Perspecta CEO: Army cyber contract is 'proving the thesis statement'

By Marjorie Censer / February 22, 2019 at 1:52 PM

Perspecta's win of a new Army Cyber Command task order marks the “first full Perspecta bid” that takes advantage of all of the company's capabilities, Perspecta's chief executive said today.

Perspecta was formed last year by combining Vencore with DXC Technology's U.S. public sector business and KeyPoint Government Solutions.

Speaking at a Washington Technology conference in Tysons, Mac Curtis said the first two quarters of the new contractor represented work already in the existing companies' pipelines. The third quarter, he said, is now leveraging the combined company's full capabilities.

He pointed in particular to a task order announced earlier this month. The company said it was awarded Army Cyber Command's cyberspace operations support task order, worth up to $905 million over five years.

Under the deal, “Perspecta will provide comprehensive cyberspace operations support to ARCYBER headquarters, Joint Forces Headquarters-Cyber, ARCYBER subordinate components, service components of USCYBERCOM, and other Department of Defense cyber mission partners,” the company said.

Curtis said the win is “proving the thesis statement” of the business.

“That was a really good win for us,” he said. “We've got the size and scale to compete.”