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If you’re in the business of managing people–and most executives are–then “First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently” (Simon and Schuster, 1999) by Gallup analysts Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman is perfect reading for you. Based on interviews with 1 million employees and 80,000 managers over the course of 25 […] More
For anyone with a bone to pick about defense contracting, it“™s a familiar quote to cite: Back in 1961, during his farewell address to the nation, Dwight Eisenhower warned, “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.“ But there“™s another part of that speech, often overlooked, […] More
Internet Service Provider (ISP) Vispa was downed for approximately 12 hours late last week by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack emanating from within Latvia. While internet service was available to customers after 12 hours, the phone service was still affected late Friday. Vispa commercial director Adam Binks said”As a result of a major […] More
It’s been a busy last few weeks for Aneesh Chopra. On Dec. 4, Chopra announced the Obama administration’s Open Government Directive. The news was enough to land Chopra a mention on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show . On the heels of all the buzz, ExecutiveBiz recently caught up with Chopra. We brought our list of questions […] More
We sat down with Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO, just a few days after the launch of the Open Government Directive on December 8th, 2009. He was recently named the Chief of the Year by InformationWeek and has been an instrumental role in the U.S government's IT operations in the past 9 months that he has […] More
As we near the holidays, busy executives look forward to relaxing with family  and enjoying mouthwatering feasts.  However, we start dreading the accompanying weight gain and may enter a cycle of skipping meals to cut calories.  Then there are those days where an overly busy schedule means missed meals. While most executives are aware that […] More
Försvarets Radioanstalt (FRA), the SIGINT Agency in Sweden, was subjected to a distributed denial of service attack that lasted from Monday to Thursday, according to agency officials. In a statement released by the agency, FRA officials said the attack did not hamper their ability to conduct their operations. The website, FRA.se, was subjected to the […] More
Business development’s job is sales. Sounds simple enough, at least on paper. In reality, today’s government contractors are facing their share of uphill battles. Among them is an ad hoc definition of inherently governmental; shifting procurement guidelines and policies; as well as the need to maintain relevance amid a whole host of looming national priorities, […] More
For most executives, trading soda, juice and other sugary drinks for bottled water was an easy and healthy change. Some people enjoy the taste of bottled waters, and some people think it is a safer and healthier choice over tap water. While the numbers and types of bottled water can be overwhelming, there are three […] More
Qwest Communications International Inc. has named former McDonald’s Corp. COO and current CEO of Westside Holdings LLC, Michael Roberts to its board.  This appointment brings the total membership of Qwest’s board to 13. In a career spanning almost 30 years with the fast-food giant, Roberts has served as CEO of its U.S. division, McDonald’s USA, culminating as […] More
Lockheed Martin Corp. has announced the appointment of Charles “Willy” Moore as Chief Executive of United Arab Emirates operations for Lockheed Martin Global, Inc., making him responsible for the corporation’s relationship and ongoing program execution with the country. Moore currently serves as VP and Deputy of Global Sustainment for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. He joined Lockheed Martin as […] More
SAIC released a white paper today that tackles cybersecurity, now a presidential imperative, by applying an  innovative model drawing on the best practices from end-to-end supply chain management. The paper, written with the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, is the culmination of a six-year effort and found that digital supply chains are as fragmented […] More
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