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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 10/8/2021

Rick Ambrose to Retire as Lockheed Space EVP; Jim Taiclet Quoted
Executive Moves

Rick Ambrose to Retire as Lockheed Space EVP; Jim Taiclet Quoted

Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) space business and a six-time Wash100 Award winner, will retire in March 2022 after a two-decade career with the Bethesda, Maryland-based aerospace and defense contractor. Jim Taiclet, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said in a statement published Thursday
DOD Concludes Market Research for Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability Program; Danielle Metz Quoted
News

DOD Concludes Market Research for Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability Program; Danielle Metz Quoted

The Department of Defense has completed the market research for a program that will replace the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud initiative and expects to decide by the end of October which vendors will be allowed to take part in the new program, Federal News Network reported Thursday. The Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability program will
CBP Awards OSI Systems $200M in Inspection System Orders
Contract Awards

CBP Awards OSI Systems $200M in Inspection System Orders

OSI Systems‘s (Nasdaq: OSIS) security business has received a pair of delivery orders worth potentially $265M combined, including options, to supply non-intrusive inspection systems to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The orders are part of CBP’s two indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts for X-ray equipment designed to help agents inspect passenger cars and commercial trucks at border
Potomac Officers Club Features DHS CHCO Angela Bailey as Keynote Speaker During Optimizing the Hybrid Workforce Forum
General News

Potomac Officers Club Features DHS CHCO Angela Bailey as Keynote Speaker During Optimizing the Hybrid Workforce Forum

Potomac Officers Club (POC) hosted its highly-anticipated Optimizing the Hybrid Workforce Forum on Thursday to bring together the significant members from across the federal government and industry to discuss how to ensure a strong workforce culture, uncover risks that may undermine mission effectiveness and leverage data to inform change management and transformation. Angela Bailey, chief
Former Raytheon Exec John Johnson Joins GM Defense as Business Development VP
Executive Moves

Former Raytheon Exec John Johnson Joins GM Defense as Business Development VP

John Johnson, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and formerly a vice president at Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX), has joined General Motors‘ (NYSE: GM) defense subsidiary as vice president of business development. In his new capacity, Johnson will aim to identify growth opportunities in the military vehicle, propulsion, power, autonomy and mobility segments, GM Defense
Palantir to Supply Data Integration Tools to VA Under $90M Contract
Contract Awards

Palantir to Supply Data Integration Tools to VA Under $90M Contract

Palantir Technologies (NYSE: PLTR) has secured a potential four-year, $90 million contract to provide data integration tools to the Department of Veterans Affairs, FedScoop reported Thursday. Those tools from the Denver-based big data analytics company could enable VA to integrate into the Common Operating Platform data from health and benefits systems in order for leaders
Kantara Board President Matt Thompson Joins Socure as Public Sector Solutions General Manager
Executive Moves

Kantara Board President Matt Thompson Joins Socure as Public Sector Solutions General Manager

Matt Thompson, president of the Kantara Initiative’s board of directors, has been named general manager of public sector solutions at digital identity verification technology provider Socure. He will be responsible for helping drive Socure’s growth initiatives in the government market and brings a track record of digital project leadership experience to his new role, the
Michael Daniels, Lisa Disbrow to Chair BlackBerry Board Committees
Executive Moves

Michael Daniels, Lisa Disbrow to Chair BlackBerry Board Committees

Michael Daniels, chairman of CACI International (NYSE: CACI), and Lisa Disbrow, board chair at LMI, has been appointed to lead two separate committees on BlackBerry‘s (NYSE: BB) board of directors. BlackBerry said Thursday that Daniels will succeed V. Prem Watsa as chair of the compensation, nomination and governance committee. Daniels also serves as a director
Leidos, Elastic Execs to Lead Intell Mission Software, Data Usability Panels for Potomac Officers Club
Events

Leidos, Elastic Execs to Lead Intell Mission Software, Data Usability Panels for Potomac Officers Club

The Potomac Officers Club’s 2021 Intel Summit will feature two panel discussions to be led by Sunny Stueve, user experience lead for artificial intelligence at Leidos, and Mike Barretta, senior manager of solution architecture at Elastic‘s public sector unit. Stueve will moderate a conversation with leaders from the intelligence community and government contracting industry regarding

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