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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Roger Krone Becomes Eight Time Wash100 Winner; Serco to Buy WBB for $295M; Verizon Vet John West Joins Leidos; Mark Gerencser, Gen. Joseph Votel of BENS Discuss National Security Crisis; Glen Ives Joins Castellum

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AcquisitionHolicity, Astra Enter Into Merger Agreement; Chris Kemp Quoted

Astra has agreed to merge with Holicity in a deal that would also transform the small satellite launch services provider into a publicly traded company. Alameda, California-based Astra said the transaction implies a $2.1 billion enterprise valuation for the rocket builder and the two parties expect the combination to generate cash proceeds of up $500 million.

BairdApplied Insight Acquires Bridges, Baird Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor

Applied Insight has acquired Bridges, a portfolio company of The Acacia Group and  provider of cybersecurity, network engineering and big data analytics solutions for the Intelligence Community (IC). Under the transaction, Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to Bridges.

Mark Gerencser and Gen. Joseph VotelExecutive Spotlight: Mark Gerencser, Gen. Joseph Votel of BENS Discuss National Security Crisis Resulting from COVID-19

Mark Gerencser, chairman of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, and Gen. Joseph Votel, president and chief executive officer of BENS, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz on the Commission on the National Response Enterprise: A Call to Action” report.

Roger Krone Chairman and CEO LeidosLeidos Chairman, CEO Roger Krone Becomes First Eight Time Wash100 Award Winner

Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos, has received his eighth Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for his pursuit of major acquisitions and competitive contracts that have driven company growth and cemented Leidos’ position as a leader in the federal marketplace.

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Serco to Buy WBB for $295M in Defense Support Expansion Push; Dave Dacquino Quoted

Serco Group’s North American division has agreed to acquire Reston, Virginia-based management consultancy Whitney, Bradley & Brown for approximately $295 million in a move to grow acquisition and program management service offerings for the Department of Defense. Serco Inc. said Tuesday it expects to complete the acquisition in the second quarter of this year.

Federal ResourcesFederal Resources Wins Seat on $2B DHS Contract for COVID-19 Testing Kits, Services

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has selected Federal Resources as one of four awardees under a potential $2 billion indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide COVID-19 testing solutions. The contract has a one-year base period and four additional one-year option periods.

Verizon-Vet-John-West-Named-Leidos-Business-Development-Strategy-VP.pngVerizon Vet John West Named Leidos Business Development, Strategy VP

John West, former managing director of Verizon‘s (NYSE: VZ) enterprise solutions unit, has joined Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as vice president of business development and strategy. West has more than three decades of industry experience in areas such as cybersecurity, telecommunication, networking and cloud computing.

Glen Ives CGO and Divisional CEO CastellumGlen Ives Joins Castellum as Chief Growth Officer, Navy and Marine Corps Division CEO; Mark Fuller Quoted

Glen Ives, former president and CEO of Sabre Systems, has joined Bethesda, Maryland-based technology company Castellum as chief growth officer and CEO of the newly established Navy and Marine Corps division. Ives will use his experience with the Navy and the Marine Corps to help the company grow the division.

Perspecta-Wins-201M-DISA-Global-Content-Delivery-Services-II-IDIQ.pngPerspecta Wins $201M DISA Global Content Delivery Services II IDIQ

Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP) has won a potential six-year, $201.5 million follow-on contract to provide content delivery services for the Defense Information Systems Agency. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization received four offers for the Global Content Delivery Services II single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Department of Defense.

Tina DolphSGT Wins Task Order to Support Space Force 45th Space Wing; Tina Dolph Quoted

Siemens Government Technologies (SGT) has been awarded an initial task order for a potential $21 million by the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, to provide electronic security maintenance and support of operations for the Space Force 45th Space Wing.

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