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Hank Steininger, managing principal for Grant Thorton‘s global public sector business, announced this week he will retire from the company on August 1 after 18 years of service.
Prior to planning and executing the company’s worldwide government business, Steininger served as its U.S. COO and was previously managing partner for the firm’s Washington, D.C. offices.
Srikant Sastry, current head of global public sector advisory services, will succeed Steininger and has held senior cost and performance management positions at IBM and Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Sastry joined the private sector after a career in budgeting and management with the Environmental Protection AgencyInternal Revenue Service and the Office of Management and Budget.
Lockheed Wins $2B to Help Operate Defense Information Grid 
Lockheed Martin will take in up to $1.9 billion over seven years to help operate a global information grid for the Defense Department.
The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded the Bethesda, Md. contractor the IDIQ to provide day-to-day operations and update grid technology.
Lockheed’s information systems and global solutions unit will perform the contract work, which will take place in and outside of the continental U.S.
STG Taps Steven Bouchard to Manage IDIQs, Drive Growth
Steven Bouchard, the former director of advanced solutions and integrated capture for Harris IT Services, had joined STG Inc. as a VP for capture management services.
The 30-year IT veteran will be responsible for driving strategic growth with new clients while expanding the company’s current business.
He will also lead the company’s IDIQ management office in addition to holding proposal responsibilities.
Diana Gowen on CenturyLink’s $233M Global SSA Award
The Social Security Administration has awardedCenturyLink a $233 million task order to provide network infrastructure in support of more than 62,000 SSA employees at 1,500 worldwide field offices.
Over five years, CenturyLink’s data, video and voice services will also support service centers and remote operations centers. The company will also help SSA transition to new service providers over that time.
“With the increased pace at which baby boomers are filing for retirement benefits, as well as unprecedented increases in the demand for all the services SSA offers to citizens, the challenges facing SSA are daunting,” said CenturyLink SVP and GM Diana Gowen.
“We look forward to working with them to provide the data networking services they need to serve the American public.”