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Inside the Insider Threat

Our summer edition of GovConExec magazine will be arriving in offices and mailboxes in just a few weeks. For our sixth edition, we wanted to confront an emerging government contracting challenge — and marketing opportunity — head-on, the insider threat. When Bradley Manning’s alleged WikiLeaks dump hit the front page, …

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IBM Celebrates 50 Years of Human Space Flight

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. manned spaceflight. When Alan Shepard roared into orbit aboard Freedom 7, he did so with IBM sitting beside him. “Alan Shepard was the bravest of the brave and his flight ushered in America’s space age,” said professor Arthur Cohen, an IBM …

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Obama Names May 6 Military Spouse Appreciation Day

The nation joins the White House today in honoring the families of service members by declaring May 6 Military Spouse Appreciation Day. “Our service members and their families seldom ask for support or recognition,” President Obama said in a presidential proclamation. “They carry out their duties to family and country …

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Economy Tops List of Business Leaders’ Fears

The economy is still weighing heavily on the minds of business leaders worldwide. Despite easing of the downturn, Aon Risk Solution’s 2011 Global Risk Management Survey showed economic concerns topped the list of greatest threats businesses are facing. The Global Risk Management Survey questioned close to 1,000 business leaders in …

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Federal Government Offers Summer Employment

Lost in the unemployment numbers, home foreclosures and corporate bailouts of the recession, recent college graduates and students have struggled to find employment alongside their older, more experienced counter-parts. Summer jobs and entry-level positions long considered reserved for the younger, emerging workforce were being snapped up by older, more experienced …

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Energy Secretary to Lead Electric Car Motorcade

Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu is donning a top hat to serve as Master of Ceremonies in a parade of battery, hybrid and fuel cell powered vehicles through the streets of D.C. today. The event marks Earth Week and kicks off the Electric Drive Transportation Association’s annual conference. The parade …

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Social Shopping Spurs Spending

A sure fire sign of summer isn’t warmer weather, but rather higher gas prices. In years past, as the economy spiraled downward, the annual spike at the pump was yet another knife in the consumer’s back. This year, as the economy fights to maintain upward momentum, experts watch the uptick …

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Smartphone App Takes a Walk

Get out your walking shoes. Today is National Start! Walking Day. To get you started on the path to better health, the American Heart Association launched a smartphone app to help you find a safe and close walking path. GPS-enabled Android smartphones can download the free Walking Paths app. Users …

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DC Home to Most Unhappy Baseball Fans

Pirates and Royals fans might argue the standings, but Nationals fans bracing for another disappointing season nod dejectedly in agreement and sigh on this rainy opening day. Apparently, being home to a team that routinely places last is enough to turn a fan blue, earning Washington, D.C. a homerun as …

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Olympic Tickets on Sale Today

Today marks the opening of perhaps the Olympic’s most difficult competition: acquisition of tickets. Up to one million tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games became available for purchase to fans outside the United Kingdom and the European Union on March 15. Tickets are available through individual country’s National Olympics …

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Eat Well, Live Well and Avoid Cancer

Executive Healthcare Services By Dr. Kevin J. Kelleher With our medical community’s current focus on new medications and high-tech diagnostic and treatment equipment to prevent disease, we sometimes lose sight of simple yet proven measures that keep us healthy. It may well be that a business owner or busy executive …

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CSC Blood Drive Exceeds Expectations

When multinational corporations take on a cause, records are broken and goals are wildly passed. Such is the case with CSC’s 2010 global blood drive program. With the help of CSC employees across the globe, GiveBlood GiveLife raced past its target of 1,134 units to end the year with 11,134 …

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DC Dwellers Dejected

Are you miserable? Forbes Magazine thinks you might be, ranking Washington, D.C., in the top 20 Most Miserable Cities. Forbes ranked cities according to 10 factors. Unemployment, crime and taxes are only part of why you scowl. The misery scale also accounts for weather, commute times and how local sports …

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Events Celebrate Black History Month

As February arrives, so does Black History Month. Exhibits and events celebrating African-American roots abound. Fairfax county and Cox cable are sponsoring a free showing of “Embracing Our Youth, Our Heritage and Celebrating All Cultures.” The show begins 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, in the Fairfax County Government Center …

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A Snow Day’s Work

In case you haven’t heard, snow is approaching. As the area braces for its first major winter event, companies struggle to maintain a balance between productivity and safety concerns. Companies know dangerous driving conditions, impassable roads, stalled mass transit systems and school closings threaten to keep employees home and halt …

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