WashingtonExec News & Insights for the DC Area Executive 2016-05-26T18:50:01Z http://www.washingtonexec.com/feed/atom/ Lauren Budik <![CDATA[Vencore Awarded V3 Certification for Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining Veterans]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=69210 2016-05-26T18:50:01Z 2016-05-26T16:08:03Z Vencore was recognized for its commitment to recruit, hire and retain veterans

Mac Curtis, John Newby (Commissioner, VA dept. of Veteran Services), Eric Dekenipp, Jesse Jackson Jr., Rick Ferry, Jack Curtis

Vencore announced May 24 that it is now a V3-certified company through the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program. The award, presented by Commissioner of the Dept. of Veterans Services for the Commonwealth of Virginia John Newby, was delivered to Vencore President and CEO Mac Curtis in a ceremony at the company’s headquarters.

“Receiving this award is an immense honor,” Curtis said. “Veterans make up a large portion of our workforce, providing Vencore with a unique advantage as they bring not only the military experience and expertise we need to support our customers, but also embody the dedication and integrity that we look for in all our employees. We are proud of all we’ve accomplished in an effort to receive this accreditation, and look forward to growing our veteran recruiting program in the future.”

The V3 Program is a training and certification program, sanctioned by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Dept. of Veterans Affairs, to help companies implement nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring and retaining highly-skilled and dependable veterans.

In order to be considered for this level of accreditation, a company must make a public commitment to the Commonwealth to recruit, hire and retain qualified veterans, complete an intensive year-long training program and submit a formal Organizational Veteran Hiring Plan outlining the company’s strategy and goals for hiring and investing in the many qualified veterans in Virginia.

Currently, Vencore has a target to hire and train 1,800 new veterans and family members by FY20, resulting in the following figures:

  • A 30 percent veteran hiring rate thus far in 2016
  • An industry leading 98.5 percent annual retention rate for Veterans
  • Partnerships for military recruiting with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), among others
  • Extremely competitive benefit programs for retired service members, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserves.
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The Vencore Management Team

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Mac Curtis and Commissioner John Newby

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Lauren Budik <![CDATA[NCI Wins $4.9M Task Order from IRS to Streamline Data Processing]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=69230 2016-05-26T02:30:03Z 2016-05-26T14:29:39Z Brian J. Clark, NCI Inc.

Brian J. Clark, NCI Inc.

NCI Inc. announced May 25 that the company has been awarded a task order by the IRS for architecture and engineering services to streamline data processing using big data practices and technologies. The sole-source award, valued at $4.9 million, is for a 12-month period and falls under NCI’s TIPSS-4 contract.

“This award reinforces the value NCI has brought to the IRS through innovative solutions and technologies over the years, and not only continues but expands our scope of work,” NCI’s president and CEO Brian J. Clark said. “NCI will assist the IRS in implementing their data strategy for several key programs and making the data actionable for taxpayers and agency staff.”

NCI will perform engineering tasks across multiple programs, such as developing architecture prototypes, interfacing with delivery partners and assisting in engineering documentation for the IRS Return Review Program (RRP). Also, NCI will ensure other programs, such as the Affordable Care Act and the Customer Account Data Engine 2, effectively leverage the RRP platform for fraud detection and compliance needs.

The TIPSS-4 multiple-award, IDIQ contract was awarded in December 2010.

Related: NCI Inc. Awarded $25M Contract from GSA to Provide Agile Services

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Lauren Budik <![CDATA[SOSi Adds David R. Shedd to Board of Advisors]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=69226 2016-05-26T02:24:58Z 2016-05-26T14:24:28Z David R. Shedd, SOSi

David R. Shedd, SOSi

SOS International LLC (SOSi) announced May 24 the addition of David R. Shedd to its Board of Advisors.

“With our recent award of a contract supporting U.S. government counter-narcotics and counter-trafficking operations, David’s experience in the intelligence community and Latin America closely align with our expansion objectives over the next several years,” SOSi President and CEO Julian Setian. “We’re very excited to have him on our team.”

