Sarah Sybert

Northrop Grumman Supports Successful MDA Flight Test; Scott Lehr Quoted

Northrop Grumman

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully intercepted a Northrop Grumman Corporation built Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target that was launched during a flight test from the Reagan Test Site in the Kwajalein Atoll. “With this successful test, the MDA has successfully demonstrated critical capabilities for the defense of our country utilizing many of Northrop Grumman’s missile defense capabilities, said Scott Lehr.

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Sevatec Names Ryan Taibl as VP of USCIS Portfolio; Sonny Kakar Quoted

Sevatec

Sevatec has appointed Ryan Taibl as vice president of the company’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) portfolio of business. "We are thrilled to have someone with Ryan's experience and background join Sevatec to help continue delivering exceptional outcomes for one of our most critical customers," said Sonny Kakar, founder and CEO of Sevatec

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Noblis Elects Rich Jacques as Corporate Officer; Amr ElSawy Quoted

Rich Jacques, Corporate Officer of Noblis

Rich Jacques, Noblis vice president of Intelligence and Law Enforcement, has been elected by the Noblis Board of Trustees to serve as corporate officer. “Rich has strengthened our offerings to clients in the intelligence and law enforcement area and built a strong leadership team positioning Noblis for further growth,” said Amr ElSawy, Noblis president and CEO and two-time Wash100 Award recipient. 

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Dave Dacquino of Serco Challenges GovCon Executive Community to Support DOL Veteran Apprenticeship Pilot Program

Dave Dacquino

Dave Dacquino, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Serco Inc. and 2014 Wash100 Award recipient, and Doug Wagoner, president and CEO of LMI, have announced a challenge for fellow CEOs in the government contracting (GovCon) sector. Dacquino and Wagoner co-authored a letter on Monday, along with Chris Brady of GDMS and Haywood “Woody” Talcove of LexisNexis Special Services, who are both 2020 Wash100 Award recipients.

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Accenture Publishes Report Analyzing Cloud Initiatives & Strategy; Karthik Narain Quoted

Karthik Narain

Accenture has published a new report, titled “Sky High Hopes: Navigating the Barriers to Maximizing Cloud Value,” to analyze businesses’ cloud investments, initiatives and strategy. “Cloud-based transformation offers companies the most powerful way to reinvent their businesses, unleash the expertise and creativity of their people, enhance their sustainability efforts and create new stakeholder value,” said Karthik Narain.

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AECOM Launches New Business Strategy & Appoints Executive Leadership; Troy Rudd Quoted

Troy Rudd

AECOM has launched a comprehensive strategy, called Think and Act Globally, to set the new standard of excellence in the Professional Services industry, the company reported on Monday. AECOM’s Board of Directors has increased the authorization in its existing stock repurchase program from $305 million to $1 billion, due to its confidence in its business and its strategy. 

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AIS Names Sanju Bansal to Board of Directors; Larry Katzman Quoted

Sanju Bansal

Applied Information Sciences (AIS) has appointed Sanju Bansal to its Board of Directors, the company reported on Monday.  Bansal has helped start and scale many leading companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, including MicroStrategy, Cvent, Clarabridge, CareJourney, Verato and others. Bansal will bring deep experience of  leadership and strategy in enterprise software, cloud, and data intelligence solutions, across Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare and Life Sciences industries.

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Satya Akula to Retire as Amyx President & CEO; Scott Amey Quoted

Satya Akula

Amyx has announced that the company’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), Satya Akula, will retire in Dec. 2020, after a nine-year tenure, Amyx reported on Friday. He will continue to be a stockholder with the company. Bill Schaefer, the current chief operating officer (COO), will succeed Akula as president and CEO. 

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ODNI Names Matthew Kozma as IC CIO; John Ratcliffe Quoted

Matthew Kozma

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has selected Matthew Kozma to assume the role of chief information officer (CIO) of the intelligence community (IC), FedScoop reported on Friday. Kozma will succeed John Sherman, who left to join the DoD as principal deputy CIO in July. La’Naia Jones has served as acting CIO since Sherman’s departure.

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Shift5 Wins US Army OTA to Deliver Prototype Vehicle Security System; Josh Lospinoso Quoted

Army Ground Vehicle

Shift5 has been awarded a one-year, $2.6 million OTA by the Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) to deliver a prototype vehicle security system for a critical ground vehicle platform. Shift5 will provide unified cybersecurity prototype kits that will protect the operational technology of the Army’s Stryker combat vehicle platform.

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