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Profile: Andre Gudger, DoD Small Business Programs Office Director

Andre Gudger is director of the Defense Department’s Small Business Programs Office, where since March 2011 he has served as principal adviser and staff to the defense secretary on small business-related matters. According to the department, he spent 17 years in the defense, intelligence and investment banking industries prior to …

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Profile: Mark Borkowski, CBP OTIA Asst Commissioner

Mark Borkowski is assistant commissioner for the Customs and Border Protection agency’s office of technology innovation and acquisition, overseeing the agency’s initiatives to align technology with missions. He is also responsible for acquisition and program management within the organization. As CBP’s component acquisition executive, he evaluates whether acquisitions support a …

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Profile: Navy Adm. Tim Keating

Navy Adm. Tim Keating retired from military service in December 2009, when he completed a three-year term as commander of the Honolulu-based U.S. Pacific Command. As Paccom lead, he was responsible for a geographic area comprised of nearly 3.4 billion people and half the surface of the earth. He visited …

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Profile: VA CFO Todd Grams

Todd Grams serves as chief financial officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he is also executive-in-charge for the VA’s office of management. In this capacity, he oversees a $130 billion budget and is responsible for the department’s financial management, performance management, business oversight and asset enterprise management programs. …

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Profile: Mike Rogers, House Intelligence Committee Chairman

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, the House’s primary panel responsible for authorizing the funding for and overseeing the execution of the U.S. government’s intelligence activities. He assumed the chairmanship in 2011 and was elected to the House in 2000. Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), …

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Profile: DCAA Director Patrick Fitzgerald

Patrick Fitzgerald is director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency, having been appointed to this position Nov. 8, 2009. The DCAA is the agency responsible for auditing the department’s contracts and providing cost accounting and financial advisory services regarding contracts and subcontracts to all DoD components responsible for procurement and contract administration. …

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Profile: OFPP Admin Joe Jordan

Joe Jordan serves as administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, having been confirmed by the Senate in May to succeed Dan Gordon. According to the White House, Jordan is responsible for implementing acquisition policies covering more than $500 billion in annual federal contract spending. Prior to this position, …

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Profile: Pierre Chao, Renaissance Strategic Advisors Co-Founder

Pierre Chao is a co-founder and managing partner of Renaissance Strategic Advisors, which provides corporate strategy and transaction advisory services to clients in the aerospace, defense, space, government services, homeland security and intelligence markets. Chao is also a co-founder of JSA Research, an equity research boutique specializing in the aerospace …

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