top five executives. Total wages, salaries, bonuses, restricted stock and …

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OMB Reports Reduced Contract Spending in 2010

The Washington Post today reported government spending on contracts went down $15 billion between 2009 and 2010. According to the White House, products and services contracts totaled $550 billion in 2009. In 2010, contracts totaled $535 billion. The cuts are a result of the Obama administration's pledge to reduce $40 …

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UK Boy Sends Angry Email to Obama, Gets Banned Forever from US

A teenager from Bedfordshire, England, has been banned from ever entering the United States after sending a “threatening” email to the White House. BBC News reports how a 17-year-old male was investigated after he expressed his dislike of President Barack Obama and the American government. Bedfordshire police, who paid a …

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