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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: Wash100 Update & Recent Executive Moves

Weekly Roundup
March 5 – March 9, 2018

Wash100 Update & Recent Executive Moves

Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic CEO

The popular vote for the Wash100 continues this week! Voting turn out has been strong since the January 25th launch of the popular vote, and all of us at Executive Mosaic extend our gratitude towards those who have participated. The 2018 Wash100 popular vote will be open until April 30th, so if you would like to place your ten votes for the executives that you believe will have the greatest influence on the government contracting landscape over the course of the next year, you can visit the Wash100 voting page to make your voice heard.

The current top five executives are:

This week we’re going to take a look at the recent executive moves that took place in the govcon marketplace. Executive moves from the past month include:

  • Wayne Lucernoni joining ASRC Federal as president of information systems and technology
  • Lynn Dugle being elected as chairman of Engility’s board of directors
  • John Coleman’s appointment to president of Peraton’s homeland security sector
  • Bradley Feldmann, Cubic Corporation CEO and president, being named board chairman
  • Pamela Drew joining Serco’s U.S. board of directors
  • David Myers being named as president of Peraton’s communications sector

ASRC Federal announced on March 7th that Wayne Lucernoni had been selected as president of the company’s information systems and technology division. In his new role, Lucernoni will be responsible for overseeing strategy, programming and technical oversight for the business unit. Mark Gray, president and CEO of ASRC Federal and 2018 Wash100 recipient, said that Lucernoni “brings a wealth of customer knowledge and experience” to the company. Prior to joining ASRC Federal, Lucernoni served as president of mission sustainment and IT services at Harris Corporation.

On March 1stEngility announced that Lynn Dugle, president and CEO, had been elected as chairman of the company’s board of directors. Dugle succeeds co-chairs Peter Marino and David Savner and will continue to serve as both president and CEO of the company. Dugle, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, has served on the Engility board of directors since 2015 and has served as CEO since 2016.

Peraton announced on February 27th that John Coleman had been named president of the company’s homeland security sector. Coleman, who previously served as president of the investigative service group at Omniplex World Services, will be responsible for overseeing the Peraton business unit’s programs and growth efforts for federal customers. Stu Shea, Peraton president and CEO and 2018 Wash100 recipient, said that Coleman’s “extensive experience in program management, business management and customer relations will be an asset” as the company works to fulfill homeland security customer missions.

On February 19thCubic Corporation announced that Bradley Feldmann, president andCEO, was selected to succeed Walter Zable as chairman of the company’s board of directors. Since his appointment to president and CEO in 2014, Feldmann has led the company’s strategic growth efforts and has built up its defense and transportation businesses. Feldmann has also served on the company’s board of directors since 2014.

Serco Inc. announced on February 15th that Pamela Drew, former EVP and president of information systems business at Exelis, had joined the board of directors of Serco’s North American arm. Dave Dacquino, chairman and CEO of Serco, said that Drew’s “dynamic track record… will be a great asset for Serco.” Drew has held senior leadership roles at multiple defense and aerospace contractors such as Engility’s TASC subsidiary, Northrop Grumman and Boeing. Drew currently serves as VP of the board of trustees at the U.S. Air Force Museum Foundation and as a board member of the University of Washington Applied Physics Lab.

On February 8th, David Myers was named as president of Peraton’s communications sector.  Myers, who formerly served as president and CEO of DataPath, will be responsible for developing and implementing Peraton’s communications services strategy. Stu Shea, president and CEO and 2018 Wash100 recipient, noted that Myers’ industry experience will bolster the company’s strategic approach to expand operations in the global satellite and communications marketplaces.

THIS WEEK’S TOP NEWS STORIES

Weekly Contract Awards
This week’s top GovCon contract awards: Raytheon, SAIC, Air Bus, Palantir, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman, among others.
Executive Spotlight: An Interview with Teresa Carlson, VP of Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services
ExecutiveBiz spoke with four-time Wash100 recipient Teresa Carlson about Amazon Web Services’ current offerings and output from the AWS re:Invent 2017 conference. On topics ranging from innovation in cloud computing to hyperscale in the public sector.
Leidos Gets $230M Army C4ISR System Integration Order
Leidos will help the U.S. Army integrate and evaluate command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems under a potential five-year, $230 million task order from the General Services Administration.
Wayne Lucernoni Joins ASRC Federal as President of Information Systems & Technology
ASRC Federal announced that Wayne Lucernoni has been named president of its information systems and technology division. He will oversee strategy, programming and technical oversight for the group, says the Beltsville, Md., company.
5 Firms Awarded Potential $226M IDIQ to Support DARPA Tactical Tech Office
The U.S. Navy has awarded 5 companies spots on a potential $225.8 million contract to provide a administrative, technical, programmatic and financial services to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Tactical Technology Office.
Lt. Gen. Timothy Ray Nominated to Lead Air Force Global Strike Command
President Donald Trump has nominated Lt. Gen. Timothy Ray, deputy commander of the U.S. European Command, to be the next leader of the Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale AF Base in Louisiana.
Jim Centore: Blue Origin to Continue BE-4 Rocket Engine Tests
Jim Centore, group lead for orbital mission operations at Blue Origin, has said the company started to run tests on its BE-4 rocket engine in October 2017 at its facility in West Texas and will continue the testing phase over the next several months, SpaceNews reported Saturday.
Raytheon Lands $73M Award to Update FAA Air Traffic Control Automation System
Raytheon has received a $73 million contract modification from the Federal Aviation Administration to update a computer system that works to help air traffic controllers manage airspace.
NSA Vet Cheryl Peace Joins Cyxtera as Federal Group COO
Cheryl Peace, formerly a senior executive at the National Security Agency, has joined Cyxtera Technologies as chief operating officer of the information technology infrastructure company’s federal group.
DoD Issues Draft Solicitation for Cloud Procurement Contract
The Defense Department has issued a draft request for proposals for a single-award contract to procure commercial enterprise-level cloud services in support of agencies within DoD and service branches.

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