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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 1/5/2022

Centene Closes Magellan Health Acquisition; Michael Neidorff Quoted
M&A Activity

Centene Closes Magellan Health Acquisition; Michael Neidorff Quoted

Centene (NYSE: CNC) wrapped up its acquisition of Magellan Health days after the St. Louis-based managed care company obtained all needed regulatory approvals to close the transaction. “Magellan will expand Centene’s reach to provide increased access to behavioral healthcare for our members at a time when so many Americans are struggling with mental or behavioral
Allen Sackadorf Appointed as Defense & Intell VP at Cloudera’s Federal Arm
Executive Moves

Allen Sackadorf Appointed as Defense & Intell VP at Cloudera’s Federal Arm

Robert Carey, president of Cloudera’s (NYSE: CLDR) government solutions business, has announced the appointment of Allen Sackadorf, former ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) executive, as vice president of defense and intelligence. In a LinkedIn post, Carey said Sackadorf’s experience in software sales and knowledge of the Department of Defense and intelligence community could help grow Cloudera Government
Matt Mulherin Promoted to HII Newport News Shipbuilding VP of Contracts
Executive Moves

Matt Mulherin Promoted to HII Newport News Shipbuilding VP of Contracts

Matt Mulherin, a 17-year shipbuilding industry veteran, has been named vice president of contracts Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will directly report to Don Godwin, vice president of business management and chief financial officer at Newport News Shipbuilding, and oversee contracts, export and import licensing and compliance and pricing at
GovCon Expert Kevin Plexico: Four Trends to Impact Government Contractors in 2022
GovCon Expert

GovCon Expert Kevin Plexico: Four Trends to Impact Government Contractors in 2022

Kevin Plexico, senior vice president for information solutions at Deltek and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, published his latest article as a part of Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Expert program on Wednesday. Previously, GovCon Expert Kevin Plexico discussed the major improvements that government contractors and their respective organizations have made to combat the effects of the
Excella Wins $117M USCIS IT Support Task Order
Contract Awards

Excella Wins $117M USCIS IT Support Task Order

Excella has won a five-year, $117 million task order to develop and update information technology systems and applications for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, G2Xchange FedCiv reported Tuesday. The agency received 16 offers for the Digital Innovation and Development II program through the Chief Information Officer–Solutions and Partners 3 Small Business contract. According to
DARPA Director Stefanie Tompkins to Speak at Potomac Officers Club’s 2022 Defense R&D Summit
Events

DARPA Director Stefanie Tompkins to Speak at Potomac Officers Club’s 2022 Defense R&D Summit

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Stefanie Tompkins is set to deliver a morning keynote speech at the Potomac Officers Club’s 8th Annual Defense Research and Development Summit on Jan. 19. Tompkins, who took the helm of DARPA as its 23rd director in March 2021, leads the Department of Defense’s research and development organization whose
DOE Issues Draft RFP for $5.87B Portsmouth Plant Decommissioning Recompete
Contract Awards

DOE Issues Draft RFP for $5.87B Portsmouth Plant Decommissioning Recompete

The Department of Energy’s environmental management office has released a draft solicitation for a potential 10-year, $5.87 billion follow-on contract to perform decontamination and decommissioning work at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Ohio. The Portsmouth Decontamination and Decommissioning contract includes support for the demolition and disposal of GDP process equipment, facilities and related process
Tim Braswell Named Chief People Officer of Spire Global
Executive Moves

Tim Braswell Named Chief People Officer of Spire Global

Tim Braswell, a 25-year human resources professional, has joined Spire Global (NYSE: SPIR) as chief people officer. He will be responsible for Spire’s HR functions supporting 375 workers across the globe and spanning recruitment, talent development, health and wellness and employee systems, the space data provider said Tuesday. Braswell previously held an eight-year career at
FDH Aero Seeks to Grow Military Rotorcraft Market Presence With Calco Aerospace Buy
M&A Activity

FDH Aero Seeks to Grow Military Rotorcraft Market Presence With Calco Aerospace Buy

FDH Aero has purchased aircraft hardware provider Calco Industries for an undisclosed amount in a move to expand FDH’s product offerings in the military rotorcraft market. The transaction marks FDH’s 11th completed acquisition since it became a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity in 2017, the aerospace distribution company said Tuesday. Calco is headquartered in
Deborah Fox Joins Board of CTC’s Enterprise Ventures Corp. Affiliate; Ed Sheehan Quoted
Executive Moves

Deborah Fox Joins Board of CTC’s Enterprise Ventures Corp. Affiliate; Ed Sheehan Quoted

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has named Deborah Fox, a 35-year defense industry veteran, as the new member of the board of directors for CTC’s wholly owned affiliate Enterprise Ventures Corp. She will work with six current EVC board members including Ed Sheehan, president and CEO of CTC, the company said Tuesday. Fox previously worked at BAE
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