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Seat at TableReforming Naval Education — From the Schoolhouse and Pentagon to the Fleet and Beyond, April 11, 2019

Please join us for a Conversation with Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly to discuss his recently completed Education for Seapower study that is leading to a lot of changes in how the Department of the Navy educates and trains its leaders. From the establishment of a Naval University to the creation of a Navy Chief Learning Officer, the Navy is dramatically rethinking its approach to the education of its officers. This fireside chat conversation will be followed by a panel discussion of government, industry, and academic experts in the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) function to help inform the Navy as it establishes this position for the first time. Registration Open

Flower Cards smallAlumni Happy Hour — March 20 & Registration Is Open!

We are planning another gathering in the successful series of Happy Hours for Alumni. Networking and engagement all in one evening.

This event will be held on March 20, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at Chef Geoff's in Tysons Corner. Here is the link for Registration.

 

CGC Discussion SeriesIndustry Discussion

CFIUS Modernization: Implications for Government and Industry, with Heath Tarbert, Assistant Secretary for International Markets, U.S. Department of the Treasury — April 5, 2019. Secretary Tarbert looks forward to presenting his thoughts on CFIUS, that was originally scheduled for January. Registration Open

 

Korn Ferry, Perspective — In search of 'cleared' talent

Jerry McGinn joined a discussion with Jon Barney, a senior client partner with Korn Ferry's Aerospace and Defense practice and a member of the Center's Advisory Board, on the challenge for technology companies to find "cleared" employees to add to their workforce. The article includes suggestions are how to hire and employ workers in face of this challenge. [February 29, 2019, article]

Federal News Network — New government contracting center aims to fill independent research, education void Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Government Contracting Center, talks to Executive Editor Jason Miller about the center's three-pronged approach to research, education, and collaboration. Interview Link. This February 20, 2019 interview also appeared in on ExecutiveBiz Blog.

Center Reception LeadersCenter for Government Contracting Launch Reception: A reception was held on January 30, 2019 to celebrate the launch of the School of Business Center for Government Contracting. The great crowd of attendees manifested our vision to be a nexus for government, industry, and academia to address issues in government contracting. Pictured above, from left to right: Sumeet Shrivastava, Maury Peiperl, Jerry McGinn, John Hillen, and Jerry Grossman. [Reception Photographs]

Washington Technology logoCan the shutdown lead to better government? A Commentary by Jerry McGinn and John Hillen in Washington Technology on January 22, 2019 that examines how government and government contractors are managing the shutdown and keys for the future. [link]

Government Matters: Interview with Jerry McGinn on how the public and private sectors are navigating the shutdown, and mitigating issues that could arise, January 17, 2019 [link]

Karen CrosswhiteShrivastava GovCon Scholarship Recipient Committed to Serving Community as CPA, Business Owner: Karen Crosswhite, a Master of Science in Accounting student at the George Mason University School of Business, is the first student to receive the Shrivastava GovCon Scholarship. Crosswhite is also the founder of BAS Accounting Services, a small Certified Public Accountant firm located in Ashburn, Va. Sumeet Shrivastava, EMBA ‘94 and president and CEO of ARRAY established the scholarship. Shrivastava is also a member of the School of Business Dean’s Council and GovCon Advisory Council. In addition to providing funds to the scholarship awardee, the Shrivastava GovCon Scholarship includes a mentorship component. Crosswhite will receive support from the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Center for Government Contracting. [announcement]

Have you seen our FALL 2018 Report on Center activities? Here is the link.

Soundview 2018 Best Business Book Award





Congratulations to Mark Nevins and John Hillen, authors of "What Happens Now? Reinvent Yourself as a Leader Before Your Business Outruns You." This book was selected by Soundview as a 2018 Best Business Book. See their website for more information.

 

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