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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly Roundup: SAIC Wins $2.9B Contract, Bill Marion Joins AFS; Novetta Acquires WaveStrike; SOSi Combines Defense, Intelligence Divisions; GovCon Expert Program Features Kim Koster, Chuck Brooks, Jerry Calhoun and Top 15 Most Popular Stories

SAIC Wins Potential $2.9B Task Order to Support Army Software Dev’t Lifecycle

Nazzic Keene

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) will continue to help the U.S. Army build, integrate and maintain software platforms under a potential five-year, $2.9 billion task order, the company announced on Tuesday.

Work under the task order will support numerous U.S. Army facilities, including the Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, Systems Simulation, Software and Integration Directorate.

Click here to learn more about SAIC’s significant contract win.

AFS Names Bill Marion as Managing Director of Growth & Strategy

William Marion
William Marion
Managing Director of
Growth and Strategy

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has hired William “Bill” Marion, former U.S. Air Force deputy chief information officer, as managing director of Growth and Strategy in its Defense and Intelligence practice, the company reported on Wednesday.

“I’m extremely excited to join Accenture Federal Services and the innovative, collaborative team,” Marion said. “I look forward to continuing to help bring new technologies that drive the DoD and intelligence community transformation across their mission operations, from cloud and mobile to artificial intelligence.”

Click here to read more about Marion’s new role with Accenture Federal Services.

Novetta Buys Software Engineering, Analytics Firm WaveStrike; Tiffanny Gates Quoted

Tiffanny Gates
Tiffanny Gates
CEO of Novetta

Novetta has acquired software engineering services provider WaveStrike for an undisclosed sum to develop new growth opportunities for employees and expand its capability development expertise, Novetta announced on Monday.

“Combining our complementary capabilities and talented teams mean stronger support for our customers,” Tiffanny Gates, president and CEO of Novetta and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said, “The synergy between our programs positions us for larger-scale opportunities and reinforces us as a top destination for technical talent.”

Read more about Novetta’s acquisition of WaveStrike right here.

SOSi Combines Defense IT & Intelligence Solutions in New Business Unit to Drive Growth; Julian Setian Quoted

Julian Setian, president and CEO of SOSi

SOS International (SOSi) has consolidated its defense information technology and intelligence solutions business units under the leadership of Ed Bachl, former co-founder of Vykin Corporation, the company reported on Thursday.

SOSi’s newly integrated Defense and Intelligence Solutions Group will align the company’s intelligence analytic, information operations, and technical collection capabilities with its world-class engineering, cybersecurity and mission IT expertise. To support a variety of programs in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC).

“As a bold and agile organization, we are adapting our business structure to align with the operational and procurement strategy shifts exhibited by our customers in the defense and intelligence markets,” said Julian Setian, SOSi president and CEO and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

Click here to read the full article on SOSi’s division merger.

GovCon Experts Kim Koster, Chuck Brooks, Jerry Calhoun Discuss ICS, Data Protection and Employee Communication

Kim Koster
Kim Koster
GovCon Expert

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Expert program continues to grow and share new voices from the government contracting (GovCon) industry.

Our members provide significant voices from across the federal government and industry to share their expertise and knowledge in federal agencies, supply chains, emerging technologies, security, policy, human resources and a lot more!

This week, Kim Koster, vice president of GovCon Strategy for Unanet and GovCon Expert, provided advice for the upcoming deadline for submission of incurred cost submissions (ICS) to your Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) and the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) looming at the end of June. Click here to read Koster’s full article.

Chuck Brooks
Chuck Brooks
GovCon Expert

Chuck BrooksGovCon Expert and president of Brooks Consulting International, also shared his thoughts on the extensive infrastructure of federal agencies geared toward facilitating innovative technology research and development. You can read Chuck Brooks’ thoughts on data and here.

In addition, Jerry Calhoun, managing director and founder of Silver Tree LLC, used the GovCon Expert platform to ask if it’s time to rethink employee communications updates.

Jerry Calhoun - GovCon Expert
Jerry Calhoun – GovCon Expert

Coming out of a COVID-19 and testing the capabilities of our technology and workforce, Calhoun wants to know how that will impact human resources in “the new normal?” Click here to learn from Jerry Calhoun’s experience and knowledge of these potential issues.

If you want to share YOUR voice across our unmatched publications and our other social media products, click here to become a GovCon Expert.

We look forward to hearing from our next GovCon Expert soon.

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