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Symantec to Purchase VeriSign’s Cybersecurity Business

Symantec has entered a definitive agreement to purchase VeriSign’s security business, including the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate Services, the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Services, the VeriSign Trust Services and the VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service. According to the firm, “the combination of VeriSign’s security products, services and recognition …

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Meet Helene Fisher of ACS Federal Solutions

Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Helene Fisher, who serves as Vice President of ACS Federal Healthcare. She discussed her top priorities, how colleagues would describe her as well as her hobby. GovCon Executive:  Can you tell me what your duties entail as Vice President of Healthcare …

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BAE Systems Buys Atlantic Marine for $352M

In a move to expand its marine capabilities, BAE Systems yesterday announced it has signed an agreement to buy Atlantic Marines Holding, a ship-repair expert with operations in Mississippi, Florida and Alabama, from a subsidiary of private-equity firm JFL-AMH Partners for $352 million. BAE Systems said the acquisition would enhance …

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Janet Napolitano on Obama’s Choice to Nominate John Pistole to Lead TSA

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano responded to President Obama’s intent to nominate John S. Pistole as Assistant Secretary for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), praising Pistole’s expertise.  Pistole becomes the third candidate to be nominated for the position by Obama. “John’s national security and counterterrorism expertise will …

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FCC Needs to “Fix the Legal Foundation” to Implement National Broadband Plan

Speaking at an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill last Thursday, Carrol Mattey, Deputy Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission, said that FCC would need a clear congressional mandate to overcome jurisdictional challenges to the National Broadband Plan’s implementation.  “Many significant adoption recommendations are outside …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap- May 17, 2010

BAE, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, SAIC and six other firms won a piece of a $6.6 billion contract with the Department of Defense Amy King of Northrop Grumman discussed the firm’s contract win with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Researchers discovered a way to hack into …

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Monday Moves

This week saw a handful of moves across the government contracting community.  Todd Gautier was picked by L-3 to fill a newly created leadership role with the firm, while Ashley Vandersall Burke was named to head media communications at DynCorp. TASC will look to Larry Strang to head up cybersecurity, …

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Navy’s Chris Kelsall on Social Media

Navy official Chris Kelsall spoke with ExecutiveGov about some of the issues he encounters in the CIO office, including social media: “As you know the policy is very high level and in a nutshell it says, “Non classified networks will provide internet capabilities.  The Department of Defense will defend against …

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Vangent’s Geeta Nayyar Highlights Health IT Efforts

Vangent’s Geeta Nayyar was featured in The Washington Post in a feature  on the firm’s bustling heath IT division: “As a resident and then a fellow at George Washington University Hospital, Geeta Nayyar, a rheumatologist, saw firsthand the pitfalls and the payoffs of implementing technology to support health care. During …

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Friday Features

This week, CGI’s George Schindler sat down with ExecutiveBiz to discuss his firm’s major merger with Stanley Associates. Read the story and watch the interview here. Also, EBiz profiled Schindler with a list of seven things you didn’t know about the lead of CGI Federal. Thirsty for more on the …

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Greg Boehmer Moves to Apptis

Greg Boehmer has joined Apptis to lead the firm’s business development efforts. Boehmer will be focused on new business growth within the Department of State and USAID sectors. He has over 35 years of experience, domestically and internationally, in the information technology and consulting arena focusing on both government (civilian …

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CGI’s George Schindler Talks Major Stanley Acquisition

ExecutiveBiz recently had a chance to talk with CGI’s George Schindler about his firm’s recent acquisition of Stanley Associates: “George Schindler, the President of CGI Federal, says “the acquisition of Stanley marks a very big day for CGI because it really brings us back into the defense and intelligence space.” …

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