EM’s Weekly Roundup: AECOM Merges Design, Consulting Businesses into Global Organization Led by Lara Poloni; IBM Split into Two Companies; Northrop Gets $1B Navy Contract; Pentagon Awards $600M Towards 5G; Katie Arrington Receives First Wash100 Award

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Troy RuddAECOM Merges Design, Consulting Businesses into Global Organization; Names Lara Poloni as Lead

AECOM has integrated its Design and Consulting Services (DCS) businesses into one global organization as part of the company’s phased strategy. The new unit will be led by Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president, the company announced Monday. “Our greatest opportunity is to fully capitalize on the expertise that is inherent across our organization by thinking and acting as one global company – and in order to do that, we need to be structured as one,” said Troy Rudd, AECOM’s chief executive officer.

Katie Arrington Receives 2020 Wash100 Award From Jim GarrettsonKatie Arrington, CISO for DoD’s Acquisition Office, Receives First Wash100 Award for Leading CMMC Initiative

Executive Mosaic founder and CEO Jim Garrettson presented Katie Arrington, chief information security officer (CISO) for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (OUSDA) for the Department of Defense (DoD), her first Wash100 Award for pivotal her role in the DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) initiative.

Arvind Krishna CEO IBMIBM to Split Into Two Public Companies; Arvind Krishna Quoted

IBM (NYSE: IBM) will spin off its managed infrastructure services unit into a public company in a move to focus on its growth strategy for hybrid cloud and advance artificial intelligence capabilities. IBM said Thursday it expects the separation to be completed by the end of 2021 through a tax-free transaction, subject to approval by IBM’s board of directors and other customary closing conditions.

ITGeneral Dynamics, NCI, SAIC to Share in $800M Army IT Engineering Support Contract

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE:GD) information technology business, NCI Information Systems and Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) have won spots on a potential three-year, $800M contract to support the U.S. Army’s Information Systems Engineering Command.

Michael Kratsios US CTOPentagon Awards $600M to Advance 5G Experimentation; Michael Kratsios Quoted

The Department of Defense has made $600M in awards to support 5G testing and experimentation projects with 15 companies at five U.S. military installations. Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington will work with AT&T (NYSE: T), Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), GBL System and Oceus Networks to deploy a 5G network to support experimentation of an augmented reality/virtual reality capability for use in operations, distributed training and mission planning.

ManTechManTech Wins $273M Task Order for CBP BI Support Services

ManTech (Nasdaq: MANT) will provide business intelligence support services to the Customs and Border Protection’s targeting and analysis systems program directorate under a $273M task order, G2Xchange FedCiv reported Tuesday. The report said CBP issued the award with a five-and-a-half-year period of performance via the General Services Administration’s Alliant 2 contract vehicle.

BlackBerry, Microsoft Integrate Offerings for Remote Workforce; David Wiseman, Mike Ammerlaan Quoted

BlackBerry has integrated the AtHoc critical event management technology with Microsoft’s communication and collaboration platform to support the virtual workforce. “This new capability to manage the incident response process through Teams will streamline communications and give greater visibility over the recovery progress of an unfolding event,” said David Wiseman, vice president of secure communications at BlackBerry.

SEWIP Block 3Northrop Gets $1B Navy Follow-On Contract to Produce Updated Surface EW Systems

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a potential $1.16B follow-on contract to manufacture updated electronic warfare systems the U.S. Navy will use to defend surface combatant vessels against anti-ship missile threats. The award contains a base value of $100.7M and covers the production of AN/SLQ-32(V)7 Block 3 systems for the branch’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, Northrop said Friday.

DMI Wins NIH Contract to Advance Cybersecurity; Jay Sunny Bajaj Quoted

DMI has been awarded a one-year $11 million contract to advance the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH), a function of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)cybersecurity posture and enhance performance, the company reported on Tuesday.

Deb Davis VP and GM General Dynamics ITGeneral Dynamics Unit Receives $100M DIA IT Engineering Task Order; Deb Davis Quoted

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) information technology business has received a potential $100M task order from the Defense Intelligence Agency to provide engineering services in support of DIA’s information technology modernization efforts. The Infrastructure Services Enterprise Engineering task order awarded through the Enhanced Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

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