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Waiting (and waiting) for the 60-day cybersecurity review

When it comes to tracking the government’s 60-day cybersecurity review, we here at ExecutiveBiz have been feeling a little like those onlookers at Cape Canaveral, waiting in anticipation for the flight controller’s final prompt. So, where does the report now stand? By last count, the report, which is being led …

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Top Execs’ Summer Reading Picks

You’ve packed your bags, you’re ready for your big trip. But wait, what about a book? Summer and reading go hand in hand. “There’s a temperate zone in the mind … between laziness and labor, that summer reading belongs,” is how someone once put it. So, with summer just around …

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USIS Buys Professional Services Firm Labat-Anderson

United States Investigations Services, a former federal government entity privatized in 1996, has announced a deal to acquire Labat-Anderson, Inc., a professional services firm specializing in providing litigation services to the federal government. Labat-Anderson and its more than 700 employees will operate as a stand-alone entity within USIS’s Government Solutions …

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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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