Federal Contractors | Technology 2023: DeETTE GRAY
PRESIDENT, BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, CACI INTERNATIONAL, RESTON
A former executive at Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems, Gray worked as a math and science middle school teacher after graduating from North Carolina State University and East Carolina University in the 1990s. Her interest in coding led her into the IT field, and she became a software developer. Over the past decade, she’s won the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association International (AFCEA) Women’s Appreciation Award for promoting STEM and women in the workplace, and she’s appeared multiple times on Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 list of top government contracting executives.
Gray, who joined CACI in 2017, oversees the Fortune 1000 company’s contracts focused on modernizing and streamlining government agencies’ technology. She previously was president of CACI’s U.S. operations. The company employs more than 22,000 people and generated $6.2 billion in 2022 revenue.
In June, despite rounds of protests from other government contractors, CACI won a $5.7 billion contract to modernize IT service delivery for the Air Force, a contract CACI was originally awarded in August 2022.