People

Ted Davies to take over as vice chair of IAC

Ted Davies, CEO Altamira, shown here on Government Matters in 2017 

Altamira CEO Ted Davies, shown here in a 2017 Government Matters appearance, is set to take over as vice chair of the Industry Advisory Council.

Ted Davies, CEO of Altamira Technologies Corporation, will take over as vice chair of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) in the wake of the departure of Tony Scott, the organization announced this morning.

Davies will take over as chairman of IAC once his vice chair term expires, as is customary at the organization. IAC is the industry half of ACT-IAC, an educational and professional development group that focuses on best practices for the deployment of technology in government.

Davies took over as CEO of Altamira, a private company focused on defense and intelligence, in 2014. Before that he was president of federal systems at Unisys. He won a Fed 100 award from FCW in 2011.

Current IAC Chairman Paul Strasser made the move in accordance with the organization's bylaws. In a statement, Strasser acknowledged that the appointment of a new vice chair was "unprecedented" and that he "consulted with several past IAC Chairs before arriving at the decision."

Scott resigned as vice chair effective Sept. 9 "to accommodate his need to spend more time in California to support his family and other commitments," according to Strasser's statement.

About the Author

Adam Mazmanian is executive editor of FCW.

Before joining the editing team, Mazmanian was an FCW staff writer covering Congress, government-wide technology policy and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to joining FCW, Mazmanian was technology correspondent for National Journal and served in a variety of editorial roles at B2B news service SmartBrief. Mazmanian has contributed reviews and articles to the Washington Post, the Washington City Paper, Newsday, New York Press, Architect Magazine and other publications.

Click here for previous articles by Mazmanian. Connect with him on Twitter at @thisismaz.


Featured

  • Workforce
    White House rainbow light shutterstock ID : 1130423963 By zhephotography

    White House rolls out DEIA strategy

    On Tuesday, the Biden administration issued agencies a roadmap to guide their efforts to develop strategic plans for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA), as required under a as required under a June executive order.

  • Defense
    software (whiteMocca/Shutterstock.com)

    Why DOD is so bad at buying software

    The Defense Department wants to acquire emerging technology faster and more efficiently. But will its latest attempts to streamline its processes be enough?

Stay Connected