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  • Booz Allen EVP, Former DNI Mike McConnell to Speak at POC Event - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Booz Allen EVP, Former DNI Mike McConnell to Speak at POC Event

    Booz Allen Hamilton Executive Vice President and former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell will be sharing his expertise in national security issues and cybersecurity as a speaker at the upcoming Potomac Officers Club luncheon held June 21, 2011. As a renowned national security expert, McConnell served from 2007-2009 as DNI under Presidents George W. […] More

  • Security Shuffle Starts Week - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Security Shuffle Starts Week

    The beltway was hopping this week with major moves and mergers. Across our media properties, we tracked news at the FBI, a changing of the guard at DoD and the changing faces at some of GovCon's executive tables. ExecutiveGov topped the news this week with reports that Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta will replace […] More

  • Jesse Ventura vs. TSA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jesse Ventura vs. TSA

    In addition to the array of interviews (like this one with HPTi’s David Cradlin), and assorted GovCon news we cover daily, we recently got wind of this story: Jesse “The Body” Ventura is going another round, but this time around he is taking (verbal) jabs at TSA’s controversial passenger screening processes. The former Minnesota governor […] More

  • Is the End of 2010 the End of Insourcing? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Is the End of 2010 the End of Insourcing?

    As 2011 begins, many are wondering where the government's insourcing strategy stands. In December, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Daniel Gordon said to an audience of contracting officers and government procurement officials, “Insourcing is not a goal.“ Gordon said insourcing is a solution to the problem. Contractors should be used for work that […] More

  • VA Official Gould Battles against Veteran Unemployment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    VA Official Gould Battles against Veteran Unemployment

    This past year, W. Scott Gould has taken his new post as deputy secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs in stride. Luckily, Gould has ample experience to prepare him for this position. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and served as co-chair of the National Veterans Policy Team, Obama for America, and the Veterans […] More

  • Diversify and Expand: The Time is Now for Cybersecurity Contracting - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Diversify and Expand: The Time is Now for Cybersecurity Contracting

    It's not just a fad: Cybersecurity represented the largest request for funds in last year’s intelligence budget, according to The Washington Post. Indeed, it is an area for expansion government contractors cannot afford to pass up. Raytheon and BAE Systems are already hunting for cyber companies to acquire, while Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc's […] More

  • The GovCon Ripple Effect - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    The GovCon Ripple Effect

    In the government-contracting community, one executive move can have a chain-reaction effect. While every year sees executive moves throughout the govcon community, this past year has demonstrated just how each move influences other executives. Back in June last year, Bob Coleman stepped down as the president and chief operating officer of ManTech International. The entrepreneurial […] More

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    FCC Needs to “Fix the Legal Foundation” to Implement National Broadband Plan

    Speaking at an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill last Thursday, Carrol Mattey, Deputy Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission, said that FCC would need a clear congressional mandate to overcome jurisdictional challenges to the National Broadband Plan’s implementation.  “Many significant adoption recommendations are outside the jurisdiction of the FCC, however,” […] More

  • Major Moves to Northern Virginia: Local Leaders Weigh In - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Major Moves to Northern Virginia: Local Leaders Weigh In

    In the United States, there have been six major corporate headquarter relocations in the past three years.  Four of them came to Fairfax County: CSC, SAIC, Volkswagen North America, Hilton North America; and Northrop Grumman also chose Virginia, with a final decision on the site to be made soon.  We spoke to Dr. Gerald Gordon, […] More

  • Boeing's X-37B: Star Wars 2.0? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s X-37B: Star Wars 2.0?

    Last week, Air Force Space Command launched Boeing’s X-37B unmanned space vehicle (USV) from an Atlas V rocket in Cape Canaveral.  That much was made public.  What wasn’t made public was what the spacecraft would be used for or when it’s coming back to Earth (although it can stay in space for at least 9 […] More

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