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Northrop Grumman Finds Home in Falls Chruch, Va.

Send housewarming gifts to 2980 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Va. After a lengthy search, Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has settled on the location in suburban Northern Virginia to serve as the firm’s new headquarters.  The contracting giant will move from Southern California over the next year. “As we thought …

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FCC Honored as ‘Most Improved’ Government Agency

The Office of Management and Budget has named the Federal Communications Commission as the “most improved” government agency this year, based on the results from a government-wide survey. An annual online survey, the 2010 OPM Viewpoint Employee Satisfaction Survey online survey is administered by OMB to gauge job satisfaction and …

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Friday Features

This week, Capgemini’s Douglas Charles talked about goals he has for the company regarding federal opportunities: “What’s interesting with our federal business is for a number of years as we entered into it, we were probably more of a staff augmentation play. We accepted the role of being the subcontractor …

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Monday Moves

This week, AMERICAN SYSTEMS named Ray Rafaels vice president of Identity Management and Information Assurance. High Performance Technologies, Inc. hired Maggie Bauer to the position of group vice president of enterprise technologies. And Harris selected Murray A. Sewell II to serve as vice president of business development for the intel …

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Tuesday Tip Jar

This week, IBM’s Anne Altman shared her insight into how industry partners can get in on the “Smarter Cities” initiative: “Whether it’s transportation, water management, social services, or how to create ‘intelligent’ buildings, we look at the expertise that [potential partners] bring and how their solutions contribute to the benefit …

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CMS, ONC Announce Health IT Rules

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its final version of “meaningful use” requirements for electronic health records (EHRs).  The new regulations responded to congressional criticism of draft regulations and abandoned an “all-or-nothing approach” in favor of greater flexibility for care providers. The final regulations were written …

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Boeing Submits Proposal in Bid for Tanker

Boeing (NYSE: BA) sent a proposal to the U.S. Air Force outlining a plan for the next-generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft. A version of Boeing’s 767 commercial airplane, the NewGen Tanker would replace 179 of the 400 aging KC-135 aircraft currently in the Air Force fleet. “We are honored to …

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TSA Gets Funding to Ramp Up Airport Security

The Transportation Security Administration(TSA)’s security efforts and employment opportunities received a boost, following Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s announcement that $56 million of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARPA) funds will be sent to airports in Charlotte, St. Louis and Orlando. The allotted funds will provide a …

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Executive Spotlight: Douglas Charles of Capgemini

Douglas Charles is Capgemini’s vice president of market development and sales officer for the Technology Services (TS) division in North America.   Charles is tasked with leading the business unit’s market development and sales strategy.  He spoke with ExecutiveBiz about goals, challenges and the culture at “Cap.” ExecutiveBiz: Could you tell …

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Done Deal: DynCorp Purchased by Cerberus; Bill Ballhaus Speaks Out

Cerberus Capital Management has completed the acquisition of DynCorp, the security-contracting firm reported. “With this announcement, DynCorp International enters an exciting new chapter,” said Bill Ballhaus, DynCorp International CEO. “Built on six decades of trusted performance for the U.S. government, this solid foundation will only be strengthened by the operational …

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