It has been almost 4 years since my last update on the constantly changing badges and company names of my workplace, so I figured it might be time for an update. Yes, fret not faithful readers, there has been another change besides how the worldwide pandemic has changed the entire workplace situation in general. As always, I’ll repeat the entire journey first, with the latest updates at the end.
Take it from the top…
The stability of being at HPE would only last until May of 2016, when HPE announced that it would be spinning off the enterprise services component to a new company. This new company would be a merger of sorts between HPE and CSC. This merged company would now be known as DXC Technology and it entered the world to much fanfare and business gibberish in May of 2017. This was going to be a great collaboration between two large IT firms that would take on the world… Until a few months later when it was deemed important to narrow their focus a bit and shed some of the newly acquired divisions. Yes, you guessed it, my job is once again up on the auction block.
For the remainder of 2017 and a couple of months into 2018, we didn’t really have any information about what was happening with our company. Nothing like uncertainty to really boost morale. Much speculation was made as to who would takeover this chunk of business, which is the U.S. Public Sector portion of DXC Technology’s holdings (state and local governments, and such). We received word about our fate in March or so, but had to keep it quiet.
On June 1, 2018, it was finally made public that we would be part of a three company spin-merge based upon DXC Technology’s U.S. Public Sector business, Vencore Holding Corp., and KeyPoint Government Solutions. Each of the three companies operates in different areas, so little to no overlap, thus creating a new company of about 14,000. This new company would be known as Perspecta.
Sometime in late 2020 / early 2021, amidst the “fun” of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we began hearing rumblings of a potential sale of our barely a toddler company, Perspecta, being courted for sale. On May 6, 2021, Peraton announced that they had officially closed the purchase of Perspecta. Earlier in the year, Peraton had also acquired Northrop Grumman’s integrated mission support and IT solutions business, so they are ramping up to become a major player in the IT space.
So, here we are in mid-2022 and Peraton still seems to be going strong and we’re slowly getting close to merging all of internal systems (like email and other backend systems) between Peraton, Northrup Grumman, and Perspecta. Hopefully, we won’t have to start dealing with the upheaval of another company change any time soon.
Meanwhile, I am still working on supporting the County of San Diego contract (which I started on back in 2000), so the base job hasn’t changed too much. Although, I have been branching out skills-wise, acquiring Amazon Web Services (AWS) experience, and soon some development using the Outsystems Low-Code platform. So, as long as I can keep learning new things and keeping my job interesting, I don’t have too much of a problem should my badge change every now and then. 😀