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VTG Awarded $40M Aegis Combat Systems Modernization Task Order from NSWC Port Hueneme

CHANTILLY, Va., Jan. 4, 2024 — VTG, an industry-leading provider of modernization and digital transformation solutions to Defense and Intelligence Community customers, announced today that it has been awarded a $40 million task order to provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service for the Navy’s Aegis Combat System. The company will perform the work through its Technical Insertion 16 prime contract with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command.

The TI16 program is the Navy’s enterprise approach to modernizing combat systems across the surface fleet, including all cruisers, destroyers, aircraft carriers, and amphibious ships. TI16 enables the Navy to introduce the latest commercial-off-the-shelf technologies and open architecture designs into its suite of advanced combat systems.

“VTG enjoys a strong partnership with NSWC Port Hueneme, the Navy’s center of excellence for warfare systems, and we’re excited to expand our scope of support to the Aegis modernization effort,” said John Hassoun, VTG president and CEO. “Aegis remains the combat systems workhorse of the surface fleet. Our growing team of fleet modernization experts are proud to field the solutions and technologies that protect our sailors from tomorrow’s threats.”

This is VTG’s second task order award supporting the Navy’s TI16 program. The company currently provides TI16 engineering services and lifecycle support to the NSWC-PHD Air Dominance Department. Under this new task order, VTG will install and integrate TI16 Infrastructure-as-a-Service equipment for the Digital Engineering Department, including all engineering services and logistics support, as well as manufacture, assembly, and testing.

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VTG Named a 2023 Top Washington-Area Workplace by The Washington Post

Chantilly, Va., June 16, 2023 – VTG, an industry-leading provider of force modernization and digital transformation solutions, has been named one of The Washington Post’s 2023 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area. Selection is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, which measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection. This year’s honorees include government contractors, real estate firms, consulting groups, and tech companies.

 

“For the past ten years, the Top Workplaces list has been a credible guide to companies, old and new, in the D.C. region where employees feel valued,” said Washington Post Top Workplaces editor Bronwen Latimer. “As a new generation enters the workforce, the Post is more committed than ever to highlighting the changing landscape of work and how these companies are thriving in it.”

 

“I’m grateful to the Washington Post for this recognition and proud of our team,” said John Hassoun, VTG President and CEO. “Our mission-focused, people-first culture is attracting and retaining the best talent in the industry, driving innovation, and producing measurable results for our customers.”

 

For more about The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces and to see the full list of this year’s honorees, visit Top Workplaces 2023.

 

About The Washington Post

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Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces.Built on 16 years of culture research and the results from 27 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations,Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available.With access to a unique combination ofpatented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture.For more information or to nominate your organization,visit energage.com or topworkplaces.com.

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VTG Awarded NAVAIR NAWCAD RAPID MAC Prime Contract

VTG, an industry-leading provider of force modernization and digital transformation solutions, was awarded a RAPID MAC prime contract on the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Webster Outlying Field (WOLF) RAPID MAC IDIQ in Pool 2: Command and Control (C2) Solutions and Pool 4: Shipboard Combat Systems. This effort will provide engineering design, tailored systems engineering, and product acquisition in the development, integration, and fielding of solutions for warfighting capability gaps. The scope includes the application of rapid development, rapid prototyping, and organic Lead Systems Integration in the development of product-based solutions in areas to include: Combat Integration & Identification Systems, Ship & Air Integrated Warfare Systems, Special Communications Mission Solutions, Air Traffic Control & Landing Systems, Airborne Systems Integration, Integrated Command and Control. The period of performance for the RAPID MAC is March 04, 2022 to March 03, 2027.

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VTG Moves Up to #22 in Washington Business Journal’s List of Largest Government Technology Contractors

Alexandria, Va., Mar. 16, 2022 – VTG, an industry-leading provider of force modernization and digital transformation solutions, announced today it has ranked No. 22 on Washington Business Journal’s List of Top Government Technology Contractors. This is an advancement of 10 places above its ranking as No. 32 on the same prestigious list last year. The popular D.C. area business publication annually celebrates the largest government technology contractors in the federal market based on total number of full-time employees that each company employs in the Greater Washington region.

“I’m once again grateful to the Washington Business Journal for acknowledging VTG’s impressive growth over the past year,” said John Hassoun, VTG president and CEO. “But I’m especially proud of the team from across the VTG enterprise. We have been tremendously successful in growing our business because of the deep expertise and steadfast commitment that VTG’s talented professionals provide our defense and intelligence community customers in areas most critical to the nation’s security.”

Last fall, VTG also ranked No. 28 on Washington Business Journal’s 2021 Fastest Growing Companies list with a three-year growth rate of 59.25 percent. It was VTG’s second year on the Fastest Growing Companies list.

