Mac Curtis, President and CEO of Perspecta, Named to 2020 Wash100 for Advancing Cyber Capabilities and Defense Technologies

Jeff Brody
Mac Curtis

Executive Mosaic is honored to present Mac Curtis, president and CEO of Perspecta, as an inductee into the 2020 edition of the Wash100 Award for his efforts to advance Perspecta’s influence within government’s advancement of cyber and defense technologies through acquisitions and contract awards.

This marks Curtis’ sixth consecutive Wash100 Award. Curtis drastically helped the company’s digital transformation needs in healthcare, defense and intelligence, which earned him his 2018 Wash100 Award. He also led the company through multiple multimillion-dollar contracts with customers, including the Department of Defense, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the FBI.

Curtis’ efforts have continued to advance the companies influence within government defense departments in addition to further developing new defense technologies and cyber capabilities. In January 2019, Perspecta announced it holds a prime position on the U.S. Army’s $12 billion Information Technology Enterprise Solutions 3 Services contract vehicle.

The company will vie for task orders in areas such as cybersecurity, telecommunications, business process engineering, supply chain management and training to support the service branch’s enterprise information technology operations under the ITES-3S program.

The Defense Information Services Agency awarded Perspecta a spot on the $7.5 billion Systems Engineering, Technology and Innovation procurement vehicle. The company will compete for task orders to provide complex engineering support services and advanced technology platforms to address current and future mission requirements for the DoD.

SETI offers the company an opportunity to deliver innovative platforms in technical areas including cybersecurity, application and infrastructure modernization, cloud, analytics and data services and mobile communications to DISA and its DoD mission partners.

Perspecta also won an Army Cyber Command task order worth potentially $905.7 million over five years to help protect U.S. Army networks and support the cyberspace operations of ARCYBER, U.S. Cyber Command service components, Joint Forces Headquarters-Cyber and mission partners.

The company was also selected last year help the Army build and field cyber electronic warfare technology platforms through its position on a multiple-award, $982 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

Perspecta seeks to help the service branch produce non-kinetic systems for cyber-electromagnetic activities and apply deep signals intelligence, big data and wireless expertise to the firm’s offerings for the R4 program.

“It is no question that in order for our Armed Forces to maintain their dominance, they need to ensure they are providing the strongest, most advanced cyber capabilities to its warfighters,” Curtis said at the time.

In August 2019, Perspecta completed its $250 million acquisition of Knight Point Systems to grow cloud, cyber, enterprise information and digital transformation offerings intended to help government customers manage missions.

“We are impressed by Knight Point’s deep customer intimacy, rich legacy of innovation, patented IP and delivery of IT and cyber managed services programs to customers such as the Department of Defense and Homeland Security,” Curtis noted.

Throughout the year, Curtis won multiple awards for his accomplishments within the GovCon sector, including the Greater Washington GovCon Award for Executive of the Year.

“I am extremely humbled and honored to receive this award,” he said in a November statment. “I accept this on behalf of the 14,000 Perspecta employees who wake up every morning around the world to support our customers’ missions and keep our country safe.”

Perspecta has also won awards for their technological accomplishments, including the Industry Innovator Award in recognition of the technology that the company has developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the hackathon competition team, Opt1x, won first place at DreamPort’s rapid prototyping event in October 2019.

Executive Mosaic congratulates Curtis and Perspecta for their accomplishments in 2019, and his commitment to advancing technology and cyber for defense sectors across the government.

About 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.

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