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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 1/12/2022

Cognosante Receives $545M Task Order to Build VA Medical Logistics System; Erick Peters, Philip Dietz Quoted
Contract Awards

Cognosante Receives $545M Task Order to Build VA Medical Logistics System; Erick Peters, Philip Dietz Quoted

Cognosante will help the Department of Veterans Affairs develop, implement and maintain a medical logistics system under a potential five-year, $545 million task order. The company said Tuesday it intends to apply a DevSecOps approach and the Scaled Agile Framework to help establish the VA’s Supply Chain Management Product Line. Erick Peters, chief technology officer
CACI to Update Army Comms Network Under $514M Task Order; John Mengucci Quoted
Contract Awards

CACI to Update Army Comms Network Under $514M Task Order; John Mengucci Quoted

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has won a potential five-year, $514 million task order to modernize outside plant infrastructure and facilities that support data communication networks at 40 U.S. Army installations nationwide. The single-award task order covers the development and installation of an underground fiber optic cable platform intended to facilitate voice, data and video distribution
Space Force Ramps Up Acquisition Strategies, Reorganization Efforts for 2022
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Space Force Ramps Up Acquisition Strategies, Reorganization Efforts for 2022

As the U.S. Space Force enters its third year of operation, its leaders are prioritizing acquisition reform among the key transformational shifts the organization is expected to undergo in its pursuit of innovative technologies, advanced capabilities and more interoperable systems. Gen. Nina Armagno, director of staff for the Space Force, cited accelerating technology procurement as a
Executive Spotlight With WalkMe’s Public Sector Sales VP Billy Biggs Focuses on Company Goals, Growth Strategy & SaaS Capabilities
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Executive Spotlight With WalkMe’s Public Sector Sales VP Billy Biggs Focuses on Company Goals, Growth Strategy & SaaS Capabilities

Billy Biggs, vice president of public sector sales at WalkMe, was featured in the most recent Executive Spotlight interview with ExecutiveBiz on Tuesday. He talked about the software-as-a-service company’s growth and sales strategy; cloud adoption, SaaS deployment and other capabilities; partnership; goals heading into 2022; and top transformation challenges for digital resilience. Here’s an excerpt
Deltek Forecasts Growth in Defense, Intell Community IT Investments
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Deltek Forecasts Growth in Defense, Intell Community IT Investments

Two new Deltek reports say that information technology modernization, data proliferation and the current national security threat landscape are among the factors that will drive IT investments within defense and intelligence community agencies. The company said it expects the DOD contractor addressable IT market to grow at a compound annual rate of 1 percent to
Larry Egbert Promoted to DCS President, COO
Executive Moves

Larry Egbert Promoted to DCS President, COO

Larry Egbert, formerly executive vice president and manager of the air-sea forces sector at DCS, has elevated to the roles of president and chief operating officer. The U.S. Navy veteran succeeded Randy Washington, who retired after a nearly 35-year career with the professional services firm, DCS said Tuesday. Prior to DCS, Egbert worked at Science
Federal Tech Vet Ron Bewtra Named HPE High-Performance Computing Director
Executive Moves

Federal Tech Vet Ron Bewtra Named HPE High-Performance Computing Director

Ron Bewtra, an 18-year federal information technology veteran, has joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NSYE: HPE) to serve as director of high-performance computing. He wrote Tuesday in a LinkedIn post that he will manage offerings within HPE’s leadership computing vertical segment. Before he rejoined industry, Bewtra was chief technology officer at the Department of Justice from
CGI Federal Wins $250M BPA to Help Maintain DOJ Financial System
Contract Awards

CGI Federal Wins $250M BPA to Help Maintain DOJ Financial System

The federal subsidiary of CGI (NYSE: GIB) has secured a $250 million blanket purchase agreement to help the Justice Department operate and maintain an integrated technology platform for managing financial and procurement functions, G2Xchange FedCiv reported Tuesday. CGI Federal received DOJ’s Unified Financial Management System support contract through the General Services Administration Multiple Award Schedule.
KippsDeSanto: TELEO’s Flatirons Purchase Shows Buyers’ Interest in Software-Based Platforms
M&A Activity

KippsDeSanto: TELEO’s Flatirons Purchase Shows Buyers’ Interest in Software-Based Platforms

Private equity firm TELEO Capital Management acquired Flatirons Solutions, a technical content management platforms provider for defense and aerospace industries, from Presse Participations. Investment bank KippsDeSanto & Co. advised Flatirons on the transaction and said Monday the deal highlights trends in the aerospace and enterprise technology mergers-and-acquisitions environment. KippsDeSanto said buyers are eyeing companies with
Former Cognosante Exec Eric Ritter Joins Maximus as Business Development VP
Executive Moves

Former Cognosante Exec Eric Ritter Joins Maximus as Business Development VP

Eric Ritter, former vice president for consulting services at Cognosante, took on a new role at Maximus (NYSE: MMS) as vice president of business development, FedHealth IT reported Tuesday. Ritter has more than two decades of professional experience spanning sales, product management and information technology in the public sector and health care markets. In his
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