DAI Named Government Contractor of the Year

November 02, 2017

DAI was last night named Government Contractor of the Year at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards.

The award is presented annually for “distinguished financial and operational accomplishments and for outstanding contributions to its employees, the government contracting industry and the U.S. Government.” DAI was one of six finalists in the large contractor category, representing companies with revenues in excess of $300 million. DAI also won the award in 2006.

GovConAward2017.jpgJean Gilson, from left, Senior Vice President of Marketing and IT; Jim Boomgard, CEO; and Beth Singh, Senior Director of Human Resources, with the award for 2017 Contractor of the Year.

“DAI has literally transformed itself in the decade since we were first named Contractor of the Year,” said DAI President and CEO Jim Boomgard, who joined 1,000 industry and government leaders for the presentation at a gala event at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

“In 2006, we were almost exclusively a partner for USAID; today, we are also a trusted partner for British and European aid agencies, and increasingly for commercial clients. In 2006, we had no global health practice to speak of; today, we have a robust health portfolio and we integrate services across the spectrum of international development. In 2006, we were wholly owned by our employees, but only by our U.S. employees; today, all of our global corporate employees are eligible to own a stake in DAI, as befits a truly global development company.”

“Most gratifying is the evaluation committee’s recognition that this structural transformation and diversification actually makes DAI a better partner for the U.S. Government. We thank the committee for this honor, and we extend our warmest congratulations to all of last night’s distinguished finalists and winners.”

The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards are presented by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council, the voice of the government technology and professional services industry.

“We are proud to recognize DAI as Contractor of the Year,” said Jim Corcoran, Northern Virginia Chamber President and CEO. “We applaud each of the winners for their contributions to the government contracting sector and commitment to employees and our region.”

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