James Gordon, CEO of DRT Strategies, was presented his 2022 Wash100 Award, the highest honor in all of government contracting (GovCon), by Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson during a recent visit to the company’s office in Arlington, VA.
Executive Mosaic is thrilled to recognize Gordon as a first-time recipient of the Wash100 Award for his work helping steward the health information technology company’s pursuit of contract opportunities in the federal sector and offering digital transformation and IT modernization thought leadership.
Back in April, DRT Strategies announced that Gordon, who previously served as president of Cognosante, had been named the company’s new CEO to succeed Susan Kidd in the role. Gordon brings more than 30 years of experience to DRT Strategies across federal, state, commercial, and international customers.
“DRT has an almost two-decade track record of successfully serving large government agencies, developing and delivering innovative capabilities and solutions, and creating a culture of inclusivity, caring, and high-performance,” said James Gordon. “I believe DRT is well positioned to really grow and shape the next generation of IT in the federal space.”
During a recent Executive Spotlight interview with ExecutiveBiz, Gordon discussed the impact and changes that talent recruitment and retention are driving in regard to the workforce challenges in the federal landscape.
“Understanding the workforce of the future and helping our customers navigate workforce challenges and dynamics is a top priority. Implementing people-centric strategies and nurturing a supportive, empathetic, and people-first culture is a must,” Gordon explained.
In addition, he also shared his invaluable insights regarding the influence of IT modernization on the data management, platforms and network challenges in the federal health sector.
He detailed the importance for industry and federal organizations to leverage emerging technologies in their modernization efforts and how DRT Strategies can help make the process easier for its clients – including DRTConfidence, an OSCAL-ready solution that enables Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and Third-Party Assessment Organizations (3PAO) to document and generate FedRAMP compliant ATO packages.
“We listen to our customers to fully understand their IT modernization journey and implement innovative solutions that fit their specific environments and missions. Achieving quick wins, leveraging emerging technologies, and investing in entrepreneurial solutions are critical components of our modernization strategy,” Gordon added.
Executive Mosaic is pleased to recognize DRT Strategies and James Gordon as a 2022 Wash100 Award winner. As a first-time recipient of the most significant award of consequence to the GovCon and federal sectors, Gordon has demonstrated an elite level of leadership and commitment in support of the GovCon community in order to drive our industry in the future.