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M.C. Dean Introduces New Baltimore Hub

M.C. Dean is sprucing up and greening Baltimore. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 19, M.C. Dean will introduce its new LEED-certified Baltimore headquarters. The move not only renovated and greened a warehouse in Baltimore’s Sharp-Leadenhall district, but will also bring 100 new jobs to the area. Centrally located downtown close …

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Judy Marks to Take Siemens to New Federal Heights

Judy Marks will step into her new position today as lead of Siemens freshly launched federal business unit. In its bid to increase its federal presence, Siemens chose the 27-year veteran of Lockheed Martin to help the company double its federal sales. In an interview with The Washington Post, Eric …

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Federal Union Wants Contractor Pay Capped

The American Federation of Government Employees wants to cap contractor pay. If the union gets its way, contractors will top out at an annual salary of $200,000. Last week, AFGE made its case to the Senate Budget Committee. Concerned with budget talks targeting federal employee salaries and workforce, the union …

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Debt Ceiling Presses Down

Welcome to National Debt Ceiling Day. That banging you’ve been hearing all morning is the sound the federal government makes when the deficit hits its $14.3 trillion limit. The scratching easily mistaken for mice in the walls is the sound of last-minute measures and maneuvers designed to gain the country …

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GSA Mary Davie, NRC Darren Ash Joins ACT Exec Committee

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council is spring cleaning. The councils restructuring culminated last night in the announcement of appointments to its new ACT Executive Committee. Led by Executive President Mary Davie of the General Services Administration and ACT Executive Vice President Darren Ash from the U.S. …

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Area Contractors Honored for Corporate Giving

The Washington Business Journal honored philanthropic-minded D.C. metro area companies last night at its annual Philanthropy Awards. Through monetary donations and volunteerism, many government-contracting firms gave back to the community in 2010. WBJ spotlighted those that rose above. Lockheed Martin lead the way with local donations of $5.6 million and …

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Paul Pastorek Joins EADS

EADS North America announced this week Paul G. Pastorek will be joining the firm as chief counsel and corporate secretary. Pastorek comes to EADS from the law firm of Adams and Reese, where he served as partner, litigator and corporate attorney. In his new role, Pastorek will oversee EADS’ contract, …

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Area Firms Recognized for Hiring Veterans

Government contractors have long seen the value of employing military personnel. Veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce often begin their job searches in contractor HR departments. As proof of the semiotic relationship between the military and the contracting industry, CivilianJobs.com recognized several area contracting firms this week when it released …

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Golf Tournament Raises Money for Scholarships

On a beautiful spring day, it doesn’t take a lot of arm twisting to get a group together for a golf tournament. All the better if it’s to support veterans. This week, ThanksUSA held its annual charity golf tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va. Wounded war …

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TASC VP Makes Top 100 Women List

TASC VP of Business Development  Rosemary Budd was named one of Maryland’s top 100 women by Baltimore’s The Daily Record. Budd and the other honorees are being recognized for their professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring. Currently president of the Ft. Meade Alliance, Budd’s expertise ranges from cyber issues, signals …

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TASC, Northrop Grumman Women Leaders Recognized

The Daily Record released its list of Top 100 Women in Maryland this week, and two Washington-area government contracting firms made an appearance. TASC’s Rosemary Budd and Northrop Grumman’s Gloria Flach were recognized for their work in leadership, community service and mentoring. Budd spearheads TASC’s development and implementation business at …

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Open Source Makes Waves in Government

Fast on the heels of cloud-computing, open source software is making a big splash on the government IT scene. The VA recently released a RFP for an open source solution for its Veterans Integrated System Technology EHR system, and the Defense Department has jumped on the open source train as …

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Google to Offer Laptops to Students

Google won’t let Microsoft rest for a moment. As the two competing technology companies round the latest post, Google is making a run at closing the gap in the PC hardware market with the release of its Chromebook. Forbes reported this week Google may begin leasing laptops loaded with its …

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