Executive Mosaic’s Weekly Roundup: Winner of 2020 Wash100 Popular Vote Revealed; ArchIntel Releases OSINT White Paper; General Dynamics, Perspecta Secure Major Contracts; Potomac Officers Club Hosting 3 Virtual Events Next Week; PSC Announces New Board Members; Nand Mulchandani Becomes Acting JAIC Director and Weekly Top Ten Stories

Guidehouse CEO Scott McIntyre Wins 2020 Wash100 Popular Vote; Top Ten Results Revealed

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Scott McIntyre
CEO
Guidehouse

After finishing in 92nd place in last year’s Wash100 Popular Vote, Scott McIntyre, CEO of Guidehouse, secured first place in the rankings to win the 2020 Wash100 Popular Vote. The vote came to a close on June 1st after a record setting turnout of participation from the government contracting (GovCon) sector to cement his place as the most significant executive of consequence.

McIntyre had secured his fourth consecutive Wash100 Award for growing revenue and consulting services through securing major contract awards, closing valuable acquisitions and forging new partnerships for Guidehouse. This includes the company’s acquisition of Navigant Consulting in Oct. 2019, which built Guidehouse into a global organization with more than 7 thousand employees in over 50 offices worldwide.

McIntyre’s win in the 2020 Wash100 Popular Vote this year highlights his leadership, innovation, achievement and vision that are recognized every year by the Wash100 Award, the most prestigious and revered award in all of government contracting. In addition, the top 10 Wash100 Award winners had strong showings to represent their companies and lead the GovCon sector into the future.

Leadership, Innovation, Reliability, Achievement and Vision are the qualities of our leaders in GovCon. After our announcement of the top Wash100, the ‘wisdom of the crowd’ has selected their favorite top 10 for 2020.

Thank you to all the voters for your exceptional participation in this year’s selection. And now, here are your winners:

General Dynamics Unit Secures $3.4B Army Contract for Rocket Production, Engineering

Phebe Novakovic
Chairman, CEO
General Dynamics

General Dynamics ordnance and tactical systems business will manufacture and engineer Hydra-70 rocket systems for the U.S. Army under a potential $3.42 billion contract, the Department of Defense (DoD) reported on Friday.

General Dynamics’ Hydra-70 rockets include unitary and cargo warheads for use against point and area targets, providing the user a lethal and lightweight weapon system with multi-mission capability. The Hydra-70 rockets are universally compatible with the Advanced Precision Kill System (APKWS).

Fitted to the MK66 MOD 4 motor, the warheads provide low-cost munitions capable of area suppression and defeating threats at extended ranges, as well as providing battlefield obscuration, illumination and marking.

Army Contracting Command received one bid for the cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract that runs through Sept. 30, 2026.

Perspecta Secures $370M in Classified Systems Engineering Contracts, $237M OTA from ATIS to Support Training; Mac Curtis Quoted

Mac Curtis
Mac Curtis
President, CEO
Perspecta

Perspecta has received contracts worth more than $370 million combined to provide classified systems engineering and integration support to U.S. government clients, the company reported last Thursday.

Mac Curtis, president and CEO of Perspecta and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said that the company has been working with government clients for more than 40 years to help them address complex systems integration and engineering challenges through the delivery of technology platforms and services.

“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.

Perspecta also announced on Wednesday that the company has secured a potential four-year, $237 million Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) to deliver the Army Training Information System (ATIS).

The fixed-price award is for Phase II of the ATIS program. Perspecta will support the development, integration, delivery, operation and maintenance of an enterprise capability for Army training and education information.

Perspecta will integrate its solution that consolidates 28 legacy systems, implements proven processes and migrates data into a single-entry, integrated, cloud-based system. The company’s solution will provide the Army with a real-time understanding of combat readiness with reduced cost and complexity.

Potomac Officers Club Hosts the Procurement Virtual Forum, Power of Data Virtual Event, Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 Virtual Event Next Week

Potomac Officers Club (POC) is preparing for one of the most long awaited weeks of 2020. Next week, POC will feature three virtual events of the highest caliber in the government contracting (GovCon) sector.

These events will cover the latest challenges and initiative surrounding the crucial procurement process, the impact that data is having on our future and the major changes that COVID-19 has forced on our nation’s supply chain management.

Potomac Officers Club will feature the following events this week:

Procurement Virtual Forum on June 9th

The Power of Data Virtual Event on June 10th

Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 Virtual Event on June 11th

 

Soraya Correa (TL)
Julie Dunne (TR)
Kim Herrington (BL)
Jim McAleese (BR)

On Tuesday, June 9th, the Procurement Virtual Forum will feature Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Julie Dunne, commissioner of Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) with the General Services Administration (GSA) and Kim Herrington, acting principal director of Defense Pricing and Contracting of Department of Defense (DoD) and GovCon Expert and DoD Maven Jim McAleese of McAleese and Associates as keynote speakers.

The event will open the discussion of the procurement priorities, short term and long term strategies and goals. The speakers will discuss acquisition innovation and initiatives, commercial items acquisition, the acquisition workforce and tech modernization efforts.

Register here for the Procurement Virtual Forum.

Eileen Vidrine (L)
Deepinder Uppal (R)

The Power of Data Virtual Event will feature two keynote speakers: Eileen Vidrine, chief data officer of the U.S. Air Force and Deepinder Uppal, vice president of Public Sector Technology Innovation with Information Builders, who will also lead a full panel of experts, to address how data integration will power the future and build a stronger government.

