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Palantir Technologies, one of the latest entrants to the government intelligence services marketplace, has designed what some intelligence sources call the most effective tool for investigating terrorist networks. The main advance of the software: a user-friendly search tool that can scan multiple data sources at once, something previous search tools couldn’t do. With Palantir’s software, an analyst following a tip […] 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
Jeff Neal is senior vice president of contracts of Perot Systems Government Services. Here’s his take on the current contracts environment: ExecutiveBiz: How if at all is the current discussion of fixed price contracts, etc., affecting your overall approach to new business pricing and strategy? Jeff Neal: It hasn't changed the markets we're going after […] More
Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds will be speaking to the Potomac Officers’ Club at a “Stare-and-Compare” event next week on September 10th (click here to register), and they recently spoke to ExecutiveBiz.  Here’s ExecutiveBiz’s “stare-and-compare” of the Virginia Gubernatorial Candidates. Q: How do you plan to make Virginia a more business friendly state? Bob McDonnell:  […] More
ExecutiveBiz recently had the pleasure of speaking with ex-Virginia Attorney General and current candidate for Governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell.  In this ExecutiveBiz exclusive interview, McDonnell outlines his plans for ensuring Virginia’s energy independence and promoting the growth of Virginia’s small businesses, and highlights his political, military, and executive leadership experience. ExecutiveBiz:  How do you plan […] More
Debbie Thurman is senior corporate vice president of contracts, pricing, and procurement for ManTech. Here’s her take on the current contracts environment: ExecutiveBiz: How is the current discussion of inherently governmental affecting your overall approach to business? Debbie Thurman: We’re looking at all our contracts, but in general, we believe we’re reasonably well-positioned in terms […] More
What do two U.S. Air Force officers do upon retirement? If you“™re Phil Soucy and Tom McMahan, you start your own company. Combining their vast experience in stealth technology, low observables “” aircraft like the B-2 and F-117 “”  and systems engineering, the two launched Modern Technology Solutions, Inc., in 1993. Sixteen years later, the […] More
Big Blue has launched an ambitious battery project  with the a goal of commercializing an experimental battery technology “” lithium metal-air “” in order to acheive over ten times the energy density of today’s best batteries. This week, IBM will host a gathering of some of the world's top researchers in the field, including auto company researchers and […] More
University of Toronto Professor and director of the GhostNet project, Ron Deibert, spoke with The New New Internet regarding U.S. cybersecurity and the increased militarization of cyberspace. Deibert believes the future of cyberspace rests in building a global and open Internet. He fears the consequences of weaponization in cyberspace supported by current world leaders. TheNewNewInternet: Could you briefly […] More
Former Secretary of the Air Force, Michael W. Wynne, has been appointed to the advisory board of Frederick, Maryland based, Widearea Systems. The firm is a provider of unified communications solutions and services. Wynne's previous experience includes seven years in the Air Force, where he was an assistant professor of astronautics at the US Air […] More
Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio has been chosen as the site for the 24th Air Force, part of Space Command, after four years of deliberation. The inauguration, activating the Cyber Command, was held today for the facility whose goal is to prevent cyber attacks on military bases and systems. The Base borrows from […] More
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