GovConWire Top Stories 4/19/2021

CIA Director William Burns Named to 2021 Wash100 for Spearheading Intelligence Efforts; Supporting National Security Priorities News

CIA Director William Burns Named to 2021 Wash100 for Spearheading Intelligence Efforts; Supporting National Security Priorities

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that William Burns, director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), has received a 2021 Wash100 Award for driving national security strategies and defense, developing technology solutions and promoting workforce initiatives. This marks Burns’ first Wash100 Award. In Feb. 2021, the Senate Intelligence Committee unanimously approved William Burns’ nomination to
SpaceX Wins $2.9B NASA Artemis Human Lunar Lander Development Contract Contract Awards

SpaceX Wins $2.9B NASA Artemis Human Lunar Lander Development Contract

SpaceX has won a potential $2.89 billion contract from NASA to continue development work on its human landing system that would transport two astronauts to the surface of the moon as part of the Artemis program. NASA said Saturday it awarded the firm-fixed-price contract under the Appendix H broad agency announcement of the Next Space
George Mason University’s Jerry McGinn Receives First Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson GovCon Expert

George Mason University’s Jerry McGinn Receives First Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting for George Mason University’s (GMU) School of Business and GovCon Expert for Executive Mosaic, was presented with his first Wash100 Award during a recent visit to GMU by Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic and founder of the Wash100 Award. Executive Mosaic, the leading provider
Max Peterson to Succeed Teresa Carlson as AWS Worldwide Public Sector VP Executive Moves

Max Peterson to Succeed Teresa Carlson as AWS Worldwide Public Sector VP

Max Peterson, vice president of international sales for worldwide public sector at Amazon Web Services, has been appointed as VP of worldwide public sector unit at AWS, The Economic Times reported Saturday. He will succeed Teresa Carlson, a six-time Wash100 Award recipient who will join Splunk (Nasdaq: SPLK) as president and chief growth officer. Peterson
Potomac Officers Club to Feature James Geurts as Keynote Speaker at 2021 Navy Forum on May 12th News

Potomac Officers Club to Feature James Geurts as Keynote Speaker at 2021 Navy Forum on May 12th

The Department of the Navy has developed sweeping new initiatives aimed at updating information technology (IT) and security practices. The Navy has also improved collaboration across operations, planning, acquisition sustainment and readiness. These strides for the Navy’s digital transformation must continue for the service to remain on the cutting edge of technology development. During Potomac
Elbit Systems Wins $1.6B Contract to Help Establish Greek Air Force Training Hub Contract Awards

Elbit Systems Wins $1.6B Contract to Help Establish Greek Air Force Training Hub

Israel-based defense company Elbit Systems (Nasdaq: ESLT) has secured a potential 20-year, $1.65 billion contract to build and operate an international flight training center for Greece’s airmen as part of a government-to-government transaction. Elbit Systems said Sunday it will establish the center to host M-346 fighter jet trainers for the Hellenic air force and help
Michael Bowers Named Pragmatics President Executive Moves

Michael Bowers Named Pragmatics President

Michael Bowers, a more than three-decade federal information technology services industry veteran, has joined Pragmatics as president. He will oversee business development, operations and Pragmatics’ technology solutions group and bring to the role his experience in mergers and acquisitions, organizational strategy execution, finance and contracts to pursue growth initiatives and innovation and expand the company’s
NASA Begins Second Rapid IV On-Ramp Solicitation for Spacecraft Developers News

NASA Begins Second Rapid IV On-Ramp Solicitation for Spacecraft Developers

NASA is seeking additional developers of satellite bus core systems and support services to participate in the second on-ramp solicitation process under the multiple-award $6 billion Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV program. The agency indicated its intent to expand the Rapid IV Catalog in a request for proposals notice posted Thursday on SAM .gov. Ball Aerospace,
Terence Emmert, Acting DOD Deputy Undersecretary for Research and Engineering, Receives First Wash100 Award News

Terence Emmert, Acting DOD Deputy Undersecretary for Research and Engineering, Receives First Wash100 Award

Terence Emmert, acting deputy undersecretary for research and engineering at the Department of Defense, was selected by Executive Mosaic, the leading provider in connecting, promoting and branding government and government contracting (GovCon) executives of consequence, as a recipient of a 2021 Wash100 Award for the first time in his long federal career.  Following the inauguration
Army Awards 10 Spots on $225M Architect-Engineer Services Contract Contract Awards

Army Awards 10 Spots on $225M Architect-Engineer Services Contract

The U.S. Army has tapped AECOM‘s (NYSE: ACM) technical services business, Arcadis‘ U.S. arm, a joint venture between Black & Veatch and Geosyntec Consultants, Tetra Tech (Nasdaq: TTEK), Jacobs‘ (NYSE: J) government services unit and five other companies to compete for orders under a $225 million contract for architect-engineer services. The Department of Defense said
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