Salient Fed Names David Vennergrund, John Blatchford Data Analytics Center Directors

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Salient Federal Solutions has appointed David Vennergrund and John Blatchford to lead two data analytics operations functions within the company’s Data Analytics Center of Excellence headed by Cindy Walker. The company said Tuesday Vennergrund will be director of predictive analytics, while Blatchford will be director of agile business intelligence. Vennergrund holds at least 25 years...

Salient to Provide Database Support to OPM; Brad Antle Comments

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Brad Antle Salient Federal Solutions has won a potential five-year, $10 million contract from the Office of Personnel Management for database administration services, including design, maintenance and upgrades, for both mainframe and distributed systems. The company said Wednesday its services will also cover Federal Investigative Service systems that support background investigations for security...

KPMG, Salient to Upgrade Federal Housing Administration’s Technology and Business Processes; Brad Antle Comments

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KPMG and Salient Federal Solutions have won a five-year blanket purchase agreement potentially worth $94 million to update business processes and technology for the Department of Housing and Urban Development‘s Federal Housing Administration. Salient said Wednesday the BPA contract was awarded under the Mortgage Risk and Fraud Initiative, with KPMG as the prime contractor. “We look forward...

Cynthia Walker Named Salient Data Analytics Center Director; Bill Parker Comments

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Cynthia Walker, a 25-year business intelligence and information management veteran, has joined Salient Federal Solutions as director of the company’s data analytics center of excellence. Walker will have responsibility for developing and implementing strategies to expand the center’s innovation efforts in BI, predictive analytics and big data management, Salient said Thursday. Prior to...

Scott Seavers Assumes Training VP Role at Salient Federal; Bill Parker Comments

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Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Seavers has joined Salient Federal Solutions as vice president of training and international programs. Seavers will be in charge of Salient’s international training organization, a business unit that provides training for foreign government services, Salient said Tuesday. The colonel has more than two decades of active-duty experience in international relations...

SAIC Wins Spot on $140M Pension Agency IT Support IDIQ

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Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) has won a position on a potential $140 million contract to provide information technology support services to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. SAIC won the first task order under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, worth up to $74 million over one base year and four option years, SAIC said Wednesday. The McLean, Va.-based contractor...

Salient Fed Buys App Software Developer, Gains Contract Spots; Brad Antle, Bill Parker Comment

Brad Antle Salient Federal Solutions has acquired application software developer LIST Innovative Solutions Inc. and now covers 90 percent of its contract base with prime federal software or application development contracts. The Fairfax, Va.-based federal information technology and engineering contractor said it also added positions on blanket purchase agreements with the U.S. Office of Personnel...

Salient to Buy IT, Intel Analytics Firm ATS for $73M

Salient Federal Solutions agreed to acquire McLean, Va.-based information technology firm ATS Corp. for nearly $73 million cash, or $3.20 per share. Salient said it will start the tender offer no later than Feb. 28 and expects the tender to close either late in the first quarter or early in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012. Salient said it will finance the transaction through equity capital commitments...

Salient Names Tim May First Chief Marketing Officer; Will Lead Capture, Proposal

Salient Federal Solutions has appointed Tim May to be the company’s first-ever chief marketing officer. May, who will also hold the title of senior vice president, will lead capture and proposal, business development and marketing activities, Salient said in a release. He will report to Bill Parker, Salient’s chief operating officer. Prior to joining Salient, May served as SVP of business...

Salient COO Bill Parker Comments on Electronic Security Systems Purchase

Salient Federal Solutions has become the prime holder of the Integrated Electronic Security Systems contracts following its acquisition this week of the Electronic Security Systems division of Dataline, a Washington D.C.-based technology provider to the U.S. Department of Defense. Salient adds access control, alarm monitoring, intrusion detection, video surveillance, asset tracking and other capabilities...