Business Briefs: OBXtek, StoneSprings Hospital

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OBXtek wins $10.8 million contract

OBXtek, Inc. was awarded the Penetration Testing and Code Analysis (PTCA) Branch Penetration and Application Security Testing Contract by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The five-year, $10.8 million prime contract was awarded through the Alliant Small Business Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle.

“OBXtek is honored to be selected for the role of managing security testing for the IRS’ PTCA branch,” said Dale Spencer, OBXtek president and chief operating officer. “Through the process of penetration testing, we will be able to simulate potential cyber threats, strengthening a system that is integral to American taxpayers.”

 OBXtek will provide the Security Risk Management Division’s PTCA Branch with enhanced capabilities to identify and analyze security vulnerabilities in IRS systems. The Penetration Testing Team operates and maintains a virtual Threat Simulation Environment, used to develop test cases and enabling DevSecOps for Application Development teams. PTCA performs Static (SAST) & Dynamic (DAST) Application Security Testing. The SAST and DAST teams are responsible for the operations and maintenance of the DAST and SAST software, used by developers and project teams throughout the IRS.

About OBXtek

OBXtek is a relationship-driven cybersecurity, logistics, intelligence and information technology company committed to excellence. OBXtek’s accomplished teams have an established reputation for consistently and efficiently achieving goals for our portfolio of federal government customers. For more information, visit

StoneSprings Hospital names CEO

StoneSprings Hospital Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Mathias, MHA, as chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2019.

Mathias has been with HCA for 14 years.  He most recently served as chief operating officer at HCA’s Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, a 531-bed, Level 2 Trauma hospital in Houston, Texas.  Prior to Clear Lake, Mathias served in various administrative roles throughout Virginia at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, in Blacksburg; LewisGale Alleghany, in Covington; and Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, in Richmond.

“I am pleased to welcome Matt as the CEO of StoneSprings Hospital Center,” said John Deardorff, President and CEO of HCA’s Northern Virginia Market. “He has a strong track record in growing complex clinical service lines in a highly competitive market, while increasing employee, patient, and physician engagement.”

Mathias received a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration from James Madison University and his Master’s in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Truman Lewis
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