Who are 2016's best execs and companies?

The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and Professional Services Council have named the winners of the 2016 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards.

Come to be known as the “Academy Awards of Government Contracting,” the awards honor both companies and executives who have distinguished themselves in the industry during the past year. They are judged on their financial and operating performance, and contributions to employees, the community and the GovCon industry.

The finalists and winners are:

Contractor of the Year (up to $25 million)

  • Enlighten IT Consulting Inc.
  • Arc Aspicio
  • InCadence Strategic Solutions
  • IntelliWare Systems Inc.                              
  • Spear Inc.

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

  • MAG Aerospace
  • Altamira Technologies
  • The Ambit Group
  • Amyx Inc.
  • E3 Federal Solutions LLC

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

  • Blue Canopy Group LLC
  • Aquilent
  • Cognosante
  • NT Concepts
  • SOSi

Contractor of the Year (greater than $300 million)

  • Carahsoft Technology Corp.
  • BWX Technologies Inc.
  • CSRA
  • ThunderCat Technology

Executive of the Year (up to $75 million)

  • Ted Davies, Altamira Technologies
  • Staci Redmon, Strategy & Management Services
  • Scott Goss, Preferred Systems Solutions
  • Lisa Wolford, Constellation West
  • Amy Wright, Macro Solutions

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

  • Michele Bolos, NT Concepts
  • Sonny Kakar, Sevatec Inc.
  • David Fout, Aquilent
  • Kevin Kelly, LGS Innovations
  • Julian Setian, SOSi

Executive of the Year (greater than $300 million)

  • Teresa Carlson, Amazon Web Services
  • Craig Abod, Carahsoft Technology Corp.
  • Gen. (Ret.) John Coburn, VT Systems
  • Thomas Deierlein, ThunderCat Technology
  • Larry Prior, CSRA

In addition to the winners, NVCC and PSC inducted Donna Morea into its Hall of Fame, Morea becoming the first female inductee after spending more than three decades at American Management Systems, which was acquired by CGI. She also serves on the board of SAIC and SunTrust Bank.

Frank Kendall III, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics at the Defense Department, was also honored with the Public Sector Partner Award.

InCadence Strategic Solutions was picked for project of the year for a mobile fingerprint reader and fingerprint identification solutions it developed for the FBI.

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