EM’s Weekly Roundup: Executive Moves for Perspecta, POC Hosting 2020 CIO Forum on Jan. 23rd, Major Contracts for Leidos, CACI, Lockheed Martin, Red Hat’s David Egts Talks Open-Source Approaches & Top 10 Weekly Stories

Leidos Books Potential $1B FAA Flight Service Modernization Contract; Jim Moos Quoted

Jim Moos

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has landed a potential 15-year, $1 billion contract to update the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) digital flight briefing service with aeronautical and weather data as well as flight planning support features. 

The Future Flight Services Program contract has a five-year base period and 10 one-year options. 

Work under the follow-on contract builds on FAA’s Automated Flight Service Station award, which Leidos secured in 2005 and covered support of the 1800wxbrief portal for flight services and self-service features to users within the contiguous U.S., Hawaii and Puerto Rico. 

Jim Moos, acting president of Leidos’ civil group, said the company will work to deliver flight briefing services and modifications such as interactive mapping technology to help pilots better plan flights in line with agency standards.

Contract work will take place in Ashburn, Va., and Fort Worth, Texas.

CACI to Back Air Force Research Lab C4ISR Programs Under $438M NETCENTS-2 Task Order; John Mengucci Quoted

John Mengucci

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has received a potential five-year, $438 million task order to provide services in support of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance programs.

The task order was awarded through the Network-Centric Solutions-2 contract vehicle includes the development of emerging technology, sustainment of the Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System and other C4ISR initiatives and multi-domain integration of operations and intelligence across air, cyber and space domains. 

John Mengucci, president and CEO of CACI, said the company will leverage its expertise and technology to support AFRL and the service’s multi-domain operations.

Potomac Officers Club to Host 2020 CIO Forum on Jan. 23rd

Juliane Gallina

Please join Potomac Officers Club for an insightful look across the federal government during our 2020 CIO Forum on Jan. 23rd, 2020, featuring  Juliane Gallina of the CIA as the keynote speaker. 

Register here for POC’s 2020 CIO Forum on Jan. 23rd, 2020. 

In today’s fast-changing business landscape, chief information officers (CIOs) have the daunting task of staying ahead of the curve in digital innovation and information technology. A CIO’s leadership is pivotal for a top company in the industry to implement an effective business strategy, drive growth in a competitive market and build a strong culture to support innovation. 

In addition, The forum will also feature a full panel to be moderated by Bob Schumm of the Oracle Corporation – National Security Group. Erin Hawley of DataRobot has been announced as a panelist with more names to be revealed in the coming weeks. 

Register here for POC’s 2020 CIO Forum on Jan. 23rd, 2020.

Perspecta Adds Angela James, Lauren Ingram to Expand Business Development

Angela James (L), Lauren Ingram (R)

Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP) has named Angela James, formerly senior account executive for the Department of Defense at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), as a business development executive. James brings over 16 years of experience with cloud, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and data to the company. 

She’s held previous business development positions with Leonardo DRS, KSH Solutions and Modulant. She also worked as a project coordinator at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) earlier in her career. 

Lauren Ingram, who previously worked at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) in a Veterans Affairs business development role, has taken the position of health client executive at Perspecta.

Ingram bring extensive experience in technology and business development. She has served in similar roles for General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) business and MicroStrategy.

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Lockheed Secures $135M Army Air-to-Ground Missile Contract Modification

Marillyn Hewson

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will continue to provide updated air-to-ground missiles to the U.S. Army under a three-year, $134.7 million contract modification. The service branch obligated the full amount of the modification for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile procurement Work will take place in Orlando through Feb. 28, 2023.

DoD granted Milestone C approval to the service branch’s JAGM program in June 2018. JAGM is designed to help rotary-wing and unmanned aircraft operators recognize ground or naval targets with the system’s multimode seeker technology.

Red Hat’s David Egts Talks Open-Source Approaches to Digital Transformation

David Egts

David Egts, chief technologist of Red Hat‘s (NYSE: RHT) North American public sector business, has said that open-source procedures can help organizations meet digital transformation goals while promoting mobility and addressing a skills gap.

In a Fedscoop interview, Egts noted that Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs works with government customers to help them reduce workload processing time through new software development methods.

He added that organizations should build a capacity to transform internal processes, consolidate skills training in next-generation technology and rescale workforce based on an open-source approach to support the implementation of modern systems such as cloud computing platforms.

“When you think about digital transformation, it’s more than just technology. It’s people in the process, too,” he said during the interview.

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