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CGI to Buy TeraThink; George Schindler, Tim Hurlebaus Quoted

CGI (NYSE: GIB) has agreed to acquire Reston, Va.-based information technology and management consulting firm TeraThink for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to expand its enterprise application services for federal government clients. The transaction is expected to be finalized by the end of March and will allow CGI Federal to build up its consulting capabilities and incorporate TeraThink’s data analytics, application development and agile enablement capabilities into its IT offerings portfolio, CGI said Wednesday.

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Jerry McGinn on CMMC Implementation, Accreditation Body

Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University’s School of Business, has presented his key takeaways from a presentation by Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, about DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. McGinn noted that CMMC not only applies to DoD, but also to companies and individuals.

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Jerry McGinn: Defense Production Act Authorizes Gov’t to Prioritize Contracts

Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University’s School of Business, wrote in an opinion piece posted Thursday on The Hill that the Defense Production Act invoked by President Donald Trump serves as an “important tool” as the country seeks to come up with short- and medium-term responses to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the defense industrial base.

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CGI Acquires Sunflower Systems, Leidos Secures $445M Contract, Executive Moves & Weekly Top 10 Stories

CGI announced on Tuesday that it acquired Annams Systems Corp., doing business as Sunflower Systems, a provider of asset management software products and services. The merger strengthens CGI’s position serving the needs of commercial entities and federal government agencies, including universities, law enforcement, national laboratories and other organizations.  “CGI’s merger …

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Weekly Roundup: Capital One Acquires KippsDeSanto; Lockheed Martin, CGI Federal and Amyx Secure Big Contracts; Bell Obtains FAA Certification and Weekly Top 10 Stories

This week, Capital One signed an agreement to acquire KippsDeSanto & Co., a leading investment banking firm focused on serving growth-oriented aerospace/defense, government services and technology companies.  “Joining Capital One was a natural next step in the growth plan for us at KippsDeSanto,” said Kevin DeSanto, co-founder and managing director …

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CGI Awarded Position on $127M HUD Software Modernization BPA; Tim Hurlebaus Quoted

CGI (NYSE: GIB) has won a spot on a potential five-year, $127M blanket purchase agreement to update software applications for a government corporation under the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The BPA, which has one base year plus four one-year options, covers work to help the HUD’s Government National Mortgage Association, or Ginnie Mae, modernize a suite of apps used to process loan applications, CGI said Tuesday.

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CGI Federal’s Stephanie Mango Elected IAC Exec Committee Vice Chair at Large

The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council has elected Stephanie Mango, a senior vice president at CGI Federal (NYSE: GIB), to serve as a vice chair at large at the IAC executive committee. Her appointment is effective July 1 and she will join other newly appointed vice chairs that include Allen Ashbey of Unisys' (NYSE: UIS) federal systems business; Ivette Granier-Smith of ASRC Federal; and Cheryl Waldrup of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) information technology unit, ACT-IAC said Wednesday.

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Tech Services Vet Jay Hadley Appointed CGI Consulting Services VP

Jay Hadley, a more than 22-year information technology services veteran, returned to CGI (NYSE: GIB) as vice president of consulting services, G2Xchange ETC reported Thursday. He served as director of CGI’s environmental, health and safety IT practice from 2004 to 2006. Hadley most recently led the civilian business unit of DRT …

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