Northern Virginia Chamber and PSC Announce 2021 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ Finalists
Winners to be Announced Live at the 19th Annual Awards Gala on November 3

Tysons, VA (Sept. 28, 2021) – The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber) and the Professional Services Council (PSC)  have announced the finalists for the 19th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ (GovCon Awards), the premier awards event for the Washington area government contracting community. The winners will be recognized during the annual awards gala held in person at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner on November 3.

The purpose of the GovCon Awards is to honor the exceptional work of the leaders and businesses in the region's government contracting sector. The award categories include: Contractor of the Year in four revenue categories and Executive of the Year in three revenue categories.

The 2021 Washington Government Contractor Awards Finalists are:

Contractor of the Year, Up To $25 Million
• Arena Technologies
• Electrosoft Services, Inc.
• Kreative Technologies
• Managed Care Advisors
• Pueo Business Solutions LLC
• Ripple Effect
Contractor of the Year, $25 – 75 Million
• Aptive Resources
• Integral Consulting Services, Inc.
• Metron, Inc.
• NetImpact Strategies, Inc.
• Steampunk, Inc.
• VariQ

Contractor of the Year, $75 – 300 Million
• B3 Group
• Credence Management Solutions LLC
• Dev Technology Group, Inc.
• REI Systems, Inc.
• Systems Planning and Analysis

Contractor of the Year, Over $300 Million
• Accenture Federal Services
• DCS Corporation
• Dovel Technologies
• OptumServe
• Siemens Government Technologies

Executive of the Year, Up to $75 Million
• Rachele Cooper, Aptive Resources
• J. Van Gurley, Metron, Inc.
• Dave Hart, Continental Mapping Consultants LLC
• Ki Ho Kang, KIHOMAC
• Mike Kushin, BlackHorse Solutions
• Deepti Malhotra, VMD Systems Integrators

Executive of the Year, $75 – 300 Million
• Anirudh Kulkarni, CVP
• Kendall Holbrook, Dev Technology Group, Inc.
• Dwight Hunt, B3 Group
• Shyam Salona, REI Systems, Inc.
• Mehul Sanghani, Octo

Executive of the Year, Executive of the Year, Over $300 Million
• Damon Griggs, Dovel Technologies
• Patricia D. Horoho, OptumServe
• Nazzic Keene, SAIC
• John Wasson, ICF

“The 2021 Greater Washington Government Contractor Award finalists are the pre-eminent leaders in the government contracting community,” said Julie Coons, Northern Virginia Chamber president and CEO. “The selection process is highly competitive, and all finalists should be very proud of this achievement.”

“PSC applauds the finalists and thanks all the companies who were nominated during one of the most challenging times for our industry,” said David Berteau, Professional Services Council’s president and CEO. “As it has for decades, the government contracting industry continues to deliver innovative and cost effective solutions to the citizen and warfighter.”

In addition to the Company of the Year and Executive of the Year award winners, Anne Altman will be inducted into the Greater Washington Government Contractor Hall of Fame. Anne Altman is an experienced corporate director and Co-founder & CEO of Everyone Matters, Inc. She is being honored for her innumerable achievements and unparalleled professional excellence over the course of her distinguished career.

More information about the GovCon Awards can be found at Follow the conversation on Twitter through @NovaChamber and @PSCSpeaks and hashtags: #GovCon2021#GovConAwards #GovConAwards2021.

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About the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Originally founded in 1925 as a Fairfax county-focused business advocacy organization, the
Northern Virginia Chamber has grown into the region's largest Chamber of Commerce,
drawing members and impacting policy across the Greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan
Region. Today, representing close to 500,000 employees, the diversity of our community is one
of our greatest assets, offering opportunities to learn from one another and form personal
connections that help guide lasting business growth.

NOVA’s goal is to be considered not only a business partner but also an agent of change for
our members. We do this through our work in government advocacy, education through events
and programs, networking, promotion of member businesses, and recognition through awards.
We are proud to have worked together over these many years to build a meaningful
association that enriches our community and look forward to continuing that good work.
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About PSC
PSC is the voice of the government technology and professional services industry. PSC’s more
than 400 member companies represent small, medium and large businesses that provide
federal agencies with services of all kinds, including information technology, engineering,
logistics, facilities management, operations and maintenance, consulting, international
development, scientific, social, environmental services, and more. Together, the trade
association’s members employ hundreds of thousands of Americans in all 50 states. Follow
PSC on Twitter @PSCSpeaks.

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Director, Media Relations, PSC