Northern Virginia Chamber, PSC Announce 2017 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ Finalists

Winners to be Announced Live at 15th Annual Awards Gala Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

September 13, 2017

Tysons, Va. –The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber) and the Professional Services Council (PSC) have announced finalists for the 15th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™, the premier awards event for the Washington area government contracting community. The winners of the most prestigious awards in the industry will be named at a Nov. 1 gala at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.

In addition to recognizing the best-in-class among the government contracting industry, the awards also honor public sector leaders who have done the most to promote effective partnerships between the sectors. This year, that recognition, presented by Raymond James, will go to Greg Giddens, Executive Director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

In addition, Dr. Ernst Volgenau, founder and former CEO of SRA International, will be inducted into the Greater Washington Government Contractor Hall of Fame, presented by TD Bank. Both will be honored at the Nov. 1 dinner.

In keeping with the program’s history of identifying a charitable partner, the 2017 Charity Partner is Our Military Kids, which encourages school-aged military children to interact with peers, develop life skills, and broaden their network of support through extracurricular activities while a parent is deployed overseas or recovering from combat-related injuries. Through grants of up to $500, the program covers fees associated with sports, fine arts, camp, STEM, and tutoring programs.

The Program of the Year, introduced in 2014, will represent the most successful contracted program chosen from among the finalists of all four Contractor of the Year categories, which are grouped by annual revenue of up to $25 million, between $25 and $75 million, $75 to $300 million and greater than $300 million. The winner was recommended by the judges for the program’s combination of mission achievement and customer recognition, and will be presented on Nov. 1 by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

“The companies and executives recognized as finalists demonstrate excellence and distinction,” said Jim Corcoran, Northern Virginia Chamber president and CEO. “This is a highly competitive process and those that emerge as finalists have a great deal of which to be proud.”

“This is an extraordinary group of companies, executives, and government leaders who are making a positive difference in the federal contracting world, and we are privileged to have the opportunity to recognize them,” said PSC President and CEO David J. Berteau. “It’s great to celebrate all of the achievements being done by so many people inside and outside of government each year, which further demonstrates the value that contractors provide every day to the government and to our citizens.”

Presented annually, the 2017 Gov Con awards honor the leadership, innovation and commitment to the excellence of the individuals and businesses in the region's government contracting sector.

Four Contractor of the Year and three Executive of the Year awards will be presented. This year’s finalists for Contractor of the Year and Executive of the Year are:

Contractor of the Year (up to $25 million)
Presented by: Unanet 

• Advanced Concepts and Technologies International
• Evans Incorporated
• Highlight Technologies
• Ingenicomm, Inc.
• Spear, Inc.
• The Tauri Group

Contractor of the Year ($25-75 million)

Presented by: RSM

• Atlas Research
• Customer Value Partners (CVP)
• Dev Technology Group, Inc.
• Halfaker & Associates, LLC
• LS Technologies, LLC
• MTEQ | Manufacturing Techniques, Inc.
• Patriot Group International (PGI)

Contractor of the Year ($75-300 million)

Presented by: Holland & Knight

• Altamira Technologies Corporation
• Dovel Technologies
• eGlobalTech
• Sevatec, Inc.
• Solers Inc.
• SOSi 

Contractor of the Year (greater than $300 million)
Presented by: Aronson

• Federal Resources
• LGS Innovations
• ManTech
• Siemens Government Technologies

Executive of the Year (up to $75 million)
Presented by: BNY Mellon

• Greg Craddock, CEO, Chairman & Owner, PGI
• Cosmo Dimaggio, President & CEO, The Tauri Group
• Dawn Halfaker, President & CEO, Halfaker & Associates, LLC
• Kim Hayes, CEO and Co-founder, The Ambit Group
• Dr. Ryun Suh, CEO, Atlas Research
• Amy Wright, CEO, Macro Solutions

Executive of the Year ($75-300 million)
Presented by: JLL

• Doug Duenkel, President & COO, Knight Point Systems
• Joseph Fluet III, Founder & CEO, MAG Aerospace
• Sonny Kakar, Founder & CEO, Sevatec
• Maurice Long, President & CEO, The MIL Corporation
• Joe Martore, President & CEO, CALIBRE Systems
• Julian Setian, President & CEO, SOSi International
• Bill Weber, President & CEO, KeyW Corporation

Executive of the Year (greater than $300 million)
Presented by: M&T Bank

• Tom Deierlein, Co-Founder & CEO, ThunderCat Technology
• Dan Johnson, EVP, General Dynamics IT
• Sudhakar Kesavan, Chairman & CEO, ICF
• Randy Wotring, Chief Operating Officer, AECOM

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About the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce: The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber), The Voice of Business in Northern Virginia™, is the preeminent Northern Virginia membership organization for businesses to grow through relationship building and partnership engagement throughout the Greater Washington region. 700 organizations and 500,000 employees strong, the Northern Virginia Chamber is the largest chamber of commerce in Northern Virginia and has been working hand-in-hand with regional businesses, government, and academia to build a robust and innovative business community for more than 90 years. To learn more about the Northern Virginia Chamber, please visit and follow the Northern Virginia Chamber on Twitter: @NOVAChamber and @NOVAChamber_CEO. 

About PSC: PSC is the voice of the government technology and professional services industry. PSC’s more than 400 member companies represent small, medium and large businesses that provide federal agencies with services of all kinds, including information technology, engineering, logistics, facilities management, operations and maintenance, consulting, international development, scientific, social, environmental services, and more. Together, the trade association’s members employ hundreds of thousands of Americans in all 50 states. Follow PSC on Twitter at @PSCSpeaks. To learn more, visit