Felipe Palhano has been announced as Vice President of Solutions Architecture
August 17, 2020
Chief Growth Officer of DirectViz Solutions, LLC (DVS), Mr. Herman Hewitt, Jr., has announced the appointment of Mr. Palhano as DVS’s Vice President of Solutions Architecture, effective immediately. As part of his support to DVS’s growth team, he will help grow our existing customers and realize new opportunities and capabilities.
Mr. Palhano success will drive growth of our innovative solutions and make an impact on the broader strategic goals for DVS. His new role supports DVS’ transition from a small business into a large systems integrator.
Mr. Palhano will lead DVS’ Center of Excellence, technical strategy, and solutioning for strategic bids with his new team of solution architects and technical specialists. He will focus on building on DVS’ solid technical foundation by maturing their solutions strategy and discipline, identifying and leveraging emerging technologies, increasing technical corporate reach back capabilities, and fostering greater technical collaboration across programs to provide even greater value to our customers.
Coming from CACI, Mr. Palhano most recently served as a principal Systems and Solutions architect for the BITS solution group. He has significant experience in proposal development, overall solutions architecture, and technical thought leadership and strategy, having worked and lead solutioning for contract bids exceeding $750 million in total contract value and multiple internal research and development projects to expand CACI’s repeatable solution set. In prior roles he focused on technology implementation and architecture, leading teams on technology migration, modernization, and innovation projects. His experience with both larger, more structured and smaller, more agile businesses provides a unique skillset tailored to successfully transition DVS as it graduates from its small business status.
Michael McHugh has now been appointed DVS’ new CEO
August 14, 2020
Mr. Vinnie Tran, president and chairman of the Board of Directors for DVS, made the announcement on Friday that Mr. Michael McHugh, formerly the company’s chief operating officer, has now been appointed DVS’ new CEO, effective immediately.
“I looked for the type of leadership we would need for our next phase of growth – bringing both experience and focus to the company,” said Tran. “So, today, I am very excited to announce that Mr. Michael McHugh will be filling this critical role as DVS’ new chief executive officer as we move to the next level,” he added.
Mr. McHugh has more than 25 years of experience in customer-centric technology companies. His record and influence over the company’s growth was demonstrated over his first year with DirectViz, as he led DVS to make major improvements in its customer satisfaction scores and he helped generate a growth rate of 100 percent during his first year.
Mr. McHugh’s extensive experience will now help DirectViz maintain a strong growth rate trajectory as the company transitions from the small business program into the challenging new landscape of larger business in the federal sector.
Prior to his tenure with DVS, Mr. McHugh served as president of Defense and the National Security Division for Digital Management, Inc. (DMI) for more than a decade. He also was the senior vice president of Butler Technology Solutions from Apr. 1998 to Feb. 2003 and became the vice president of BAE Systems’ Defense Group from Nov. 2004 through July 2007.
In addition, Mr. McHugh was senior vice president of Butler International between Jan. 2008 and Mar. 2009 as well as president of MercuryZ from Mar. 2009 until he joined DMI in Jan. 2010.
DVS now has over 500 full time employees, and continues to grow and improve its position itself as an industry leader. DVS has become one of the industry’s fastest growing companies, according to Inc. Magazine, ranking at 127 among 9,038 industry competitors (top 1.4%) across 2,876 Federal Buyers within NAICS 541512 code by June 2016.
Chuck Thompson has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer
August 14, 2020
Mr. Chuck Thompson, formerly Executive Vice President of Operations at DVS, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at the Chantilly, Va.-based information technology engineering and professional services company.
He succeeds Mr. Michael McHugh, who took the helm of DVS as its chief executive, and brings more than three decades of management experience to his new position.
Mr. Thompson previously spent more than 12 years at Digital Management Inc., where his most recent role was executive vice president of the mobile technology firm's defense and homeland security division, and served as a senior director at BAE Systems' U.S. subsidiary.
Herman Hewitt, Jr., has been appointed as the new Chief Growth Officer.
June 09, 2020
Mr. Hewitt has most recently served as Senior Vice President at Kingfisher Systems, Inc., and previously was Senior Vice President of Business Development for over 10 years at MetroStar Systems.
Mr. Hewitt has extensive experience in U.S. Government contracting and will lead DVS’ growth strategy, revenue goals, and sustainable initiatives.
“Mr. Hewitt’s expertise in successfully executing growth campaigns and capture strategies in the Federal Civilian and Defense markets will be a tremendous asset to DirectViz Solutions as we move forward with our continued growth and diversification efforts,” said Vinnie Tran, President and Chief Executive Officer of DirectViz Solutions. “We are excited to bring him on board to help DVS continue our expansion and development to the next level.”
DVS was awarded a three and a half year contract to provide high quality Information Assurance and Systems Administration services in support of the Commander Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE)
April 1, 2020
DVS was awarded a three and a half year contract to provide high quality Information Assurance and Systems Administration services in support of the Commander Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) . We maintain the Certification & Accreditation, sustain the Authority to Operate (ATO) and provide ATO sustainment and maintenance plans for subordinate stations, activities and detachments located throughout the Southeast Region area of responsibility which includes Headquarters (HQ) Jacksonville, FL, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL, Naval Air Station Key West, FL, Naval Air Station Kingsville, TX and Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, TX.
