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TechAmerica to Enhance Public Sector Outreach

Larry Allen & William Greenwalt join Association to Bolster Industry and Government Work on American Innovation and Efficiency

Washington, D.C., September 23, 2014 – Public sector leaders Larry Allen and William Greenwalt are joining TechAmerica, the public sector and public policy department of CompTIA, to serve as senior advisors.  Their addition continues CompTIA’s mission to enhance public sector outreach for TechAmerica members and help identify areas where the private sector can bolster innovation and efficiency within government. 


Bringing more than 20 years of experience in leading the Coalition for Government Procurement and as a lecturer and consultant, Larry Allen provides expert insight into various aspects of the federal market, including spending trends, market leaders, acquisition policy and the opportunities to shape federal acquisition via coordinated government affairs campaigns. He has written or contributed to three books on government contracting, including Multiple Award Schedule ContractingThe Secret of Schedules Sales Success andBusiness to Government.


William Greenwalt has served in senior positions at the Pentagon, in Congress and in the defense industry. As deputy under secretary of defense for industrial policy, he advised the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics on all matters relating to the defense industrial base. In Congress, he served as deputy director for the Surveys and Investigations staff of the House Appropriations Committee, as well as a professional staff member for the Senate Armed Services and Senate Governmental Affairs Committees. As a Senate staff member, his work on reforms of management and acquisition practices led to the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996.  Greenwalt also has worked for Lockheed Martin as director of federal acquisition policy and was later the vice president of acquisition policy at the Aerospace Industries Association.


“TechAmerica members represent many of the leading systems integration and enterprise companies that work with government to bring innovation and efficiency to the people’s work,” Elizabeth Hyman, executive vice president, TechAmerica. “There is a long history with TechAmerica of producing robust programs to help our members expand their market opportunities, drive technology adoption, build strong relationships and make more informed decisions. Larry Allen and Bill Greenwalt are preeminent experts in this field and will further help our members stay connected to defense, civil and federal CIOs and decision-makers.” 


Since CompTIA acquired TechAmerica in May, the association has moved ahead with TechAmerica’s core programs:

·         Education and networking events such as next month’s Vision Federal Market Forecast,

·         Comprehensive federal market research such as the CIO Survey

          Cloud Buyer’s Guide and Cyberstates reports,

·         Robust committee meetings around civil, defense and homeland security,

·         Member education on international issues such as trade compliance, and

·         Vast state-level connections with government leaders and CIOs. 


CompTIA also has bolstered an active and far-reaching state government affairs practice and has added more expertise in federal commercial public policy efforts with a large suite of policy experts in taxation, small business, telecommunications, privacy, cybersecurity, workforce development and other key technology issues.  A growing list of TechAmerica’s policy and government experts is available at  IT companies desiring to get more involved in TechAmerica’s public policy programs should contact TechAmerica Membership Vice President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


About TechAmerica
TechAmerica is the public sector and public policy department of CompTIA, advocating before decision-makers at the state, federal and international levels of government. Representing technology companies of all sizes, TechAmerica is committed to expanding market opportunities and driving the competitiveness of the U.S. technology industry around the world. With offices on Capitol Hill and in Northern Virginia, Silicon Valley and Europe, as well as regional offices around the U.S., we deliver our members top-tier business intelligence and networking opportunities on a global scale. Learn more about TechAmerica at or follow us onFacebookTwitter or LinkedIn. Learn more about CompTIA, the IT industry trade association, at