Weekly E-Magazine: News You Need to Know

Donna Morea, Adesso Group

Donna Morea, Adesso Group

This week’s WashingtonExec e-magazine brings you the latest information on Stu Shea, who has surprised many by stepping down from his position as Leidos Holdings, Inc. president and chief operating officer. Last month, Leidos announced that John Jumper, the chief executive officer, was set to retire.

In other news, registration is open for Building Government Acumen, a program to be held May 19-22 at George Mason University in Fairfax. The intensive executive development program will cover how to drive high-performance engagement with government, and will assist middle- and senior-level executives in achieving a performance improvement in their government engagement strategy, according to a course description.

WashingtonExec also shares the latest news on SECAF’s announcement of its 2014 Government Contractor Awards finalists. The awards gala will be held May 1.

Also, check out a recent evening roundtable discussion at which Avian Corporation’s Chris O’Connell, vice president of federal sales, shares advice on how to remain influential in the industry, win new business and deliver the right message and values. There, O’Connell spoke to the WashingtonExec MARCOM Committee on new trends in traditional messaging.

The e-magazine also features an interview with Lance Cottrell of Ntrepid Corporation, who discusses privacy, security and the company’s Passages product.

A Wine & Dine Column’s Q&A with Keybridge Communications’ David White also touches on “The Making of a Terroirist.” White, who serves as chief operating officer for Keybridge Communications, is also the founder of Terroirist.com, a daily wine blog. Terroir, which comes from the French “terre” meaning land, is a set of special characteristics that geography, geology and climate of a certain place, interacting with plant genetics, express in agricultural products including wine.

In federal contract award news, Array Information Technology (ARRAY), based in Greenbelt, Md., announced that it would partner with BIAS Corporation for the U.S. Air Force’s Deliberate Crisis Action Planning and Execution Program. Additionally, A-T Solutions was awarded a $37 million order to support a naval expeditionary forensics and biometrics program.

Readers will also learn about the latest executive transitions, including former IRS Acting Commissioner and U.S. Office of Management and Budget executive Daniel Werfel, who is joining The Boston Consulting Group. Other transitions include Vivek Saxena, who has joined ICF International’s subsidiary SH&E as its vice president; David Leach and Howard Zach were named vice presidents at CRGT; Alan Berson, Leadership Converastions CEO, has joined the Wolf Trap Associates Board; Travis Howerton of NNSA is joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory and C2 Labs; and SAIC’s Nazzic Keene has joined the TAPS board of directors.

Also check out WashingtonExec for awards notices and a black-tie dinner guide of events, too, including the 36 award finalists for the 2014 Helios Apollo Awards as well as Ingenicomm, Inc., which was named a SECAF Awards finalist. And, check out information on a United Through Reading’s Military Tribute to Families on May 21 at the Mellon Auditorium.

Additionally, readers can learn more about Dovel Technologies’ relocation to a new headquarters and how the move is a good one for Dovel.

And, the e-magazine brings you the latest information on upcoming local events, including John Hillen’s discussion at the Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series.

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