Honoring the leaders and legends of the government contracting community.

Awards Show November 4th

Founded in 2002 in the shadow of 9/11, the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards have honored an industry that is vital to our society and its citizens for almost two decades. Now in the midst of the global COVID – 19 pandemic, we approach this year’s awards with even more reverence and respect for the importance of our government contracting community, recognizing that the “front lines” today are manned by the men and women of our healthcare community.  We embrace the fact that companies are under economic stress which is in turn potentially impacting employees and their livelihoods.

We enter the nominations process with uncertainty about what the next year will hold and unsure of whether anything about our business and personal lives will be anything close to normal by November. As leaders supporting the government contracting industry, we are proceeding carefully and thoughtfully with this year’s awards knowing some company’s and executives may not believe this type of program makes sense at this time.  However, at the same time we believe that by continuing the awards process we will be showing responsible leadership to convene, either in person or perhaps virtually, this vital industry to pay homage to its importance to our society and economy.

Presented by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council (PSC), the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards winners are announced at an evening gala, which has been dubbed the "Academy Awards of Government Contracting." This unique networking event draws more than 1,000 industry and government leaders. Please contact Jennifer Williamson for details. 

Awards Show November 4th

A prestigious panel of industry and government professionals select finalists and winners from a large pool of nominees. Cost of awards show $69
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Founded in 2002 in the shadow of 9/11, the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards have honored an industry that is vital to our society and its citizens for almost two decades. Now in the midst of the global COVID – 19 pandemic, we approach this year’s awards with even more reverence and respect for the importance of our government contracting community, recognizing that the “front lines” today are manned by the men and women of our healthcare community.  We embrace the fact that companies are under economic stress which is in turn potentially impacting employees and their livelihoods.

We enter the nominations process with uncertainty about what the next year will hold and unsure of whether anything about our business and personal lives will be anything close to normal by November. As leaders supporting the government contracting industry, we are proceeding carefully and thoughtfully with this year’s awards knowing some company’s and executives may not believe this type of program makes sense at this time.  However, at the same time we believe that by continuing the awards process we will be showing responsible leadership to convene, either in person or perhaps virtually, this vital industry to pay homage to its importance to our society and economy.

Presented by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council (PSC), the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards winners are announced at an evening gala, which has been dubbed the "Academy Awards of Government Contracting." This unique networking event draws more than 1,000 industry and government leaders. Please contact Jennifer Williamson for details. 

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Contractor of the Year

This award is presented to a government contractor in the Greater Washington area for distinguished financial and operational accomplishments. The awardee is selected in recognition of outstanding contributions during the past year to employees, the government contracting industry and the U.S. Government. Four awards will be presented in this category, stratified by gross annual revenue using the most recent fiscal year-end revenues.

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Executive of the Year



This award is presented to a Greater Washington area government contracting C-level executive who made outstanding contributions to his/her company, the community, and the government contracting industry during the past year. Three awards will be presented in this category, stratified by gross annual revenue using the most recent fiscal year-end revenues.

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2020 Finalists

The GovCon Awards are presented to the Contractor of the Year in four revenue categories and Executive of the Year in three revenue categories. The 2020 finalists can be found below.

Contractor of the Year, Up To $25 Million

  • Aptive Resources
  • C2S Consulting Group
  • Dynamis
  • Electrosoft Services, Inc.
  • Kreative Technologies
  • Ripple Effect

Contractor of the Year, $25 – 75 Million

  • Acclaim Technical Services
  • Fors Marsh Group
  • Na Ali’I Consulting & Sales, LLC
  • NetImpact Strategies, Inc.
  • Prescient Edge
  • Robotic Research

Contractor of the Year, $75 – 300 Million

  • DLH Corporation
  • Dovel Technologies
  • METIS Solutions
  • Sevatec
  • Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc
  • VTG

Contractor of the Year, Over $300 Million

  • Centauri
  • Guidehouse
  • Leidos
  • Perspecta
  • Smartronix, Inc.
  • T-Rex Solutions, LLC
  • Valiant Integrated Services

