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Amentum Announces DHS C-UAS Contract and Leadership Changes

Amentum has been awarded a five-year contract with a maximum value of $260 million by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) to develop and deploy emerging capabilities and prototypes for countering uncrewed systems threats (C-UST). Amentum was awarded this contract under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle. These DoD IAC MAC task orders are awarded by the U.S. Air Force’s 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron to develop and create new knowledge for the enhancement of the DTIC repository and the R&D and S&T community.

Under this contract, Amentum will develop and improve capabilities through technology concepts and techniques to counter emerging air, land, maritime, space, and cyber threats. Amentum will perform complex Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) services to facilitate rapid technology development and transition of C-UST systems and technologies to enhance border security and protect critical infrastructure. 

Amentum also recently announced changes within its leadership team following completion of the company’s transformational acquisition of PAE. Effective March 28, in addition to CEO John Heller, the company’s leadership team comprises the following senior executives:

  • Charlie Mathis, Chief Financial Officer. Charlie will be responsible for all finance and accounting activities including financial strategy, finance business operations, financial planning and analysis, government compliance, internal audit, tax and treasury. He served previously as CFO of SAIC and joined Amentum as CFO in January 2022.
  • Patricia Munchel, Chief People Officer. Patricia will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s talent strategy and talent management that supports a diverse global workforce. Additionally, she’ll assume executive leadership over the company’s real estate initiatives. She previously served as PAE’s Chief Human Resources Officer for 8 years.
  • Stuart Young, General Counsel. Stuart will be responsible for the full range of government contracting issues including the supervision of company litigation and support the areas of labor and employment law, compliance, export control, and international law. He previously served as Amentum’s General Counsel and has been with the company for 29 years.
  • Chico Moline, Chief Information Officer. Chico will be responsible for Amentum’s enterprise transformation initiatives which extend beyond technology, to include EHS, quality and continuous improvement. He previously served as President of PAE’s National Security Solutions Business Unit and has been with the company for 5 years.

Read the DHS S&T contract award statement at Amentum

Kylie Bielby
Kylie Bielby has more than 20 years' experience in reporting and editing a wide range of security topics, covering geopolitical and policy analysis to international and country-specific trends and events. Before joining GTSC's Homeland Security Today staff, she was an editor and contributor for Jane's, and a columnist and managing editor for security and counter-terror publications.

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