The year 2015 for government contractors was one that featured major landscape shifts in its composition unlike any other since the post-Cold War drawdown in the 1990s that resulted in consolidation among the defense market’s largest companies.
GovCon’s services arena took its turn to drive the consolidation narrative in 2016 as many of its most notable players made acquisitions in select growth areas, became their own entities through spin-offs to gain a target focus on markets, or even combined forces with a similar-sized business to position themselves for growth in a market subjected to budget volatility and shifting priorities at agencies.
Sequestration and new funding priorities continued to be at the forefront of many minds in business and government, new efforts in the technology development arena became more prominent and the theme of increasing public-private partnerships always dominated the discussion on how to move the GovCon sector forward in its collaborations with agencies.
With these trends in mind, Executive Mosaic‘s staff reviewed the year that was in 2015 and looked forward to 2016 for their selections to this year’s edition of the Wash100 — the executive leaders in government, industry and academia that drive the conversation for GovCon companies and their partners in the public sector.
The Wash100 is a premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic’s organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential voices in the GovCon sector and recognized for their efforts at either their business or agency to drive leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision for U.S. citizens.
“These winners represent those leaders with standing in the GovCon community most like to shape the big events of 2016, ” said Jim Garrettson, President and Founder of Executive Mosaic.