Executive Mosaic is honored to present Al Whitmore, president of the intelligence and security sector at BAE Systems’ U.S. subsidiary, as a winner of the 2021 Wash100 Award for his efforts to secure exponential growth through essential contract awards for BAE that also drive IT network and services modernization within the federal sector and U.S. military service branches.
This marks the fourth consecutive Wash100 Award for Whitmore. Previously, Whitmore was recognized with a 2020 Wash100 Award for his work in advancing innovative technology and leading organizational efforts in support of customers’ national security missions.
“Al Whitmore has scored his fourth consecutive Wash100 for continuing his long service with BAE to the intelligence communities and DoD. Al’s personal commitment and involvement in the continued growth of BAE has earned him great recognition in the Wash100 Award program.” said Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic and founder of the Wash100 Award. “Whitmore’s long term dedication mirrors his recognition not just these last four years as a Wash100 Award recipient, but his decades long career in the federal sector.”
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Whitmore is responsible for the I&S business that operates with approximately 6,300 employees and is focused on delivering large-scale systems engineering, sustainment and integration services to the intelligence community, Department of Defense (DOD), federal civilian agencies and warfighters deployed worldwide across land, air, maritime, cyber and space domains.
His strong leadership of the unit manifests in BAE’s major contract wins. The company started calendar year 2021 with the announcement of a potential five-year, $66.6 million contract to support the U.S. Air Force’s Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages program.
The contract marks the 10th DMSMS support award to BAE and provides the company an opportunity to help the Air Force address mission capability goals through the implementation of the Advanced Component Obsolescence Management suite.
In Nov. 2020, the U.S. Navy awarded BAE two task orders valued at more than $30 million to build and integrate Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise Services (CANES) for a Virginia-class submarine, two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and two Blue Ridge-class command ships.
CANES consolidates and modernizes five legacy network programs and serves as a single support framework for all command, control, communications, computers and intelligence applications.
BAE also secured a potential five-year, $94 million contract to provide engineering, test and evaluation support services for sensors, weapons, communications and control systems for the Navy’s unmanned and manned airborne platforms.
“We are bringing new advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and autonomy to the Airborne Systems Integration Division,” Mark Keeler, vice president and general manager of BAE’s integrated defense solutions business, said of the contract, which recognizes the company’s investments in model-based systems engineering capabilities.
In October last year, BAE secured a one-year, $11.7 million contract to deliver information technology services to Army Cyber Command in support of the maintenance and operation of ARCYBER’s enterprise IT environment. The company will use its Federated Secure Cloud approach and processes to implement and maintain the command’s Multiple Independent Levels of Security virtual desktop infrastructure.
In addition, BAE also signed a new lease agreement at the Georgia Cyber Center in Augusta, Georgia, to further expand its presence in the area in Nov. 2020. The lease provides the company an additional 17,000 square feet of commercial space.
Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of BAE’s intelligence solutions business, said the expansion at Georgia Cyber Center allows the company to support clients’ missions, advance research and development in information technology, cyber and advanced analytics and recruit and educate talent in the Fort Gordon and Augusta area.
The Georgia Cyber Center officially opened in Aug. 2019. Whitmore joined Jungck and government officials during the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Executive Mosaic congratulates Al Whitmore and the BAE Systems Inc. team on their 2021 Wash100 Award selection. Whitmore’s commitment to the federal and government contracting (GovCon) sector demonstrates the level of excellence that is represented by the Wash100 Award each year.
About The Wash100
This year represents our eighth annual Wash100 Award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic’s organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector. These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, achievement and vision.
Visit theWash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2021 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2021.