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VTG Begins Work on Prime DoD IAC Contract to Accelerate Naval Digital Transformation

Chantilly, Va., Mar 10, 2021 VTG, an industry-leading provider of force modernization and digital transformation solutions, announced today that it has begun work on a three-year, $13 million prime contract to support the Naval Digital Integration Support Cell in its effort to integrate data and technology into all areas of naval operations, fundamentally changing how the Navy delivers maritime dominance.


“Our team is honored and immensely proud to be the Navy’s partner-of-choice for this critical mission,” said John Hassoun, VTG president and CEO. “The Naval Operational Architecture is foundational to achieving Distributed Maritime Operations and maintaining our competitive advantage at sea. We welcome the opportunity to leverage our growing digital expertise to support the DISC, especially in model-based systems engineering and DevSecOps.”


VTG will support the DISC by performing research, operational analysis, specialized engineering, and development of the digital platform for Navy and Marine Corps MBSE, readiness, and DevSecOps. This includes developing objective architectures, standards, and processes for integrated naval capability, decision tools, MBSE, digital pilots, and artificial intelligence through coordinated experiments with the fleet.


The contract was awarded to DELTA Constellation Group, VTG’s joint venture with Constellation Software Engineering, under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s multiple-award contract vehicle. DoD IAC MAC task orders are awarded by the US Air Force’s 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron to develop and create new knowledge for the enhancement of the Defense Technical Information Center repository and the research & development and science & technology community.


Last year, VTG embarked on a market expansion strategy focused on delivering innovative technologies and digital solutions to a growing portfolio of national security customers. The company bolstered its systems, software, and digital engineering capabilities with the December 2020 acquisition of Intelligent Shift, and more recently rolled-out the VTG Battle Lab, an industry-integrated MBSE environment for next-generation warfare systems. “VTG will continue to make investments in capabilities and technologies that give our customers a competitive edge,” said Sunil Ramchand, VTG chief growth officer. “The Navy is already leveraging the VTG Battle Lab to develop the future state of the Naval Operational Architecture and optimize interoperability across the fleet. We look forward to offering similar digital capabilities to other customers in the defense enterprise and intelligence community.”


About the DoD IAC Program

The Department of Defense Information Analysis Center, sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center, provides technical data management and research support for DoD and federal government users. Established in 1946, the IAC program serves the DoD science & technology and acquisition communities to drive innovation and technological developments by enhancing collaboration through integrated scientific and technical information development and dissemination.


Disclaimer: This material is based upon work supported by the DoD IAC, sponsored by the DTIC under Contract No. FA807519D0022.



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VTG Acquires Intelligent Shift, Enhancing Digital Transformation Capabilities and Adding Intelligence Community to Customer Portfolio

Chantilly, Va., Jan. 13, 2021 – VTG, an industry-leading provider of force modernization and digital transformation solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Intelligent Shift LLC, a rapidly growing firm delivering innovative technologies and digital solutions to the U.S. Intelligence Community. The combination bolsters VTG’s systems, software, and digital engineering capabilities, and expands the company’s presence in the national security market.

“I am excited to welcome the Intelligent Shift team to VTG,” said John Hassoun, VTG president and CEO. “This acquisition represents the next chapter in the strategic transformation of VTG. Intelligent Shift brings unique technical expertise that positions us to deliver a more differentiated suite of engineering and digital solutions to a customer base that now spans the Defense enterprise and the Intelligence Community.”

Founded in 2017 by Mike DeFede, Alissa Redding, and Mike Matthews, Intelligent Shift’s highly skilled engineers provide subject matter expertise across numerous high-priority national security mission areas. On behalf of the founders, Mike DeFede said, “Intelligent Shift has always been focused on an industry-best employee culture and a commitment to customer missions. In VTG, we’ve found a partner that shares these passions. The combined company will expand our ability to drive smart change for our customers and will create new opportunities for our employees while strengthening our culture.” Intelligent Shift, which will continue to be led by DeFede, Redding, and Matthews, will operate as the IC services component of a new business segment led by recently appointed VTG executive Kirk Herdman.

