Executive Mosaic is thrilled to present Dave Levy, vice president of federal business for Amazon Web Services (AWS), as an inductee into the 2020 edition of the Wash100 Award for leading the push for information technology modernization and cloud adoption for federal agencies as well as forming significant partnerships to advance AWS’ capabilities.
Levy has earned his third consecutive Wash100 Award this year. Previously, he won his second for leading cloud adoption initiatives as well as IT modernization to improve and accelerate cloud applications for the federal government. Those missions have continued for Levy with great success over the last year.
Most notably, Levy expressed his belief that believes the government's efforts to reform its procurement process will work to accelerate technology adoption and drive IT modernization efforts at federal agencies during an interview in June 2019.
“It’s an industry approach that’s going to be taken to change procurement, to help them adapt to modern laws. Do we need changes in the far perhaps, yes, but I think we need fundamental policy changes, a legislative approach to change procurement for technology,” he added.
Levy argued that reform could enable federal agencies to manage the data that they have and utilize insights to update their services in order to improve the public's digital experience.
"[Once] you have the opportunity to get your data both unstructured and structured, in a place, in a cloud, in an environment where you can start to do things with it [and] create data lakes, you can start to apply analytics to it, build machine learning models in AI," Levy explained.
Under his leadership, AWS also formed significant partnerships in 2019 to drive the company’s missions towards more open data, collaboration and cloud platforms. In June 2019, AWS gave Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) “premier” consulting partner status to help customers meet the requirements with the use of cloud technology under AWS’ Partner Network.
In addition, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) gave AWS a contract to make the agency’s environmental datasets available on the companies’ cloud platforms in Jan. 2020. The contract will have AWS work to expand access to open data NOAA collects from weather systems, vessels, satellites and radars, among other sources.
"With initiatives like the Big Data Project, researchers are leveraging AWS services to lower the barriers to affordable, on demand and scalable data analysis," said Levy.
Most recently, AWS partnered with Credence Management Solutions to complete the migration of five applications operated by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to the AWS GovCloud environment.
AWS noted the transition to GovCloud helped optimized DLA’s security posture and infrastructure management capacities. Levy elaborated that the partnership will serve as the basis for the potential migration of the Department of Defense’s mission tools to the cloud.
Executive Mosaic congratulates David Levy and Amazon Web Services for his 2020 Wash100 Award selection. Levy has established himself as a top executive in the government contracting sector for leading the push for information technology (IT) modernization and cloud adoption for federal agencies as well as forming significant partnerships to advance AWS’ capabilities.
About The Wash100
The Wash100 Award, now in its seventh year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.
Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2020 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2020.