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Dawne Hickton, EVP and COO of Critical Mission Solutions for Jacobs, Presented Second Consecutive Wash100 Award By Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Dawne Hickton, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Critical Mission Solutions for Jacobs, was presented her 2021 Wash100 Award by Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson during a recent 4×24 membership dinner.

This marks the second consecutive year that Dawne Hickton has received the most prestigious and respected award in all of government contracting (GovCon). Executive Mosaic recognized Hickton with the highest honor in GovCon for her leadership and efforts to expand Jacobs’ cybersecurity business and drive significant growth through contract awards.

“Dawne Hickton, after just over a year with Jacobs, is managing an advantage in integrated engineering solutions to include cybersecurity, digital transformation and even the excitement of participating in the NASA Mars Perseverance rover mission,“ said Garrettson.

During a recent Executive Spotlight interview with ExecutiveBiz, Dawne Hickton discussed the company’s growth strategy, including the acquisition of KeyW as well as the acceleration of its cybersecurity capabilities, recent senior leadership moves, the most significant challenges being addressed in digital transformation and her collaboration with Jacobs’ customers in light of the changes brought about by telework.

“Our near-term goal is to continue to go after new business and grow as a company. We will add capabilities and great people to strengthen our team,” said Hickton…In the near and long-term, we will look at emerging markets, particularly cybersecurity and the Five Eyes expansion.

We are already working on critical mission solutions in Australia and with the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense. We hope to continue to grow these opportunities and work with coalition allies,” Hickton added.

Executive Mosaic congratulates Jacobs and Dawne Hickton on her second consecutive Wash100 Award. Her commitment and success to Jacobs and GovCon sector showcases the level of excellence that the Wash100 Award has represented for the last eight years and will continue to do so moving forward.


Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2022 Wash100 Award selection through Dec. 31st, 2021. Visit Wash100.com to submit your nominations and learn more about the highly prestigious history of the Wash100 Award and the most recent class of winners from 2021.

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