Six GovCon executive leaders have been nominated for the “Executive of the Year” award for companies exceeding $300 million in revenue as part of the 11th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards.
The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Professional Services Council and Washington Technology recognize awardees for leadership and innovation by individuals and businesses in the Washington region’s GovCon sector.
Below are some of the nominees for the “Executive of the Year” distinction in the $300 million category.
Ted Davies serves as a senior vice president of the corporation at Unisys and also as president of Unisys Federal Systems, the business unit works with customers in at least five U.S. Cabinet departments and the intelligence community.
Davies joined Unisys in 2003 and previously led the civilian agency segment for Federal Systems, where he won new business with three Cabinet departments and managed customer relationships.
The 17-year Booz Allen Hamilton veteran spoke to ExecutiveBiz in May 2012 for an Executive Spotlight, the site’s flagship series of interviews with key GovCon industry thought leaders, to talk about disruptive technology trends in the U.S. public sector and the role industry plays in bringing modern innovations to the federal space in the face of cost constraints.
“Anybody in industry that is trying to take a solution to market that’s going to require the government to spend more is not going to be successful,” Davies said.
One area of particular focus for Davies is mobility, with agencies aiming to let agency employees bring their own mobile devices to work and also protecting the devices at the same time.
“Virtually every organization is trying to learn how to deal with managing all of these devices, whether they are provided by the organization or belong to employees,” he said.
As president and CEO of Engility Corp., Tony Smeraglinolo has led the Chantilly, Va.-based engineering and services contractor over the past year through its transition from being the government services arm of L-3 Communications.
Smeraglinolo spoke to GovCon Wire in March after Engility released its full-year financial results for fiscal 2012, where the company surpassed its top-line and bottom-line guidance for the fourth quarter.
He also discussed several of the company’s significant business wins in the federal market, including six indefinite-delivery/indefinite-delivery contracting vehicles potentially worth worth $11 billion total to all awardees.
“Each of those IDIQs positions us well for our higher end work and 75 percent of our portfolio is in the higher end activities,” he said.
Two vehicles with the U.S. Navy are valued at up to $1.68 billion, with one C4ISR engineering IDIQ potentially worth $780 million to all winners and a C5ISR support program that carries a potential $900 million value.
Engility also added another C5ISR vehicle to its portfolio in July, becoming one of 13 companies that will compete for up to $900 million in task orders for C5ISR and cyber operations to the Navy.
“This is our fifth pillar contract win,” Smeraglinolo said, referring to other large C4ISR and C5ISR vehicles awarded by the Navy.
Chuck Prow is a managing partner at IBM and manages the company’s North American consulting business in the U.S. commercial and public sector markets, as well as Canada.
Prow, a 25-year consulting veteran, has worked with organizations in the public and private sectors to implement modern technologies in their operations as they seek to transform their enterprises.
He recently helped the IBM Center for The Business of Government compile a 78-page guide for the company entitled “Fast Government: Accelerating Service Quality While Reducing Cost and Time,” which contains interviews with government leaders at the forefront of transforming their organizations.
“Speed, agility, real-time, rapid response — what all of these have in common is the relationship of time to mission effectiveness and value,” Prow writes in the guide’s introduction.
The guide includes case studies from the Office of Management and Budget and the Recovery and Accountability Transparency Board, both of which sought to adopt new approaches for managing taxpayer dollars and fulfilling their missions.
Robert Shea, head of OMB during the George W. Bush administration, and former RATB Chairman Earl Devaney contributed essays for the guide and provided their insights into how they helped accomplish the goal of transformation in their agencies.
“Fast Government” continues the ideas set forth in “Governing to Win,” a similar guide Prow edited in 2012 on new approaches to government.
Jody Tedesco leads Vienna, Va.-based technology services contractor NJVC as president and works to develop and drive the company’s strategy and also give vision and direction to the leadership team.
Tedesco became president in 2006 after joining the company in the previous year as chief operating officer and program manager for information technology and information services on an intelligence program.
The 29-year commercial and federal IT veteran has also served as COO of Space Imaging, the geospatial imagery provider that eventually became GeoEye and completed its merger with DigitalGlobe this year.
He started his career at IBM in 1982 and also held executive leadership roles at Maxtor, MiniScribe and Seagate.
Other nominees for the award include Sid Fuchs, president and CEO of Dayton, Ohio-based national security contractor MacAulay-Brown since 2011; and Kathleen Flanagan, president and CEO of Abt Associates, a research services provider headquartered in Cambridge, Mass.