GovConWire's Government Contracting News 6/9/2021

AT&T Gets $725M VA Network Modernization Task Order Under EIS Vehicle; Chris Smith Quoted Contract Awards

AT&T Gets $725M VA Network Modernization Task Order Under EIS Vehicle; Chris Smith Quoted

AT&T (NYSE: T) has received a potential 12-year, $725 million task order to help the Department of Veterans Affairs modernize its data communications platform to facilitate the delivery of health care and other benefits to approximately 18 million veterans and their families and support other missions. The company said Thursday it will provide virtual private networking,
Stephen Steg Promoted to CEO of Raytheon’s Blue Canyon Subsidiary; Roy Azevedo Quoted Executive Moves

Stephen Steg Promoted to CEO of Raytheon’s Blue Canyon Subsidiary; Roy Azevedo Quoted

Stephen Steg, co-founder and chief technical officer of Blue Canyon Technologies, has been named CEO of the small satellite and mission services provider, more than five months after its acquisition by Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX). Steg succeeds former Blue Canyon CEO George Stafford, who will transition into an advisory role, the company said Tuesday. Raytheon
7 Small Businesses Win Spots on Navy’s $100M Audio/Video Tech IDIQ Contract Contract Awards

7 Small Businesses Win Spots on Navy’s $100M Audio/Video Tech IDIQ Contract

Seven small businesses will compete to provide engineering and technical services for audio and video equipment in support of integrated command, control and intelligence functions at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division through a five-year, $100 million contract vehicle. The companies are eligible to vie for individual orders to help the IC2&I division develop,
Honeywell to Create JV With Cambridge Quantum Computing; Darius Adamczyk Quoted M&A Activity

Honeywell to Create JV With Cambridge Quantum Computing; Darius Adamczyk Quoted

Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) has agreed to merge its quantum solutions business with Cambridge Quantum Computing into a new company that will focus on offering software and hardware products to support computation requirements in areas such as cybersecurity, finance and material science. Charlotte, North Carolina-based Honeywell said Tuesday it plans to invest as much as
Former Salient CRGT Exec Cindy Walker Assumes VP Role at Octo Executive Moves

Former Salient CRGT Exec Cindy Walker Assumes VP Role at Octo

Cindy Walker, former vice president of Salient CRGT’s Data Analytics Innovation Center, has been named vice president for data center of excellence at Reston, Virginia-based government technology services contractor Octo. The 35-year federal market veteran will aim to grow Octo’s service offerings that are intended to help agencies manage and analyze data, the company said
WWC Global Books $82M Support Services Contract for USAID’s Transition Initiatives Office Contract Awards

WWC Global Books $82M Support Services Contract for USAID’s Transition Initiatives Office

WCC Global will provide the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Transition Initiatives with geographic information systems, project management, communications support and other services under a five-year, $82 million contract. The management consulting firm said Tuesday it teamed up with Nickol Global Solutions and XL Associates on the USAID contract, which also covers recruitment
GovCon Expert Jim McAleese Breaks Down $715B Defense Budget Request GovCon Expert

GovCon Expert Jim McAleese Breaks Down $715B Defense Budget Request

A McAleese & Associates report on President Joe Biden’s proposed $715 billion topline budget for the Department of Defense offers a look at how much money will go towards military branches and programs in fiscal year 2022. Jim McAleese, founder of McAleese & Associates and three-time Wash100 winner, reported military personnel and operation and maintenance
QuantiTech, Subsidiaries Change Name to Axient; Patrick Murphy Quoted News

QuantiTech, Subsidiaries Change Name to Axient; Patrick Murphy Quoted

QuantiTech, a portfolio company of private equity firm Sagewind Capital, has rebranded as Axient to reflect its combined capabilities in multidomain test and analysis, digital engineering, mission engineering and operations, advanced technologies and other areas in support of the missions of defense and civilian agency clients. The rebrand includes QuantiTech’s acquired companies that now operate
System High Elevates Doug Kumbalek to Chief Strategy Officer Executive Moves

System High Elevates Doug Kumbalek to Chief Strategy Officer

Doug Kumbalek, most recently vice president of strategic growth at System High, has received a promotion to serve as the company’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer. He will oversee System High’s strategic plan to create an impact on the national security sector and lead innovation efforts through its analytical research center in his
Bowhead Cybersecurity Awarded $92M Navy Consulting Contract Contract Awards

Bowhead Cybersecurity Awarded $92M Navy Consulting Contract

Bowhead Cybersecurity Solutions and Services has secured a five-year, $92.3 million contract to provide senior consultation services to Naval Information Warfare Systems Command. NAVWARSYSCOM will obligate $2.5 million at the time of award using the U.S. Navy’s fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds, the Department of Defense said Tuesday. The command issued the cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-only
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