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GovConExec Singles Out Federal Officals ‘to Watch’ in GovCon in 2012

The winter issue of GovConExec Magazine, published by ExecutiveGov’s parent company Executive Mosaic, has made its annual selection of 15 officials across the public and private sectors who will shape the government contracting industry in 2012.

Three federal officials were singled out who will help set the rules of the road for federal contracting. To see the 12 private sector officials the staff selected, click over to ExecutiveBiz.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

Panetta assumed the top post at the Pentagon July 1 after serving two years as CIA director. The lead item on Panetta’s agenda is cutting $450 billion over the next decade, with possibly $500 billion more in cuts depending on a supercommittee’s ability to set long-term budget strategy.

CIA Director David Petraeus

Petraeus took the helm at the CIA Sept. 6 after a celebrated 37-year Army career. The retired four-star general now wears a different uniform and is tasked with convincing the CIA to share data with other intelligence agencies.

U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel

VanRoekel also is new to the government this year, having been appointed federal CIO in August. VanRoekel will continue the government’s migration to cloud, as highlighted in former CIO Vivek Kundra’s 25-point plan.

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