GDIT President Amy Gilliland Receives 2021 Wash100 Award for Cloud Deployment Program Support Leadership
Executive Mosaic is pleased to recognize Amy Gilliland, president of General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), as a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, for her strong and notable leadership that helped the company secure IT modernization work with government customers.
This represents Gilliland’s fourth consecutive Wash100 Award. In 2020, Gilliland was selected for this prestigious honor because of her efforts to grow the company through securing major contract awards, supporting the federal government and driving innovation in emerging technology through GDIT’s workforce.
Gilliland leveraged the company’s momentum to continue its growth throughout this difficult year. Notably, GDIT was confirmed as the winner of the 10-year, $4.4 billion Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract (DEOS) after the General Services Administration (GSA) took corrective action in response to protests by rival bidder Perspecta.
GSA originally selected the team of GDIT, Dell Marketing and Minburn Technology Group in Aug. 2019 to deploy cloud-based communication and collaboration applications for the Department of Defense (DoD).
“DEOS will provide new and powerful collaboration capabilities to users across the enterprise and all the way to the tactical edge while driving efficiencies and enhancing the DoD security posture,” Gilliland said.
“The demand for DEOS capabilities have been further amplified by the COVID-19 crisis and more than ever, it’s imperative that we accelerate the deployment of technology to support our mission partners,” she added.
Also this year, the GSA’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center tapped GDIT for the $761.6 million Southern Command Cyber Information Technology Enterprise Services contract and the $364 million Special Operations Forces Information Technology Enterprise Contract J.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, GDIT made notable efforts to combat this global health threat by expanding its solutions in the health market. One of the ways the company has done this is through a five-year, $241 million task order to help the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services evolve the agency’s multicloud computing environment.
In addition, GDIT has worked to integrate and expand technologies for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In July, GDIT completed upgrade work on the Hera supercomputer at the NOAA-run Environmental Security Computing Center in West Virginia and Top500.org ranked the Hera system 88th in the nonprofit organization’s global list of the fastest high-performance computing machines.
NOAA’s National Weather Service awarded General Dynmic’s business unit a 10-year, $505 million contract in February to design, implement and operate HPC systems for weather forecasting.
The business unit has made a massive headway in the technology market. GDIT also booked a $306 million task order to automate benefit claims processing at the Department of Veterans Affairs and a $100 million task order to update IT infrastructure at the Defense Intelligence Agency.
GDIT will also support technology transformation under a $350 million State Department contract. The business unit will assist the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in deploying new technology and updating data exchange processes with INL partners across the Western Hemisphere.
In addition to its support of the science and technology (S&T) community, GDIT has also delivered on defense missions. For example, GDIT is one of the three companies holding positions on a three-year, $800 million contract to support the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command (USAISEC). The three companies will compete for orders under the cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract to help USAISEC carry out its mission.
General Dynamics noted in its fiscal 2020 financial performance report that the company merged its IT and mission systems business segments into a single unit to reflect “the overlap and commonality of customers, and customer demand for end-to-end solutions melding technology, hardware and software.” The GDIT-GDMS combination took effect Dec. 31 and created the new Technologies segment.
Executive Mosaic congratulates Amy Gilliland and the General Dynamics team for their selection to receive this award. Her business leadership throughout 2020 will continue to positively impact the federal market and GovCon community.
About The Wash100
This year represents our eighth annual Wash100 Award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic’s organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector. These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, achievement and vision.
Visit theWash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2021 Wash100 Award. On thesite, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2021.