Government Technology & Services Coalition Announces A-List of Strategic Advisors

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Government Technology & Services Coalition, the preeminent organization for small and mid-sized companies in the Federal homeland and national security market today announced the addition of three Strategic Advisors: former Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Richard Skinner; former Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs for DHS Chani Wiggins and former Commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service and Director of US-VISIT at DHS, Jim Williams to its A-List of Strategic Advisors.

"We're very proud to add these incredible professionals to our Strategic Advisors – their contribution to GTSC gives each of our members unique and valuable insight into where the Federal homeland and national security market is headed and how to be successful in it," said Kristina Tanasichuk, CEO of the Government Technology & Services Coalition.

"I am excited to be part of this group of outstanding leaders.  Working with these entrepreneurs and innovators reinvigorates me and reinforces my belief that small and mid-sized companies add tremendous value to our nation's security and to the overall functioning of the Federal government," said Richard Skinner, now CEO of Richard Skinner Consulting, LLC.

"I am happy to be part of an effort that helps small and mid-sized companies understand the mechanics of Congress, the impact of the legislative process on programs and policies, and works to assure that innovation, creativity and efficiency remain part of the equation," said Chani Wiggins, now a principal at the Joseph Group, LLC.

"There are so many ways that small and mid-sized companies contribute to the innovation and efficiency of the Federal enterprise, helping them with navigating this tremendous market is a real pleasure and challenge," said Jim Williams, now Senior Vice President at Daon.

Strategic Advisors to the GTSC provide counsel and insight to member companies on all aspects of the federal security market:  procurement, policy, programs and priorities.  The latest additions to the Coalition join Strategic Advisors Bill Carroll, CEO of Strike Force Consulting Services; Dr. Steve Bucci, Lead Cyber Strategist for Cyber Security Policy in IBM's Public Sector Team and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Homeland Defense and Defense Support to Civil Authorities; and Mary Claire Burick, CEO of MC Strategy and former Vice President of Albritton Communications.  For more information on these Advisors and the Government & Technology Coalition, please visit

The Government Technology & Services Coalition (GTSC) is a non-profit, non-partisan association of innovative, agile small and mid-sized company CEOs that create, develop, and implement solutions for the Federal homeland and national security sector. The GTSC's mission is to provide exceptional advocacy, capacity building, partnership opportunities and marketing in the federal security space for small and mid-sized companies.

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