DOD personnel moves at DISA, DLA and in cyber policy

At the Defense Information Systems Agency, Tony Montemarano has been named been director of strategic planning and information. He previously served as DISA’s component acquisition executive. Montemarano succeeds Paige Atkins, who has left DISA to become vice president for cyber and information technology research at Virginia Tech's Applied Research Corporation in Arlington, Va., according to Federal News Radio, which reports that Montemarano’s old job will be filled by Rebecca Harris, DISA vice component acquisition executive, until a replacement is named, per an an agency spokesperson.

A new Pentagon cyber policy chief has been named, replacing Bob Butler, who retired from DOD in August. Eric Rosenbach will succeed Butler as the senior executive service as deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs. Rosenbach previously served as principal global cyber security practice lead at Good Harbor Consulting in Washington, D.C.

At the Fort Belvoir, Va.-based Defense Logistics Agency, Edward Case has been assigned as director of Defense Logistics Agency Information Operations. Case previously served as deputy director and information operations/chief technical officer at DLA.

Mae Devincentis has been assigned as DLA vice director. Devincentis previously served as DLA director of information operations.

Robert Foster has been assigned as deputy director of DLA Information Operations. Foster previously served as DLA program executive officer.

Clyde Hobby has been assigned as deputy director of DLA Logistics Operations. Hobby previously served as DLA executive director of strategic programs.

Posted by Amber Corrin on Oct 04, 2011 at 12:56 PM0 comments


Molly Wilkinson to leave Senate committee

Molly Wilkinson, a senior staff member for Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), plans to leave Capitol Hill for Regions Bank to be a senior vice president of governmental affairs, Federal New Radio reports.

She will leave her Senate position in November.

Wilkinson has worked in various positions throughout the government. Before her work as general counsel for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, she was chief of staff at the Small Business Administration. Prior to that, she was the chief acquisition officer at the General Services Administration.

She was a Federal 100 winner in 2009 for her work in improving SBA’s efficiency, including the Business Development Management Information System. It’s a system that allows small businesses to file applications for 8(a) status online.

Posted by Matthew Weigelt on Oct 04, 2011 at 12:56 PM0 comments


Woody Allen and DOD

The growing cyber threat is a scary reality...and a little like something Woody Allen once said, former Defense Secretary William Cohen told an audience Sept. 29 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

Cyber warfare "may be the biggest threat of all that we have to confront. It reminds me of Woody Allen’s speech to a graduating class where he said, ‘America is at a crossroads, a critical time in history. On one path we face utter despair and frustration…and on the other path we face total extinction. May you choose wisely.’ And sometimes we feel that way, except we’ve got to remind ourselves that we still are a great power,” he said.

Posted by Amber Corrin on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:56 PM0 comments


Army names new PEO-EIS

Douglas Wiltsie is set to take over as Army Program Executive Officer-Enterprise Information Systems, picking up where Gary Winkler left off when he stepped down in April. Wiltsie is currently Deputy Program Executive Officer-Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors. He will officially take over with an Oct. 5 change of charter, according to Nancy Self, PEO-EIS public affairs.

According to his bio, as PEO-IEWS Wiltsie has been responsible for the development, acquisition, fielding and life-cycle support of Army intelligence, electronic warfare and target acquisition programs. He has also worked within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASAALT), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, NATO and with the former Future Combat Systems and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance programs.

Terry Watson, deputy PEO-EIS, has been serving as interim PEO-EIS since Winkler’s departure.

Posted by Amber Corrin on Sep 29, 2011 at 12:56 PM0 comments


DHS names Spaulding to critical infrastructure post

The Homeland Security Department has named Suzanne Spaulding as the new deputy undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, according to a news report by Federal News Radio.

Spaulding most recently was principal with the Bingham Consulting Group and also has been general counsel for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and minority staff director for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

She replaces Phil Reitinger, who left in July for a position at Sony. Spaulding will oversee the US-VISIT program, infrastructure protection, the Federal Protective Service and the Office of Risk Management and Analysis.

Rand Beers, undersecretary for the directorate, also named Greg Schaffer as deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity on an interim basis, Federal News Radio said in its Sept. 22 report.



Posted by Alice Lipowicz on Sep 22, 2011 at 12:56 PM0 comments


IT Schedule 70 to get new director

Kay Ely is coming aboard as the new director of the General Services Administration’s largest Multiple Award Schedule, IT Schedule 70, according to a tweet Sept. 14.

“Two big pieces of news in the @GSA_ITS world—welcoming Kevin Youel-Page as the ITS Deputy AC & Kay Ely as the Director of Schedule 70,” tweeted Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service’s Integrated Technology Service at GSA.

Ely starts Sept. 25.

Ely is the chief learning officer at the Office of Personnel Management and had been deputy associate director for contracting for facilities and administrative services there.

Davie chose Kevin Youel Page as her deputy, making the announcement to staff Sept. 13. He too will start Sept. 25.

Schedule 70 is one of GSA’s most lucrative schedules. In 2010, IT Schedule 70 had $16 billion in federal sales.

First quarter sales for fiscal 2011 indicate that 2011 may surpass fiscal 2010's sales, according to EZGSA, a consulting firm that specializes in GSA Schedules contracts. The IT schedule had $4.7 billion in sales in the first quarter of 2011, and $4.5 billion during the same period in 2010, a 7 percent increase.

Here's Davie's announcement.

Colleagues,

It's a big week in ITS! I'm pleased to announce the selection of Kay Ely as the Director of the IT Schedule 70 Program. Kay is a current Senior Executive at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) where she most recently served as the Chief Learning Officer. She has an extensive background in federal IT acquisition, including both policy and operations, through both private and public sector positions. At OPM, Kay also served as the Deputy Associate Director for Contracting, Facilities and Administrative Services and was the Procurement Executive leading the information technology branch.  She served as a Senior Principal at Acquisition Solutions where she led the federal civilian acquisition consulting practice. She also served as the Associate Administrator for Acquisition Implementation at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and as the Director of Acquisition Resources Services at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Kay's well-rounded experience in IT acquisition and leadership positions across government give her a unique perspective that will add tremendous value to GSA and to the ITS leadership team. Kay will be joining ITS on September 25.

Mary

Posted by Matthew Weigelt on Sep 15, 2011 at 12:56 PM0 comments


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