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David Mutryn to Succeed Richard Nadeau as Maximus CFO; Bruce Caswell Quoted

David Mutryn SVP of Finance Maximus

David Mutryn, senior vice president of finance at Maximus, will succeed Richard Nadeau as chief financial officer of the Reston, Virginia-based government services provider on Dec. 1. “[Nadeau's] valued leadership and partnership in driving the long-term strategic direction of Maximus have been critical as we continue our journey of digital transformation, clinical evolution, and market expansion," said Bruce Caswell, president and CEO of Maximus and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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Lockheed-Led Team Receives $1.3B Global F-35 Sustainment Contract

F-35

An industry team led by Lockheed Martin has secured a $1.28 billion undefinitized contract action (UCA) from the F-35 Joint Program Office to support operations and sustainment of the global F-35 fleet through June 30. "This contract ensures F-35s remain ready to fly and accomplish the warfighter's mission," said Bill Brotherton, Lockheed Martin F-35 program acting vice president and general manager.

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Roger Miller Joins Paradyme Management as Senior Director of Growth for Justice Markets

Roger Miller of Paradyme Management

Paradyme Management has appointed Roger Miller as senior director of growth for justice markets, responsible for further building relationships with federal agencies that serve the homeland security mission. “Roger has a vast amount of experience in the justice community and has been right in the middle of dealing with the complex technical issues it faces," said Jack Ginsburg, chief operating officer of Paradyme. 

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PAE Secures Spot on State Department’s $3.3B Global Support Strategy 2.0 Contract

John Heller, president and CEO of PAE

PAE has been named as one of three prime contractors on the U.S. Department of State’s potential ten-year, $3.3 billion Global Support Strategy 2.0 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle. “Leveraging our innovative capabilities, enhanced through our 2017 acquisition of FCi Federal, we believe PAE is uniquely positioned to deliver proprietary, customized, technology-enabled solutions for the State Department, adding to our expanding and diverse portfolio of support for the U.S. government,” said John Heller, president and CEO of PAE and a 2020 Wash100 awardee.

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Cobham to Help Sabena Technics Maintain French KC-135 Tankers

Cobham Mission Systems

Cobham Mission Systems has been awarded a three-year contract by Sabena technics to provide comprehensive through-life support (TLS) and air-to-air (AAR) equipment maintenance in support of refueling tankers. “Our TLS agreements provide customers with long-term cost savings and faster access to parts and technical support, and gives us important insight into the full AAR product lifecycle," said Russell Bailey, vice president air-to-air refueling for Cobham Mission Systems in the UK.

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Octo Names Letitia ‘Tish’ Long to Board of Directors; Mehul Sanghani Quoted

Letitia Long Board Member Octo

Octo has appointed Letitia “Tish” Long, a former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, to the company's board of directors. Long's appointment will place greater focus on the Intelligence Community (IC) as Octo's core customer. “Having Long on our Board of Directors is a massive boon to our ability to understand and support the Intelligence Community,” said Mehul Sanghani, CEO of Octo

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Quantum Names Rick Valentine as SVP, Chief Customer Officer; Jamie Lerner Quoted

Quantum

Quantum has appointed Rick Valentine as senior vice president and chief customer officer. In his new role, Valentine will work to advance Quantum’s customer experience throughout the company’s transformation into an as-a-service provider for unstructured data management, analytics and storage. "Rick's deep expertise in SaaS transformation and customer experience will ensure that the Quantum customer experience remains second to none,” said Jamie Lerner, president and CEO at Quantum.

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Vectrus Acquires HHB Systems to Expand IC Services Portfolio; Sue Deagle Quoted

Sue Deagle SVP

Vectrus has acquired HHB Systems, a provider of services for facilities management, logistics, engineering, enterprise operations, and of asset management products that support the Intelligence Community (IC). "The acquisition of HHB brings integrated solutions that support physical and digital infrastructures within the intelligence community and creates a stronger platform from which we can deliver fully converged solutions across all our clients' missions," said Sue Deagle, senior vice president and chief growth officer of Vectrus. 

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Voyager to Acquire Majority Stake in XO Markets

Voyager Space Holdings

Voyager Space Holdings has agreed to acquire a majority stake in XO Markets and its largest subsidiary Nanoracks. Houston-based Nanoracks offers commercial space services for satellite deployment and research across more than 30 nations. "With Voyager, we're confident in our expanded team's ability to continue to deliver game-changing technology industry-wide," said Jeffrey Manber, CEO of Nanoracks.

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NASA Lists Major Milestones Achieved in 2020; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine Administrator NASA

NASA has claimed that it made notable progress on the Moon to Mars exploration strategy, the Artemis program, scientific advancements and spaceflight capabilities in 2020. “We made history with a U.S. commercial partner, made groundbreaking discoveries, advanced science, furthered aeronautics research and technology development, and even joined in the fight against COVID-19,” said  Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient.

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Exolaunch-SpaceX Partnership Integrates Small Sats for First Dedicated Rideshare Launch

SpaceX Falcon 9

Exolaunch has initiated its launch campaign that will integrate 30 small satellites from the U.S. and Europe aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rideshare mission. The launch is scheduled for no earlier than January 2021. “Through our partnership with SpaceX, Exolaunch has become the bridge for multiple European smallsat developers and others from around the world interested to launch on Falcon 9,” said Jeanne Medvedeva, vice president of Launch Services at Exolaunch.

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Northrop Wins Potential $250M Navy Production Contract for Coyote Target Missiles

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a potential $250 million production contract by the U.S. Navy to deliver up to 103 GQM-163A “Coyote” supersonic sea-skimming target (SSST) vehicles. Northrop Grumman’s contract has a base value of $57 million that provides for 19 Coyote vehicles. “The Coyote is the only supersonic sea skimming target in production in the U.S.,” said Rich Straka, vice president of launch vehicles at Northrop Grumman.

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Parsons Names Carey Smith to Board of Directors; Chuck Harrington Quoted

Carey Smith President

Parsons has appointed Carey Smith, president and chief operating officer (COO) at Parsons, to the company’s board of directors. As president and COO, Smith leads Parsons’ global operations and drives growth strategy through technology innovation. “Carey has been central to our growth and success since joining Parsons,” said Chuck Harrington, chairman and CEO of Parsons and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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Viasat Moves to Acquire RigNet for $222M to Diversify Portfolio

Rick Baldridge President

Viasat has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RigNet, a provider of ultra-secure, intelligent networking solutions and specialized applications. Viasat will purchase the company in an all-stock transaction worth approximately $222 million. “With the acquisition of RigNet, we are accelerating the diversification of our connectivity portfolio and establishing a global foundation for expansion of our remote enterprise service offerings,” said Rick Baldridge, Viasat's president and CEO. 

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