Vidrine and Uppal will address how to prepare for the rapid evolution of automated intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT) and prescriptive analytics starting with your data, how to eliminate uninformed decision-making and power generations of innovation and growth.

Register here for The Power of Data Virtual Event.

John Polowczyk (L) President Trump (R)

Most notably, Potomac Officers Club will host its Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 Virtual Event on Thursday, June 11th. RDML John Polowczyk, Supply Chain Task Force Lead with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the White House, will keynote the event to share his invaluable experience and insight working with the elite officials in the federal government and the White House on the struggle to manage our supply chains and fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, the event will also feature a full expert panel, consisting of Jim Rice of MITKatherine Arrington with the Department of Defense (DoD) and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, Dave Kless with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and VADM Raquel Bono, director of COVID-19 Health System Response Management State of Washington, with Stuart Jones, director of Supply Chain Management with LMI as moderator.

Register here for the Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 Virtual Event.

Nand Mulchandani Named Acting JAIC Director; Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan Quoted

Nand Mulchandani
Nand Mulchandani
Acting JAIC Director

Nand Mulchandani, chief technology officer (CTO) at the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), has been appointed director of JAIC on an interim basis.

Mulchandani, who joined JAIC in 2019, brings to the role over 25 years of leadership experience in the security software and enterprise infrastructure industries. He has held a variety of senior leadership positions at several technology companies, including CitrixVMware and OpenDNS.

He is a non-resident fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs within Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan
JAIC Director

JAIC said Tuesday that Mulchandani has assumed the responsibilities of retiring Lt. Gen. John “Jack” Shanahan, the first JAIC director and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner.

Shanahan is set to retire from the U.S. Air Force in August after more than three decades in military service.

Shanahan has led the center and its efforts to accelerate department-wide adoption of AI technology platforms since Dec. 2018.

“As I walk out of the Pentagon for the final time, as the director of the JAIC, I am convinced more than ever that our future national security, economic security, and preservation of ideals embodied in the Constitution depend on embracing artificial intelligence across every element of the Department of Defense and society,” said Shanahan.

PSC Names Byron Bright, Carl De Groote, Ronald Hahn, Olivier Jeannot to PSC Board of Directors; David Berteau Quoted

Byron Bright (TL)
Ronald “Fog” Hahn (TR)
Carl De Groote (BL)
Olivier Jeannot (BR)

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has appointed four veteran federal government services leaders, Byron BrightCarl De GrooteRonald “Fog” Hahn and Olivier Jeannot, to the PSC Board of Directors to provide input on priority issues for the association, the council announced on Monday.

Bright, president of KBR Government Solutions and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, will bring more than 20 years of leadership, program management and operations experience to PSC’s board.

De Groote, vice president of U.S. Federal with Cisco Systems, has served at the company for 15 years. At Cisco, De Groote has worked to solve some of the most difficult technology challenges facing national public, private and defense networks.

Hahn, executive vice president of Strategic Growth at Amentum, is responsible for the development of a comprehensive growth strategies strategy, including evaluation of growth markets, development of new capabilities and expanding Amentum to new clients and markets.

David Berteau
President, CEO
PSC

Jeannot, Tetra Tech Federal Information Technology (FIT) president, is responsible for developing the overall strategy and vision as well as overall responsibility for the quality delivery, financial management, personnel management, client relations and business development.

“The reality of navigating an unprecedented pandemic and an evolving federal budget requires that we work together to take best advantage of the value contractors bring to government missions and programs. These new board members will elevate PSC’s voice on behalf of industry,” said PSC president and CEO David Berteau, who is also a two-time Wash100 Award winner.

“PSC is thrilled to welcome our new Board members and their deep experience supporting government customers and leading teams… I’m very pleased that these individuals have agreed to serve on the Board and contribute to PSC’s success,” added Berteau.

ArchIntel Releases Competitive Intelligence White Paper to Analyze OSINT, CI in a Competitive Marketplace

ArchIntel, a provider of concise actionable intelligence to business leaders, has released its latest white paper, “Leveraging OSINT for Competitive Advantage: A Guide to Having Your Listening Post,” that analyzes how open source intelligence (OSINT) can enhance business performance and gain competitive advantages in a marketplace.

Learn more by downloading a free copy of the white paper here.

ArchIntel has described OSINT as any intelligence derived from open-source or publicly available information such as the traditional media, internet, the Deep Web and Dark Web, government reports, as well as academic and professional publications. OSINT will also enable strategic intelligence sharing across organizations.

“OSINT is a good resource for not only government and international organizations but is outstanding for businesses as well. Information is power. Businesses use OSINT to navigate new markets, investigate competitors, and so forth,” ArchIntel explains in its white paper.

This white paper outlines how companies can attain a competitive advantage by using OSINT techniques to monitor publicly available information. The report also discussed how a company can set up its OSINT listening post or infrastructure to have a steady, brief and easy to digest stream of relevant and useful information on its competitors, market and customers.

ArchIntel has also provided context for how companies should customize the services of a vendor to align the competitive intelligence gathering process with the company’s strategic objectives.

Companies that utilize competitive intelligence (CI) have the potential to gain a competitive advantage through OSINT in the business sector.

CI will enable organizations to analyze competitor analysis, competitor mapping, technological advancements and changes in industry standards, marketing insights, product insights, buyer behavior and big data analytics.

Download your free copy of ArchIntel’s “Leveraging OSINT for Competitive Advantage: A Guide to Having Your Listening Post” here.

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