The U.S. Navy has awarded DVS Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific’s (NIWC Pacific’s) Information Technology Management (ITM) Competency.
February 27, 2020
The U.S. Navy has awarded DVS Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific’s (NIWC Pacific’s) Information Technology Management (ITM) Division Multiple Award Contract for professional and technical services to support the physical and logical infrastructure of the Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) network and associated IT services.
DVS has been selected as one of the INC 5000 fastest-growing private firms in the D.C. Metro area, ranked #157 on the Inc. 5000 Series for 2020.
February 26, 2020
DVS has been selected as one of the INC 5000 fastest-growing private firms in the D.C. Metro area, ranked #157 on the Inc. 5000 Series for 2020. With a two-year growth of 76%, DVS focuses on healthy business growth by employing top management strategists to cultivating a team passionate for excellence. We are delighted to have been named in this prestigious list and want to thank our DVS team who have made this possible. Fantastic work, everyone!
DVS was awarded a three year contract supporting the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
September 30, 2019
DVS was awarded a three year contract to provide high quality information technology software engineering, development, integration, and deployment of data management services including data analytics, data ingest, and data warehousing services supporting the Department of Homeland Security – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
This DHS HSI program provides data analytics support in furtherance of HSI Innovation Lab and the Repository for Analytics in a Virtualized Environment (RAVEn) platform, andassists the Government with introducing new capabilities related to data analytics, data ingest and data processing leveraging the Innovation Lab’s RAVEn platform.
DVS subcontractor to GDIT, was awarded a five-year contract to provide support Mission Training Complexes and exercises for units stationed in and supported by USARPAC.
July 31, 2019
DVS subcontractor to GDIT, was awarded a five-year contract to provide support Mission Training Complexes and exercises for units stationed in and supported by USARPAC. Provide all personnel, manage Government equipment, supplies, facilities, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform the functional sustainment and operation of the MTCs and simulation training capabilities.
DVS was awarded a three year contract for Navy Pay and Personnel Support Center (NPPSC)
June 1, 2019
DVS was awarded a three year contract to provide database and technical services to four new and separate transaction/functional sites under 4X100 plan for Navy Pay and Personnel Support Center (NPPSC). The program provides complete network account management for system access, database support, training and help desk support for the entire Transaction Online Processing System (TOPS).
DVS has achieved the successful appraisal rating of Maturity Level 3 for the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®)
February 27, 2019
DVS is pleased to announce it has achieved the successful appraisal rating of Maturity Level 3 for the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) for both Development v1.3 and for Services v1.3.
“This appraisal is a testament to DVS’ commitment to quality and exceptional service delivery in all aspects of the work we perform for our customers. It reflects the hard work of our employees and DVS’ constant commitment to align our services with customer requirements to provide quality software engineering and products." said CEO, Vinnie Tran.
CMMI® is a world-class performance improvement framework for competitive organizations that want to achieve and maintain high-performance operations.
DVS has been awarded a prime contract on the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-3 Services (ITES-3S) vehicle Small Business track
September 25, 2018
DVS has been awarded a prime contract on the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-3 Services (ITES-3S) vehicle Small Business track. ITES-3S is anticipated to serve as the preferred source of Information Technology (IT) service support for the U.S. Army, other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, and all other Federal agencies globally.
ITES-3S is managed by the U.S. Army’s Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) program. It is a Multiple-Award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (MA - ID/IQ) hybrid contract (Cost Plus, Firm Fixed Price (FFP), and Time and Materials (T&M)) with a total ceiling value of $12.1 billion across the five-year base period and four one-year option periods. The ITES-3S contracting vehicle encompasses all areas of Enterprise IT, including cybersecurity, integration, consolidation, telecommunications, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Operations & Maintenance (O&M), Business Process Engineering (BPE), and education and training.
DVS received certifications for ISO 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 20000, and ISO/IEC 27001
September 13, 2018
DVS received certifications for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS), ISO/IEC 20000 Information Technology Service Management (ITSM), and ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS).
IS0 9001:2015 QMS demonstrates our ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
ISO/IEC 20000 ITSM provides ongoing control, greater effectiveness, efficiency and opportunities for Continual Service Improvement (CSI) of IT Service Management, which includes guidance on the use of a Service Management System (SMS) for the planning, design, transition, delivery and improvement of the SMS and services.
ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS provides standards for information security risk management and is applicable to organizations that manage risks to secure their information assets.
DVS is awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment (NITAAC) contract
March 19, 2018
DVS was awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment (NITAAC) contract to provide a broad range of solutions and integrated technologies to federal departments/agencies.
Chief Information Officer - Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) is a 10-year multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) contract with a total ceiling value of $20 billion.
The NITAAC CIO-SP3 contracting vehicle provides cutting-edge technology from a large and diverse pool of small business innovators.
This streamlined and fast acquisition provisioning process offers tangible and defined financial benefits to Government organizations.
