John Hillen: GovCon Services Market ‘Leaving Its Teenage Years,’ Entering New Maturation Phase

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The GovCon services market is entering a new phase of maturity and leaving a part of a nearly five-decade timespan that “might be seen as its teenage years,” former Sotera Defense Solutions CEO John Hillen wrote in a May 20 guest column for Washington Technology. Hillen, executive in residence and professor of practice at George Mason University’s School of Management, is charting the...

Sotera Seeks Professionals for Army Support Jobs

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Sotera Defense Solutions will host career events at military bases to seek professionals who are qualified to fill support services jobs for contract work with the U.S. Army. Applicants with a Secret level clearance are invited to apply for the positions of field service analyst and technician, field SW service engineers, operations specialist, program administrator and software and systems engineers,...

Andrew Bryden Joins SRA as Comm, Public Affairs VP

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Andrew Bryden Andrew Bryden, formerly vice president of marketing and communications at Sotera Defense Solutions, has joined SRA International as VP of communications and public affairs, GovCon Wire has learned. The 18-year marketing and communications veteran was previously responsible for managing Sotera’s brand, external marketing and communications programs and employee communications. He...

John Hillen, Chuck Heflebower, Alan Wade Join Software AG Govt Solutions Board; Tod Weber Comments

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John Hillen John Hillen, formerly president and CEO of Sotera Defense Solutions for five years, is one of three new appointees to the board of directors at Software AG Government Solutions, the Germany-based software conglomerate’s subsidiary focused on the U.S. federal market. Chuck Heflebower, a senior vice president at Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI), and former CIA Chief...

Sotera Promotes Rick White to CIO: John Hillen Comments

John Hillen Sotera Defense Solutions has promoted Rick White, previously vice president and solutions architect, to serve as chief information officer. The company said Wednesday White will be responsible for developing and implementing information technology offerings aimed at helping customers fulfill information- and technology-related missions. John Hillen, president and CEO, said White will lead...

Army Hands Down $7B for Software, Systems Engineering

U.S. Army photo The U.S. Army has awarded a potential $7 billion contract to several companies for software and systems engineering services, the Defense Department announced Thursday. Companies will compete for task orders under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract through Sept. 30, 2017 and the Army will determine work location with each order. Awardees include: BAE Systems Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:...

GovCon Wire’s September Executive Move Roundup Tallies 21 Across GovCon

The month of September produced a relatively even distribution of executive moves at government contracting firms across company leadership posts and executive positions in financial, contracts and legal operations. In all, GovCon Wire covered 21 executive moves during September. Check out the wide range below. Leadership Parsons promoted Mary Ann Hopkins to lead government services, including global...

Sotera Names Booz Allen Vet Laurie Villano Cyber Systems Lead; John Hillen Comments

Laurie Villano Sotera Defense Solutions has appointed Laurie Villano senior vice president of the cyber systems and solutions business, headquartered in Annapolis Junction, Md. The company said she will lead a team of 300 national security professionals in delivering cybersecurity solutions to customers in Fort Meade, Md., home of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command. John HIllen She...

GovConExec Spring Issue Expands on Big Data Opportunities, Mergers

GovConExec, published by GovCon Wire’s parent company Executive Mosaic, released the Spring 2012 issue, providing the latest news and government contracting executive views on healthcare, mobility, the current budget environment as well as on the new market buzz big data. GovConExec explores how big data is impacting the contracting community in its feature article, “The Big Picture on...

Sotera Completes Purchase of Potomac Fusion, Developer of Cloud, ISR Solutions

John Hillen, Sotera Sotera Defense Solutions completed its acquisition of Potomac Fusion Inc. on Friday, according to a company announcement. Sotera announced on Dec. 1 it had agreed to acquire the Chantilly, Va.-based company, a developer of information solutions for defense and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems that operate in cloud computing environments. Sotera President...