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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 5/13/2022

General Dynamics Vet Matt Luxton Named Cubic SVP, General Counsel
Executive Moves

General Dynamics Vet Matt Luxton Named Cubic SVP, General Counsel

Matt Luxton, formerly a member of the executive leadership team at General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has joined Cubic as senior vice president and general counsel. He will report to Stevan Slijepcevic, president and CEO of Cubic and a 2022 Wash100 Award recipient, and provide advice to the management team on legal matters related to operations
NGA Deputy Director Tonya Wilkerson Receives 1st Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson
News

NGA Deputy Director Tonya Wilkerson Receives 1st Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Tonya Wilkerson, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), was presented her 2022 Wash100 Award, the highest honor in government contracting (GovCon), by Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson on May 3rd during a recent visit to NGA Campus East in Springfield, VA. Executive Mosaic was thrilled to recognize Tonya Wilkerson with her first Wash100 Award for her leadership
Navy Embracing Drone Technology, Amphibious Ships; Carlos Del Toro Quoted
News

Navy Embracing Drone Technology, Amphibious Ships; Carlos Del Toro Quoted

Top U.S. Navy officials are pushing for more unmanned vehicles and finding new applications for existing platforms as the service redesigns for a new era of near-peer competition. Carlos Del Toro, secretary of the Navy, said that in today’s threat environment, which is “characterized by rapid mobility, anti-access/aerial denial systems and cyberwarfare,” Marines and Navy
Jim Edwards Returns to SOSi as Business Development SVP; Julian Setian Quoted
Executive Moves

Jim Edwards Returns to SOSi as Business Development SVP; Julian Setian Quoted

Jim Edwards, a retired U.S. Army colonel, has rejoined SOS International to serve as senior vice president of business development. He will aim to advance strategic growth initiatives by securing new business for SOSi and expanding client relationships across federal civilian, defense and intelligence markets, the company said Thursday. Edwards returned to the Reston, Virginia-based
For Intelligence Community, Modernization Means ‘Turning Off’ Old Systems
Events

For Intelligence Community, Modernization Means ‘Turning Off’ Old Systems

The U.S. Intelligence Community is constantly chasing after cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions that can meet IC needs and ensure the country’s strategic advantage. But IC agencies aren’t replacing legacy systems with the latest and greatest technology, and it’s leading to clutter, inefficiency and depleted resources. According to Dr. Daniel Blevins, chief architect of the ground
Maj. Gen. Michael Schmidt Nominated Director for Pentagon’s Joint Strike Fighter Program Office
Executive Moves

Maj. Gen. Michael Schmidt Nominated Director for Pentagon’s Joint Strike Fighter Program Office

President Joe Biden has nominated Maj. Gen. Michael Schmidt to serve as director of the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office in Arlington, Virginia. The Department of Defense said Thursday that Schmidt will receive a promotion to the rank of lieutenant general along with his new assignment. He is currently serving as program executive officer for
RAND Corp. to Continue DHS FFRDC Operation Support Under $495M IDIQ
Contract Awards

RAND Corp. to Continue DHS FFRDC Operation Support Under $495M IDIQ

RAND Corp. has secured a potential five-year, $495 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to continue operating a federally funded research and development center. The Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center FFRDC conducts analyses and studies for federal sponsors with a focus on a set of nine functional areas, DHS said Thursday. HSOAC’s initial
Executive Spotlight Interview With Peraton VP & GM Zaki Saleh Tackles Zero Trust, Digital Modernization in Federal Health Care
News

Executive Spotlight Interview With Peraton VP & GM Zaki Saleh Tackles Zero Trust, Digital Modernization in Federal Health Care

Zaki Saleh, vice president and general manager of global health business at Peraton, was featured in a recent Executive Spotlight interview published Wednesday. He discussed the challenges faced by agencies in zero trust implementation and the company’s efforts to help them with their respective data security initiatives. The Q&A also covered the data modernization in
Raytheon Awarded Air Force Contract for GEOINT, Training Support; David Appel Quoted
Contract Awards

Raytheon Awarded Air Force Contract for GEOINT, Training Support; David Appel Quoted

Raytheon Technologies’ (NYSE: RTX) intelligence and space business will continue to provide geospatial intelligence, training and infrastructure support to the U.S. Air Force’s global communications system under a potential five-year contract. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract includes services for Air National Guard locations across the globe and engineering and mission support for the Distributed Common Ground System
GDIT Collects Survey Results on Government Agency Zero Trust Progress; Matthew McFadden Quoted
Cybersecurity

GDIT Collects Survey Results on Government Agency Zero Trust Progress; Matthew McFadden Quoted

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) information technology business has conducted a survey regarding efforts at federal civilian and defense agencies to implement zero trust cybersecurity policies in accordance with President Biden’s May 2021 executive order. The “Agency Guide to Zero Trust Maturity” study polled 300 government officials to gauge where their departments stand in meeting the EO’s
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