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In the government contracting environment of heightened regulations and competition, assuring quality while offering attractive prices is increasingly important for GovCon leaders looking for an edge with federal customers.
Current market conditions are requiring exceptional flexibility and full-cycle command. 2012 has seen the highest level of bid protests since 1995 and executives’ proposal deadlines have fallen from 1 year to as short as 90 days in some cases.
The recently released Fall issue of GovCon Exec magazine delves into the role of GovCon contracts executives, leaders who play a critical role in managing risk, ensuring proposals meet regulations and crafting teams that can bring it all together.
When not answering important logistical, legal and quantitative questions on everything from IDIQs, T&M, CPFF to FFP, contract executives play an important role in developing strategy and growing customer and government relations.
The current environment poses a challenge for contracts executives, but also makes their unique bag of competencies ever-important to top-flight GovCon firms looking to maximize their take from existing contract vehicles and lay the groundwork for new business.
For the executive point-of-view on how contracts leaders are navigating the budget environment and helping drive growth for their business, check out GovCon Exec.
Dan Allen on CACI’s Appointment of Garnett Stowe as Natl. Solutions Group SVP
Thirty-year industry vet Garnett Stowe has joined CACI International as a national solutions group SVP.
Stowe most recently served as VP for national intelligence programs at Raytheon and previously spent time helping lead Booz Allen Hamilton’s national security business as a principal.
Speaking on Stowe’s addition, Dan Allen, CACI president and CEO, said “intelligence is very much in focus as one of CACI’s high-growth market segments, and we are always looking to rapidly position the right people and solutions to ensure that we remain closely aligned with our clients’ highest priorities.”
Mary Ann Hopkins Promoted to Lead of Parsons’ Govt Services
Mary Ann Hopkins has worked at Parsons for more than 23 years and effective October 15, she will elevate from EVP & global business development manager to head the company’s government services unit.
In her current role, she helped form and execute Parsons’ $350 million 2011 acquisition of SPARTA Inc., which grew Parsons’ portfolio of systems engineering, cybersecurity and mission support offerings.
“Her diverse work experience has built a strong skills platform, encompassing strategic planning, sales and marketing, operations, team building, and profit and loss management,” said Chuck Harrington, Parsons Chairman and CEO.
Prior to her role as EVP, Hopkins served as business development manager for the installations and environment division, where she was responsible for leading that unit’s entry into new markets.
20-Year Vet Philip Jasper to Lead Govt Systems For Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins has selected Philip Jasper to succeed 25-year company vet and recently promoted company president Kelly Ortberg as the contractor’s COO of government systems.
Jasper will lead a unit that delivers airborne and surface products to the Defense Department and governments around the world.
A Rockwell employee since 1992, Jasper most recently served as VP & BD of government systems, was previously VP and GM of mobility rotary wing solutions and has also held responsibility for integrated avionics systems and programs.
As company president, Ortberg will also serve in the newly-formed office of the chief executive.
John Hillen on Sotera’s FBI IT win for Info Sharing
Sotera Defense Solutions will work to improve information sharing at the FBI as the contractor will update the IT architecture of the bureau’s criminal justice information system under an eight-year task order.
John Hillen, president and CEO, said the company will work to adapt its 42 years of IT architecture and engineering experience to the customized FBI order, which will include analyzing future technologies for agency adoption.