Executive of the Year, Up to $75 Million

  • Alexander Granados, Prescient Edge
  • Dr. Sarbari Gupta, Electrosoft Services, Inc.
  • Kendall Holbrook, Dev Technology
  • Kavita Kalatur, NetImpact Strategies, Inc
  • Jared Shepard, Intelligent Waves
  • Paul Strasser, Brillient Corporation
  • Erik Wittreich, Ridgeline International

Executive of the Year, $75 – 300 Million

  • Madhu Beriwal, IEM
  • John Hassoun, VTG
  • Anirudh Kulkarni, CVP (Customer Value Partners)
  • Zachary Parker, DLH Corporation
  • Chris Wynes, METIS Solutions

Executive of the Year, Executive of the Year, Over $300 Million

  • Bruce Caswell, Maximus
  • John Heller, PAE
  • Roger Krone, Leidos
  • Scott McIntyre, Guidehouse
  • Julian Setian, SOS International

Contractor of the Year

This award is presented to a government contractor in the Greater Washington area for distinguished financial and operational accomplishments. The awardee is selected in recognition of outstanding contributions during the past year to employees, the government contracting industry and the U.S. Government. Four awards will be presented in this category, stratified by gross annual revenue using the most recent fiscal year-end revenues.

• Contractor of the Year (up to $25 million)
• Contractor of the Year ($25 to $75 million)
• Contractor of the Year ($75 to $300 million)
• Contractor of the Year (greater than $300 million)

Applicants for Contractor of the Year must meet ONE of the following criteria:
• Be headquartered in the Greater Washington, DC region defined as south of Baltimore, north of Richmond,
from the Chesapeake to the Shenandoah
• Have more than 50 percent of employees in the Greater Washington, DC region
• Have at least 1,000 or more employees in the Greater Washington, DC region

Executive of the Year

This award is presented to a Greater Washington area government contracting C-level executive who made outstanding contributions to his/her company, the community, and the government contracting
industry during the past year. Three awards will be presented in this category, stratified by gross annual revenue using the most recent fiscal year-end revenues.

• Executive of the Year (up to $75 million)
• Executive of the Year ($75 to $300 million)
• Executive of the Year (greater than $300 million)

Applicants for Executive of the Year must meet ONE of the following criteria:
• Be a C-level executive of a government contracting company
• Have more than 50 percent of employees in the Greater Washington, DC region
• Have at least 1,000 or more employees in the Greater Washington, DC region

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for Contractor and Executive of the year?
• Yes! You can apply for Contractor of the Year in one revenue category and Executive of the Year in one revenue category.
• If you apply for both you MUST fill out an application for each.

Can I apply for the GovCon Awards and be a sponsor?
• No, it is a conflict of interest.

What information is disclosed publicly?
• Only company bio for Contractor of the Year.
• Only executive bio for Executive of the Year.

Who selects finalists and winners?
The Nominations Committee, comprised of industry experts and observers, carefully reviews and assesses each application. A select number then advance to the Selection Committee, which makes the determination of the finalists, and ultimately the winners.

Can I mail in a hard copy of my application?
• No. Applications will be accepted through our online portal ONLY.

Do I have to be a member to apply?
• No. Anyone can apply as long as you qualify.

Is there an application fee?
• No. This is a free application process.

Can I submit an application for myself and/or company?
• Yes. We encourage you to submit an application for yourself and/or company and encourage your deserving clients, co-workers, and business partners to apply.

Can I complete an application for someone else?
• Yes. If you do so, we ask that you notify the person or company and provide contact information for that person or company. There will be space in the application to do so.

When and how are finalists announced?
• Finalists will be announced live at the Finalists Reception on September 22.

When and how are winners announced?
• Winners are announced live at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards on November 4.

Is this based on the government’s fiscal year, the company’s fiscal year or the calendar
year?
• Applications will be evaluated based on the company’s fiscal year.

How do we characterize F/O contract contribution?
• F/O would be revenue contribution that excludes any and all types of preference programs (small business, HubZone, 8(a), SDVO, etc.) irrespective of whether there was a competition or not.