Wash100 Popular Vote to Close on June 1st! Cast Your 10 Votes By Sunday’s Midnight Deadline!
After record setting participation from the government contracting (GovCon) community, this year’s Wash100 Popular Vote will come to an end on June 1st. That means you have until midnight on Sunday night to cast your votes to determine which GovCon leader will secure Wash100’s coveted first place honor in the seventh-year since the award’s founding.
In the final days of the competition, Guidehouse CEO Scott McIntyre is holding onto first place in the Wash100 Popular Vote Rankings. Juliane Gallina, CIO of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Gina Haspel, director of the CIA, are following in a very close second and third respectively.
Elsewhere in the rankings, Tiffanny Gates, president and CEO of Novetta and the winner of the 2019 Wash100 Popular Vote remains in tenth place with hopes of repeating as a Wash100 Popular Vote winner.
You have ten votes to submit before June 1st. Vote by Sunday night at midnight to have the final say in this year’s competition.
Here are the updated rankings for the top 20 executives in the 2020 Wash100 Popular Vote:
PAE Continues CBP Aircraft Maintenance Support Under $1.2B Contract; John Heller Quoted
PAE has been selected to help the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) maintain aircraft services at various military, civilian and alternate locations across the country under a potential $1.26 billion contract, the company reported on Tuesday.
“With our long track record serving CBP’s aircraft maintenance needs, PAE has proven to be a trusted partner in supporting U.S. national security,” said John Heller, president and CEO of PAE and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.
The National Aviation Maintenance and Logistics Services contract has one base year, nine option years and an additional three-month option. PAE will provide aviation support services such as unscheduled aircraft repairs, logistics and fuel management for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) component.
“We look forward to continuing our support to this critical national security customer as we apply our innovative solutions supporting the CBP mission and fleet of over 200 aircraft,” Heller added.
ArchIntel Releases White Paper on Open Source Intelligence
ArchIntel, a provider of concise actionable intelligence to business leaders, has announced the release of its latest white paper, “Leveraging OSINT for Competitive Advantage: A Guide to Having Your Listening Post”, which provides insight into how open source intelligence can help a company gain an edge over its competition.
Business organizations in sectors such as defense, aerospace, financial services, construction and design, education, legal, transportation and logistics, energy, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, software and technology, retail, health and life sciences, shipping, and even venture capital rely on OSINT providers such as ArchIntel for strategic intelligence.
According to ArchIntel, competitive intelligence (CI) is providing the all-encompassing 360-degree-view businesses need to be more competitive relative to their entire environment. An adequately designed CI program offers multiple advantages to a commercial organization. These benefits include competitor analysis, competitor mapping, technological advancements and changes in industry standards, marketing insights, product insights, buyer behavior and big data analytics.
Learn more by downloading a free copy of the white paper here.
Leidos Secures $850M Follow-On DOJ Award for Managed IT Services; Jim Moos Quoted
Leidos has been awarded the potential $850 million Enterprise Standard Architecture V (ESA V) task order to provide managed IT services for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) within the Department of Justice (DoJ), the company reported on Tuesday.
Leidos will enact the company’s continuous innovation, integration and improvement (C3I) model to facilitate economies of scale in managed IT services, including help desk, unified communications, application and hosting, monitoring and management, print and user device experience. Leidos will also support special operations.
“Leidos has a long standing relationship with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and we are excited to provide robust IT services that enable ATF and other Department of Justice component missions,” said Jim Moos, Leidos Civil Group president.
The single award hybrid task order has one ten-month and two one-year base periods of performance followed by six one-year option periods. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C. and Clinton, Miss., supporting both domestic and international customer sites.
“This follow-on task order will offer new opportunities to solve problems and increase efficiencies – enabling law enforcement to focus on their important work for the American people,” added Moos.
Potomac Officers Club Hosts AI Just Beyond Tomorrow; Join Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19, Featuring John Polowczyk, on June 11th
On Thursday, Potomac Officers Club (POC) hosted its Artificial Intelligence Just Beyond Tomorrow Virtual Event featuring world renowned futurist, Dr. PW Singer, author of Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution, as the keynote speaker and Anthony Robbins, vice president of NVIDIA and 2020 Wash100 Award winner, as the event’s moderator.