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VTG Awarded $20M Navy Combat Systems Modernization Task Order from NSWC Port Hueneme

CHANTILLY, Va., Jan. 10, 2022 — VTG, an industry-leading provider of force modernization and digital transformation solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a $20 million task order to modernize the Aegis Combat System through its Technical Insertion 16 Sustainment, Installation, Procurement, and Engineering Services contract with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command. The TI16 program is the Navy’s enterprise approach to modernizing combat systems across the surface fleet, including the Aegis Combat System, and supports all cruisers and destroyers, aircraft carriers and amphibious ships.

“Winning this competitive task order on the TI16 program is an important milestone for our team and another exciting opportunity to contribute our technical expertise to the Navy’s modernization efforts” said John Hassoun, VTG president and CEO. “The Aegis Combat System is vital to defending the Navy’s surface fleet and we look forward to leveraging our robust, full lifecycle engineering capabilities in further support of NSWC-PHD and NAVSEA.”

The company won a seat on the TI16 indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract in April. The program enables the Navy to introduce the latest commercial-off-the-shelf technologies and open architecture designs into Navy combat systems.

Through this task order, VTG will provide engineering and logistics support services to the Air Dominance Department in-service engineering agent mission. NSWC-PHD is the designated ISEA for the TI16 suite of equipment. The contract will provide engineering, technical services and materials required for the resolution of obsolescence, reliability and maintainability issues, production and rework, testing, evaluation and life cycle support functions. Included under the contract is also the limited manufacture, assembly and testing of developed TI16 solutions as well as associated engineering services, procurement and related products.

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VTG Appoints Navy Retired Admiral Jim Shannon as EVP for Government Relations

CHANTILLY, Va., Jan. 5, 2022 — VTG, an industry-leading provider of force modernization and digital transformation solutions, announced it has appointed retired Navy admiral (RADM) Jim Shannon to a new leadership team role as Executive Vice President for Government Relations. Shannon is the former president of ASSETT, Inc., VTG’s latest acquisition.

“We are honored to have Jim take on this new responsibility,” said VTG President and CEO John Hassoun. “He will be a force multiplier across the VTG enterprise, enhancing the support we deliver to our Defense and Intelligence Community customers and positioning our growing technology portfolio to meet our customers’ emerging mission requirements.”

Shannon was a leader in the Department of the Navy’s acquisition workforce for over 15 years, with his final eight years as a flag officer. He spent his first 20 years in the Navy as a fleet operator, serving on seven different afloat commands including as commanding officer of a guided missile frigate. Shannon was also a leading Navy spokesperson for weapon system architectures; oversaw future modernization plans and budgets for all non-nuclear ships while serving as a deputy commander, Naval Sea Systems Command; and led the Navy’s warfare center enterprise of over 20,000 personnel and a diverse group of programs from cruise missile defense to counter IED threats.

As deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for International Programs, Shannon advised dozens of partner national leaders, among more than 40 countries, and coordinated maritime solutions for local and regional security problems across the globe. After retiring from the Navy, Shannon joined PricewaterhouseCoopers public sector as a leading consultant for all Naval Executive advisory supporting maritime security.

Shannon first joined VTG’s executive team when VTG acquired ASSETT in August 2021. ASSETT develops AI/ML applications for undersea and unmanned systems and is a longstanding industry leader in submarine SONAR acoustics and signal processing. The acquisition enhanced VTG’s core capabilities, including systems and cybersecurity engineering, software development and data science, with deep expertise in model-based systems engineering, DevSecOps, AI/ML, and human-machine teaming.

Shannon holds degrees from the U.S. Naval Academy, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the College of Naval Warfare in Newport, Rhode Island. He was also certified Level III as a program manager in the Defense Acquisition Workforce and attended the Defense Acquisition University.

Learn more about Jim Shannon and the acquisition at VTGdefense.com.

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VTG celebrated as #28 on list of Fastest Growing Companies in the D.C. area by Washington Business Journal

Chantilly, Va., Oct. 15, 2021 – VTG, an industry-leading provider of force modernization and digital transformation solutions, announced today that it has been ranked No. 28 on Washington Business Journal’s 2021 Fastest Growing Companies list with a three-year growth rate of 59.25%.

“I’m very proud of our committed team of professionals throughout the VTG enterprise and grateful to the Washington Business Journal for recognizing our success,” said John Hassoun, VTG president and CEO. “This has been an extraordinary time for VTG. Our acquisitions have stimulated impressive organic growth, and we’ve deepened our expertise in technologies critical to our nation’s security. We’re excited about our business growth but even more excited about the transformative capabilities we’re delivering to our defense and intelligence community customers.”

This is VTG’s first year on the Washington Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies list, which acknowledges companies’ growth and success over the past three years within the D.C. area. Earlier this year, VTG ranked as No. 32 on Washington Business Journal’s list of Top Government Technology Contractors, which is based on the number of employees in the Greater Washington region and celebrates the largest government contractors in the federal market.

