WashingtonExec Weekly E-Magazine: News You Need to Know

Bobby Laurine, HP

Bobby Laurine, HP

With the celebrations of the holiday season and new year behind us, news in the govcon industry is picking up speed. Here’s what happened the week of Jan. 12, in case you missed it.

We are gearing up for our 2015 K-12 STEM Symposium on March 7, 2015, at the Nysmith School in Herndon, Va. This year’s theme is “The Parent Factor: How to Engage Your Kids in STEM.” The free, all-day event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that equally engages children, parents and teachers, coupled with corporate, government, academia and non-profit executives from the STEM fields. Activities for the day will include hands-on experiments for children, government and industry exhibitors, student science fair projects and panel discussions with STEM stakeholders. Attendees will also be able to find information about government and industry STEM-related high school and college internships. For more information, click here. We expect more than 2,500 attendees.

In this week’s issue of RollCall, you’ll learn which 15 people have new jobs and the 16 who are celebrating a workplace anniversary.

In case you missed it, Fairfax County Public Schools’ six high school academies are seeking sponsors, exhibitors and presenters for its annual STEM-H (science, technology, engineering, math, and health and medical sciences) Expo, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21, at Chantilly High School.

Additionally, we have started a new group for young professionals, entitled the NextGen of GovCon Leaders. Participants are young professionals/millennials (ages 22-37) in the Washington, D.C. area who work in the government or government contracting industry and also have one or both parents who also work in the business. Jonathan Moneymaker, Altamira Technologies Corp.’s Chief Strategy Officer, has been named the group’s 2015 Chairman.

Our 2015 Market Outlook Series continues with insight from NCI President Brian J. Clark and Northwind Partners’ Mark HuYoung.

Additionally, our Transitioning From Public to Private Sector Series continues with interviews from HP’s Bobby Laurine, formally National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Chief Information Officer, and Agilex’s Roger Baker, formally the Dept. of Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary for Information Technology.

Contract awards went to Salient Federal, A-T Solutions Inc. and Pragmatics (here and here).

The Professional Services Council’s Technology Council has created six new committees and working groups led by top tech leaders.

Finally, make sure to save the date for upcoming local events, including Bite Me Cancer Foundation’s First Teen Cancer Awareness Week (Jan. 18-24), INSA Leadership Dinner, featuring NGA Director Robert Cardillo (Jan. 21), the Leadership and Ethics Conference for HS Juniors (March 19), INSA’s Symposium on Impact of ODNI — “A Decade of IC Integration and the Challenges Ahead” (March 3), 2015 K-12 WashingtonExec STEM Symposium (March 7), Fairfax Chamber of Commerce 2015 Innovation Awards (April 20) and Former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra‘s presentation at GMU’s Founders Hall (April 28).

Upcoming black-tie events include DC Heart Ball (Feb. 28, 2015), Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2015 Leukemia Ball (March 28) and Northern Virginia Family Service’s Road to Independence Gala (May 8).

For all of this information and more, read this week’s e-Magazine in it’s entirety here.


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