RESTON, Va., June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, today announced the recipients of the 2019 Supplier Innovation & Technology Symposium awards. The awards honor Leidos suppliers for excellence in technology, collaboration, partnership and innovation.
Leidos suppliers and subcontractors are critical to the company and its customer's success. Award recipients amplify the Leidos mission to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering, and science.
"Over the past year, we have worked very closely with a number of our key original equipment manufacturers and value added reseller partners to deliver best value solutions to our mutual customers," said Bob Gemmill, Vice President of Leidos Strategic Sourcing. "We're excited to recognize a select few who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to partnership, service delivery, and innovation."
The winners are as follows:
Alliance Partner of the Year: Amazon Web Services
The Alliance Partner of the Year award recognizes a supplier that contributes to the success of Leidos customers through long-term relationships that support and advance the company's strategic objectives. The awarded supplier has demonstrated the ability to work with Leidos to design, price, and implement unique solutions to support the mission at hand. These solutions go beyond the standard level of supplier integration typically seen within the supply chain, and have resulted in continuing revenue for both the supplier and Leidos.
Innovation Partner of the Year: Dell Technologies
The Innovation Partner of the Year award recognizes a supplier who has consistently provided new ideas and solutions to Leidos, resulting in increased efficiencies for customer deliverables. Their innovations enable Leidos to continue providing world-class solutions to customers while reducing cost. This supplier has presented and implemented a new piece of technology, created new ways to re-use existing technology in a manner new to Leidos, or provided continuous improvement of existing technology.
Value Added Reseller (VAR) of the Year: Carahsoft
The VAR of the Year award recognizes a Large Business Value Added Reseller who has helped Leidos go to market efficiently through innovative solutions (e.g. technology, business practice, etc), resulting in effective bottom-line savings, increased revenue or performance outcomes, and who have consistently demonstrated a collaborative business relationship with Leidos.
Small Business Value Added Reseller of the Year: TVAR Solutions
The Small Business VAR of the Year award recognizes a supplier who has helped Leidos go to market efficiently through innovative solutions resulting in effective bottom-line savings and increased revenue or performance outcomes. The organization has consistently demonstrated a collaborative business relationship with Leidos.
Emerging Technology Partner of the Year: Databricks
The Emerging Technology Partner of the Year award recognizes a supplier with outstanding product design and engineering in cutting edge technology products that help our customers achieve mission success. The award is presented to an organization that aligns with what we believe to be our technical core competencies as a global systems integrator.
Leidos also recognized a promotion for one supplier in its Leidos Alliance Partner Network, which launched last year. The company promoted Amazon Web Services from Technology Integration Partner to a Corporate Strategic Partner.
"The Amazon Web Services team has made key investments into the relationship that led to force multipliers in technical innovation, collaboration, and cloud adoption for our mutual customers," Gemmill said. "We're honored to have AWS by our side as a Corporate Strategic Partner in the Leidos Alliance Partner Network.
"Leidos, an AWS Partner Network Premier Consulting Partner, offers transformative solutions to speed our government customers' time to innovation," said Troy Bertram, Director of Business Development and Partners, Amazon Web Services. "At AWS, we recognize that Partners that invest in cloud practice development have an impact on the success of our public sector customers."
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 28, 2018, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.
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