EM’s Weekly Roundup: Mac Curtis’ Perspecta Journey; Reggie Brothers Receives First Wash100 Award; SAIC Names John Bonsell as SVP of Government Affairs; Will Roper Joins Pallas Advisors; Anne Neuberger Updates Response to SolarWinds Cyber Incident

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Mac CurtisTransforming Perspecta Into a $7.1B Company; The Journey of Mac Curtis

Perspecta announced in January that it will be acquired by Veritas Capital for $7.1 billion in cash, or $29.35 per share. Veritas Capital, which holds approximately 14.5 percent of Perspecta’s outstanding shares, intends to combine Perspecta with Peraton, another government technology provider and a portfolio company.

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VA Issues $590M in Orders for IT Hardware, Support Services

Colossal Contracting and Regan Technologies have received three-year task orders worth $590 million in total value to help the Department of Veterans Affairs procure information technology hardware and single- and multi-function device warranty support services. Colossal Contracting secured a $300 million order for the effort.

SAIC Names John Bonsell as SVP of Government Affairs; Nazzic Keene Quoted

John Bonsell has rejoined Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) as senior vice president of Government Affairs. In his new role, Bonsell will lead the business unit to support SAIC’s strategic objectives. Bonsell will work with federal executive branch officials to support the company’s initiative.

BigBear.ai CEO Reggie Brothers Receives 2021 Wash100 Award for Expanding Tech Solutions through Major Acquisitions

Executive Mosaic is honored to present Dr. Reginald “Reggie” Brothers, CEO of BigBear.ai and GovCon Expert, with his first Wash100 Award, as a member of the 2021 class for driving revenue, expanding offerings and growing the company’s footprint.

DARPA LongShot conceptGeneral Atomics to Develop, Test Air-Launched Drone Under DARPA Contract

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has secured a $9 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to study, develop and demonstrate an air-launched unmanned aerial vehicle for fielding multiple weapons.

LeidosLeidos to Help Update Army Fires Support C2 System

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded Leidos a sole-source contract to support the modernization of the U.S. Army’s command-and-control system for fires support in order for the platform to keep pace with the Department of Defense’s operational needs, including Joint All Domain Command and Control and sensor-to-shooter frameworks.

MarkLogic Names Jeffrey Casale as CEO, Adds David Donatelli to Board

MarkLogic has appointed Jeffrey Casale, former president of Dell Technologies’ select group, as CEO and named David Donatelli, former executive vice president of Oracle’s cloud business group, to the company’s board of directors. MarkLogic has distinguished itself through its robust product offering, blue chip customer base, and strong foundation for growth,” said Casale.

Joe Carson Appointed as VP of Global Operations, Service at VislinkJoe Carson Appointed as VP of Global Operations, Service at Vislink

Joe Carson, formerly a vice president and chief procurement officer at Micron Technology, has been named VP of global operations and service at Vislink, where he will be tasked to help its executive team enhance procurement operations. Carson will directly report to Mickey Miller, CEO of Vislink, and support supply chain expansion efforts.

Will Roper Assistant Secretary USAFWill Roper Joins Pallas Advisors as Senior Counselor; Tony DeMartino Quoted

Pallas Advisors has appointed Dr. Will Roper, former assistant secretary of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics with the U.S. Air Force and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, as a senior counselor. During his tenure as SCO director, Roper served on the Department’s 2018 National Defense Strategy Steering Group.

Anne Neuberger National Security CouncilAnne Neuberger: White House to Issue Executive Order in Response to SolarWinds Cyber Incident

Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said the White House is working on an executive order in response to the SolarWinds cyber breach. Neuberger said the cyber incident impacted approximately 100 companies.

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