Weekly Roundup: Aug. 17 – Aug. 21, 2020

THIS WEEK’S TOP 10 MOST POPULAR STORIES

aecom-subsidiary-gets-116m-army-contract-modification-for-lock-dam-rehabilitation-workAECOM Names New Executives to Leadership Team; Troy Rudd Quoted

AECOM has appointed Gaurav Kapoor, current chief accounting officer of the company, as chief financial officer (CFO), Douglas Stotlar as independent chairman of the Board of Directors and Troy Rudd as director of the Board, effective Aug. 15. Bradley Buss has been appointed to the AECOM Board of Directors, effective August 10th.

“To help achieve our goals, I am excited to welcome Gaurav to our executive leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Gaurav has been instrumental in progressing several value-creating initiatives that have contributed to our financial and strategic transformation into a higher-margin, lower-risk Professional Services business,” said Rudd.

Leidos Wins $649M SOCOM ISR Support Task Order; Gerry Fasano Quoted

Leidos has been awarded a $649 million task order under the U.S. Army’s Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services contract to provide follow-on operations and support services to the Special Operations Command’s Tactical Airborne Multi-Sensor Platforms mission, the company announced Monday.

“We are proud to support the SOCOM community with tactical ISR operations, system integration and sustainment for commercial derivative aircraft for the Special Operations Command,” said Gerry Fasano, Leidos Defense Group president and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

US Naval Base GuamPAE-Parsons JV Gets Potential $545M Naval Base Operations Support Contract

A joint venture of Parsons (NYSE: PSN) and PAE (Nasdaq: PAE) will help the U.S. Navy manage its joint military  base with the U.S. Air Force in Guam under a potential $545.3M contract.

DZSP 21 will support port operations and manage facilities, utilities, equipment and support vehicles at the Joint Region Marianas installation, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

Northrop Grumman Expands Aerospace, Defense Workforce; Katie Qian Quoted

Northrop Grumman has reported that the company will expand its local workforce as aerospace and defense workforce in Utah and has projected that it will fill more than 600 positions, Northrop Grumman announced on Monday.

“We’re on track to actually add a lot more over the next few months, and that trend is expected to continue over the next few years,” said Katie Qian, director of Air Force programs at Northrop Grumman.. “Being a technical company, we are looking for lots of engineers.”

BAE campus developmentBAE to Invest $150M in Texas Expansion; Dave Harrold Quoted

BAE Systems plans to spend $150M to establish a campus in Austin, Texas, to support the development and production of electronic systems for the defense sector.

The 390K-square-foot facility at Parmer Austin Business Park is scheduled for 2022 completion and designed to accommodate approximately 1,400 personnel, the company said Tuesday.

Tony Hemmelgarn SiemensTony Hemmelgarn Joins Siemens Government Technologies Board; Anne Altman Quoted

Siemens Government Technologies (SGT) has appointed Tony Hemmelgarn, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Siemens Digital Industries Software, to its board of directors, the company reported on Tuesday.

“With the increasingly complex interdependency of software and systems trusted for vital government missions, we are excited to have Tony bring his leadership, experience and board insights to SGT,” said Anne Altman, IBM’s federal business leader, senior executive and SGT board chairman

Guy Torres PAEFormer Northrop Exec Guy Torres Named Homeland Security Portfolio Director at PAE

Guy Torres, a former Department of Homeland Security account executive at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has joined PAE (Nasdaq: PAE) as director of homeland security portfolio, G2Xchange FedCiv reported Friday.

His public sector career has included time as director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s information technology contracting organization, unit chief at the FBI and supervisory contract specialist at the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Ellen Lord Undersecretary DoDHon. Ellen Lord: DoD Moving Forward With CMMC Pilot Efforts

Hon. Ellen Lord, the defense acquisition head and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense (DoD) is working with other DoD offices to establish the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) architecture, DoD News reported Thursday.

Lord, who serves as the defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, said at a Professional Services Council event that the DoD is working with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to develop a program management tool called Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (EMASS). CMMC EMASS will handle resources such as certificates, assessment reports and data analytics.

constructionMesser Wins $126M Contract to Build Intell Production Center at Air Force Base

Messer Construction has won a $126.3M contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build an intelligence production center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio for the Department of Defense’s efforts to analyze foreign threats in the air and space domains.

Army Corps of Engineers received three bids for the construction project at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and obligated the full contract amount from fiscal 2020 military construction and defense-wide funds, DoD said Wednesday.

AmentumAmentum Wins $430M Contract to Help Manage Navy’s Undersea System Testing Hub

Amentum has won a potential 10-year, $430M contract to help the U.S. Navy operate and maintain a military range that examines underwater communications, sonar tracking and anti-submarine weapons systems.

The Germantown, Md.-based company will support operation of the branch’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center and manage a 1-square-mile outpost, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

ASRC FederalASRC Federal Subsidiary Books Potential $338M NASA IT Support Contract

An ASRC Federal subsidiary has been awarded a potential five-year, $338M contract for information technology services to the Ames Research Center in California and other NASA facilities.

ASRC Federal Data Solutions will also support applied research, operations, engineering and maintenance functions at Ames and other NASA facilities as part of the Ames Consolidated IT Services contract, the space agency said Saturday.

Dan Boehle CFO Aerojet RocketdyneAerojet Rocketdyne Appoints Dan Boehle as CFO; Eileen Drake Quoted

Dan Boehle, formerly vice president, controller and chief accounting officer at Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD), has taken on a new role as the company’s chief financial officer.

Boehle will lead an executive management team and oversee strategic efforts as well as accounting operations including fiscal records maintenance and financial reports issuance, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Friday.

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