Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-Up: AWS Public Sector Summit & Company News and Top 10 Stories

Weekly Roundup
June 18 – June 22, 2018

Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-Up: AWS Public Sector Summit & Company News and Top 10 Stories

Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic CEO

AWS Public Sector Summit & Company News

On Wednesday and Thursday, Amazon Web Services hosted their annual Public Sector Summit here in Washington, D.C., which featured executives from government, industry and education discussing how federal agencies are proceeding with cloud adoption. Importantly, the event’s keynote speaker, Teresa Carlson, vice president, Worldwide Public Sector at AWS, and a four-time Wash100 winner, was just named to LMI’s board of directors.
GovConWire, ExecutiveBiz and GovConDaily covered AWS news throughout the week. Here are some highlights:
ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday that A&T System was introducing its new Managed Storage-as-a-Service cloud product at the summit. This offering, which is meant for Defense Department customers, was built on top of the AWS cloud and can accommodate high data volumes at different levels of information classification for short- and long-term storage. A&T’s chief executive officer is Dr. Ashok Thareja.
ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday that AWS expanded its online center, built to help federal, state and local government agencies procure multiple cloud service offerings. The database of contract vehicles provides information on the General Services Administration’s IT Schedule 70, NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions and Internet2 procurement vehicles.
The same day, ExecutiveBiz reported that Unisys debuted a suite of managed services meant to accelerate the migration of applications, data and other workloads to AWS’ public cloud. CloudForte gives users access to cloud-native service offerings and contract invoicing capabilities that comply with federal regulations. Peter O’Donoghue, vice president of application services at Unisys’ federal division, said the product allows government to cast off legacy systems and gain confidence in the security of their cloud assets.
In additional AWS news, Leidos announced Wednesday it received Premier Consulting Partner designation, the highest designation in the AWS partner network, after earning Managed Service Provide Status two months previously. The new designation was awarded due to Leidos’ investments in cloud and IT services, which support federal and enterprise clients. John Fratamico, chief technology officer, said the company’s cloud architects assist customers in implementing platforms that will reduce IT footprints and manage data sets.
Thursday, ExecutiveBiz reported VMware and AWS unveiled a hybrid cloud service to help government agencies accelerate the migration of applications and securely manage workloads through a common infrastructure. Teresa Carlson said the platform will help agencies simplify IT modernization, through the integration of VMware’s software applications with AWS, while complying with security standards. Lynn Martin, VP and general manager of government, education and health care at VMware, commented the service will improve disaster recovery and continuity of operations, increase IT infrastructure capacity and facilitate application development.
Also on Thursday, ExecutiveBiz reported AWS designated CACI International as a Premier Consulting Partner. The move was the result of CACI’s expertise in helping government customers navigate cloud infrastructure, application migration and cloud-based DevSecOps, the Arlington, Va., company said. John Mengucci, chief operating officer, commented CACI’s “dedication and focus on investing in both our talented workforce and partners” allowed the organization to deliver critical mission solutions and earn the designation.
If you haven’t done so, check out our Executive Spotlights on Teresa Carlson and Jennifer Chronis, GM of DoD at Amazon Web Services.


Weekly Contract Awards
This week’s top GovCon contract awards: Lockheed Martin, Pond-Woolpert JV, Serco, General Dynamics and Deloitte, among others.
DISA Picks 14 Companies for $7.5B Systems Engineering Support IDIQ
The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded 14 companies spots on the unrestricted track of a potential 10-year, $7.5 billion contract vehicle for systems engineering, innovation and technology services.

Ellen McCarthy, vice president of intelligence and analytics at Noblis, and a 2017 Wash100 winner, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as assistant secretary for intelligence and research at the State Department, the White House announced Tuesday.

Dell EMC’s Steve Harris: Automation, Cloud Platforms Could Help Agencies Manage ‘Technical Debt’
Steve Harris, senior vice president and general manager of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said advancing automation, adopting cloud platforms and simplifying the procurement process are the strategies federal agencies should implement to address the rising “technical debt” associated with maintaining legacy information technology systems.
Anthony Vinci to Step Down as NGA CTO; Cindy Daniell Named Agency Research Director
Anthony Vinci, chief technology officer of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, is due to step down from his position on July 7 and will return to the private sector.
Army Selects 8 Firms for Potential $2.4B Military, Civilian Training Contract
Eight companies have won positions on a potential five-year, $2.4 billion contract from the U.S. Army to support contingency operations training programs for military and civilian personnel.
LMI to Support USPS Enterprise Program Under Potential $100M Contract; David Zolet Comments
LMI has received a potential multiyear, $100 million contract to help the U.S. Postal Service manage enterprise-wide projects.

The Treasury Department announced plans in February to transition information technology and engineering support task orders from the potential $4 billion Treasury Information Processing Support Services-4 contract vehicle to General Service Administration‘s Best-In-Class contracts, Bloomberg Government reported Wednesday.

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has suggested provisions to a fiscal 2019 defense policy bill in a move to address cybersecurity and security clearance challenges the federal government faces.

Former General Dynamics VP Ken Georgi Joins Halfaker and Associates as COO
Ken Georgi, formerly vice president and general manager of the civilian sector at General Dynamics‘ information technology business, has been named chief operating officer at government technology services contractor Halfaker and Associates.
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