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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 10/14/2021

Vernon Saunders Named SAIC Intell Business SVP; Michael LaRouche Quoted
Executive Moves

Vernon Saunders Named SAIC Intell Business SVP; Michael LaRouche Quoted

Vernon Saunders, an industry veteran and a two-time Wash100 awardee, has been appointed senior vice president of the national intelligence community unit at Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC). He will report to Michael LaRouche, president of SAIC’s national security and space sector and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, the company said Wednesday. “The national
GovCon Expert Kevin Plexico: Top Federal Opportunities for FY 2022 in GovCon Market
Contract Awards

GovCon Expert Kevin Plexico: Top Federal Opportunities for FY 2022 in GovCon Market

Kevin Plexico, senior vice president of Information Solutions with Deltek and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, published his latest article as a part of Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Expert program on Thursday. Previously, GovCon Expert Kevin Plexico discussed the major improvements that government contractors and their respective organizations have made to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In his
Embedded Ventures, Space Force Agree to Collaborate on Tech Investment Opportunities
Contract Awards

Embedded Ventures, Space Force Agree to Collaborate on Tech Investment Opportunities

Embedded Ventures has agreed to help the U.S. Space Force examine how venture capital investments can drive innovation in the space industry. The California-based VC firm said it signed a cooperative research and development agreement with USSF’s SpaceWERX organization as the military branch looks to pursue new space-based technologies through partnerships with commercial and academic
Rick Wagner: Microsoft Seeks to Bring Cloud to the Edge to Back Mission Operators
News

Rick Wagner: Microsoft Seeks to Bring Cloud to the Edge to Back Mission Operators

Rick Wagner, president of Microsoft‘s (Nasdaq: MSFT) federal arm and a four-time Wash100 Award winner, said the company is working to help customers meet their mission requirements and priorities by making investments to deliver cloud capabilities to the edge in support of mission operators. Wagner wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the Azure
Gary Newgaard Joins Sumo Logic’s Public Sector Business as General Manager
Executive Moves

Gary Newgaard Joins Sumo Logic’s Public Sector Business as General Manager

Gary Newgaard, former vice president at data storage hardware and software developer Pure Storage, has joined Sumo Logic to serve as general manager of the cloud-based machine data analytics company’s public sector, G2Xchange FedCiv reported Tuesday. He brings to his new role his decades-long experience in working at several government-focused information technology companies. Newgaard spent
Parsons to Pursue USAF Air Operations Center Application Transformation Support Contract
C4ISR

Parsons to Pursue USAF Air Operations Center Application Transformation Support Contract

Parsons (NYSE: PSN) will lead an industry team to pursue a potential five-year contract to help the U.S. Air Force modernize a system that integrates third-party software applications to support joint air forces’ command and control operations. The Air Operations Center – Weapons System enables the service to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations management,
Robert Geckle Promoted to President, CEO Roles at Airbus’ US Arm
Executive Moves

Robert Geckle Promoted to President, CEO Roles at Airbus’ US Arm

Robert Geckle, formerly chief operating officer and general counsel at Airbus’ U.S. business arm,  has been elevated to the roles of president and CEO of Airbus U.S. Space and Defense, Defense News reported Thursday. The new chief executive previously held a variety of legal and compliance roles at its predecessor company. According to his LinkedIn
Boeing, Saab Unveil New Factory for USAF Trainer Aft Section; Leanne Caret Quoted
News

Boeing, Saab Unveil New Factory for USAF Trainer Aft Section; Leanne Caret Quoted

Swedish company Saab, Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) teammate in the U.S. Air Force T-7A trainer program, has opened a factory in West Lafayette, Indiana to manufacture the aft section of the military branch’s future pilot training system. The 100,000-square-foot factory will take over the production of the Red Hawk aircraft’s aft section from the Saab factory
Navy Seeks Proposal From General Dynamics for Radio Production Follow on Contract
News

Navy Seeks Proposal From General Dynamics for Radio Production Follow on Contract

The U.S. Navy is soliciting a proposal from General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) mission systems business for a five-year, follow on contract that covers hardware and engineering services for AN/USC-61(C) digital modular radio systems. According to its SAM.gov notice, the service branch seeks to procure four-channel and two-channel DMRs as well as High Frequency Distribution Amplifier
Cybersecurity Company Appgate Goes Public After Newtown Merger; Barry Field Quoted
M&A Activity

Cybersecurity Company Appgate Goes Public After Newtown Merger; Barry Field Quoted

Appgate has become a publicly traded cybersecurity company after it finalized its combination with Newtown Lane Marketing that was first announced in February. The combined company will operate as Appgate and will trade on the OTC Bulletin Board under the ticker symbol “NTWN” with plans to change the symbol to “APGT” and list its common

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