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VTG Wins Navy Hypersonics Engineering Prime Contract

CHANTILLY, Va., September 14, 2021 — VTG, an industry-leading provider of force modernization and digital transformation solutions, announced today that it has won a prime contract from the U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs to provide engineering services for the Navy’s hypersonic strike capability, a top Defense Department priority. Under the single-award contract, VTG will support the Conventional Prompt Strike Program Office, a division of SSP, with research and development expertise, systems engineering, test planning and test engineering, logistics, and a wide range of programmatic and technical services.

“VTG is honored to partner with Navy SSP and the CPS Program Office in developing and fielding a hypersonic weapon,” said John Hassoun, VTG president and CEO. “We recognize the importance of hypersonic technologies as a deterrent to near-peer competitors, and we are proud to be a key member of the growing hypersonic industrial base.”

CPS will provide the Navy with a hypersonic conventional weapon capable of precise, timely, long-range strike against deep-inland, time-critical, soft- and medium-hardened targets in contested environments. The missile, which is comprised of a hypersonic glide body and a two-stage booster, will fly at speeds exceeding Mach 5 and be launched from both surface ships and submarines. The Navy is the lead designer for the common hypersonic missile that will be fielded by both the Navy and the Army. The Navy plans to deploy the first CPS weapon system aboard the Zumwalt-class destroyers in FY2025 followed by the Virginia-class attack submarines in FY2028.

Navy SSP’s selection of VTG to support the CPS program follows a string of other recently announced awards that have positioned VTG as a critical partner to the Navy in delivering the diverse array of offensive, defensive, and digital capabilities needed for Distributed Maritime Operations. In July, VTG announced its selection to integrate the ODIN directed energy laser weapon system aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Earlier this year, VTG announced that it had started work on a prime contract to support the Naval Digital Integration Support Cell in accelerating naval digital transformation.

“VTG is excited to add hypersonics to our growing portfolio of engineering expertise,” said Sunil Ramchand, VTG chief growth officer. “We’re looking forward to supporting the CPS program and doing what we do best: leveraging top engineering and technical talent to rapidly deliver transformative capabilities and technologies to the Fleet.

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VTG Awarded $116M NIWC-PAC Prime Contract for C4ISR Engineering and Production

Chantilly, Va., April 27, 2021

VTG, an industry-leading provider of force modernization and digital transformation solutions, announced today that it has won a prime contract from the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific to provide C4ISR engineering and production services to its Network Integration Engineering Facility. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity NIEF Production Services contract has a potential value of $116 million over a five-year performance period.

“For more than 50 years, VTG has provided the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command and NIWC-PAC with C4ISR installation and integration support both afloat and ashore,” said John Hassoun, VTG president and CEO. “We’re proud of that longstanding partnership and excited about this new opportunity to leverage our growing C4ISR production capabilities in support of the NIEF’s mission.”

The NIWC-PAC NIEF, located at NAVWAR headquarters in San Diego, California, specializes in the rapid design and integration of commercial and government off-the-shelf products for military applications. It also provides environmental qualification testing services for those products, and limited- and full-rate production. The facility was modernized in 2019 to better support the design and delivery of advanced information warfare capabilities to the fleet.

VTG will provide the NIEF with procurement, fabrication, and integration of C4ISR end items, including production units, ancillary kits, sub-systems, assemblies, sub-assemblies, modules, and spares. These end items include a full spectrum of C4ISR systems for surface ships, submarines, and shore-based applications.

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VTG Awarded $188M NSWC Port Hueneme TI16 Contract to Modernize Combat Systems Across the Fleet

Chantilly, Va., April 7, 2021 – VTG, an industry-leading provider of force modernization and digital transformation solutions, announced that it has been awarded the Technical Insertion 16 Sustainment, Installation, Procurement and Engineering Services contract by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of $188 million and a five-year period of performance.

“VTG has a proud legacy of closely collaborating with the Navy to engineer the next generation of sea power,” said John Hassoun, VTG president and CEO. “The TI16 program enables VTG to build upon that legacy, expanding our technical expertise, strengthening our partnership with NSWC Port Hueneme and NAVSEA, and – most importantly – modernizing the fleet.”

The TI16 program is the U.S. Navy’s enterprise approach to modernizing combat systems across the surface fleet – most notably the Aegis Combat System – and includes all cruisers and destroyers, aircraft carriers, and amphibious ships. TI16 also enables the Navy to introduce the latest commercial off-the-shelf technologies and open architecture designs into its combat systems.

VTG will leverage its robust, full lifecycle combat systems engineering capabilities to fulfill TI16 program requirements. The company currently provides prime contract warfare, control, and C5I engineering services to the NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Engineering Directorate and has over 50 years of experience installing and integrating advanced C5ISR systems aboard every existing U.S. Navy surface ship and submarine class. Most recently, VTG completed the successful installation and integration of the ODIN directed energy laser weapon system aboard two Arleigh Burke class destroyers. The company will also leverage its growing digital and software engineering capabilities. Earlier this month, VTG announced that it had begun work on a prime contract to develop the future state of the Navy Operational Architecture and to optimize fleet interoperability. The company also introduced the VTG Battle Lab, an industry-integrated model-based systems engineering environment for next-generation warfare systems.