Mission Essential Wins $330M Army Contract for Afghanistan Language Services

Mission Essential Personnel won a $330 million U.S. Army contract to provide linguist and interpretation services in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Monday. The Pentagon said the win modifies an existing contract and expects work to complete by Sept. 6. MEP will perform work under the cost-plus-award-fee contract in Afghanistan and Columbus, Ohio. The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security...

Former US Special Ops Commander Olson Joins Iridium Board of Directors

Eric T. Olson Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) has appointed retired Navy Adm. Eric T. Olson, formerly the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, to the company’s board of directors. Olson, a 38-year Navy veteran, was known as the Bull Frog until his retirement in August for being the longest-serving Navy SEAL on active duty, having qualified as a Navy SEAL in 1974. Olson was...

November Executive Move Recap; 21 Moves all Across GovCon

No time to waste, see all 21 executive moves GovCon Wire covered in November below. Business Development  SRA International appointed Deb Alderson to guide the firm’s efforts to enter new markets and land large customer accounts in the newly created position of executive vice president of strategic development. CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI) appointed Krisstie Kondrotis as executive vice...

Former ManTech Exec Linda Metz Joins Mission Essential as VP for Contracts

Mission Essential Personnel has named Linda Metz as vice president for contracts and procurement. Metz most recently was VP of contracts for ManTech International (NASDAQ: MANT). Over her 25-year career of supporting federal, international and commercial defense firms, she has also held positions with Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and CGI after it acquired American Management Systems in 2004. Metz...

Former DHS Secretary Joins Mission Essential Board of Advisors; Chris Taylor Comments

Hon. Michael Chertoff Former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Hon. Michael Chertoff has joined Mission Essential Personnel‘s board of advisors. The company said that as it continues to diversify, Chertoff will contribute to its growth strategy and strategic planning. Prior to serving as DHS Secretary from 2005 to 2009, Chertoff served as a judge on the U.S. Third Circuit Court...

Peter Horvath Joins Mission Essential Board of Advisors; Chris Taylor Comments

Chris Taylor Mission Essential Personnel Peter Horvath, recently COO and executive vice president of Victoria’s Secret, has joined Mission Essential Personnel‘s  board of advisors. Horvath will counsel management on strategic planning, global branding and winning work. “Peter led and managed one of the most successful brands in history,” said Mission Essential CEO Chris...

DynCorp and AECOM Joint Venture Added to $9.7B Army Language Services IDIQ

The U.S. Army has selected DynCorp International and AECOM‘s (NYSE: ACM) joint venture Global Linguist Solutions to compete for task orders on its $9.7 billion defense language interpretation translation enterprise contract. The six companies on the multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity hybrid contract will provide interpretation and translation services for personnel,...

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