13th Annual Greater Washington GovCon Awards Winners Include CALIBRE’s Joe Martore, PAE’s John Heller and VariQ’s Ben Edson

Joe Martore (CALIBRE)

Gracia Martore (TEGNA) and Joe Martore (CALIBRE)

On Thursday, Nov. 5, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (FCCC) and the Professional Services Council (PSC) announced the winners of the 13th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor of the Year and Executive of the Year Awards. Emcees Craig Chason (Pillsbury) and Rich LaFleur (Grant Thornton LLP) opened the program with a video segment satirizing the federal contracting market to the backdrop of Mission Impossible.

Former CEO of DynCorp Paul Lombardi was greeted with a standing ovation as he was inducted into the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards Hall of Fame by Stan Soloway. Lombardi then surprised Soloway by presenting him with the Greater Washington Government Contractor Hall of Fame Award for his contributions to the industry, specifically as President and CEO of PSC. Soloway plans to retire from PSC after 14 years of service and helping grow the organization’s membership by more than 300 percent.

This year’s awards were attended by Virginia politicians Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) and Supervisor Pat Herrity (Springfield District, Fairfax County).

The 2015 Greater Washington Government Contracting Award Winners were:

Contractor of the Year (up to $25 million)
Atlas Research

Contractor of the Year ($25 million-$75 million)

Contractor of the Year ($75 million-$300 million)
CALIBRE Systems, Inc.

Contractor of the Year (greater than $300 million)
Accenture Federal Services

Executive of the Year (up to $75 million)
Ben Edson, Founder & CEO, VariQ

Executive of the Year ($75 million-$300 million)
Y.Michele Kang, CEO, Cognosante

Executive of the Year (greater than $300 million)
John Heller, CEO, PAE

Program of the Year
Clinical and Non-Clinical Management of Ebola Treatment Units
United States Agency for International Development

Hall of Fame Inductees
Paul Lombardi, Former CEO, DynCorp, International
Stan Soloway, President & CEO, Professional Services Council

Public Sector Partner of the Year
Anne Rung, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy at Office of Management and Budget

The more than 1,000 attendees raised $9,000 for the 2015 GovCon Charity Partner Dog Tag Bakery, a work-study program that combines education with experience necessary for veterans to succeed post-duty as civilian workers.

WashingtonExec was a proud media partner of the 2015 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards, read our exclusive interviews with the finalists and winners here.

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Mrs. Edson and Ben Edson (VariQ)

Brian Clark, CEO, NCI, Inc., Paul Lombardi,

Brian Clark (CEO, NCI, Inc.) and Paul Lombardi (Board of Directors, NCI, Inc.)

John Heller, PAE

John Heller, PAE


The Vencore Team

The Vencore Team

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