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EM Weekly Roundup: Leidos Secures $7.7.B Contract, Carahsoft Adds Vendors to $820M DoD Asset Management Software BPA, POC to Host 2020 Procurement Forum on March 19th, CMMC Forum on April 2nd, Checkout Wash100 Popular Vote, Mark Esper Warns U.S. Allies About China, Weekly Wash100 Presentations & Weekly Top 10 Stories

Leidos Secures $7.7B Contract From Naval Information Warfare Systems Command; Gerry Fasano Quoted 

Gerry Fasano, President of Leidos’ Defense Group

The Naval Information Warfare Systems Command awarded Leidos a potential eight-year, $7.7 billion contract to modernize and maintain shore-based networks being used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps across the globe, Leidos announced on Feb. 12th

The company will provide global network and data management services to the Department of the Navy under the Next Generation Enterprise Network-Recompete (NGEN) contract’s services portion.

“Under the enterprise construct of NGEN-R, we look forward to unifying and fortifying existing networks while providing cost-efficiencies to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps,” said Gerry Fasano, president of Leidos’ defense group and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner.

Carahsoft Adds Seven Vendors to $820M DoD Asset Management Software BPA; Craig Abod Quoted

Craig Abod, President of Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology has been awarded a modification to add seven additional vendors to its list of software publishers on a potential 10-year, $820.4 million blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for asset management software.

The company selected CloudBolt Software, Ivanti, Nutanix, Recorded Future, ServiceNow, Splunk and Veritas Technologies as the new software publishers to help Carahsoft provide commercial-off-the-shelf software offerings for the Department of Defense (DoD), intelligence community and the U.S. Coast Guard through the agreement. 

“Carahsoft’s vendor and reseller partners are committed to ensuring that our government customers are able to maximize the value of their IT portfolios, keep pace with innovation, meet compliance requirements, and be assured that they’re getting the best prices possible,” said Craig Abod, president of Carahsoft and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

Potomac Officers Club to Host 2020 Procurement Forum on March 19th Featuring Soraya Correa as Keynote Speaker; CMMC Forum Coming on April 2nd with Katherine Arrington of DoD

Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer for DHS

Potomac Officers Club (POC) has two can’t miss events coming soon. On March 19th, POC will host the 2020 Procurement Forum at the 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. The forum will feature Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as a keynote speaker. 

Don’t wait to register for POC’s 2020 Procurement Forum on March 19th. Click here to save your spot and learn the short and long term strategies surrounding the procurement process.

Katie Arrington, CISO for DoD Acquisition Office

On April 2nd, Katherine Arrington, chief information security officer for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and 2020 Wash100 Award winner, will be featured as the keynote speaker for POC’s CMMC Forum. You can register here for one of the most important forums of the year. 

Join Potomac Officers Club for its CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2nd to learn about the impact DoD’s CMMC will have on cybersecurity practices, supply chain security and other aspects of the federal market.

Vote for Your Wash100 Favorites; Wash100 Popular Vote Results

Woody Talcove, CEO , Government for LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Have you voted for your 10 favorite Wash100 Award winners? You have until April 30th to vote for the ten executives who you believe will have the most significant contributions of consequence to the government contracting (GovCon) sector by the end of 2020. 

April 30th may be two months away, but the votes are already pouring in and the race to win the popular vote has begun. As of now, Woody Talcove, CEO, Government for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, has emerged as the leader of the pack.

How is your CEO doing in the Wash100 Popular Vote? Click here to find out.

Amy Gilliland (TL), Chris Brady (BL), Phebe Novakovic (R)

General Dynamics still holds three out of five of the top five spots in the popular vote with Phebe Novakovic, chairwoman and chief executive officer of General Dynamics holding second place, Chris Brady, president of General Dynamics Mission Systems, trailing ever so slightly in third place and Amy Gilliland, president of General Dynamics Information Technology, sitting in fourth place. 

The competition is already heating up as several Wash100 winners are pushing to establish an early lead in the popular vote.

However, your vote could be the difference by April 30th. Don’t wait to vote for your favorite executives right now.

Wash100 Presentations 

We were honored to present the Wash100 Award to a handful of winners across the GovCon sector, including Kevin Phillips, president and CEO of ManTech, Stu Shea, chairman, president & CEO of Peraton, John Goodman, chief executive of Accenture Federal Services, and Tina Dolph, president and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies

Kevin Phillips (L), John Goodman (ML), Stu Shea (MR), Tina Dolph (R)

Executive Mosaic congratulates Kevin Phillips, Stu Shea, John Goodman, Tina Dolph and their respective companies for earning Wash100 Awards in 2020. Each winner’s contributions to the GovCon sector demonstrate the level of commitment, vision and leadership needed to win the Wash100 Award consecutively and continue to innovate and move the industry into the future. 

Mark Esper Calls for Int’l Action in Efforts to Combat China

Mark Esper, DoD Defense Secretary

Mark Esper, defense secretary and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has urged European allies to “wake up to the challenges presented by China” as the country continues to manipulate international order, CNN reported on Saturday

Esper told attendees at this year’s Munich Security Conference that while the U.S. does not intend to exacerbate conflict with China, defending international rules should also be the priority of Europe and the larger international community. 

“We can only do this by making greater investments in our common defense; by making the hard economic and commercial choices needed to prioritize our shared security and by working together to maintain a ready and capable alliance network that is prepared to deter any threat, defend any ally, and defeat any foe,” he noted. 

According to Esper, China has often expressed its progress as a global superpower in “threatening and coercive” ways and should adhere to international norms.

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