DVS is awarded a five year contract to support the Information Technology and Communication Services (ITACS) Department
November 30, 2017
DVS is proud to be awarded a five year contract to support the Information Technology and Communication Services (ITACS) Department at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) located in Monterey, California.
This award was the first Task Order released under our Naval Higher Education Information Technology Consortium (NHEITC) contract vehicle, and DVS was fortunate enough to win this technical Database Support Services effort, increasing our existing IT support portfolio of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) area.
The ITACS departments provides support and services for all IT and telecommunication issues for the NPS community. Our specific IT support on this effort involves Database Administration support and the implementation of Enterprise database platforms (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL).
DVS is excited for this effort and its emphasis on Naval Higher Education operations.
DVS is awarded a five year contract supporting the Personnel Electronic Records Management System (iPERMS)
October 11, 2017
DVS was awarded a five year contract to provide high quality information technology engineering, development, integration, deployment, and system sustainment services supporting the Personnel Electronic Records Management System (iPERMS).
The iPERMS Army program supports the DoD strategy for the use of net-centric automated information systems by providing an automated method of maintaining the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) for Active Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers.
iPERMS is the system of record and storage for the OMPF during the Soldier’s active service and is the Records Management Application (RMA) for future systems, supporting over 200 million OMPF documents currently and over 7.1M Army soldier records.
DVS is awarded a prime contract to support the Naval Personnel Command/Navy Pay and Personnel Support Center (NPPSC)
September 26, 2017
DVS was awarded a prime contract to support the Naval Personnel Command/Navy Pay and Personnel Support Center (NPPSC) in San Diego, CA with support of the Transaction Online Processing System (TOPS).
This five year effort provides on-site program management and database management support of the critical TOPS Naval application.
Since original implementation, the TOPS application has reduced the personal and pay information theft of Navy personnel transaction data by 75%.
DVS is very excited to increase our DoD financial application and database support efforts, with a special emphasis on Naval operations.
DVS is awarded a five year prime contract in support of the Joint Service Provider (JSP)
September 23, 2017
DVS was awarded a five year prime contract in support of the JSP, to provide Identify Protection Management (IPM) support services.
The JSP provides a full range of information technology products, services, solutions and customer support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff (JS), the Director of Administration (DA), the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) and other various OSD offices to meet mission and business requirements.
DVS will provide responsive and high quality IPM services to support the identity verification and issuance of strong credentials (e.g. name, DoD ID number) to JSP, OSD, CJCS, JS, DA, PFPA, WHS, and other external customers for access to DoD protected online resources leveraging the DoD Public Key Certificates.
DVS is awarded a prime contract at the U.S. ARMY Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)
September 21, 2017
DVS is proud to have been awarded a prime contract at the U.S. ARMY Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) located at Fort Belvoir, VA.
DVS will provide Project Management and Information Assurance/Cybersecurity (PMIA) services to the INSCOM community on this two and half year effort.
With this program award, DVS welcomes a new teammate to our expanding corporate network and subcontractor on the INSCOM PMIA effort, Phacil Inc.
DVS is awarded a prime contract to support the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS)
September 14, 2017
DVS was awarded a prime contract to support the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, Rhode Island with Information Technology Client Services (ITCS).
This five year effort provides on-site support and maintenance of Tier 1 & Tier 2 operations to ensure functionality of the United States Naval Academy (USNA) Information Technology Service Division (ITSD) for the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS).
Our IT support on this effort will support over 400 local NAPS clients with the full range of IT Client Services, to include IT hardware/software installation, maintenance, repair, documentation, recordkeeping, and inventory tasks.
DVS is proud to increase our United States Naval Academy support footprint, to include users within the USNA ITSD support pool of approximately 7,000 midshipmen, faculty and staff in an integrated network-centric environment.
DVS is awarded the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) Configuration Management (CM) contract
September 1, 2017
DVS has been awarded the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) Configuration Management (CM) contract supporting the Air Force’s 844TH Communications Group out of Andrews Air Force Base (AFB), MD.
This two and a half year effort has a current value of over $1M and is constructed to advise and assist the customer in the development of a comprehensive Configuration Management program.
DVS’ Configuration Management (CM) team will oversee the Enterprise Architecture and Lifecycle Management of Information Technology (IT) assets.
Our responsibilities include the definition and execution of IT policies and standards, IT project management and supporting tools, defining and maintaining the organization’s Enterprise Architecture, Configuration Management Plan/Processes and implementation of common IT services which fit into DOD’s long term goals as we move toward a Joint Infrastructure Environment (JIE).
DVS is thrilled for this opportunity to expand our existing Air Force portfolio, which currently includes support efforts at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, CO and the Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) in California.
DVS is awarded with a prime contract to support the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI)
August 17, 2017
DVS was awarded with a prime contract to support the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) in Monterey, CA.
This five year effort provides Information Technology Support Service (ITSS) requirements to our customer base, specifically supporting Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) Systems, mobile computing systems, software, hardware, passwords, and communications systems.
DVS is extremely pleased and excited to grow our Monterey-based operations with the inclusion of this Naval effort, along with our ongoing ITSS contract support of the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC).
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