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Phil Horvitz, CTO at Amentum

Phil Horvitz

Chief Technology Officer


Phil Horvitz, CTO at Amentum

As Amentum’s chief technology officer, Phil Horvitz, a Potomac Officers Club member, oversees the company’s technology vision and strategy.

He also leads the organization’s advanced technology office and is responsible for the development of the latest technology offerings, including cloud computing, cybersecurity and resilience, according to his LinkedIn profile

Under Horvitz’s leadership, the company was among the first federal system integrators to launch a federally compliant secure cloud computing offering. 

During his tenure, the company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DynCorp, a global provider of aviation and logistics support services. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Amentum said the acquisition will develop a major provider of mission-critical services estimated at $6B in combined revenue over the last 12 months.

The transaction is expected to accelerate the organization’s growth in new markets such as aviation support services, contractor logistics support, intelligence solutions and training. 

In addition, the combination of Amentum and DynCorp will result in the formation of an organization with more than 34K employees in over 30 countries.

In April, the U.S. Air Force awarded the defense contractor a multi-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide logistics, design and base operating services. 

The company received the award through the new Air Force Contract Augmentation Program V contract vehicle, which has a maximum value of $6.4B over seven years. 

Before joining Amentum in February 2020, Horvitz was the chief technology officer at AECOM Management Services, a civil engineering company based in Los Angeles, California.  

He was a founding partner of Apptis, a technology service company for the U.S. government, later acquired by URS/AECOM. 

Previously, Horvitz served as the CEO at General Data Systems, a system integrator specializing in large-scale mission-critical systems. His company contributed to the improvement of the country’s passport system.

Horvitz earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Maryland, where he currently serves as a member of the board of trustees and the board of visitors at the College of Computer, Math and Natural Sciences.

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