Kendall leads finalists for 2010 contractor of the year awards

Founder of CDSI joins 35 others to be honored

Clifford Kendall, founder of one of the government market’s first systems integrators, leads a pack of 35 companies and executives named as finalists in the 8th annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards program.

The program recognizes innovation, dedication and commitment to the government market by individuals and companies. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Nov. 3 at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Va.

The awards are presented in partnership by the Fairfax County, Va., Chamber of Commerce’s Greater Washington GovCon Council, the Professional Services Council and Washington Technology.

Awards will be presented to contractors at four revenue levels, to executives at three revenue levels and to public sector partners whose achievements have been judged as exceptionally distinguished.

Kendall, the founder of Computer Data Systems Inc., is being induced into the Greater Washington Government Contractor Hall of Fame in recognition of his professional excellence, consistent track record of growth and success, and his history of extraordinary personal contributions to his community, company and industry.

He joins other hall of famers, such as Charles Rossotti, a founder of American Management Systems Inc., Al Nashman of Computer Sciences Corp., and Phil Odeen of BDM International and other companies.

The 2010 finalists are:

Contractor of the Year (less than $25 million)

Blue Canopy Group LLC

CPS Professional Services

Digital Management Inc.

Fulcrum IT

Synergy Enterprises Inc.


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

Buccaneer Computer Systems & Service Inc.

Capstone Corp.


The Tauri Group LLC

Zimmerman Associates Inc.

Contractor of the Year ($75 million to $300 million)

A-T Solutions Inc.

Global Defense Technology & Systems Inc.


Pragmatics Inc.

Systems Planning & Analysis Inc.

Contractor of the Year (greater than $300 million)

CGI Federal

ICF International

Intelligent Decisions

Serco Inc.

SGT (Stinger Ghaffrain Technology)

Executive of the Year (less than $75 million)

Anne Reed, Acquisition Solutions Inc.

Allen Cage, AOC Solutions Inc.

Gary Nakamoto, Base Technologies Inc.

Susan Kidd, DRT Strategies, Inc.

Prachee Devadas, Synergy Enterprises Inc.

Executive of the Year ($75 million to $300 million)

Tim Keenan, High Performance Technologies Inc.

Tony Jimenez, MicroTech

Dr. Long Nguyen, Pragmatics Inc.

Michelle S. Lee, STG International Inc.

Phillip E Lantz, Systems Planning & Analysis Inc.

Executive of the Year (greater than $300 million)

John Belcher, Arinc Inc.

Ralph Shrader, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

George Schindler, CGI Federal

Linda Mills, Northrop Grumman Corp.

Ed Casey, Serco

Public Sector Partners

Charlie Williams, Defense Contract Management Agency

Soraya Correa, Homeland Security Department

Hall of Fame Inductee

Clifford M. Kendall, founder, Computer Data Systems Inc.

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

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