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GovConExec Magazine April Issue Sizes Up The Big Picture on BIG DATA

Top Executives Also Weigh in on BYOD, C4ISR and M&A trends TYSONS CORNER, Va.–Executive Mosaic, publisher of GovConExec magazine, a unique print magazine devoted to covering the leaders and business of the U.S. government contracting sector, launches its latest issue with a cover story on GovCon companies harnessing the value of big data for government...


From the Publisher & Editor : Spring 2012 Unique Mission for a Unique Sector

Looking back over the three years that GovConExec magazine has been published, we can trace the arc of a market that has never stopped moving—and we’re excited about how this magazine has kept ahead of that movement. U.S. government contracting is a sector like none other, combining the skills and talents of executives from business,...


Active, Agile, Adding Value

GovCon Legal Officers Find Themselves in Demand for More Complex and Comprehensive Functions than Ever Before. General counsel, chief legal officer, vice president of legal affairs—the titles may vary from one GovCon company to the next, but the foundation of the job remains the same: ensuring government contractors stay compliant with government regulations in all...


FedTech Soundoff

In each issue of GovConExec, government contracting executives give forward-thinking insights on the latest innovations and evolving technology—and how to manage and deploy them. This time around, the experts tackle BYOD and the new FedRAMP initiative and contribute to a special Soundoff on what’s ahead in C4ISR.   Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) With federal...


Boots in the Cubicle

GovCon HR professionals step up outreach to draft veterans into corporate ranks. Military experience lends especially desirable skills to the government contracting workplace: Leadership. Responsibility. Integrity. Can-do attitude. And, often, an understanding of national issues that aligns with company mission. Any employer, not just GovCon companies, would welcome these capabilities. Yet unemployment rates among post-9/11...


Behind the Charitable Choice

With the many needs and worthy organizations competing for corporate and individual support, how do GovCon leaders choose? Here’s a look at what motivates giving back. What makes you want to give? We looked at the corporate responsibility and philanthropy activities at several GovCon companies and among individual leaders and found some interesting stories behind...


Best Defense?

Pending budget cuts raise national security—and economic—concerns. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta warned recently that the spending cuts the Pentagon is now absorbing will hit all 50 states. But many don’t understand how severely these cuts will be felt beyond the Beltway—and fewer still are working to prevent this damage. The prime objective of defense...


The BIG Picture on BIG DATA

The rush is on to capture the value found in massive waves of data—and deliver it to government clients in new ways they can use It can detect a pandemic in the offing, an inappropriate tax payment, a costly electricity drain. It can guide decisions that change entire government agencies and resource use for years...


Something for Everyone?

How GovCon Firms Stack Up in the Three-tier Markets 2012 is shaping up to be another year of transition for most GovCon firms. Unlike the first decade of this century, when rising budgets enhanced the financial profile of companies industry-wide, the past couple of years have focused  attention (and budgets) toward fewer areas. Health IT...


It’s a 10 for the Potomac Officers Club

Washington executive group celebrates decade of thoughtful, high-level interaction In 2002, the government contracting sector was at the start of a historic resurgence. The internet bust and telecom meltdown had hit the region hard, and in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, capacities were being stretched as tightly as budgets. The need for common understanding...

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