GovConWire's Government Contracting News 1/20/2023

NASA’s Karla Jackson Shares Objective-Based Procurement Strategy & Fiscal 2023 Goals
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NASA’s Karla Jackson Shares Objective-Based Procurement Strategy & Fiscal 2023 Goals

NASA has developed an objective-based procurement strategy to advance its ongoing Moon to Mars initiative, according to Karla Jackson, senior procurement executive and deputy chief acquisition officer at the space agency. While traditional Department of Defense procurement is based on capabilities, the objective-based approach is built around concrete goals and intentions, which serve as the foundation
John MacMillan Appointed Maximus Future Market Development VP
Executive Moves

John MacMillan Appointed Maximus Future Market Development VP

John MacMillan, a 36-year public and private sector information technology veteran, has joined Maximus (NYSE: MMS) as vice president of future market development. He will guide the future strategy for the company’s U.S. services business and work with customers to prepare them for next-generation innovations in the sector, Maximus said Thursday. Prior to his appointment,
DOD Leaders: US Acquisition Reform Necessitates Culture Change
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DOD Leaders: US Acquisition Reform Necessitates Culture Change

With a heightened focus on digital modernization in recent years, the Department of Defense is reshaping its approach to procurement and working to shift the innovation paradigm as it embraces new ways forward. Among the many changes the Pentagon is undertaking — from cutting-edge technology adoption to networks, contracting and beyond — is an effort
Tom Hammoor Succeeds Lisa Atherton as Textron Systems President, CEO
Executive Moves

Tom Hammoor Succeeds Lisa Atherton as Textron Systems President, CEO

Tom Hammoor, most recently head of Textron’s (NYSE: TXT) aviation defense segment, has been named president and CEO of Textron Systems. He replaces Lisa Atherton, who will serve as chief operating officer of Textron’s Bell subsidiary, the parent company said Thursday. Hamoor brings to the role nearly four decades of defense industry and military leadership
Michael Wittman Joins CGI’s Federal Subsidiary as Consulting Services VP
Executive Moves

Michael Wittman Joins CGI’s Federal Subsidiary as Consulting Services VP

Michael Wittman, formerly a senior director at Peraton, has assumed the role of vice president for consulting services at CGI’s (NYSE: GIB) federal subsidiary. Wittman has previously managed federal government system implementation and information technology projects, according to his LinkedIn profile. He joined Peraton in February 2021, when private equity firm Veritas Capital acquired Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) IT and
Lockheed Books $85M Air Force Contract Modification for Long-Range Radar
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Lockheed Books $85M Air Force Contract Modification for Long-Range Radar

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential two-year, $84.9 million contract modification to provide four Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar systems for the U.S. Air Force. This award brings the contract’s ceiling value to $182.9 million and covers production management support, travel, data and other services, the Department of Defense said Thursday. The Air Force
James Kainz Promoted to Applied Research Associates BD SVP
Executive Moves

James Kainz Promoted to Applied Research Associates BD SVP

James Kainz, corporate director of business development at Applied Research Associates, has transitioned to a senior vice president role at the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based research, engineering and technical services provider. He is responsible for planning and implementing the company’s current and future growth strategy and pursuing strategic opportunities, ARA said Wednesday.  In his new capacity,
Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Fiscal 2023 NDAA Reflects Cloud-Related Work
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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Fiscal 2023 NDAA Reflects Cloud-Related Work

An analysis of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2023 hints at potential cloud-based information technology projects at the Department of Defense, according to Deltek advisory research analyst Alex Rossino. He wrote in an article published Wednesday one provision of the law requires DOD to test and evaluate the cybersecurity of commercial cloud
Dan Marion Named JJR Solutions Chief Strategy Officer in Series of Exec Promotions
Executive Moves

Dan Marion Named JJR Solutions Chief Strategy Officer in Series of Exec Promotions

JJR Solutions has promoted six executives as part of a company reorganization meant to advance strategic growth efforts. Dan Marion, former chief marketing officer at JJR, will transition to the role of chief strategy officer and continue to oversee market development initiatives while helping the company maintain competitive advantage and align its cross-departmental functions to
Infoscitex Promotes Mike Gilkey to Lead Air & Space Operations Business
Executive Moves

Infoscitex Promotes Mike Gilkey to Lead Air & Space Operations Business

DCS subsidiary Infoscitex has promoted Mike Gilkey from vice president and division manager of air and space operations, to executive VP and manager of the entire sector. The company said Thursday that Gilkey will be responsible for its human systems and modeling, simulation and analysis divisions, as well as the sensors and intelligence department. He
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