Maggie Hallbach, senior vice president of public sector at Verizon, was named among the 2023 Wash100 Award winners in recognition of her leadership that drives massive government contract wins for the business arm and advances the 5G capabilities of customers.
This marks Hallbach’s debut on Executive Mosaic’s Wash100, an annual selection of the top 100 leaders from the government contracting community.
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“This is Maggie’s first well-deserved Wash100 recognition. Maggie brings a lifetime of technology and telecommunications accomplishment to her role at Verizon, where she has excelled in nation-wide programs for both federal and state and local. She is an upfront pioneer and leader of the 5G movement within government,” said Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic and founder of the Wash100 Award.
Hallbach is a more than two-decade Verizon veteran who focuses on business development and strategic sales and who was progressively elevated to the ranks of executive director, vice president and then SVP.
She was promoted to her current role in February 2022, assuming leadership of Verizon Public Sector and driving delivery of products and services to federal, state, local, education and public safety customers.
Under Hallbach’s supervision, the Verizon Public Sector team works on delivering IT services to a number of government organizations within and outside the U.S.
In March 2022, the company booked $966.5 million in three task orders to help the Department of Defense, the DOD National Capital Region and Fort Belvoir modernize various network architectures to meet growing demands. The awards were made on the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contracting vehicle of the General Services Administration.
The trio was followed by a $400 million EIS award in July, when Verizon was tapped by the FBI to provide the bureau with improved network speeds and secure communications apparatuses and assign a team to perform technical assistance services.
Another EIS task order was awarded to Verizon in October. The 10-year, $1.58 billion deal with the State Department for modernization and maintenance of network architectures at embassies, consular and other politically consequential locations.
“EIS enables federal agencies to take advantage of all the transformational technologies and services that Verizon Public Sector delivers, including project management and security and professional services.
Collectively, these partnerships help improve the experience that federal employees and citizens alike have with the government, and how they’re served when they call or have to interact with representatives,” commented Hallbach on the company’s EIS work.
Aside from EIS task orders, Verizon also secured a five-year, $28.3 million contract from Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic for voice and data assistance, and a Tranche 2 award worth $11.5 million for the installation and maintenance of a private 5G network located in an aircraft maintenance hangar at a joint military base in Hawaii.
Other 5G-related work of Verizon includes a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs on the development and test of 5G Mobile Edge Compute technologies and drones to augment monitoring across the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. The company also collaborated with Lockheed Martin to demonstrate rotary wing drones that utilized the 5G Ultra Wideband network to collect and transfer intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data to geolocate military targets.
In addition to her post as public sector SVP, Hallbach also serves as president of Verizon Frontline, a public safety network that has more than 5.1 million connections and more than 30,000 public safety agencies subscribed.
“Part of meeting those [public sector] needs, and one of our big areas of focus right now, is delivering 5G to first responders today while also helping public safety agencies build for the future. We recently surveyed our Verizon Frontline customers and 80 percent think 5G will be either a ‘top’ or ‘important’ priority for their agencies in the future,” said Hallbach in an Executive Spotlight interview with ExecutiveBiz.
During the conversation, Hallbach also talked about Verizon’s commitment to government and public safety customers, and expressed excitement about continuing its long-standing partnership with the community.
Executive Mosaic looks forward to Hallbach’s continued contributions to the GovCon industry in the year ahead and congratulates the executive and the Verizon team for their inclusion in the 2023 Wash100 class.
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