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Chamber Press Release

2012 Greater Washington Government Contractor AwardsTM Winners Announced
Published Thursday, November 1, 2012
by Erin DeWaters

Tysons Corner, Va. – The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (Fairfax Chamber), Professional Services Council (PSC) and Washington Technology are pleased to announce the winners of the 10th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards,™ the premier awards program honoring the leadership, innovation and commitment to excellence of the individuals and businesses in the region's government contracting sector

“For the past ten years, the Chamber has been proud to partner with PSC and Washington Technology to present these prestigious awards,” said Fairfax Chamber President & CEO Jim Corcoran. “We applaud each of the winners for their contributions to the government contracting sector and commitment to employees and our region.”

We should all be proud of what those honored tonight have achieved in helping our government colleagues efficiently and effectively meet their myriad missions at home and abroad. These partnerships will become all the more critical as we rise to meet the nation’s almost unprecedented budgetary and security challenges,” said PSC President & CEO Stan Soloway.

Four Contractor of the Year, three Executive of the Year and two Public Sector Partner of the Year Awards were presented.

Dr. J. Phillip (Jack) London, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of CACI International Inc., was inducted into the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™ Hall of Fame for career achievement and long term contributions to the industry.

This year’s winners are:

Contractor of the Year (less than $25 million)

Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

Contractor of the Year ($25-75 million)
Blue Canopy Group, LLC

Contractor of the Year ($75-300 million)
CALIBRE Systems, Inc.

Contractor of the Year (greater than $300 million)
Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.

Executive of the Year (less than $75 million)
Greg Baroni, Chairman & CEO, Attain, LLC

Executive of the Year ($75-300 million)
Tony Jimenez, Founder, President & CEO, MicroTech

Executive of the Year (greater than $300 million)
Richard Montoni, President & CEO, MAXIMUS

Public Sector Partner of the Year
Elliott Branch, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Acquisition and Procurement, Department of the Navy
Alexander Mavroukakis, Contracting Officer, US Department of Education, Office of Federal Student Aid & Founder and Director, Rising Acquisition Professionals Community (RAP-C)

The nominations period for the 11th Annual Awards will open in early 2013. More information will be posted to


The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (Fairfax Chamber), the Voice of Business in Northern Virginia™, represents more than 625 member companies with nearly 500,000 employees throughout the region. Since 1925, the Chamber has been working to build a strong business community by providing unparalleled access to business development & thought leadership opportunities; professional development & mentoring; business advocacy and strategic community partnerships. Learn more at

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has been the voice of the government professional and technical services industry for 40 years. PSC’s nearly 350 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 and @StanSoloway.

Washington Technology is the only national magazine for government IT systems integrators and resellers. It delivers essential business news and analysis to more than 40,000 businesses executives whose companies provide high-level technology services to the government. Published since 1986, each issues features the latest contracting wins, government initiatives and projects, case studies, analysis and fresh technology news. Washington Technology’s website,, provides daily news updates, interactive web forums with government and industry executives and other relevant news about the government market. Washington Technology also produces a daily newsletter to help busy executives keep up with changes in the marketplace. To learn more, visit


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