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Three ‘Must-Dos’ for Every CFO

Recently, three leading CFOs in the government contracting community received a top distinction: Each was named finalist for the Group/Division CFO of the Year award presented by the Northern Virginia Technology Council. In advance of the awards ceremony — it’s slated for June 3 at the Ritz-Carlton in McLean, Va. …

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$48.3 Billion in Spending Offers GovCon Opportunity

The newly created State Fiscal Stabilization Fund is shifting a total of $48.3 billion from the Federal budget to the states in an unprecedented opportunity to realize the stimulus effect envisioned by the current administration. The question of how the states will be able to absorb and spend these dollars, along …

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SRA to Upgrade Air-Traffic Control Technology at FAA

In an effort to support small to medium-sized airports in the National Airspace System, SRA International Inc. will provide a low-cost ground surveillance system solution under a contract awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration.  The five-year IDIQ with a value in excess of $20 million will aid the FAA in reducing the …

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NISC Adds Another Key Intelligence Leader to Board

The National Interest Security Company has announced the appointment of another leading intelligence authority to its board of directors, Dr. Donald Kerr, former principal deputy director of national intelligence. This comes on the heels of the naming of Gen. Michael Hayden to the board last week.  NISC CEO Andrew Maner …

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Mark the Date: Vivek Kundra speaks to POC Tues., May 5

In case you missed him, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra was on Capitol Hill yesterday reiterating the administration’s intent to move more government data online. “We’re ensuring that we create a much more transparent and open government so the American people know what’s going,” said Kundra, speaking before the Senate Homeland …

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Military Photo Op Buzzes Statue of Liberty

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was reported to be “furious” about a recent photo op taken by the Military in New York City. The New York Daily news reported that a Presidential planes, followed closely by and F-16 buzzed the Lady of Liberty and gave many New Yorkers a scare. The …

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Aneesh Chopra named Federal CTO

Aneesh Chopra has been named the nation’s first chief technology officer. The news was announced Saturday during President Obama’s weekly address. As federal CTO, Chopra will work alongside Jeffrey Zients, the new chief performance officer, and Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, who’s responsible for setting technology policy across the government. Since …

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Private sector to play key role in cybersecurity

Tackling cybersecurity isn’t just a federal problem, it’s a “team sport” that will require private sector involvement. So said two senior administration officials recently, speaking in advance of the release of the 60-day cybersecurity review being conducted by Melissa Hathaway. Officials offered an inside look at the methodology used to …

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Cyber-Hiroshima 2.0 can’t be hit by Navy Snipers

According to Wall St. Journal reporter Bret Stephens, 2008 winner of the Eric Breindel Awardfor Excellence in Journalism, Cyber-threats have the potential to pose a pernicious impact equivalent in numbers to an atomic bomb.  Perhaps the outpouring of recent news stories on cyber crime has anesthetized much of the public, but our government says …

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