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ICF Chairman, President & CEO John Wasson Named to 2021 Wash100 for Driving Revenue Growth; Leading Company’s COVID-19 Response

John Wasson Chairman

Executive Mosaic, the leading provider in connecting, promoting and branding government and government contracting (GovCon) executives of consequence, is pleased to announced that John Wasson, chairman, president and CEO of ICF, has been named to the 2021 Wash100 Award recipients for his leadership and efforts to drive company growth, specifically in commercial energy and marketing services as well as leading the company’s COVID-19 pandemic response. 

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Westat Names Dwight Feanny as VP, CIO; Scott Royal Quoted

Dwight Feanny VP

Westat has appointed Dwight Feanny as vice president and chief information officer responsible for managing corporate and project IT technologies, systems, services and staffing. “We are happy to welcome Dwight to Westat and look forward to his contributions to our IT operations and strategy teams as we continue to bring innovative technology solutions to our clients’ complex challenges,” said Westat President and CEO Scott Royal.

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Parsons Secures Spot on $2B IDIQ for Air Force Base Modernization, Restoration Efforts; Chris Alexander Quoted

Chris Alexander Parsons

Parsons has been awarded a position on the potential ten-year, $2 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award task order contract by the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC). The company will deliver architecture engineering capabilities, such as design, construction management and the restoration and modernization of Air Force Bases. "We're ready to deliver exceptional critical infrastructure expertise to modernize and sustain Air Force bases around the world," said Chris Alexander, executive vice president and general manager of Parsons' engineered systems market.

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Lumen Edge Platform Expands Access to IBM’s Distributed Cloud Service; Paul Savill Quoted

Paul Savill SVP Lumen Technologies

Lumen Technologies helped IBM integrate the latter's distributed cloud into a platform that allows users to access cloud services at the edge, near real time. The distributed cloud service, known as IBM Cloud Satellite, now operates on the Lumen edge platform through which customers may access cloud services in multiple types of environments, Lumen said Monday.

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Boeing, Australian Air Force Conduct Uncrewed Aircraft Test Flight; Leanne Caret Quoted

Loyal Wingman

The Loyal Wingman, an unmanned aircraft Boeing developed for the Australian air force, took its first flight to demonstrate system functionality and design for crewed-uncrewed teaming missions. “We’re honored to be opening this part of aviation’s future with the Royal Australian Air Force, and we look forward to showing others how they also could benefit from our loyal wingman capabilities," said Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing's defense, space and security business and a 2021 Wash100 awardee.

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Lockheed, NEC to Advance AI Use Through Joint Collaboration; Rick Ambrose Quoted

Rick Ambrose EVP Lockheed Martin Space

Lockheed Martin and NEC have agreed to expand their partnership to further advance the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in spacecraft development programs, including NASA’s Orion vehicle for the Artemis mission. "The power of AI is leveraged across our entire enterprise, and with a trusted partner like NEC, we gain the resources to expand its abilities at scale across our internal operations," said Rick Ambrose, executive vice president at Lockheed’s space business and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner.

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Harish Luthra, John Wookey: SAP NS2 to Add SAP Ariba Platforms to Portfolio to Support Government, Regulated Industries

Harish Luthra SAP NS2

SAP National Security Services plans to offer SAP Ariba platforms to U.S. federal, local and state government agencies, defense and aerospace, utilities and other regulated industries through its portfolio to help modernize their supply chain and procurement operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. SAP Ariba platforms are designed to “help procurement leaders enhance visibility into spend, increase efficiency across the supply chain, reduce costs and risks, and gain data-driven insights to drive more strategic operations from sourcing and orders through invoice and payment,” Harish Luthra, president for the Secure Cloud at SAP NS2, and John Wookey, president of SAP Intelligent Spend and Business Network, wrote in an article published Monday.

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CGI Eyes Job Creation in Tennessee Via Knoxville IT Delivery Center; Dave Henderson Quoted

Dave Henderson CGI

CGI has unveiled a new information technology delivery center in Knoxville, Tennessee, as part of efforts to create 300 jobs in the area by 2026. "We are proud to announce the establishment of a new IT delivery center in Knoxville that will create local jobs, engage regional educators, support area workforce development, and provide opportunities for the community's students, graduates and professionals," said Dave Henderson, president of U.S. commercial and state government operations at CGI.

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Boeing Defense President, CEO Leanne Caret Receives Fifth Consecutive Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Leanne Caret Boeing Defense Space

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, received the Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for the fifth consecutive time after being named to the 2021 Wash100. Be sure to visit GovConWire to read Leanne Caret’s full 2021 Wash100 Award profile.

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CAE Signs $1B Deal for L3Harris’ Military Training Unit; Marc Parent Quoted

Marc Parent President

CAE has agreed to buy the military training segment of L3Harris Technologies for approximately $1.05 billion in a strategy to access multiple programs aimed at preparing U.S. warfighters for aircraft and weapon system operations. Montreal-based CAE said Monday it expects to close the transaction in the second half of this year. Marc Parent, president and CEO of CAE, said the company aims to accelerate its growth strategy in the defense and security space through the acquisition and expand its U.S. market presence.

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