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Preventive Medicine: The Wave of the Future

Preventive medicine is a phenomenon that is rapidly gaining ground in the current healthcare landscape. The passage of healthcare legislation in late March enshrined preventive medicine on the national scene by creating the National Prevention Strategy, National Prevention Council and requiring Medicare beneficiaries to have a personalized prevention plan, according …

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Friday Features

This week, Abraxas’ Lance Cottrell talked about online privacy and how large-scale Internet surveillance would have significant civil-liberty without any security benefits. Mary Good of RSA International shared what promoting SRA’s core values mean and entail for the HR department. And CACI’s Senior Vice President of HR Gail Forrest spoke …

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Boeing Buys Argon ST for $775 Million

The Boeing Company announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Argon ST to acquire them for $775 million. The acquisition of Argon, a leading defense company, will enhance Boeing’s presence in the cyber and intelligence markets through furthering their capabilities in sensors, communications technologies and information management. …

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Executive Spotlight: Gail Forrest of CACI

Gail Forrest brings a wealth of experience and insight to her position as senior vice president of human resources at CACI.  She spoke with ExecutiveBiz about the finer points of the HR world and her diverse background. ExecutiveBiz: Could you tell me your background, maybe starting with your education? Gail …

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Brad Antle on Salient’s Purchase of SGIS

Salient Federal Solutions, led by CEO Brad Antle, has acquired SGIS from Skillstorm. Antle previously served as CEO of SI International before it firm was acquired by Serco. Antle was picked by ExecutiveBiz as a “Person to Watch” in 2009. “(SGIS) is a solid platform, that’s what (Salient) needs for …

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Obama Administration Puts GovCon Under the Gun

The Obama administration’s design to cut down “wasteful” spending is lurching toward reality. In a bid to curb wasteful spending, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition Ashton Carter is making good on Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ call to tighten the defense spending budget, while President Barack Obama’s budget and technology …

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Lynn Christens New Veterans Health Center in Maryland

Last week, Bethesda, Md. became the new home of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, aimed at bettering military and civilian healthcare providers’ ability to treat traumatic brain injuries and psychological disorders in veterans. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn spoke at the facility’s opening ceremony last week. The center …

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CEO Who Cares: Bob Dix of Juniper Networks

As vice president of U.S. government affairs and critical infrastructure protection for Juniper Networks, Bob Dix knows the importance of teamwork. He leads the company’s collaboration with government clients and uses his leadership skills to foster successful relationships with the federal sector. His guiding of his professional team requires a …

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Obama Halts Tech Spending Temporarily

In an effort to reduce wasteful spending, the Obama administration is temporary halting $3 billion in IT contracts and examining more than $10 billion worth of other projects as part of a revamp of spending on such services and equipment, according to Bloomberg. Office of Management and Budget Director Peter …

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Monday Moves

This week, Tom Young was named chairman of SAIC’s (NYSE: SAI) board of directors.  CEO Walt Havenstein shared his thoughts on Young and the appointment. Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) decided on Tom Kennedy to head up IDS, while Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) hired Maryanne Lavan to be the firm’s new general …

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