Singer has been described by the Wall Street Journal as “the premier futurist in the national-security environment.” During yesterday’s virtual event, he lived up to his reputation after detailing what the next decade of exciting new technology will look like to drive a whole new industrial revolution that will create new political, economic and security trends that will remake our world for a better tomorrow.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 11th to join POC’s Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 Virtual Event. The event will feature Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, supply chain task force lead at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the White House, as a keynote speaker.
Click here to register for the Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 Virtual Event.
Polowczyk was appointed to run a White House supply chain task force in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. His expertise served the country during the COVID-19 pandemic as he has led the federal government’s pivotal coordination, collection and distribution of medical supplies to assist hospitals nationwide as we continue to fight against the current pandemic.
Polowczyk recently spoke at the Presidential COVID-19 task force briefing, where he stated that the government will continue to expand the emergency stockpile of critical supplies and medicines managed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Under the voluntary agreement, the government would develop a plan for future large-scale acquisitions with suppliers, manufacturers and distributors. Polowczyk noted that federal officials will enact a provision that would shield companies from antitrust regulations to help the country from running out of medical supplies in a pandemic.
During Potomac Officers Club’s Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 Virtual Event, Polowczyk will address the unprecedented global surge in personal protective equipment to supply-side challenges amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Register here to join Potomac Officers Club for its Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 Virtual Event on June 11th to learn from one of the highest ranking officials centric to the pandemic on the state of public-private collaboration and how coordination at the strategic and tactical levels can strengthen supply chain response to future challenges.
Perspecta Gets $370M in Classified Systems Engineering Contracts; Mac Curtis Quoted
Perspecta has received contracts with a combined value of more than $370 million to provide classified systems engineering and integration support to U.S. government clients, the company announced on Wednesday.
“For more than four decades, we have been partnering with important government customers, to innovate highly technical solutions to solve the most complex systems engineering and integration problems,” said Mac Curtis, president and CEO of Perspecta and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner.
“We are proud to be a leading provider of systems engineering services for the Intelligence Community, and are honored to continue doing this critically important work in support of national security,” Curtis added.
Executive Spotlight: Interview With David Zolet, CEO of CentralSquare Technologies
David Zolet, CEO of CentralSquare Technologies and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz about his new position with the company, the effects of COVID-19 on the GovCon market and his company’s upcoming initiatives.
“We’re committed to doing our part to make sure the men and women on the frontlines of this pandemic can do their jobs safely and keep their communities healthy.”
Here’s a sample of the full conversation that ExecutiveBiz had with Zolet regarding the impact that COVID-19 has had on CentralSquare’s technology capabilities:
ExecutiveBiz: How has CentralSquare integrated new technology to combat COVID-19?
“We offer a number of software solutions that minimize face-to-face interactions between law enforcement officers and the public. In the current pandemic, these solutions are being used to promote social distancing and reduce the spread of COVID-19. During this pandemic, we are offering these specialized software solutions at no cost to our public safety customers.”
Click here to read the full Executive Spotlight interview with David Zolet.
GovCon Expert: Introduction to Bill Downer of Seagate Government Solutions
Bill Downer, vice president of National Programs for Seagate Government Solutions, has become the latest member of Executive Mosaic’s highly prestigious GovCon Expert program.
Downer will provide his expertise and specialty in supply chain management through the program. He also has over 20 years of expertise in sales, support and services leadership in both the public and private sector via direct and indirect sales. In addition, Downer has designed and built successful federal and commercial sales organizations.
Executive Mosaic created the GovCon Expert program to showcase the most significant voices of influence in the government contracting (GovCon) sector and federal market. Our experts have extensive experience and knowledge of the latest strategies, initiatives and challenges happening within the U.S. federal government and across industry.
Through Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Expert program, you can gain perspective from experts in areas, including artificial intelligence, national security, cybersecurity, 5G, cloud, big data as well as competitive intelligence, open source solutions and other aspects of the GovCon industry.
If you want more information on the GovCon Expert program, click here and email us.