Shedd brings 33 years of government experience to the position. He most recently served as Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), from which he retired in February 2015. Shedd’s also served as Deputy Director for Policy in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs and Reform at the National Security Council. He was posted in the U.S. Embassies in Costa Rica and Mexico for nearly 10 years and held a variety of senior management assignments within the CIA including Chief of Congressional Liaison.

SOSi’s Board of Advisors is comprised of leaders from the business, defense and government sectors. It provides the company with strategic advice on matters of leadership, growth and governance.

Related: Global Threat Reduction, LLC – Joint Venture of SOSi & Final Mile Logistics Wins $975 Million Contract

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Lauren Budik <![CDATA[Rigil Wins Prime GSA Human Capital and Training Solutions Contract]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=69218 2016-05-26T02:06:49Z 2016-05-26T14:05:05Z Rakhi Sharma, Rigil

Rakhi Sharma, Rigil

Rigil announced May 17 that the company was awarded a prime GSA Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) contract vehicle in Pool 1 and Pool 2 for small businesses, for human capital management, human resource training and development services.

“Rigil feels privileged to render such a broad range of services and comprehensive support to the federal government under GSA HCaTS vehicle, as it aligns very well with our current human capital service offerings and gives us an opportunity to reach more of our customer base,” Rigil Corporation President and CEO Rakhi Sharma said. “We see this collaboration as a milestone to offer highly effective and customized human resources, human capital strategy, organizational performance, and training and development services to federal agencies.”

As a part of the contract, Rigil will provide a suite of services, including:

  • Customized training and development services
  • Customized human capital Strategyservices
  • Customized organizational performance improvement

The goal of development and deployment of customized solutions under HCaTS SB includes, but is not limited to, assisting federal agencies achieve six objectives:

  1. Improving the management of human capital in accordance with the HCAAF and OPM governing doctrines and accomplishing their assigned critical missions
  2. Increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of critical business processes
  3. Providing optimal professional development opportunities to the Federal workforce
  4. Undertaking effective change management initiatives
  5. Developing effective metrics to assess progress in carrying out human capital strategies
  6. Maximizing the return on investment in training and development, human capital, and organizational performance improvements



Lauren Budik <![CDATA[CALIBRE Systems Selected as a 2016 Top Supporter of HBCUs Engineering Programs]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=69208 2016-05-26T02:02:41Z 2016-05-26T13:59:58Z Joe Martore, CALIBRE Systems

Joe Martore, CALIBRE Systems

CALIBRE Systems Inc. announced May 24 that the company has been selected as a 2016 Top Supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ (HBCUs) Engineering Programs.

“CALIBRE is honored to be selected as a Top Supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ engineering programs,” CALIBRE President and CEO Joe Martore said. “Support for quality education in our workforce is among CALIBRE’s highest priorities. This recognition demonstrates our efforts to expand the capacity and diversity of student involvement in the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

The Top Supporters survey polls the deans of the 15 ABET-accredited, historically Black college and university engineering programs to list the corporate and government/non-profit organizations that provide the most support to their schools. In completing this annual survey, the institutions consider the following factors: support for infrastructure modernization and enhancement, research and mentorship projects, participation on advisory councils, faculty development opportunities, scholarship, student projects, stipends, co-ops and career opportunities.

Related: SAVE THE DATE: 27th Annual CALIBRE Classic Golf Tournament, May 25, 2016

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Lauren Budik <![CDATA[KBR to Acquire Wyle for $570M]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=69160 2016-05-26T01:58:53Z 2016-05-26T01:58:53Z Stuart Bradie, KBR. Image credit Houston Chronicle

Stuart Bradie, KBR. Image credit Houston Chronicle

KBR Inc. announced May 23 that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wyle Inc.

Together, the two companies will be able to provide capabilities that span the full spectrum of the life-cycle of aerospace and defense programs from research and development, through test and evaluation, to operations, maintenance and field logistics.

“Expanding our government services capabilities and service offerings into more profitable and complementary market segments is a key part of KBR’s growth strategy,” KBR Inc. President and CEO Stuart Bradie said. “This strategic acquisition creates the equivalent of a global $2 billion government services organization with full service capabilities drawing on the best in class capabilities of both organizations.”

