The Greater Washington GovCon Awards

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government contracting community.

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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 two decades. The Greater Washington Government Contractor Award is the premier event honoring the leadership, innovation, and commitment to excellence of the people and businesses in the region’s government contracting community.

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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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.

The Greater Washington Government Contractor Award is the premier event honoring the leadership, innovation, and commitment to excellence of the people and businesses in the region’s government contracting community.

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. 

2022 Winners and 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 2022 Finalists can be found below.

2020 Program of the Year: Robotic Research LLC

Charitable Partner: TD Foundation

2020 Hall of Fame Honoree: M. Charito Kruvant, Chairperson of the Board, Creative Associates International

Public Sector Partner: U.S. Congressman, Will Hurd (TX)

Hall of Fame Honoree

Mike Daniels, Chairman, Two Six Labs, LLC

Mike Daniels is a globally recognized business entrepreneur, technology industry leader and investor. He has been directly involved in creating over $50 Billion in shareholder returns in high-growth technology companies over 35 years.

He is the former Chairman and CEO of Network Solutions, former Chairman and CEO of Mobile365, former Chairman of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and former Chairman of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. As former Senior Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), he is one of the senior executives who built SAIC from 1986 to 2004 into one of the largest privately held, employee-owned, science and technology services companies in the United States.

He is most well-known for finding and acquiring Network Solutions while at SAIC. He purchased Network Solutions for $4.7 Million in 1995, raised $3.2 Billion in the public markets from IPO in 1997 to 2000 in three offerings and then sold Network Solutions in 2000 for $19.3 Billion. This record still stands on Wall Street as one of the greatest returns on any investment in a 5 year period from purchase to sale and included one of the largest internet offerings of all time.

2020 Program of the Year: Robotic Research LLC

Charitable Partner: TD Foundation

2020 Hall of Fame Honoree: M. Charito Kruvant, Chairperson of the Board, Creative Associates International

Public Sector Partner: U.S. Congressman, Will Hurd (TX)

2022 Public Sector Partner

Lesley Anne Field, Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President

Lesley Anne Field is the Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Executive Office of the President, and is currently serving as Acting Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy. Her office is responsible for developing and implementing government wide policies to support over $650 billion in federal contracting each year. 

Prior to joining OMB, Lesley served as a contracting officer at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Lesley is a 2019 recipient of the Presidential Rank Award, a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and was recognized by FCW with their President’s Award in 2017. 

She received her Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia, her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Virginia Tech, and she completed the Senior Executive Fellows Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

2022 Program of the Year, Small: Coforma

2022 Program of the Year, Large: CALIBRE Systems

2020 Program of the Year: Robotic Research LLC

Charitable Partner: TD Foundation

2020 Hall of Fame Honoree: M. Charito Kruvant, Chairperson of the Board, Creative Associates International

Public Sector Partner: U.S. Congressman, Will Hurd (TX)

Contractor of the Year, Up To $25 Million
  • BryceTech, LLC - Winner
  • Coforma
  • Global Aliant Inc
  • IronArch Technology
  • iTech AG
  • VPD Government Solutions
Contractor of the Year, $25 – 75 Million
  • Dark Wolf Solutions, LLC. - Winner
  • Aptive Resources
  • Gunnison Consulting Group
  • Nationwide IT Services
  • PM Consulting Group
  • Riva Solutions Inc.
Contractor of the Year, $75 – 300 Million
  • Systems Planning and Analysis - Winner
  • Brillient Corporation
  • CALIBRE Systems, Inc.
  • Credence Management Solutions
  • Empower AI, Inc.
  • Fors Marsh Group
Contractor of the Year, Over $300 Million
  • MTSI - Winner
  • BlueHalo
  • By Light
  • CACI
  • ICF
  • Peraton
Executive of the Year, Up to $75 Million
  • Gilbert Dussek, Gunnison Consulting Group - Winner
  • Rachele Cooper, Aptive Resources
  • Gautam Ijoor, Alpha Omega Integration
  • Ali Reza Manouchehri, MetroStar Systems, Inc.
  • Dr. Rajan Natarajan, Global Alliant Inc
  • Joe Punaro, IronArch Technology
Executive of the Year, $75 – 300 Million
  • Sukumar Iyer, Brillient Corporation - Winner
  • Ben Garthwaite, Fors Marsh Group
  • Richard Pineda, CALIBRE Systems, Inc.
  • William Schaefer, Amyx, Inc.
  • Charanjit “Sunny” Singh, Aeyon
Executive of the Year, Over $300 Million
  • Jason Providakes, MITRE - Winner
  • Jennifer Felix, ASRC Federal
  • John Mengucci, CACI International Inc
  • Tammer Olibah, Hexagon US Federal
  • Mehul Sanghani, Octo

Contractor of the Year

Presented to a Greater Washington-area government contractor for distinguished financial and operational accomplishments and for outstanding contributions to its employees, the government contracting industry and the U.S. Government in the past year.

• 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

Presented to a Greater Washington-area government contracting executive who is recognized for making outstanding contributions to his/her company, the community and the government contracting industry during the past year.

• 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

Hall of Fame Honoree

The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ Hall of Fame inducts one honoree each year for unparalleled professional excellence and life-long contributions to the community and the government contracting industry. The Hall of Fame honoree is nominated and chosen by the Selection Committee.

Public Sector Partner the Year

Presented to a Federal government procurement professional who has demonstrated unusual leadership and vision in building a spirit of partnership with the private sector and/or leading change in the procurement community.

Program of the Year

Presented to a government contractor in the Greater Washington Area for an exemplary contracted program as described within Contractor of the Year application. In order to be considered for this award, you must apply for Contractor of the Year in one of the four revenue categories. The winner is recommended by the Selection Committee through a combination of mission achievement, financial success, and customer recognition.

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.

When and how are winners announced?

Winners are announced live at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards on November 2.

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.

What is the dress code for the awards ceremony?

We are celebrating our 20th Anniversary of the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards and Black tie is encouraged.

Is there a special room rate at The Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner for attendees?

Yes! There are 10 Deluxe Guest Rooms available at a special room rate of $349 until October 19, 2022. Please email Tammy Deem for reservation information.

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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.

Click here for application details.

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