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QinetiQ North America has won a bid in the race to grow the unmanned military, announcing it had received an order from theDefense Department‘s anti-IED organization for more than 100 unmanned surveillance robots.
The micro units can deliver explosive charges and intend to provide smaller units and patrols with the ability to survey potentially hostile areas.
Mark GerencserQinetiQ North America CEO Duane Andrewsspoke with GovConExec magazine about that technology’s place in his business for the CEO profile of our recent winter C4ISR issue.Andrews joined SAIC in 1993 after serving as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence which included the chief information officer position.
Andrews helped grow SAIC’s federal business over a dozen years from $1 billion to $8 billion as acquisitions dotted the firm’s transition “from a lab company to an IT services company,” Andrews told GovConExec.
Since taking the reins at QinetiQ NA in 1995, Andrews has been at the helm of close to 15 acquisitions and today, North American revenue accounts for around 60 percent of QinetiQ’s total.For more insight into Andrews’ management tools and what drives his business, check out the issue.
In other chief executive news, former Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn has joinedDRS Technologies as Chairman and CEO as Mark S. Newman has announced his retirement from those posts.
Lynn helped develop the Pentagon’s space, cybersecurity and operational energy strategies from February 2009 to October 2011.
BAE moves towards infrastructureDuring Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama advocated increasing spending dedicated to building up our nation’s infrastructure.
As covered in this space last week, GovConExec’s winter issue features a break out piece on GovCon infrastructure leaders’ strategies for driving the infrastructure that will fuel our future economy.
BAE Systems announced it has begun applying the technologies it uses to develop armored military vehicles to develop infrastructure products and services. The company said it submitted a bid on a multi-billion dollar North American infrastructure protection project and enlisted a New York-based partner for the product line.
The Federal Aviation Administration awarded positions to SRA InternationalTASC and at least one other contractor on a potential $1.1 billion award for information security system support, data support and various engineering services.
The Defense Department handed out nine positions on its $476 million Omnibus Network Enterprise contract, which will house orders for systems engineering, enterprise architecture, program management and other services.
ONE contract awardees include AT&T‘s technical services company,Booz Allen HamiltonCACI Technologies Inc., General DynamicsOne Source LLC, TWD & AssociatesManTech International andTASC.
USA.gov and Data.gov will soon reside in the cloud as CGI Federaltook in an award for a five-year modernization project with the General Services Administration. CGI won the award underneath the GSA’s infrastructure-as-a-service BPA and will provide cloud infrastructure and end-to-end services.