Amanda Brownfield, a federal technology industry leader, has been appointed CEO of Applied Insight, a Tysons, Virginia-based government technology contractor and a portfolio company of private equity firm The Acacia Group.
She succeeds Dede Dascalu, who joined Acacia as lead technology partner to help strengthen the private equity firm’s product development approach, offer expert technical diligence on potential acquisitions and pursue investment opportunities, Applied Insight said Wednesday.
Dascalu assumed the role of CEO at Applied Insight in February 2020 after the company acquired Stratus Solutions, where he also served as CEO.
Brownfield will help Applied Insight advance business development efforts and expand its cloud-centric business across federal civilian, defense and intelligence communities.
Brownfield most recently served as CEO of Geospark Analytics. She held senior leadership roles at TASC and then Engility, which was acquired by Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) in January 2019. She spent more than a decade at SAIC after serving as an officer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.