GovConWire Top Stories 4/6/2021

Rick Wagner, President of Microsoft Federal, Named to 2021 Wash100 for Advancing Digital Transformation; Agile IT Tech Capabilities for Federal Sector News

Rick Wagner, President of Microsoft Federal, Named to 2021 Wash100 for Advancing Digital Transformation; Agile IT Tech Capabilities for Federal Sector

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Rick Wagner, president of Microsoft’s federal arm, as a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award for his leadership and efforts to drive digital transformation as federal agencies push their adoption of the latest emerging technologies. This marks the fourth consecutive Wash100 Award for Wagner. Previously, Wagner had received a
Veritas-Backed Gainwell Closes $3.4B Cash Buy of Health Tech Maker HMS; Ramzi Musallam Quoted M&A Activity

Veritas-Backed Gainwell Closes $3.4B Cash Buy of Health Tech Maker HMS; Ramzi Musallam Quoted

Gainwell Technologies, a Veritas Capital portfolio company offering health and human services, has completed the acquisition of Irving, Texas-based health care technology provider HMS Holdings for approximately $3.4 billion in cash, or $37 per share. Veritas looks to optimize HMS’ product suite across Gainwell and private equity-backed health care analytics company Cotiviti through the transaction,
Ensco Acquires Space, Intell Services Provider Exostrategies; Boris Nejikovsky Quoted M&A Activity

Ensco Acquires Space, Intell Services Provider Exostrategies; Boris Nejikovsky Quoted

Ensco has bought Exostrategies, a Colorado Springs, Colorado-based space and intelligence program services provider, for an undisclosed sum and in line with its strategy to increase capabilities and offerings to aerospace and national security customers. Boris Nejikovsky, president of Ensco, said in a statement published Friday Exostrategies’ services portfolio complements Ensco’s cybersecurity, data management, verification
BigBear.ai CEO Reggie Brothers Receives 2021 Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson News

BigBear.ai CEO Reggie Brothers Receives 2021 Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Dr. Reginald “Reggie” Brothers, CEO of BigBear.ai and GovCon Expert, received his first Wash100 Award, the highest honor in all of government contracting (GovCon), during a recent visit from  Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic and founder of the Wash100 Award. “BigBear.ai’s CEO Dr. Reggie Brothers is himself a mosaic of the most critical skills
Palantir to Support National Nuclear Security Administration’s SAFER Project Under $90M Contract Contract Awards

Palantir to Support National Nuclear Security Administration’s SAFER Project Under $90M Contract

Palantir Technologies (NYSE: PLTR) has received a potential five-year, $89.9 million contract from the National Nuclear Security Administration to provide a platform for its Safety Analytics, Forecasting and Evaluation Reporting project. NNSA personnel will use Palantir’s software to integrate data, analyze and visualize safety metrics from various sites, generate insights and allocate human and financial
Red Hat Elevates Joe Sangiuliano to Public Sector BD VP, Hires Christine Cox as Senior Civilian Sales Director Executive Moves

Red Hat Elevates Joe Sangiuliano to Public Sector BD VP, Hires Christine Cox as Senior Civilian Sales Director

Joe Sangiuliano, senior director of civilian sales at Red Hat’s North American public sector business, has transitioned to a new role as vice president of business development within the same unit. He will oversee the group’s capture, alliance and partnership-driven growth efforts in his new position, according to a LinkedIn post published by Paul Smith,
Mark Andress to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Potomac Officers Club’s 2nd Annual CIO Forum on Wednesday News

Mark Andress to Serve as Keynote Speaker at Potomac Officers Club’s 2nd Annual CIO Forum on Wednesday

Chief information officers (CIO) have recently spearheaded several new initiatives in both the public and private sectors. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated CIOs’ need to increase the speed of change in the technology landscape.  Modernizing cyber, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, information technology (IT), data, and machine learning are the top priorities for CIOs across the
Bridget Lauderdale Named Lockheed F-35 Program Head in Series of Exec Moves Executive Moves

Bridget Lauderdale Named Lockheed F-35 Program Head in Series of Exec Moves

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has tapped Bridget Lauderdale, vice president and general manager for the integrated fighter group at the company’s aeronautics business, to assume the same roles in support of the F-35 Lightning II Program, effective April 12. Lauderdale will work with U.S. and international clients and lead the F-35 program as it focuses
Valiant CFO Dan Corbett Promoted to CEO Post Executive Moves

Valiant CFO Dan Corbett Promoted to CEO Post

Dan Corbett, chief financial officer and chief development officer of Valiant Integrated Services, has been promoted to succeed the retiring Jim Jaska as CEO at the Herndon, Virginia-based government services contractor starting April 15.  Valiant said Monday that Chief Operating Officer Mike Pilon will take over Jaska’s responsibilities as company president. Corbett previously spent 10
Lockheed Vet Dana Jackson Appointed Mitre National Security Sector Lead Executive Moves

Lockheed Vet Dana Jackson Appointed Mitre National Security Sector Lead

Dana “Keoki” Jackson, a more than 23-year veteran of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has joined Mitre as senior vice president and general manager of the nonprofit corporation’s national security sector. He will be responsible for expanding and implementing national security programs that support the departments of Defense and Justice as well as the intelligence community,
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