EM’s Weekly Roundup: Major Wash100 Vote Rankings Update; PAE Secures Spot on $6.4B IDIQ Contract; Ellen Lord Talks Coronavirus Delays; POC to Host CMMC Forum on June 24th; Altamira Expands Senior Leadership Team; Executive Spotlight Featuring Ronald “Fog” Hahn

Gina Haspel Still in First; Stacey Dixon, Gen. Paul Nakasone, Gen. Mark Milley, Scott McIntyre All Climb Wash100 Vote Rankings 

Gina Haspel (L), Stacey Dixon (R)

After claiming first place in the 2020 Wash100 Vote Rankings last week, Gina Haspel, director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) remains in first place. Stacey Dixon, deputy director for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), has continued to climb the rankings and now sits in second place after jumping two spots from fourth last week. 

Dixon was in seventh place just two weeks ago, which means your votes could be the difference for your favorite executives to get out of the middle of the pack and into the top five. 

Gen. Mark Milley (L), Gen. Paul Nakasone (C), Scott McIntyre (R)

In addition, Gen. Paul Nakasone has moved into the fourth spot after holding onto fifth place for the past few weeks. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is also climbing from the tenth position and has climbed two spots into eighth place. Could he break into the top five next week? That may depend on your votes. Vote Now

Scott McIntyre, CEO of Guidehouse, had the greatest jump in the Wash100 Vote Rankings this week by far. After not being in the top 20 last week, he has made an impressive move to ninth place.His climb in the rankings just shows once again how important your participation is to determine who finishes in first place on June 1st. 

In less than ten minutes, you could cast the vote to turn your  favorite GovCon executive into the most notable executive in the sector who will provide the greatest contributions of consequence in 2020. Your votes could make all the difference. 

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

PAE Secures Spot on $6.4B AFCAP V IDIQ Contract; John Heller Quoted

John Heller
President & CEO
PAE

PAEPerini was selected as one of eight awardees to support the U.S. Air Force on the seven-year, $6.4B Air Force Contract Augmentation Program V (AFCAP V) indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to perform maintenance and engineering services, the company announced on Friday.

“We established a record of delivering dependable solutions on AFCAP IV,” PAE President and CEO and five-time Wash100 Award recipient John Heller said, “The Air Force recognized they could rely on our engineering support and logistics for the delivery of mission critical supplies.

The partnership’s global reach and skill set will support AFCAP V and the U.S. government’s reaction to the needs of worldwide missions and contingencies and will provide infrastructure solutions during disaster support and recovery. PAE-Perini will compete for task orders anticipated to begin in the second quarter of 2020. 

“We’re proud our performance across a breadth of capabilities led to the Air Force extending that relationship with AFCAP V,” added Heller.

Hon. Ellen Lord: Pentagon Anticipates Three-Month Delay Across Major Acquisition Programs

Hon. Ellen Lord
DoD

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD) and a four-time Wash100 Award recipient, said DoD expects to see contract delays of up to three months across major defense acquisition programs as contractors deal with challenges in the supply chain due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Right now, there isn’t any specific Covid penalty that we see for a specific program, however, we do anticipate a three-month slowdown at slower rates in terms of execution than we saw before,” Lord said during a press conference on Monday. “We are just now looking at key milestones that might be impacted.” 

Potomac Officers Club Hosting CMMC Forum on June 24; Featuring Katherine Arrington as Keynote Speaker

Katherine Arrington
CISO
DoD Acquisition Office

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 Potomac Officers Club’s (POC) upcoming CMMC Forum on June 24th. 

You can register here for one of the most important forums of the year. The forum will also be available via live stream. Please reach out to Executive Mosaic if you have any questions. 

Join Potomac Officers Club for its CMMC Forum 2020 on June 24th to learn about the impact DoD’s CMMC will have on cybersecurity practices, supply chain security and other aspects of the federal market.

Altamira Expands Senior Leadership Team; Ted Davies Comments

Ted Davies
CEO
Altamira

Altamira Technologies has added Adam Omar, John Price, Clay Sherman to its leadership team as the company aims to expand work on mission-critical national security programs.

Omar, former chief financial officer of CyberCore Technologies, will assume the same position for the company. Price, formerly a Special Operations soldier, will serve as VP for growth and strategy, and Sherman will bring more than 20 years of experience in proposal management and corporate communications to his new role as the company’s director of capture and proposals. 

Ted Davies, CEO of Altamira and former Wash100 Award winner, told GovConWire the company looks to expand its footprint across the areas of “space superiority, cyberspace dominance and battlespace awareness.” Davies added the new appointees will work to help grow the company’s reach customer and mission base.

ExecutiveBiz Features Amentum’s Ronald “Fog” Hahn in New Executive Spotlight 

Ronald “Fog” Hahn
EVP of Strategic Growth
Amentum

Ronald “Fog” Hahn, executive vice president of strategic growth at Amentum, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz about the company’s launch and branding, and how it has led to greater growth and access to new markets. The “Executive Spotlight” interview featured a number of questions such as: 

ExecutiveBiz: How did AECOM Management Services successfully transition to Amentum? What tools did you integrate into the branding process?

“I think our most important branding tool was our employees. We put a lot of focus on them and getting their input was a priority as we built the new brand. With more than 20,000 employees they proved to be invaluable given today’s digital/social media environment.  

At the beginning of February, we held launch activities throughout the company in dozens of locations around the globe; it was truly amazing to see the creativity, enthusiasm and optimism of employees and how they have embraced the new brand!”

Click here to read the full Executive Spotlight interview with Ronald “Fog” Hahn.

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