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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Boeing Secures $1.55B Contract; HII Completes $350M Acquisition; Wash100 Voting Ends April 30th; Accenture Federal and CACI Win Big Contracts; Katie Arrington Provides CMMC Update; Marillyn Hewson Comments on COVID-19 Crisis and Weekly Top Ten Stories

Katie Arrington
DoD Acquisition Office

Katie Arrington Offers Updates on Pentagon’s CMMC Program

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer for acquisition with DoD and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, elaborated to Government Matters during an interview about the creation of standards that third-party assessment organizations will use to evaluate and certify contractors under DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program.

“The whole purpose of the CMMC was making a unified standard so that we could lower the barrier entry for non-traditional [contractors] and small businesses that may have never done or thought that they want to do work with the government before,” she said.

Arrington said DoD and the accreditation body training working group have been working with Johns Hopkins University, Carnegie Mellon University and other institutions to develop the training that is standardized for all the C3PAOs and individual auditors that will come through assessments.

She noted that the department’s CMMC program will share threat information to small businesses and help them with patches, updates and other cyber measures through DoD’s Cyber Crime Center and the National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center, among other organizations.

“The CMMC is a go, no-go decision. You either are or you aren’t ready. You either are certified or you are not. There is no ambiguity. That is huge for small business plus we are willing to pay for what we need our industry to be able to do,” Arrington added.

John Mengucci President and CEO CACI

CACI Wins Potential $200M Navy Satcom, C5ISR Support IDIQ

CACI International has secured a potential $199.5 million contract on March 26th to provide satellite communications systems and services to the U.S. Navy’s joint warfighting special operations around the world.

CACI will also provide command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support for satcom operations via the IDIQ. Other contract services cover systems engineering and integration, fielding, training, logistics, maintenance and program management work.

Sixty-five percent of contract work will take place in Fayetteville, N.C., and the remaining 35 percent at various locations within and outside the continental U.S.

John Goodman
Chief Executive
Accenture Federal Services

Accenture Federal Services Wins $201M TSA Credentialing System Support Order

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has received a potential seven-year, $201 million task order to help the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) technology solutions division consolidate and maintain credentialing systems, GovConWire reported on March 26th.

AFS will perform adaptive maintenance as well as tier 2 and 3 support services for the consolidation of TSA’s screening gateway, transportation vetting system and technology infrastructure modernization platforms.

Marilyn Hewson
Chariman, President and CEO
Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Releases Company Guidance Amid Pandemic; Marillyn Hewson Quoted

Lockheed Martin announced new company guidance regulations due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 and its major societal impacts on Monday.

“Lockheed Martin understands that the shared effort to combat COVID-19 and recover from its effects will be a long-term one. We will continue to engage national, state, and local leaders to undertake additional measures as needed,” said Marillyn Hewson, chairman, CEO and president of Lockheed Martin and 2020 Wash100 Award winner.

Lockheed released a new guidance plan with three clear priorities to protect the health and safety of its employees. Lockheed Martin will perform and deliver national security, global communications and infrastructure initiatives and utilize its know-how, resources and leadership as a company to assist our communities and our country during this period of national crisis.

“Throughout this crisis, Lockheed Martin remains committed to continuing to deliver critical capabilities for our nation and our allies, supporting job creation and economic recovery, and helping those in need wherever we operate,” added Hewson.

HII Completes $350M Buy of Kongsberg Maritime’s Hydroid Subsidiary; Andy Green Quoted

Andy Green
EVP and President
HII Technical Solutions

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has finalized its $350 million acquisition of Pocasset, Mass.-based marine robotics provider Hydroid from Kongsberg Maritime to expand its capabilities in the autonomous and unmanned maritime systems market.

“The combination of HII and Hydroid brings together the full range of UUVs,” said Andy Green, an executive vice president and president of HII Technical Solutions and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner. “Combined, we can now offer a comprehensive suite of autonomous underwater vehicle systems that address our customers’ needs,” Green added.

HII said on March 27th that the company will operate Hydroid as part of its unmanned systems business unit within its technical solutions division, which now includes capabilities in small and medium unmanned underwater vehicles with the addition of Hydroid’s Remus and Seaglider autonomous underwater vehicles.

HII also announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Kongsberg Maritime to jointly offer maritime and naval products and services to U.S. government clients and potential customers worldwide.

Amy Gilliland, Gina Haspel, Gen. Mark Milley, Will Roper and Juliane Gallina Rise in the Wash100 Popular Vote Prior to April 30th Deadline

With less than a month left before voting ends on April 30th, the Wash100 Popular Vote rankings are more important than ever. Time is running out for you to cast your votes and drive your favorite executives from the government contracting (GovCon) sector up the rankings.

The Wash100 Award is awarded to those distinguished government executives of consequence that have demonstrated excellence in the government contracting (GovCon) sector, but it’s up to the GovCon community to determine who is believed to be the top potential contributor of consequence to the sector in the months to come. Don’t wait any longer to cast your votes.

Amy Gilliland (L), Gina Haspel (M), Gen. Mark Milley (R)

The Wash100 Popular Vote continues to be a rollercoaster ride to watch as executives across the federal sector climb the ladder with your votes. While Woody Talcove of LexisNexis and Phebe Novakovic of General Dynamics remain in the top two spots, Amy Gilliland of General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has made the move up to third place after sitting in the low-tier of the top five for weeks.

Gina Haspel of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) broke through into the fifth spot last week and has kept that momentum going as she now sits in fourth. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also has moved up to eighth place after being in 12th just two weeks ago.

Will Roper (L), Juliane Gallina (R)

Will Roper, assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force, has climbed from the teens into the tenth position and seems to be making his move up the rankings before April 30th. Most notably, Juliane Gallina, chief information officer of the CIA, had the biggest jump in the rankings this week and climbed from 15th to 11th and is closing in on a position in the top ten.

We’re expecting a wild finish in the last month of voting. Your favorite GovCon executives won’t have the chance to rise in the rankings and take the top spot before April 30th if you don’t cast your votes. Vote now before April 30th and give your picks a chance to win.

Here are the current rankings for the top 20 executives in the 2020 Wash100 Popular Vote:


Boeing Secures $1.55B Contract Modification to Build P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft for U.S. Navy, Int’l Clients

Leanne Caret
President and CEO
Boeing Defense, Space & Security

On Tuesday, Boeing was awarded a $1.55 billion contract modification to continue producing an additional 18 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance planes for the U.S. Navy as well as military sales customers.

P-8 is based on the 737-800 airframe and built to support anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

The contract modification will also have the company providing eight Lot 11 P-8A aircraft to the U.S. service branch, four to New Zealand and six to South Korea.

The Department of Defense (DoD) added that Boeing will support Lot 11 units with unknown obsolescence and perform Class 1 obsolescence monitoring, change assessment and engineering services for the South Korean government as part of the modification.

Work will take place in Seattle, California, Arizona, Alabama and Texas through October 2023.

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