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Poison Nut Boeing’s Eco-Friendly Fuel

The jatropha-curcas tree sways in the balmy winds of South American. Short in stature, reaching all of 20 feet, the tree offers little in the way of shade, although sturdy enough to flourish in hostile terrains. Unremarkable in every way were it not for its nuts. The yellowish-brown seeds harbor …

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VA Asks for Open Source Solution

The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a few good IT solutions. The agency released a Request for Proposal for an open source community based around its Veterans Integrated System Technology Architecture electronic health records system. As part of the RFP, VA commits to use of the accepted open …

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ICF Re-Establishes ENERGY STAR Contract

ICF International announced this week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, awarded it a re-compete contract to provide technical and analysis support for the ENERGY STAR program. The five year, $36.5 million contract tasks ICF with supporting EPA with program development, research, analysis, sales and marketing …

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Deltek Announces Deal with COWI

Consulting firm Deltek has announced its deal with Danish consulting firm COWI to bolster COWI’s One Company Strategy. “Deltek has extensive knowledge of consulting, which is apparent in how it designs its solutions,” said Lars Peter Soybe, COWI CEO. “We have found the long-term strategic match we were looking for …

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American Legion Lends Veteran Business Owners a Hand

In the race for government contracts, small businesses often lag behind. Small, women- and veteran-owned businesses struggle to compete in a highly competitive field, looking for any viable edge to give them an advantage. Resources for veteran-owned businesses abound. In an effort to give small business a ten second lead, …

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Honeywell Plans to Build Plant in Slovakia

Honeywell turbocharger production has ramped up in Slovakia as the company announced today plans for a new manufacturing plant in the town of Presov. The new facility will primarily produce turbochargers used in light vehicles and light-vehicle commercial applications. Honeywell expects the increasing interest in turbochargers to double over the …

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US SOUTHCOM, Lockheed Martin Team Receive Award

U.S. SOUTHCOM and Lockheed Martin team will be receiving a 2011 Defense Department Information Assurance Award. The team is being awarded for high grades on network systems certification and for five years of accreditation reviews. Lockheed Vice President of Operational Systems and Services Robert Kramer said the award is a …

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ManTech President George Pedersen Receives Award

President and CEO of ManTech George J. Pedersen has received the 2011 Eagle Award from Federal Computer Week magazine. In particular, Pedersen’s role in ManTech’s growth last year was highlighted as one of the biggest accomplishments in the federal government IT. Pedersen was responsible for ManTech’s acquisition of Sensor Technologies, …

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Federal 100 Winners Showcase Exemplary IT Service

The federal IT community’s renowned Federal 100 celebrated its 22nd anniversary at a March 28 gala in Washington, D.C., recognizing success and excellence in government IT. Federal Computer Week readers nominate those individuals who have served the government with exemplary programs and processes. This year’s Federal 100 Award Judges included …

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Government Contracting Goes Green For LEED

Energy conservation used to be an individual endeavor. Individually, we turned the water off when brushing our teeth, carpooled to work and turned the lights off when we left the room. Not that corporate America didn’t care about its carbon footprint; it just needed an upside to downsize. As it …

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Does Chicken Fat Fly?

Uses for chicken fat: chicken broth, dog food, soap, lamp oil, salve, jet oil. Jet oil? Animal fat as biodiesel has been around for years, powering trucks, farm equipment and maybe a high school science teacher’s car. What it has not done is flown. Until now. NASA is wondering how …

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DLT Solutions Receives Excellence Award from Autodesk

DLT Solutions has received a Ninety-Ninety Excellence Award from Autodesk. DLT was recognized for its 90-percent subscription renewal rate and its 90-percent attach rate on subscription contracts for 2010. Senior Vice President of Autodesk at DLT Jim Helou said the company effectively communicates the value of subscriptions to their customers, …

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CA Says Goodbye to Token Authentication

For companies wanting to switch from CA Technologies RSA SecurID tokens to ArcotID Secure software, now is the time to do it. CA is offering the upgrade free of charge from now until Sept. 30. Customers choosing to switch will pay only for maintenance. Each traded token entitles the customer …

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Smartgrid Low on Public Radar

Smart grid technology continues to be heralded as the next big thing in sustainable and green construction, but public understanding of the system is lagging behind. Habitat for Humanity International and Whirlpool released study findings today that found smart grid education is vital. “These survey findings suggest that there needs …

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