GovConWire Top Stories 4/5/2021

Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, Joint Staff CIO, Named to 2021 Wash100 for Driving JADC2 Strategy Wash100

Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, Joint Staff CIO, Named to 2021 Wash100 for Driving JADC2 Strategy

Executive Mosaic is honored to present Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, chief information officer and director of command, control, communications and computers/cyber at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient for spearheading the development of the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) strategy and leading innovative technology efforts. This marks Crall’s
Tyto Concludes AT&T Government Solutions Business Purchase, Adds Industry Vets to Board News

Tyto Concludes AT&T Government Solutions Business Purchase, Adds Industry Vets to Board

Tyto Athene, a government systems integrator backed by Arlington Capital Partners, has wrapped up the acquisition of AT&T’s (NYSE: T) defense-focused information technology professional services business known as Government Solutions Inc. Chris Meilhammer, most recently president and chief operating officer of Tyto, will serve as CEO of the combined organization and Dan Smith will be
Serco Inc. Chairman, CEO Dave Dacquino Receives Second Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted News

Serco Inc. Chairman, CEO Dave Dacquino Receives Second Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Dave Dacquino, chairman and CEO of Serco, Inc, received his 2021 Wash100 Award during a recent visit from Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson to recognize Dacquino’s leadership and drive for technical innovation across the federal and government contracting (GovCon) sectors. “Dave Dacquino has driven Serco to a new level by building out a world-class U.S.
Biden to Nominate Michael Brown for Top DOD Acquisition Post Executive Moves

Biden to Nominate Michael Brown for Top DOD Acquisition Post

President Joe Biden has announced plans to nominate Michael Brown, director of the Defense Innovation Unit, for the role of undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment. Brown has been serving as head of DIU within the Department of Defense since 2018. Under his leadership, the unit transitioned 26 tech capabilities to warfighters and brought
General Atomics Buys Analytics Company CCRi; Baird’s John Song Comments M&A Activity

General Atomics Buys Analytics Company CCRi; Baird’s John Song Comments

General Atomics has acquired analytics and software engineering services provider Commonwealth Computer Research Inc. for an undisclosed sum in a move to help increase government customers’ access to situational awareness data. Charlottesville, Virginia-based CCRi works with public and private sector clients to help them adopt big data management platforms designed to generate activity-based intelligence for
GSA’s David Shive to Deliver Keynote at Potomac Officers Club’s Annual CIO Forum News

GSA’s David Shive to Deliver Keynote at Potomac Officers Club’s Annual CIO Forum

David Shive, chief information officer of the General Services Administration, has been selected to be the midday keynote speaker for the Potomac Officers Club’s Annual CIO Forum on Wednesday, April 7. Shive has led the GSA’s information technology enterprise over the past six years and concurrently serves as vice chairman of the CIO Council. He
Anduril Purchases Area-I in UAS Tech Expansion Push; Brian Schimpf Quoted M&A Activity

Anduril Purchases Area-I in UAS Tech Expansion Push; Brian Schimpf Quoted

Venture-backed defense technology provider Anduril Industries has bought Georgia-based Area-I, which maintains a portfolio of autonomous tube-launched unmanned aerial systems or air-launched effects, for an undisclosed amount. Anduril said Thursday it seeks to add software-defined mission autonomy and intelligent teaming applications to the company’s UAS hardware portfolio through the acquisition. Area-I markets the Agile-Launched, Tactically-Integrated,
CEO Stuart Bradie on KBR’s Space, Directed Energy Work News

CEO Stuart Bradie on KBR’s Space, Directed Energy Work

Stuart Bradie, president and CEO of KBR (NYSE: KBR), told CNBC’s Mad Money in an interview posted Tuesday about the company’s focus on space, defense and intelligence. “We built a billion dollar franchise supporting NASA. We help fly satellites, we help fly and maintain the International Space Station … run mission control together with NASA,”
Kokolakis Contracting Awarded $112.4M Army Cyber Facility Construction Contract Contract Awards

Kokolakis Contracting Awarded $112.4M Army Cyber Facility Construction Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded Kokolakis Contracting a potential three-year, $112.4 million contract to build a cyber instructional facility. The Army Corps of Engineers received seven bids for the firm-fixed-price contract and obligated the full contract amount using fiscal 2021 military construction funds at the time of award, the Department of Defense said Friday. The
Funeral Services Set for Dr. Jack London News

Funeral Services Set for Dr. Jack London

Funeral services in honor of Dr. Jack London, a 49-year veteran of CACI International (NYSE: CACI), are scheduled to take place at U.S. Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 18 at 2:00 p.m. and at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on June 19 at 10 a.m. An interment ceremony will be held
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