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This past week saw a number of government contracting executives on the move, highlighted by the nomination of former executive Robert Harding to head the TSA.  Greg Baroni of Attain and Shiv Krishnan of INDUS shared their thoughts on the appointment. Also making news was Jim Garrettson’s report that Admiral William Fallon was named CEO […] More
DC rolled out its Open311 initiative. Red tape is stalling the DOE’s stimulus spending. Kathleen Sebelius announced the HHS’ “Communities Putting Prevention to Work“ initiative. Robert A. Harding was picked by Obama to head the TSA Alion“™s Bahman Atefi commented on the company’s new General Counsel, Thomas McCabe. NATO officials are worried about the Chinese […] More
The Air Force wants $104 million for a cyber command. The DoD issued new social media guidelines. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra wants to consolidate data centers. Microsoft’s Curt Kolcun talks about the new federal cloud computing offerings. Neustar’s Jeff Ganek on the company’s quarter-billion-dollar stock repurchase. Alion won a $44 million Navy MCS contract. More
When it comes to government contracting, women have arrived. Look at any major government contractor, and the proof“™s in their executive ranks. But that ascent hasn“™t come easily. It“™s involved its share of hard work, of course, as well as the task of balancing other life pursuits. Recently, ExecutiveBiz asked some of the Washington, D.C., […] More
Alion Science and Technology announced that Robert Graebener, a veteran in the modeling and simulation (M&S) industry, has been named Director of the Department of Defense's Modeling and Simulation Information Analysis Center (MSIAC). Graebener brings more than 30 years of M&S experience and leadership to the MSIAC, which is operated by Alion. He will oversee […] More
With the change in administration and push toward insourcing, every contract executive’s job just got a little tougher. Challenges abound: Faster turnaround time for proposals, tightening federal budgets, new compliance guidelines, plus increasing competition for talent and bids. Add to the mix contentious debate over the definition of “inherently governmental services“ “” a conundrum exacerbated […] More
WEB 2.0 & MILITARY | Recently, we all heard the US Marine Corps banned the use of Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace for its active soldiers. So far, the reaction is mixed. “Banning such innovation seems like an archaic, knee-jerk response and I imagine in the not-to-distant future the militaries of [a] country like the US […] More
Gen. Anthony (Tony) Zinni will be stepping in as acting president and CEO of BAE Systems Inc.. Zinni is the current chairman of the BAE board and will be the interim CEO until a permanent replacement for Walt Havenstein can be found. Zinni holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Villanova University, a master's in […] More
CSC has named Michael A. Kirby VP and general manager of the Army/Land division of its North American Public Sector (NPS) Defense Group. Kirby will have oversight and client management responsibility for CSC’s Army account and will report directly to Austin Yerks, president of CSC’s Defense Group.  Kirby will be responsible for overseeing CSC’s operations supporting […] More
The McLean-based Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) named Jack Hughes, former CFO of Alion Science, to its board of directors on Thursday.  Mr. Hughes is also a principal at the consulting firm, Phoenix Financial & Advisory Services. He told ExecutiveBiz.com in April he was “too young to retire.”  He kept busy in the interim period aiding Alion’s new […] More
The 24th Air Force Cyber Command will be based in San Antonio, Texas, as announced last week. The provisional unit will operate under the command of Maj. Gen. William T. Lord under Air Force Space Command, and will operate in concert with the 67th Network Warfare Wing, the 688th Information Operations Wing, both headquartered at […] More
The Faces of a “New“ Washington-Power Chart Change came to the nation“™s capital this week, as President Obama was sworn in as our 44th President. Navigating through the myriad of names and faces of the new administration can be a daunting task. That“™s why The Financial Times (FT) created an interactive “Power Chart” detailing a […] More
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