Last year, VTG completed the integration of its enterprise-wide capabilities under a single customer delivery model, including its two previous acquisitions, National Technologies Associates and DELTA Resources. VTG also won a string of prime contracts, earning the ACG National Capital 2020 Corporate Growth Company of the Year award. “We continue to reshape our enterprise and reposition for the future,” said Sunil Ramchand, chief growth officer of VTG. “The acquisition of Intelligent Shift accelerates our strategy, both in terms of game-changing capability growth and customer reach.”

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Kirk Herdman Joins VTG in New President Role to Lead National Security Market Expansion

Chantilly, Va., Jan. 7, 2021 VTG, an industry-leading provider of force modernization and digital transformation solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirk Herdman in the new role of President for National Security Solutions and as a member of its board of directors. Herdman will lead VTG’s market expansion strategy focused on delivering innovative technologies and digital solutions to a growing portfolio of national security customers within both the Defense enterprise and the Intelligence Community.

“I’m excited to welcome Kirk Herdman to the team,” said John Hassoun, VTG President and CEO. “Kirk and I have known each other for most of our careers and have been trying to reconnect professionally since we worked together at Veridian. He is a thoughtful leader who brings a wealth of strategic insight, technical expertise, and operational savvy to this new role, as well as an impressive track record growing public- and private-sector businesses in the GovCon market. Kirk is the perfect fit to lead this high-growth area of the VTG enterprise and capitalize on the momentum we built in 2020.”

Prior to joining VTG, Herdman served as Executive Vice President for Business Development and Corporate Development at KeyW Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW), leading to its successful sale to Jacobs Corp. (NYSE:J) in June 2019. Previously, Herdman was Chief Strategy Officer for Sotera Defense Solutions, where he supported the company’s initial public offering as Global Defense Technology & Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:GTEC) in 2009, multiple acquisitions, and ultimately its sale to KeyW in 2017. Herdman’s accomplishments at KeyW and Sotera included multiple, large, prime contract awards and consistent double-digit organic growth. Prior to joining Sotera, Herdman was Senior Vice President and General Manager for Defense and Science Programs at Wyle Information Systems. He has also held executive leadership positions at General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD), ManTech International Corp. (NASDAQ:MANT), and Veridian Corp. (NYSE:VNX). Herdman is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics.


“The ongoing transformation of VTG is one of the most notable recent GovCon narratives,” said Herdman. “I’m excited to reconnect with John, proud to join VTG and its executive team, and look forward to making a meaningful contribution to the company’s growth.”


VTG Adds GSA OASIS Pools 1 and 3 to Strategic Contract Portfolio

Chantilly, VA, November 05, 2020 – VTG, an industry-leading provider of force modernization and digital transformation solutions, announced that it has been awarded OASIS Pool 1 and Pool 3 unrestricted prime contracts by the US General Services Administration (GSA). OASIS (“One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services”) is a family of seven separate multiple-award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts available to all Federal agencies for the procurement of complex professional services. As a Pool 1 and Pool 3 awardee, VTG will compete for government-wide engineering, technical, and scientific services contracts.

“The GSA OASIS program provides our existing and prospective Federal government customers with tremendous flexibility in partnering with VTG to fulfill a diverse and comprehensive range of engineering requirements” said John Hassoun, VTG President and Chief Executive Officer. “These strategic contracts are perfectly tailored for our enterprise – they enable us to offer our complete portfolio of full lifecycle engineering capabilities to an expanded customer base; they take advantage of our innovative solutions and agile delivery model; and they provide new vehicles for our continued growth.”

GSA awarded the OASIS Pool 1 and Pool 3 contracts to VTG’s wholly-owned DELTA Resources subsidiary which VTG acquired in 2019 to add differentiated systems engineering and digital modernization capabilities. In July 2020, VTG completed the integration of its subsidiaries and the consolidation of its enterprise-wide capabilities under a single customer delivery model in a strategic move to better serve its customers. The Company, which had previously operated under the name VT Group, also announced its rebranding to VTG. VTG now offers its customers modernization solutions and full lifecycle engineering for rotary, tilt-rotor, and fixed wing aircraft, all classes of naval warships and submarines, and a comprehensive suite of maritime, aerospace, and land-based C5ISR systems.

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