GovCon March Madness: Raytheon Climbs Rankings, Perspecta and SAIC Hold Steady in Wash100 Voting & Weekly Top 10 Stories

Jim Garrettson

NCAA March Madness is one of the most anticipated sporting events each year. The spectacle of seeing the best teams and the best players in the U.S compete for one of the top prizes in sports generates excitement. Just like March Madness, you can participate in the GovCon competition yourself. This year, the competition to win the top spot in the Wash100 voting is reaching a fever pitch.

There have been a few surprises so far, and Raytheon is posting some impressive numbers during the past week. David Wajsgras, Tom Kennedy and John Harris have all made huge strides and received the most votes from the GovCon community. Wajsgras received 163 votes, enough to put him in second place behind leader Mac Curtis of Perspecta and within striking distance of the top spot. Wajsgras only needs 40 more votes to surpass Curtis.

Other notable vote getters were Tiffanny Gates of Novetta, who emerged as a sleeper pick and is currently ranked fifth overall. AT&T’s Jill Singer and Xavier Williams appear in the top 10, checking in at third and sixth place, respectively.

Tony Moraco and Nazzic Keene of SAIC continue to hold steady in the rankings at fourth and seventh, respectively, for another week. Amazon’s Teresa Carlson remains in the spotlight in eighth place, and Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin, Gwynne Shotwell of SpaceX and Michael Corkery of Deltek, are knocking on the door of the top 10 before next week’s voting.

With almost a month left before the polls close, nearly 10,000 votes have been cast by the GovCon community. Next week, we’ll know which GovCon executives made it to the Sweet Sixteen. For now, here are the top 16 vote getters in the Wash100 rankings:

GovCon Executives:

1) Mac Curtis – Perspecta

2) David Wajsgras – Raytheon

3) Jill Singer – AT&T

4) Tony Moraco – SAIC

5) Tiffanny Gates – Novetta

6) Xavier Williams – AT&T

7) Nazzic Keene – SAIC

8) Teresa Carlson – Amazon Web Services

9) John Harris – Raytheon

10) Thomas Kennedy – Raytheon

11) Marillyn Hewson – Lockheed Martin

12) Gwynne Shotwell – SpaceX

13) Michael Corkery – Deltek

14) David Young – CenturyLink

15) Leanne Caret – Boeing

16) David Levy – Amazon Web Services


Government Executives:

1) Raquel Bono – United States Navy

2) Gina Haspel – Central Intelligence Agency

3) Mark Warner – U.S. Senate

4) Heather Wilson – U.S. Air Force

5) Paul Nakasone – U.S. Army

6) Susan Gordon – Office of the Director of National Intelligence

7) Dan Coats – Office of the Director of National Intelligence

8) Betty Sapp – Director of the National Reconnaissance Office

9) Mark Milley – U.S. Army

10) Ellen Lord – U.S. Department of Defense

11) Suzette Kent – the White House

12) Will Hurd – U.S. House of Representatives

13) John Mike Murray – U.S. Army

14) Robert Ashley – Defense Intelligence Agency

15) Robert Sharp – National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

16) Seema Verma – Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Visit the Wash100 site to submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2019.


Jim Garrettson

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