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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 7/26/2021

Proofpoint Shareholders OK $12.3B Deal With Thoma Bravo M&A Activity

Proofpoint Shareholders OK $12.3B Deal With Thoma Bravo

Shareholders at Proofpoint (Nasdaq: PFPT) voted to approve the cybersecurity and compliance company’s $12.3 billion sale to private equity firm Thoma Bravo. Proofpoint said Friday both parties still expect to complete the transaction in the third quarter of 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Gary Steele, chairman and CEO of Proofpoint,
Joshua Marcuse, Head of Strategy and Innovation for Google Global Public Sector, Presented Second Consecutive Wash100 Award By Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson News

Joshua Marcuse, Head of Strategy and Innovation for Google Global Public Sector, Presented Second Consecutive Wash100 Award By Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Joshua Marcuse, head of Strategy and Innovation for Google’s global public sector business, was presented his 2021 Wash100 Award, the most prestigious honor in all of government contracting (GovCon), on Tuesday during a visit from Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson. The Wash100 Award is an annual honor given to the elite members of the GovCon
3 Companies Win Spots on $900M DLA Metal Product Supply IDIQ Contract Awards

3 Companies Win Spots on $900M DLA Metal Product Supply IDIQ

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded three companies positions on a $900 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to supply various types of commercial metal products to U.S. military branches as part of DLA’s Metals Tailored Logistics Support program. DLA received six responses for the competitive acquisition program and set an ordering period end date of July 22,
AF Undersecretary Nominee Gina Ortiz Jones Receives Senate Confirmation Executive Moves

AF Undersecretary Nominee Gina Ortiz Jones Receives Senate Confirmation

Gina Ortiz Jones, a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer, received Senate confirmation Thursday via unanimous vote to serve as undersecretary of USAF, nearly three months after President Biden nominated her for the branch’s second highest-ranking civilian position. She replaces Anthony Reardon, who has held the undersecretary post on an acting basis since Feb. 2,
GovCon Wire Events to Feature Kevin Brancato, Mick Fox as Keynote Speakers at Capture Management Webinar on Aug. 4th Events

GovCon Wire Events to Feature Kevin Brancato, Mick Fox as Keynote Speakers at Capture Management Webinar on Aug. 4th

As government contractors continue to heavily invest in technology to better discover, research, qualify and bid on government solicitations, the know-how to successfully evolve underlying business processes is of the highest importance for the success of any technology investment.  Private sector leaders must learn how to mature the capture process to grow a qualified pipeline,
Jerry McGinn: Allies Can Play a Role to Strengthen US Defense Industrial Base GovCon Expert

Jerry McGinn: Allies Can Play a Role to Strengthen US Defense Industrial Base

Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University’s School of Business and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said the White House should reaffirm the importance of allies and partners in efforts to address defense industrial base resilience. McGinn told Government Matters host Francis Rose in an interview posted Tuesday
Army Selects 5 Companies for OMFV Concept Design Contracts Worth $299M Contract Awards

Army Selects 5 Companies for OMFV Concept Design Contracts Worth $299M

The U.S. Army has awarded approximately $299.4 million in contracts to five companies to come up with digital concept designs for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program. The service said Friday the designs that Point Blank Enterprises, Oshkosh Defense, BAE Systems, General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and American Rheinmetall Vehicles will produce under the concept design
Executive Spotlight: NTT Data’s Tim Conway Discusses Contract Wins, IT Modernization Challenges and Company Goals News

Executive Spotlight: NTT Data’s Tim Conway Discusses Contract Wins, IT Modernization Challenges and Company Goals

Tim Conway, executive vice president and public sector group president of NTT Data and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, was featured on Thursday in the latest Executive Spotlight interview with ExecutiveBiz to talk about the company’s recent contract wins and IT modernization challenges, his sales and business strategies to drive company growth as well as
SpaceX Books $178M Contract to Send NASA Spacecraft to Jupiter’s Icy Moon Contract Awards

SpaceX Books $178M Contract to Send NASA Spacecraft to Jupiter’s Icy Moon

SpaceX has secured a $178 million contract to provide spacecraft launch services for a NASA mission to explore Europa, the smallest of Jupiter’s four large Galilean moons. NASA said Saturday it expects the company’s Falcon Heavy rocket to carry Europa Clipper in October 2024 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and bring the orbiter
PAE Secures $74M Navy Contract for Base Operations Support in Japan; Charlie Peiffer Quoted Contract Awards

PAE Secures $74M Navy Contract for Base Operations Support in Japan; Charlie Peiffer Quoted

PAE (Nasdaq: PAE) has received a potential five-year, $74.2 million contract to help the U.S. Marine Corps operate a military air station located in Japan. The company said Thursday it will maintain and repair facilities, manage wastewater and perform environmental and custodial support services at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni under the single-award, indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract.
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