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Executive Spotlight: Doug Norton of CALIBRE

Recently, GovCon Executive had the chance to speak with Doug Norton, VP of Business Development at CALIBRE. Norton touched on his goals for the firm, some challenges he sees in the market as well as his advice for other business development professionals. GovCon Executive: Tell me a bit about your …

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Monday Moves

This week saw Bill Bodie set up camp at Parsons, following his departure from KBR.  Bodie stepped down from his post at the Houston-based firm earlier this month. Also, Alan Tashima was selected by NJVC to helm the company’s Intelligence Community operations as a vice president.

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John Brennan: DNI Candidate?

According to a report by the Associated Press, lead White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan has been mentioned internally as a potentially candidate to replace the recently-resigned Dennis Blair as Director of National Intelligence. Brennan and President have a history together as he served as the then-nominee’s campaign adviser for …

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Melissa Hathaway Responds to DNI Dennis Blair’s Exit

Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair has announced his resignation effective May 28, 2010. Blair will step down after serving 16 months as the nation’s highest Intelligence Community executive. “I have had no greater honor or pleasure than to lead the remarkably talented and patriotic men and women of the …

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Executive Spotlight: Robert Jones, Jr. of HPTi

GovCon Executive had the chance to speak with Robert Jones, Jr. of HPTi. Jones serves as the senior vice president as well as a member of the board of directors of HPTi.  At his post, he is responsible for HPTi’s corporate development, corporate strategy, human capital, and customer satisfaction.  Jones …

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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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