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PSC expands policy, advocacy portfolio

Mar. 11, 2014 - 11:44AM   |  
By MICHAEL HARDY   |   Comments
Anne Altman of IBM will chair the Professional Services Council's new technology policy advisory board's executive committee.
Anne Altman of IBM will chair the Professional Services Council's new technology policy advisory board's executive committee. ()

Reacting to the shifting federal technology and professional services market, the Professional Services Council has expanded its policy and advocacy portfolio.

PSC’s creation of a new technology policy council “represents a recognition of the convergence taking place between the technology and professional services sectors and the many issues associated with that convergence,” said PSC President and CEO Stan Soloway. “Today, the lines that traditionally separated the two have been blurred almost to extinction.”

PSC has chosen Anne Altman, general manager for U.S. federal government and industries at IBM, to lead the Executive Advisory Board for the new committee.

“The move to an ‘as a service’ business model, or what others refer to as ‘consumption-based buying’, is changing the face of the government marketplace,” Soloway said in a written statement. “We have been planning for more than six months to adjust and modify our operating model to reflect those changes. With the addition of PSC’s technology policy council, we are beginning that restructuring.”

The formation of the council “will ensure PSC has the critical leadership and capacity to address, analyze and advocate on the full array of business policy issues impacting federal technology, including IT acquisition, cybersecurity, data, and mobility,” Soloway said.

Other members of the board are:

■ Pat Finn, senior vice president of Cisco’s U.S. Public Sector Organization;

■ Wes Anderson, vice president of Worldwide Public Sector Services at Microsoft;

■ George Newstrom, president of Dell Services Federal Government;

■ Randy Fuerst, president and Chief Operating Officer of Oceus Networks;

■ Robin Lineberger, head of Deloitte’s Aerospace and Defense Practice.

More members are expected to be added soon.

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