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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: 2018 Wash100 Watch – Top 5 GovCon Executives of Consequence Leading the Vote

Weekly Roundup
February 12 – February 16, 2018

The Current Top 5 GovCon Executives of Consequence

Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic CEO

We’re three weeks into the 5th annual Wash100 season and the voting turn out has been fantastic! The popular vote will be active until April 30th, so be sure to get out the vote for the executives you believe will have the greatest impact on the 2018 GovCon marketplace.

Last week we focused on the Government Executives climbing the ranks of the Wash100 popular vote. This week we’re looking at the top five private sector executives leading the GovCon Executives section of the rankings.

These five individuals are active leaders in the GovCon community, carrying their respective companies to greater heights via their leadership in the implementation of innovative technologies, driving of M&A activity, securing contract awards, and working to support federal agency clients in achieving their missions and goals.

Currently, the leading GovCon Executives are:

Craig Abod, president of Carahsoft Technology, was inducted into the 2018 Wash100 for his leadership in improving information technology services for government customers. In August, Carahsoft was named to the Channel Company’s 2017 Top 500 List of solution providers for the 12th consecutive year, and a month later the company was named to Bloomberg Government’s Top 200 List of federal IT vendors for the 6th consecutive year.

Larry Prior, president and CEO of CSRA, was inducted into the 2018 Wash100 for promoting government IT network transformation and encouraging the implementation of innovative technologies. In December, NVTC named Prior as a 2017 “Tech Executive of the Year,” due to CSRA’s high level of activity in acquisitions and contract award wins. 2018 looks to be even more exciting for CSRA, as General Dynamics agreed to acquire CSRA for approximately $9.6 billion on February 12th. General Dynamics’ acquisition of CSRA will lead to the creation of a combined IT platforms provider for the government IT sector. Prior stated that the combination would create a federal IT services contractor “with a full spectrum of enterprise IT capabilities.” Phebe Novakovic, General Dynamics chairman and CEO and a 2018 Wash100 inductee, said the combined company will have an estimated $9.9 billion in revenue.

Paul Smith, VP and general manager of Red Hat’s Public Sector business unit, was inducted into the 2018 Wash100 for his extensive work in leading the business unit and promoting software solution sales to federal agencies and system integrators. Under Smith’s leadership, Red Hat Public Sector has increased its emphasis on open source technology, utilizing it to assist federal agency clients. In addition to being inducted into the 2018 Wash100, Smith was also named as the recipient of the Institute for Excellence in Sales’ 7th annual Lifetime Achievement award in June 2017.

Catherine Kuenzel, vice president of enterprise services at Microsoft’s Public Sector business, was inducted to the 2018 Wash100 for her leadership in enterprise services. Microsoft had a strong start to 2018, receiving Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certifications from the Air Force and Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the company’s Azure Governmentcloud platform in January. additionally, the Air Force announced on February 14th that it anticipates completing its transition to Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system by the end of March, thus meeting requirements mandated by the Department of Defense.

Stu Shea, CEO of Peraton, was inducted into the 2018 Wash100 for operational excellence and leadership in supporting federal clients’ mission requirements. In an interview with ExecutiveBiz, Shea noted that Peraton is “very thoughtful about things like our mission, our vision, our values and reflect that in our go-forward position is as a company… We as a company are thoroughly imperative to the mission to protect and promote freedom around the world.” At the end of January, Peraton secured a spot on the Department of Health and Human Services’ Next Generation IT Services BPA, and won a potential five-year, $71.8 million contract from DISA to aid the Army’s Pacific Command, by implementing and managing commercial satellite communications technology.

We encourage you, as a member of the GovCon community, to visit the Wash100 voting page and cast your 10 votes for the outstanding leaders you believe will have the most impact on this year’s GovCon market. Only you can determine the Top 30 Executives of Consequence.

You can share your votes on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Voting concludes on April 30, 2018.

Congratulations to the 2018 Wash100!


Weekly Contract Awards
This week’s top GovCon contract awards: Orbital ATK, REAN Cloud, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, and Lockheed Martin, among others.
General Dynamics to Buy CSRA in Potential $9.6B Deal; Phebe Novakovic, Larry Prior Comment
General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has agreed to acquire CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) for approximately $9.6 billion in a move to form a combined information technology platforms provider in the government IT services sector.
Mike Lawrie Gives Updates on DXC’s Cloud Business, USPS Unit’s Merger With Vencore, KeyPoint
Mike Lawrie, chairman, president and CEO of DXC Technology, has said the company saw a 13 percent growth in its cloud business during the third quarter of fiscal 2018 that ended Dec. 31, CRN reported Friday.
Veritas Capital to Buy PwC’s US Public Sector Business
Veritas Capital has agreed to purchase the U.S. public sector business of PwC for an undisclosed sum.
General Atomics Announces Teammates for Navy’s Stingray Tanker Drone Requirement
A General Atomics business unit will collaborate with several other companies to compete for the U.S. Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program.
Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone Nominated to Lead NSA, Cybercom
Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of the Army Cyber Command, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as head of the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command, Politico reported Tuesday.
Army Taps General Dynamics, Leidos for $200M Geospatial Support Contract
Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) One Source business have won a potential five-year, $200 million shared contract to provide technical expertise in support of U.S. Army geospatial programs.
Executive Spotlight: An Interview with Chris Barnett, VP of Technology & CTO of General Dynamics IT’s Intelligence Solutions Division
“…outsourcing IT is a big leap–the private sector should continue to develop offerings that help meet the government’s cost objectives and meet or exceed the customer’s risk expectation.”
REAN Cloud Lands $950M DoD Cloud Procurement Contract
REAN Cloud has secured a potential five-year, $950 million contract from the Defense Department to provide cloud platforms and services to agencies within DoD.
Christopher Krebs Nominated to Lead DHS’ Natl Protection & Programs Directorate
Christopher Krebs, acting undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Protection and Programs Directorate, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to lead NPPD on a full-time basis.

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