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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 5/18/2022

Video Interview: Redhorse CEO John Zangardi on Today’s Cyber Trends & Challenges
Cybersecurity

Video Interview: Redhorse CEO John Zangardi on Today’s Cyber Trends & Challenges

Phishing attempts and cyber attacks are growing increasingly more sophisticated, and organizations must adapt to survive. However, there are some notable hurdles to overcome in successfully implementing cybersecurity best practices. John Zangardi, CEO of Redhorse Corporation and a 2022 Wash100 Award winner, said a key component of the cybersecurity challenge is the lexicon used to present, discuss
Booz Allen Wins $622M Contract to Support NASA’s Cybersecurity & Privacy Program
Contract Awards

Booz Allen Wins $622M Contract to Support NASA’s Cybersecurity & Privacy Program

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has secured a potential five-year, $622.5 million contract to help manage the security and privacy of information technology processes across the NASA enterprise. The company will work with NASA’s Office of Chief Information Officer under the Cybersecurity and Privacy Enterprise Solutions and Services contract, also known as CyPrESS, the space
Executive Spotlight: Barry Duplantis, VP and GM, North America Public Sector for Mattermost
Executive Spotlight

Executive Spotlight: Barry Duplantis, VP and GM, North America Public Sector for Mattermost

Barry Duplantis, vice president and genera manager of North America Public Sector business at Mattermost, recently spoke with GovCon Wire regarding Mattermost’s key markets of interest and how the company’s offerings are relevant to the public sector. In addition, Duplantis discussed the federal government’s communication tools considerations as well as how Mattermost is providing better collaboration with
KBR’s Byron Bright Receives 3rd Consecutive Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson
News

KBR’s Byron Bright Receives 3rd Consecutive Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Byron Bright, president of the government solutions business at KBR, recently received his 2022 Wash100 Award, the highest honor in all of government contracting (GovCon), for his leadership in driving KBR’s military technology engineering, development, support and sustainment efforts in areas such as space, cyber and data analytics. Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson officially presented Byron Bright with his third
Sigma Defense Buys Sub U Systems to Grow Tech Portfolio; Matt Jones Quoted
M&A Activity

Sigma Defense Buys Sub U Systems to Grow Tech Portfolio; Matt Jones Quoted

Sigma Defense has acquired Sub U Systems for an undisclosed sum to expand technology offerings intended for tactical networking and communications. The combined company plans to offer a common hardware platform with software applications that support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance relay, analytics, artificial intelligence and edge computing, Sigma Defense said Tuesday. Sub U Systems has
Lockheed Receives $632M F-35 Software Development Contract
Contract Awards

Lockheed Receives $632M F-35 Software Development Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a two-year, $632.1 million contract from Naval Air Systems Command to create software builds and conduct developmental flight tests for the F-35 program. The company’s aeronautics segment will provide logistics, maintenance, engineering and material services to U.S. and international military customers, the Department of Defense said Tuesday. Domestic customers
Q&A With Technica President & CEO Kevin Leonard Discusses Company Growth & Effort to Sustain Momentum
News

Q&A With Technica President & CEO Kevin Leonard Discusses Company Growth & Effort to Sustain Momentum

ExecutiveBiz featured Kevin Leonard, president and CEO of Technica, in its recent Executive Spotlight interview published Monday. During the Q&A, he discussed how Technica grew from a $30 million company to over $123 million and the strategic initiatives to maintain that momentum. Leonard also talked about the core values that are important to the company
DC Capital to Merge Valkyrie With Hill Technical Solutions; Thomas Campbell Quoted
M&A Activity

DC Capital to Merge Valkyrie With Hill Technical Solutions; Thomas Campbell Quoted

DC Capital Partners Management has made an investment in Valkyrie Enterprises and will combine the latter with the private equity firm’s portfolio company Hill Technical Solutions. Valkyrie has over 700 engineers, industry specialists and technical professionals who provide support to diplomatic and security missions at the Department of Defense and allied government entities, DC Capital
Raytheon Secures $100M Option on Navy Over-the-Horizon Strike Weapon Contract
Contract Awards

Raytheon Secures $100M Option on Navy Over-the-Horizon Strike Weapon Contract

Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) has been awarded a $99.5 million contract option to manufacture long-range strike missiles for the U.S. Navy’s over-the-horizon ship defense requirement. The company’s missiles and defense business will produce the OTH Weapon System, which includes a launching mechanism and a fire control suite, under the two-year option exercise, the Department of
DXC President & CEO Mike Salvino to Succeed Ian Read as Board Chair
Executive Moves

DXC President & CEO Mike Salvino to Succeed Ian Read as Board Chair

Mike Salvino, president and CEO of DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), will assume the chairmanship of the information technology company’s board of directors from Ian Read, who will retire from his post on July 26. In a statement published Tuesday, Reed said the appointment of Salvino to chair the board underscores the latter’s company leadership and
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