Williams leads list of honored contractors, executives

Earle Williams, considered one of the founders of the government IT services industry, headed the lineup of winners recognized at the third annual Greater Washington Contractor Awards dinner Oct. 19.

Williams was the long time chairman and chief executive officer of BDM International Inc. He received the Hall of Fame award for his contributions to the IT industry.

The annual awards are given by the Northern Virginia GovCon Council, the Professional Services Council and Washington Technology. The GovCon Council is part of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce. Grant Thornton LLP and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP are the Platinum sponsors of the event.

Other winners were:

Northrop Grumman Corp. ? Large contractor of the year

Stanley Associates Inc. ? Midsize contractor of the year

McDonald Bradley Inc. ? Small contractor of the year

J.P. London, CACI International Inc. and Ernst Volgenau, SRA International Inc. ? Co-winners of Large contractor executive of the year

Mary Frances leMat, Social & Scientific Systems Inc. ? Midsize contractor executive of the year

Doug Wagoner, Data Systems Analysts Inc. ? Small contractor executive of the year

Joann Kansier, Federal Aviation Administration and Greg Rothwell, Homeland Security Department ? Co-winners of the Government partner of the year

Award winners are picked by a selection committee comprised of members of government, industry and academia. Finalists were named by a nominations committee of industry and government professionals. A complete list of finalists is available at www.govconawards.com/finalists.htm.

Complete coverage of the awards banquet and profiles of the winners will appear in the Nov. 7 issue of Washington Technology.

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Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

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