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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: GDIT Adds Former CSRA Execs, More Industry Executive Moves & Wash100 Update

Weekly Roundup
April 9 - April 13, 2018

GDIT Adds Former CSRA Execs, More Industry Executive Moves & Wash100 Update


Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic CEO

This week, General Dynamics Information Technology added five former CSRA executives to its leadership, following the April 3rd completion of its $9.7 billion purchase of the Falls Church, Va., government IT services provider. Phebe Novakovic, GD’s chairman and CEO, and a 2018 Wash100 recipient, said the combined firm is well-positioned to deliver IT modernization to the intelligence community, Defense Department and civilian agencies.

The GDIT leadership team consists of:

  • Amy Gilliland, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, continues to serve as division president, having taken over the reins in September.
  • Bernie Guerry, previously senior vice president of GDIT’s Intelligence Solutions Division and vice president and general manager of the national intelligence sector, serves as chief operating officer.
  • Alison Harbrecht, VP of finance and GDIT’s chief financial officer, oversees all financial planning and reporting, government compliance and project financial management and control.
  • George Batsakis, formerly chief growth officer at CSRA, holds the same role at GDIT, leading integrated technology and business development teams serving federal clients.
  • Kristie Grinnell, VP of IT and supply chain, and chief information officer, oversees the company’s IT strategy related to enterprise technology, business applications, data centers, wide-area networks and customer service.
  • Christian Marrone, previously CSRA’s SVP of external relations and chief of staff, serves as chief of staff to the president.
  • Julie Aslaksen, VP and general counsel, negotiates significant commercial and international transactions, conducts internal investigations and manages claims and litigation.
  • Ken Deutsch, previously with CSRA where he was executive VP of CSRA’s Defense Group, is GDIT’s SVP of defense, overseeing IT delivery to the DoD.
  • Paul Nedzbala, formerly with CSRA’s Health and Civil Group, serves as SVP of GDIT’s federal civilian portfolio.
  • Adam Rudo, previously acting VP and GM of GDIT’s Intelligence Solutions Division, heading the national intelligence sector, is SVP of intelligence.
  • Leigh Palmer, formerly with CSRA’s Intelligence Group, serves as SVP of national security.

Other notable executive moves …

 Sean Palleschi, previously associate finance director of United Technologies Corp.’s aerostructures division, has joined Cubic’s global defense segment as VP of financial operations and controller, the San Diego, Calif., company announced Tuesday, April 10th.

 Gabrielle Batkin, formerly a senior Senate staffer with over two decades of congressional experience, has joined Northrop Grumman as their VP of legislative affairs, the Falls Church, Va., company said Monday, April 9th.

 Mike Jin, previously SOS International’s senior director of IT, has joined Siemens Government Technologies as CIO, the company announced Monday, April 9th.

 John Foley, Data Systems Analyst’s CFO and treasurer, has taken an additional role as president, the Feasterville-Trevose, Penn., company said Monday, April 9th. In addition, DSA announced it promoted six other executives as part of a change in senior leadership.

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 thanks to those who have participated. If you have yet 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, please visit the Wash100 voting page as soon as possible. Only two weeks until voting concludes April 30th!

The current top five executives are:


Weekly Contract Awards
This week’s top GovCon contract awards: Satcom Direct, Leidos, Northrop Grumman, Jacobs and Orbital ATK,  among others.
General Dynamics Adds Former CSRA Execs to Combined Organization’s Leadership Team
General Dynamics has named five former CSRA executives to its information technology business’ leadership team after it completed its approximately $9.7 billion acquisition of the Falls Church, VA based government IT services contractor early this month, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday.
NAVSEA Moves to Address Potential OCI in General Dynamics-CSRA Combination
The U.S. Navy has initiated several measures to avoid any potential organizational conflict of interest that may emerge following the completion of General Dynamics’ $9.7 billion acquisition of CSRA.

6 Companies Win Spots on $25.5B OCONUS Contract

Six companies have won spots on a potential 10-year, $25.5 billion contract to help maintain the U.S. Army‘s aircraft and support equipment deployed primarily outside the continental U.S.

SOSi Buys STG in Cyber, Analytics Services Expansion Push
SOS International has purchased Reston, Va.-based government information technology services contractor STG for an undisclosed sum in a move to broaden its contract and client base and expand its portfolio with the addition of cybersecurity, data analytics and software development capabilities in support of defense, diplomatic and intelligence agencies.
AECOM-Atkins JV to Get Energy Dept Hanford Site Waste Mgmt Contract Extension

The Energy Department intends to award a one-year contract extension to a joint venture of AECOM and SNC-Lavalin‘s Atkins business unit for the treatment and disposal of nuclear waste at the department’s Hanford site, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

Col. Eric Ropella: Navy Plans to Buy 17 Presidential Helicopters Under New Proposal
The U.S. Navy intends to procure 17 presidential helicopters to replace the service’s fleet of 11 VH-3D and eight of H-60N aircraft, the Naval Air Systems Command reported Monday.
Report: Former JPMorgan Exec Dana Deasy Named DoD CIO
Dana Deasy, formerly chief information officer at JPMorgan Chase, will serve as the Defense Department’s new CIO starting early May, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.
A&M Capital Buys Majority Stake in CNSI
Alvarez & Marsal Capital has acquired a controlling interest in Rockville, Maryland-based health information technology systems provider CNSI for an undisclosed sum.
State Dept Approves Potential $1.3B Chinook Helicopter Sale to Spain
The State Department has approved Spain’s request to purchase CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters and related equipment under a potential $1.3 billion foreign military sales agreement.

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