Neel Mehta

Walt Havenstein: What’s Next?

BAE Systems, Inc. announced Walt Havenstein’s resignation as CEO and Chairman of the Board today.  His resignation takes effect Friday the 26th of June and begs the question: what’s next for Walt Havenstein?  According to the Wall Street Journal, he will take the helm of defense contractor SAIC as CEO. …

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Chopra: Health IT reforms

Aneesh Chopra, Federal Chief Technology Officer, wants to increase “face-to-face“ time among health information technology vendors and government officials. Input, a market research firm in Reston, VA., said that Chopra plans to accomplish this through new health IT incentives developed by the Health and Human Services Department. Chopra wants to increase vendor …

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Warner Introduces Health Reform Bill

Virginia Senator Mark Warner introduced legislation to improve health care for seniors and other patients with terminal illnesses. The bill proposes increased counseling, support systems, and advanced care management, and aims to improve the quality of care by helping patients make informed decisions. Warner aims to reduce Medicare spending by increasing …

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Hello from Executive Healthcare Services!

As some of you may have heard, the FDA has compiled reports from 130 consumers or their physicians since 1999 who have reported a loss of smell, sometimes permanent, after using Zicam nasal products. Reportedly the company has over 800 complaints on record. This is still a very small number …

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White House National Cyberattack Response Plan

Melissa Hathaway, acting senior director of cyberspace for the National Security Council, said Wednesday that she and her team have begun a nation cyberattack response plan to be released by the end of this year. Hathaway  headed the 60-Day Cyberspace Policy Review in May and is a contender for the yet-to-be-named cyber coordinator position. The 60-Day report …

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Lucid Imagination Recieves Strategic Investment from In-Q-Tel

Lucid Imagination, a value-added open source solutions provider dedicated to supporting Apache Lucene and Solr search technologies, has unveiled a strategic investment from In-Q-Tel (IQT), an independent strategic investment firm specializing in innovative technology solutions in support of the CIA and Intelligence Community. Through the IQT, Lucid Imagination will support the Intelligence Community …

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Smooth FCC Confirmation Expected

  Julius Genachowski,  Obama’s Harvard Law School friend and former CTO for the Obama Campaign,  is expected to be confirmed by the Senate as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today.  Genachowski told the Senate Commerce Committee that he will work towards a national broadband policy to bring the  internet to all consumers, an agenda …

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Google Signs with DLT

DLT Solutions, a Herndon-based ‘value-added reseller of information technology’ and Google, a company that strives to create a universally accessible, organized, and useful internet have partnered for better access to the private and government IT markets. The agreement involves Google’s Google Search Appliance and Google Earth Enterprise with DLT’s GSA Schedule.  The …

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Hello from EHS Corporate Care

Hello from EHS Corporate Care. Most of you have followed the reporting of the so-called Swine Flu outbreak with both interest and angst. Initial reports made this new strain of a mixed Influenza virus seem highly contagious and very deadly. Luckily, as the initial reports were evaluated and closer international …

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ManTech Completes NCS II

ManTech announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has accepted a new system that revolutionizes how NOAA produces its nautical charts. This system – Nautical Chart System II (NCS II) – represents a technological leap forward in creating the charts that mariners need to bring people and …

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