February is proving to be a busy and exciting month for the contracting industry. Here’s a summary of what happened this week in the govcon industry:
Accenture Federal Services announced that it will acquire Agilex Technologies.
Professional Services Council also announced its acquisition of the TechAmerica Foundation, including its Vision Forecast and Conference, Defense Strategic Planning Forum, annual CIO survey and the American Technology Awards. The IT industry trade association, CompTIA, acquired the foundation and those activities when it acquired TechAmerica last spring.
Our WashExec RollCall covered eight new hires/appointments and one February work anniversary.
We also spoke with Dr. Evan Glazer about his upcoming speech, “The Tiger, Dolphin, and Jellyfish Parent – Which One is Best for STEM?”. We also interviewed Deborah Cegielski, Vice President of Human Capital at XLA, on how contractors can recruit and retain the talent they need to compete. Sal Fazzolari, CRGT’s Senior Vice President for Strategic Development, provided us insight about the impact of DevOps on government clients.
MacAulay-Brown Inc. was one of seven companies awarded the ANSWER contract by the U.S. Air Force.
NextGov hired Mohana Ravindranath as a staff correspondent; Lockheed Martin appointed Art Ibers as the VP of Exploration and Mission Support, Information Systems & Global Solutions; and MicroPact Inc. named Mary Grace Karch as the Director of Partner Programs.
Finally, make sure to save the date for these upcoming local events, including 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), the Leadership and Ethics Conference for HS Juniors (March 19), 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 the DC Heart Ball (Feb. 28, 2015), Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2015 Leukemia Ball (March 28), SECAF’s 7th Annual Government Contractor Awards (May 7, nominees due Feb. 13), Northern Virginia Family Service’s Road to Independence Gala (May 8) and the 2nd Annual United Through Reading Gala (May 20).
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. equally engages children, parents and teachers 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.
For all of this information and more, read this week’s E-Magazine in it’s entirety here.