Get caught up with what happened the week of Feb. 20 with WashingtonExec’s weekly E-Magazine. Here’s what you need to know:
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” to help parents who want to get their children involved with STEM activities, but may not know how or where to start. 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 (including a flight simulator, drone demonstration, build your own circuit, robotics equipment and more), government and industry exhibitors, student science fair projects and panel discussions with STEM stakeholders. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Evan Glazer (TJHSST), Michele Weslander-Quaid (Google), Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Dr. Ann M. Carbonell (NGA), among others. 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 RollCall, you’ll find out which six individuals have new jobs and the seven who are celebrating work anniversaries.
Newly-appointed Unisys Federal Systems President Venkatapathi “PV” Puvvada shared his visions for the company’s growth, the company’s strategy for acquisitions and what makes a good leader.
Some of our interviewees were a bit on the younger side this week, as we spoke with the Nysmith School’s CyberPatriot team. The team of five will compete in the national event March 13-15, in National Harbor, Md. They will also be exhibiting their robotics equipment at next weekend’s K-12 STEM Symposium.
Salient Federal Solutions’ Data Analytics Center of Excellence (DACoE) Director of Predictive Analytics and Data Science Dave Vennergrund spoke with WashingtonExec on how government can harness information for big impact and what are the hottest trends in the data analytics market.
In STEM-related news, Bethesda and Washington, D.C. rank among the top three cities nationwide for pay in STEM fields.
Quite a few people are getting new jobs in the govcon industry: Jeff Yorsz is now President of Qinetiq North America; WBB Inc. added Sharie Bourbeau to its executive team; MacB promoted Mike Ritter and Bernie Murtaugh; and Acentia appointed Frank Nigro and Steve Fite to Vice President positions within the Financial Services team.
Last year, we published that engineering firm, The Varley Group, based in Australia, is making the leap and establishing a subsidiary here in the States. This week, the company announced that it seeks to acquire a U.S.-based aerospace or defense space engineering company with annual revenue of $20 million to $100 million and technologies that compliment its own.
Also in the international sphere, Reston, Va.-based Razorsight said that is has added Virgin Mobile Latin America to its client list. In a multi-year agreement, VMLA will deploy Razorsight’s analytics solution in Chile, Colombia and Mexico to support its accelerated expansion.
WashingtonExec hosted the Federal Acquisition Council for Business Development Professionals, which met for a discussion on the heavily debated topic of whether or not outsourcing some (or all) business development functions in order to best grow the federal contracting business.
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); 2015 K-12 WashingtonExec STEM Symposium (March 7, 2015); the Leadership and Ethics Conference for HS Juniors (March 19, 2015); Building Government Acumen: Competing for the Future (March 24-26, 2015); Fairfax Chamber of Commerce 2015 Innovation Awards (April 20, 2015); and former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra‘s presentation at GMU’s Founders Hall (April 28, 2015).
Upcoming black-tie events include the DC Heart Ball (Feb. 28, 2015), Evoke Consulting’s Casino Night Fundraiser (March 12, 2015); Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2015 Leukemia Ball (March 28, 2015); Fairfax Chamber of Commerce 2015 Innovation Awards (April 20, 2015); SECAF 7th Annual Government Contractor Awards (May 7, 2015); Northern Virginia Family Service’s Road to Independence Gala (May 8, 2015); the 2nd Annual United Through Reading Gala (May 20, 2015); and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala (June 18, 2015).
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