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New CIA Spy Chief Represents Shift in Agency Priorities

Last week, the CIA announced the nomination of John Bennett, a former station chief and Marine Corps officer, to head the National Clandestine Service (NCS).  As the CIA’s station chief in Islamabad, Pakistan, he oversaw drone strikes that killed at least 20 high-level Al Qaeda leaders, including Baitullah Mehsud, and …

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TASC Voices Concerns over OCI Proposed Changes

Rule changes proposed by the Department of Defense on organizational conflicts of interest (OCI) in major defense acquisition programs are at odds with the goals of the government’s Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009, according to TASC, Inc. Responding to the proposed changes, the defense contractor voiced concerns that …

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Tuesday Tip Jar

This week, Shaara Roman, who leads CGI Federal’s human resources department, spoke to ExecutiveBiz about successful methods of recruiting. And Gary Noyes, chief financial officer at AT&T Government Solutions, gave advice to other CFOs who are trying to move up the career ladder.

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TASC Concerned by OCI Rule Changes

TASC has issued a release critical of rule changes proposed by the Department of Defense on organizational conflicts of interest (OCI) in major defense acquisition programs.   The firm, formerly part of Northrop Grumman, characterizes the changes as “inconsistent with the goals of the government’s Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act (WSARA) …

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McChrystal Calls it a Career; Honored in D.C.

Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, former leader of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, retired at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates lauded McChrystal for his time in the service. “We bid farewell to Stan McChrystal today with pride and sadness,” Gates said. “Pride …

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Monday Moves

This week, Gen. Michael V. Hayden, USAF (Ret.) joined the Alion Science and Technology’s board of directors. SAIC announced a series of structural changes designed to direct the company’s resources and energy to emerging and high-growth areas. Larry Prior was appointed executive vice president for BAE Systems, Inc.’s service sectors …

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Michael V. Hayden Joins Alion’s Board of Directors

Gen. Michael V. Hayden, USAF (Ret.) has been named to Alion Science and Technology’s board of directors. Hayden has served in various government roles, including National Security Agency director, CIA director, and principal deputy director of national intelligence. Other positions include commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and director of …

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Gen. Michael Hayden Joins Board at Alion

Alion Science and Technology has named Gen. Michael V. Hayden, USAF (Ret.) to the company’s Board of Directors. Hayden has a lengthy government track record, including stints as Director of the National Security Agency, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. Other positions include …

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Friday Features

This week, AT&T Government Solutions’ Chief Financial Officer Gary Noyes spoke to ExecutiveBiz about goals he has for the firm. And Roger Anderson, Applied Signal Technology’s president of network intelligence, shared with TheNewNewInternet emerging technologies and processes that can be leveraged to improve cybersecurity in the federal government.

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Boeing’s C-17 May Be Out of Funding

Boeing’s C-17 cargo planes may not have a spot in the FY11 Defense Spending Bill, according to CongressDaily. Calling the aircraft wasteful, Defense officials have pushed for veto any motions to keep the program alive and that any additional orders would hinder the department’s efforts to cut spending. The House-passed …

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CIA Gets New Head of Clandestine Service

CIA Director Leon E. Panetta announced yesterday the appointment of John D. Bennett as the next head of the National Clandestine Service (NCS). Bennett will succeed Michael J. Sulick who is set to retire from the agency. The NCS is tasked with carrying out covert action and human intelligence (HUMINT) …

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Thursday Transactions

This week, SRA International, Inc.  agreed to acquire Sentech, a move CEO and President Stan Sloane called a “complementary fit as we continue to enhance our strong presence in the environmental and energy markets.” And Daon and DieBold signed a value-added reseller agreement, which entails Diebold’s reselling Daon’s biometrics and …

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