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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 5/10/2022

Oscar Montes Joins Gainwell Technologies as Chief Growth Officer
Executive Moves

Oscar Montes Joins Gainwell Technologies as Chief Growth Officer

Oscar Montes, former CEO of Magellan Federal, has been appointed chief growth officer at health and human services contractor Gainwell Technologies. He will be responsible for developing and implementing Gainwell’s growth strategy and driving business development, sales and marketing efforts in his new position, the company said Monday. Montes spent the last three years at
Stacy Bostjanick: DOD Could Release CMMC Interim Rule Next Year
Cybersecurity

Stacy Bostjanick: DOD Could Release CMMC Interim Rule Next Year

The Department of Defense is eyeing another interim rule for its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program in May 2023.  Currently, the department is in the process of updating its Code of Federal Regulations to include the program’s most recent update, CMMC 2.0, which was launched in November 2021 after an internal review.  The rule is expected
Ryan Agee: NSA ‘Can and Should’ Do More Unclassified Work
Events

Ryan Agee: NSA ‘Can and Should’ Do More Unclassified Work

The National Security Agency is shifting more and more of its core business and functions to commercial platforms as part of the agency’s larger modernization effort, officials say. Ryan Agee, technical director for NSA’s capabilities directorate, said the agency is currently running a data fusion and analytics environment called the IC GovCloud, which was homegrown
18 Companies Win Spots on $347M Navy Contract for Support Services
Contract Awards

18 Companies Win Spots on $347M Navy Contract for Support Services

The U.S. Navy has selected 18 companies that will compete for task orders under a potential five-year, $346.5 million contract to provide a number of military service organizations with program management, logistics and other support services. The contractors will deliver management integration support to several Naval Air Systems Command program offices and sustainment group departments,
Maxar Reports 3% Revenue Growth for Q1 2022; Dan Jablonsky Quoted
Financial Reports

Maxar Reports 3% Revenue Growth for Q1 2022; Dan Jablonsky Quoted

Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) posted $405 million in revenues during the first quarter of 2022, up $13 million or 3.3 percent from the prior-year period driven by revenue increase within the company’s space infrastructure segment. The Westminster, Colorado-based space technology company said it had a total order backlog of $1.62 billion and unfunded contract options
Executive Spotlight With AIS Defense VP Wade Allen Focuses on Emerging Tech, Company Culture & Digital Transformation
News

Executive Spotlight With AIS Defense VP Wade Allen Focuses on Emerging Tech, Company Culture & Digital Transformation

In a recent Executive Spotlight interview, ExecutiveBiz spoke with Wade Allen, vice president of defense for Applied Information Sciences, to discuss emerging technologies’ impacts on federal industry businesses and the digital transformation efforts driven by the company to address current challenges. He also talked about AIS’ culture and work with various industry organizations to contribute to
Forcepoint Wins $89M Contract to Help DISA Implement User Activity Monitoring Tool
Contract Awards

Forcepoint Wins $89M Contract to Help DISA Implement User Activity Monitoring Tool

Forcepoint‘s federal business will deliver a user activity monitoring tool to the Department of Defense’s combatant commands and fourth estate organizational entities under an $89.1 million contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency. DOD said Monday the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization received two proposals for the technology procurement effort. The firm-fixed-price contract has a
BAE Vet Jerry Wohletz Named Draper President, CEO
Executive Moves

BAE Vet Jerry Wohletz Named Draper President, CEO

Jerry Wohletz, a senior executive at BAE Systems’ U.S. subsidiary, will assume the role of president and CEO of Draper on June 27. He succeeds William LaPlante, a 2022 Wash100 awardee and who left Draper in April after the Senate confirmed him to serve as undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense,
Salas O’Brien Targets Federal Market Through Nelson Engineering Merger
M&A Activity

Salas O’Brien Targets Federal Market Through Nelson Engineering Merger

Salas O’Brien, an engineering and facility planning services provider, has merged with Nelson Engineering to create a combined company that will serve federal clients and represent more than 50 offices. The merger brings the combined entity’s workforce headcount to 1,500, including 360 registered professionals, and aims to provide multi-disciplinary engineering services to the federal sector,
Nokia Opens Testing & Research Lab for Network Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity

Nokia Opens Testing & Research Lab for Network Cybersecurity

Nokia has unveiled a Dallas, Texas-based 5G testing laboratory that is intended to support assessments of 5G network security resilience and software, hardware and application cybersecurity. The company said Monday the Advanced Security Testing and Research lab will develop secure platforms and implement approaches in an effort to mitigate network threats and address emerging cybersecurity
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