“Adding Wyle’s highly specialized and differentiated offerings to our global government services portfolio improves KBR’s overall risk profile by expanding into other government funding sources for higher-margin and largely cost-reimbursable work,” Bradie said. “This acquisition provides us with broader relationships with U.S. Government clients and grows our U.S. presence by acquiring a highly respected U.S.-focused franchise. The acquisition is expected to be accretive in the first year and provide longer term synergistic opportunities in markets where KBR’s large-scale logistics and project management capabilities combine with Wyle’s specialized technical capabilities.”

“The acquisition of Wyle looks to be a great opportunity for KBR to double down on the recently improved government services market with expanded, higher-end capabilities,” KippsDeSanto & Co. Managing Director Bob Kipps said. “Like other financial sponsors over the past year, Wyle’s owners leveraged the strong M&A market existing for sizeable targets to successfully exit a nearly 7-year old fund investment.”

Wyle will become a KBR business unit within KBR’s Government Services segment and will maintain much of its current structure to ensure business continuity. As of year-end 2015, Wyle’s funded backlog was $440 million with an additional $1.1 billion of orders not yet funded, but expected.

One hundred percent of Wyle’s business will be acquired through the acquisition of shares pursuant to a merger sub-transaction structure. The transaction price to KBR is $570 million, after adjustments for approximately $30 million of acquired tax benefits, and subject to other customary adjustments, including for net working capital, net cash and indebtedness of Wyle. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to KBR’s earnings per share and will initially be funded by utilizing KBR’s existing line of credit facility and approximately $200 million in cash.

The transaction has been unanimously approved by the KBR Board of Directors and is subject to certain regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. The closing is expected to occur in the third quarter of 2016.


Lauren Budik <![CDATA[Link Solutions Wins Prime Contract from U.S. Army CECOM]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=69222 2016-05-26T01:56:17Z 2016-05-26T01:56:17Z Bhupesh Wadhawan, Link Solutions, Inc.

Bhupesh Wadhawan, Link Solutions, Inc.

Link Solutions Inc. (LSi) announced March 24 that the company has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) based at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds (APG). The program is the CECOM Consolidated Manpower Information Technology Support (CMITS) contract, a three-year, single-award, IDIQ contract with a ceiling value of $48 million – with 10 task orders valued at more than $23 million awarded and exercised.

“We’re honored that CECOM has selected LSi as their go-forward partner to deliver on this important program,” LSi President and CEO Bhupesh Wadhawan said. “We will build upon our proud reputation of service excellence that our Team has earned at APG. We have proven that we understand how to perform in a mission-critical environment, understand the needs of our customers, and understand how to quickly respond to get the desired results in the most cost-efficient manner. We are looking forward to the opportunity to work with CECOM leadership in support of their critical C4ISR mission requirements.”

“We are very excited to partner with CECOM and support the diversity of their mission and technical landscape across the APG community and other CECOM CONUS locations,” LSi Chief Operating Officer David Joslin said.

Under the CMITS contract, LSi will provide a range of IT and security solutions in the areas of C4IM services, electronic security systems support, access control services, mission and business application support, enterprise computing and storage, networks and communications, cybersecurity and other support services. LSi will be working with Tenax Technologies, MC Dean, SciTech and Allegheny Industries to form Team Link.

Related: Link Solutions, Inc. Awarded Contract Supporting U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center


Lauren Budik <![CDATA[Sevatec Names Anantha Bangalore Chief Technology Officer]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=69204 2016-05-26T01:53:13Z 2016-05-26T01:53:13Z Anantha Bangalore, Sevatec

Anantha Bangalore, Sevatec

Sevatec Inc. announced May 24 the appointment of Anantha Bangalore as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he will lead the continued development of Sevatec’s core technology capabilities, partnerships and innovation.

“Anantha is a brilliant, hands-on technology leader that understands the national security space and missions of our key customers,” Sevatec President and CEO Balan Ayyar said. “We’re demoing cutting-edge solutions that require the best minds in technology. Anantha is a trusted agent and ideal leader for our technical pillar. Together with Tim Grandison, the leader of our technical solutions team under Anantha, he is unfolding powerful core capabilities that will deliver on the nation’s no-fail missions.”

