Podcasts

PROJECT 38: Amy Gilliland on how people will drive GDIT's future

Understanding technology and customer priorities are table stakes in today's market, which means people are the differentiator that drives growth. Hear General Dynamics IT President Amy Gilliland explain her own and the business' approach to the market in this interview with Editor Nick Wakeman.

PROJECT 38: As Justice Department scrutiny looms, here's a roadmap for contractors to get their cyber houses in order

With the Justice Department planning to ramp up cyber enforcement of government contractors, what should companies be doing? Attorneys Susan Cassidy and Ashden Fein of Covington explain to our Ross Wilkers what the roadmap should be in this episode of Project 38.

PROJECT 38: CGI Federal's Stephanie Mango leads with a belief that everything can be better

Stephanie Mango did not join CGI Federal as its new leader to fix problems, but she also told Editor Nick Wakeman “nothing was broken but everything can be better.” In this episode, Mango explains what that mantra means for the CGI Federal Team and her leadership approach since she became president earlier this year.

PROJECT 38: How DMI sees private equity fueling its next phase of growth

Digital Management Inc. believes it has done just fine on its own for the last 19 years. But as founder and CEO Sunny Bajaj explains to Editor Nick Wakeman, an infusion of resources was needed as federal customers are increasingly buying the capabilities DMI has to offer.

PROJECT 38: How digital & agile go beyond the tech

Infrastructure becoming increasingly digitized and federal agencies showing a willingness to try new ways to buy goods and services are two trends that Siemens' federal leader Tina Dolph lives and works with everyday. In this episode of Project 38, the CEO of Siemens Government Technologies explains to our Ross Wilkers how those topics are changing conversations with customers.

PROJECT 38: Our reporters discuss troubles at VA, CMMC reboot, COVID-19 mandates

Washington Technology Editor Nick Wakeman leads a discussion with FCW editors and reporters on today's hot topics in the federal market: trouble inside the Veterans Affairs Department, the Defense Department's reboot of its cyber standard for contractors, and the latest with COVID-19 mandates.

PROJECT 38: Going beyond just spectrum when talking 5G

Newer and faster phones on a specific band of spectrum are likely what first comes to mind when talking about the ongoing 5G revolution. But Viasat's government leader Craig Miller paints a much bigger picture in this interview with our Ross Wilkers.

PROJECT 38: Array's small business journey to the full-and-open world

Every company has a journey and Sumeet Shrivastava shares with Editor Nick Wakeman the path Array Information Technologies followed from when he joined as CEO in 2008 to its recent sale to CGI Federal.

PROJECT 38: How can M&A drive innovation?

Mergers, acquisitions and private equity are important engines for innovation in the defense market, according to the National Defense Industrial Association's CEO. Hawk Carlisle explains to our Nick Wakeman how the lure of a return on investment needs to be a consideration as the government regulates M&A activity.

PROJECT 38: Inside Peraton Labs' applied research focus

Thanks to the acquisition of two other large companies, Peraton has gone through a transformation that includes the addition of an applied research organization with roots to Bell Labs. Hear how the newly branded Peraton Labs has evolved and where its technology focus is today in this Project 38 episode featuring the group's president Petros Mouchtaris.

PROJECT 38: What's behind the furious pace of today's M&A activity

Merger-and-acquisition activity in the government market has maintained a stunning pace this year with transactions getting done fast and furious. Washington Technology Editor Nick Wakeman and Senior Staff Writer Ross Wilkers review some of the deals that stand out and what they say about trends driving today's market.

PROJECT 38: Getting prepped for GSA's largest contract restructuring

The final phase of one of the federal government’s largest contract restructurings is on the horizon, but the consolidation of GSA's Multiple Award Schedule will take time and effort, so get out the pencils and paper for this episode featuring Global Services CEO and noted GSA Schedule guru Courtney Fairchild and our Ross Wilkers.

PROJECT 38: Inside Huntington Ingalls' Alion integration & overall services strategy

Huntington Ingalls Industries is integrating its $1.65 billion acquisition in Alion Science & Technology in a deal that further illuminates the shipbuilder's strategy for its services and solutions business, whose president Andy Green dives into his plans with our Ross Wilkers for this episode of Project 38.

PROJECT 38: What's driving today's hot M&A market?

The market has rarely seen the level of merger and acquisition activity that we see today with a plethora of large and small buyers. To breakdown what’s driving the deals, Editor Nick Wakeman spoke with Bob Kipps of the investment bank KippsDeSanto.

More code than papers: inside Noblis' turn into that direction

Noblis is shifting to a new method and model of delivery amid the nonprofit organization’s continued push to be at the nexus of science and technology for federal agencies. Get the inside view on that multiple-year reinvention as described to our Ross Wilkers by CEO Amr ElSawy and Mile Corrigan, senior vice president of federal civilian solutions.

AT&T's return to its core and the public sector, public safety arm

What does AT&T’s broad strategic reset to focus on technology and connectivity mean for its public sector and public safety businesses? Hear the big-picture answers to that question asked by our Ross Wilkers to AT&T's public sector business chief Jason Porter and Jill Singer, who leads the defense and national security business.

PROJECT 38: The evolution of 'Verizon 2.0' & its public sector arm

Verizon wants to be the indispensable partner alongside its customers for modernizing their networks. In this episode, Verizon's public sector leader Jennifer Chronis explains to our Ross Wilkers what that means for the business she leads and how the larger "Verizon 2.0" strategy continues to shape the unit.