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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 1/7/2022

Jerry Hogge Named Calibre EVP, COO
Executive Moves

Jerry Hogge Named Calibre EVP, COO

Jerry Hogge, a more than three-decade GovCon industry veteran, has joined Calibre Systems as executive vice president and chief operations officer. He will oversee Calibre’s all profit centers and business development efforts and lead initiatives to ensure that the company has the needed operational controls, people systems and reporting and administrative procedures to win recompetes,
Boeing-Bell JV Awarded $1.6B for US Military Osprey Aircraft Tech Support
Contract Awards

Boeing-Bell JV Awarded $1.6B for US Military Osprey Aircraft Tech Support

A joint venture between Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) Bell subsidiary has secured a potential four-year, $1.64 billion contract to provide hardware supply support for Osprey military tiltrotor aircraft being used by the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and the Air Force. Bell Boeing will help the three service branches manage an inventory of
Cari Ossenfort to Head Naval Electronics Business at Leonardo DRS
Executive Moves

Cari Ossenfort to Head Naval Electronics Business at Leonardo DRS

Cari Ossenfort, former corporate vice president for operational excellence and quality at Leonardo DRS, has been promoted to senior VP and general manager of the defense contractor’s naval electronics unit. She will lead a business that offers computing, data distribution, middleware enterprise and network support services to the U.S. Navy, the company said Thursday. In
Chainalysis: $14B in Cryptocurrency Value Went to Illicit Addresses in 2021
News

Chainalysis: $14B in Cryptocurrency Value Went to Illicit Addresses in 2021

A report by blockchain analytics company Chainalysis says the total cryptocurrency value received by illicit addresses reached $14 billion in 2021, up 79 percent from $7.8 billion the previous year. Transactions involving illicit addresses accounted for 0.15  percent of all crypto transaction volume in 2021 compared with 0.62 percent in 2020, according to a blog
GovCon Expert Rich Wilkinson: Three Big Issues Facing GovCons in 2022 Part One
GovCon Expert

GovCon Expert Rich Wilkinson: Three Big Issues Facing GovCons in 2022 Part One

Rich Wilkinson, director of product marketing for Unanet and a GovCon Expert, has published the first of a two-part article to shed a light on six sources of pressure that GovCon Expert Rich Wilkinson expects will shape the GovCon business and impact company strategy in the year ahead — and likely beyond.  The first three
Tyto Closes Acquisition of Network Modernization Company Qbase
M&A Activity

Tyto Closes Acquisition of Network Modernization Company Qbase

Tyto Athene seeks to expand its digital enterprise transformation and network modernization capabilities in support of defense and national security customers through its recently concluded acquisition of Qbase. Chris Meilhammer, CEO of Tyto Athene, said in a statement published Wednesday Qbase brings over two decades of experience in supporting Department of Defense agencies and will
Navy Awards $977M in Non-Nuclear Ship Maintenance Contracts to 6 Companies
Contract Awards

Navy Awards $977M in Non-Nuclear Ship Maintenance Contracts to 6 Companies

Six large and small businesses have secured positions on a pair of contracts worth $977.4 million combined, to help the U.S. Navy maintain non-nuclear surface combatant and amphibious vessels that are visiting or stationed in the Norfolk, Virginia, port. Naval Sea Systems Command is procuring modernization, repair and maintenance services for six ship classes through
Former Alion Exec Warren Kohm Joins Red River as CFO
Executive Moves

Former Alion Exec Warren Kohm Joins Red River as CFO

Warren Kohm, formerly a vice president and corporate controller at Alion Science and Technology, has been named chief financial officer of Red River Technology. Kohm has over 25 years of experience leading financial functions at multiple companies that worked with federal, state and local government clients, Red River said Thursday. At Alion, he also served
GCOM Buys ASR Analytics; Kamal Bherwani Quoted
M&A Activity

GCOM Buys ASR Analytics; Kamal Bherwani Quoted

Government technology provider GCOM has acquired ASR Analytics as part of efforts to add artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to its portfolio of software-as-a-service platforms and services in support of government clients. “The unprecedented events of the past two years have highlighted how critical emerging technologies are to the delivery of government services,” GCOM
Falconwood Receives $240M Navy IT Support Task Order
Contract Awards

Falconwood Receives $240M Navy IT Support Task Order

Falconwood has secured a potential five-year, $240 million task order to help the U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Office for Digital and Enterprise Services develop information technology systems. The company said Thursday it will assist PEO Digital in the development and sustainment of IT applications across various areas such as digital transformation, cloud computing, data center
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