“I was attracted to Sevatec because of the quality of its people and the importance of its mission,” Bangalore said. “I am proud to be aligned with such a highly credentialed team that is so passionate about projects to protect the citizens of our nation. As Sevatec continues to expand its capabilities as an organization, I look forward to growing my own contribution to the company’s tradition of technology leadership and innovation.”

Bangalore brings more than 20 years of experience to the position. He previously served as Chief Technical Officer at Blackstone Technology Group (BTG).

He earned a Master of Science in Computer Science from George Mason University and is a technical author and frequent speaker at industry conferences.

Related: Sevatec Promotes Joshua Rubin to SVP, Chief Growth Officer


Lauren Budik <![CDATA[Telit, DMI Collaborate to Create Telit IoT Portal]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=69188 2016-05-26T01:50:27Z 2016-05-26T01:50:27Z Sunny Bajaj, DMI Inc.

Sunny Bajaj, DMI Inc.

Telit announced May 22 a collaboration with DMI in an effort to deliver end-to-end Internet of Things solutions for the industry. The joining of the two has resulted in the Cloud-based Telit IoT Portal, providing customers an intuitive single point of access for integrating data from remote assets with their enterprise systems, databases and Web-based mobile apps and dashboards.

“As the Internet of Things continues its exponential growth around the world, enterprises are challenged to produce tangible business results through the connection of IT systems and M2M-enabled devices,” DMI founder and CEO Sunny Bajaj said. “This collaboration makes it easy for enterprises, large and small, to realize the benefits of the Internet of Things by reducing cost, time-to-market, complexity and risk versus trying to engineer a fragmented, in-house solution.”

“We worked with Telit and DMI on an end-to-end IoT solution that is expanding Tennant’s value proposition, creating new opportunities and empowering customers with data to help manage their business,” Tennant Company CIO Paul Wellman said. “Together, Telit and DMI delivered an IoT platform and guided us through the entire business innovation process – from idea generation, through system architecture, proof of concept and full commercial deployment.”

“Telit works closely with an ever-expanding network of recognized experts and innovators from the M2M/IoT community, and we are excited about our global collaboration with DMI to provide customized apps that help organizations gain actionable intelligence from the thousands of IoT devices connecting to their corporate networks,” Telit IoT Platforms CEO Fred Yentz said.

Telit and DMI have combined their expertise in monitoring and control, industrial automation, asset tracking, field service operations and predictive maintenance to bring actionable business intelligence to organizations. Industrial customers and cleaning contractors can now review when and where facilities are cleaned, determine where machines are physically located, track consumable levels/order replacements and perform preventative maintenance.


Lauren Budik <![CDATA[FCi Federal Names Scott Miller CEO, Sharon Virts to Become Executive Chairman]]> http://www.washingtonexec.com/?p=69174 2016-05-25T22:48:49Z 2016-05-25T18:27:05Z Scott Miller, FCi Federal

Scott Miller, FCi Federal

FCi Federal announced May 23 the appointment of Scott F. Miller to CEO, having served as company president since 2012. Current FCi Federal CEO Sharon Virts will become Executive Chairman.

“Scott’s firsthand knowledge of our customers and programs makes him the ideal fit for the CEO role,” Virts said. “His extensive expertise, his outstanding leadership capabilities and his knowledge of our company and the industry are essential to the continued growth of FCi.”

“FCi Federal is a remarkable company,” Miller said. “It is an exciting time of growth for FCi, and I am delighted to take on this expanded leadership role working with our talented team, our business partners and our federal government customers.”

Miller will serve as CEO and President. He brings more than 30 years of management and operations experience in federal and commercial markets to the position, having started his career with General Electric.

As Executive Chairman, Virts will transition from day-to-day operations to focus on strategic planning for the company with the Board of Directors. This includes exploring the company’s strategic direction, addressing new markets and extending partnership activities to drive long term growth. Virts also plans to focus on personal philanthropic interests, including the launch of her foundation.

Related: FCi Federal Names Bill Milligan Chief Financial Officer and VP of Business Operations