By Amanda Ziadeh
Innovating government from within so services and processes can be more efficient requires more than emerging technologies and IT modernization strategies. It requires compliance, reporting and regulations that don’t often make the headlines, but nonetheless make it all possible. With every proposal, contract award or technology, GovCon in-house lawyers make sure the deals are secure, the technology is legal and everything involved falls within government requirements.
General counsels oversee the full lifecycle of legal matters, from contracts and compliance to navigating all elements of government reporting requirements and regulations. As you’ll read, this can include intellectual property and data rights, industrial security and foreign ownership laws, export controls and more. For WashingtonExec’s Top 15 General Counsels to Watch in 2021, we identified the general counsels in GovCon enabling companies to provide government customers with what they need securely and legally to keep the nation moving forward.
Kevin Boyle – Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, Vectrus, Inc.
In 2020, Kevin Boyle added key talent to build out the legal and contracts teams in ways that support the execution of Vectrus’ growth strategy and embody its “Vectrus for Everyone” tagline of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Boyle’s team also played a key role in the strategic acquisitions of Zenetex and HHB Systems in December 2020, accelerating Vectrus’ converged infrastructure strategy and enlarging its footprint in the intelligence community.
Like many organizations over the past year, the company experienced uncertainty, illness and loss because of the pandemic, Boyle said.
“Despite these challenges, the Vectrus community and their families pulled together to support each other, often making significant sacrifices, to ensure that our clients’ important missions never missed a beat,” he said. “It’s a privilege and honor to work alongside such amazing, ethical and decent people, and it motivates me to do my best every day.”
This year, Boyle’s team is working to integrate new colleagues, contracts and other assets from Zenetex and HHB. His team is also supporting the transition into full operating capability on several large, recent contract wins, including LOGCAP V, which will place Vectrus employees in every time zone on the planet.
Boyle will also work with colleagues to evolve their business model by using cutting-edge technologies and key partnerships to bring more value-added converged infrastructure solutions to clients. His team will continue to enhance and expand client relationships at the agency level and with key stakeholders throughout the federal government.