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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.

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VTG’s CEO Shares Insights on GovCon M&A at Washington Technology Power Breakfast

Earlier today, VTG president and CEO John Hassoun shared insights on the evolving mergers and acquisitions landscape with the government contracting industry at Washington Technology’s Power Breakfast hosted by the media outlet’s editor Nick Wakeman. VTG, an industry-leading provider of force modernization and digital transformation solutions, completed its acquisition of intelligence solutions firm Intelligent Shift earlier this year.

 “Companies like VTG who are growing strategically to deliver transformational solutions to meet critical government customers’ missions have a unique opportunity right now to expand in the mid-tier,” said Hassoun. “Our recent acquisition of Intelligent Shift in January is a great example of this because it allowed us to add capabilities and customers to expand our support to the intelligence community.”

During the event, senior executives from leading companies described and discussed why M&A activities are so important in today’s market. This included topics on what makes for an attractive acquisition target, such as technical capabilities, customer sets and contract vehicles. They also touched on why culture comes up so often when discussing acquisitions.

The company VTG acquired, Intelligent Shift, is a rapidly growing firm delivering innovative technologies and digital solutions to the U.S. Intelligence Community. The acquisition continues to bolster VTG’s systems, software, and digital engineering capabilities, and expand the company’s presence in the national security market.

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VTG Recognized on Washington Business Journal’s List of Top Government Technology Contractors

Chantilly, Va., March 17, 2021 – VTG, an industry-leading provider of force modernization and digital transformation solutions, announced today it was recognized for the first time on the Washington Business Journal’s list of Largest Government Technology Contractors. The annual list, which ranked VTG as No. 32 based on number of employees in the Greater Washington region, celebrates the largest government contractors in the federal market.

“Its truly an honor for our company to gain this recognition and also an exciting moment for our whole team, because its ultimately the result of much dedication and hard work by many individuals across our organization,” said John Hassoun, VTG president and CEO. “Over the last several years, our strategic drive has been purposeful growth to ensure the development and delivery of digital transformation solutions for our customers across the defense and intelligence communities, and we look forward to continuing this pursuit to support even greater mission success.”

VTG recently acquired Intelligent Shift LLC, a rapidly growing firm delivering innovative technologies and digital solutions to the intelligence community. The acquisition bolsters VTG’s systems, software, and digital engineering capabilities, and expands the company’s presence in the national security market.

View the full list by visiting: https://bit.ly/3t2XzP1

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Industry Vet John Hassoun Appointed President and CEO of VT Group

VT Group, a premier mid-size technology integrator and C4ISR solutions and services provider to the Federal government, is pleased to announce that effective immediately, John Hassoun will take on the role of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In this role, John will report to the Board of Directors and be responsible for overall VT Group executive management and corporate strategy.


Prior to joining VT Group, John was President and CEO of Vistronix Intelligence and Technology Solutions, where he was responsible for the significant growth of the company in the Intelligence and National Security markets, leading to its acquisition by ASRC Federal in 2016.


John has over 25 years’ experience in the government services sector with roles in executive leadership, corporate strategy and business development, business operations, and program management. After a successful career as a program manager for the U.S. Air Force, John served in executive leadership roles at publicly-held General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Veridian (NYSE: VNX), and served as co-CEO of ATS Corporation (NYSE: ATSC) until its acquisition by Salient Federal Solutions. John’s extensive executive leadership experience also includes chief executive positions that he held internationally with Global Integrated Security and Olive Group.


John currently also serves as a board director of GardaWorld Federal Services and GardaWorld Government Services. Both companies are leading providers of worldwide comprehensive security and risk management services.