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More Fiscal Results Trickle In

More government contractors announced fiscal figures this week. MAXIMUS announced a 15% revenue growth. ICF’s Sudhakar Kesavan commented on his firm’s numbers. Meanwhile NCI (NASDAQ: NCIT) reported the following: “For the first quarter of 2010, NCI reported revenue of $115 million compared to $105 million for the first quarter of …

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ESGI’s Evan Scott: Contracting Gigs for SES Not in the Bag

ESGI’s Evan Scott penned a column for ExecutiveGov, writing his thoughts on an SES’s transition to contracting: “However, despite the widely recognized benefits, a growing number of senior public sector executives contact us with questions about careers in the private sector. These individuals tend to feel as though they have …

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Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen Releases Social Media Strategy

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen published his 2010 social media strategy recently.  The memo includes specific guidance and goals for the Joint Chiefs’ usage of social media which began in April 2009 with Admiral Mullen’s Twitter account.  “Currently, these social media sites are used primarily …

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Arnold Punaro Set to Depart SAIC

SAIC (NYSE: SAI) announced the retirement  of Executive Vice President Arnold Punaro effective May 14. Chief Executive Officer Walt Havenstein noted Punaro’s contribution to SAIC and said he would “continue as a consultant to smooth transition of his duties”. “He has made a tremendous contribution to SAIC over his 14 …

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Lockheed’s Linda Gooden on Cloud Computing

Lockheed Martin’s Linda Gooden recently published an article for Washington Technology in which she argues the importance of cloud computing: “For those of us who have seen this business evolve, cloud computing is the latest example of the transformative impact of information technology. It’s been referred to as a new …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap- May 3, 2010

Northrop Grumman and L-3 Communications won a brace of contracts from the Navy Rich Pineda discussed Dell Perot’s contract with the Department of Homeland Security The First International Cybersecurity Summit kicked off down in Texas OMB released new rules on cybersecurity Dr. Blumenthal discussed health IT reform

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GAO: CMS’ Lack of Internal Control Hinders Contract Management

In 2007, GAO found deficiencies in CMS’ internal control over administrative services contracts to implement the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), which required CMS to start applying the FAR to its Medicare claims processing contracts, a process that MMA requires to be finished by fiscal …

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Kundra and Chopra Assess Open Government Plans

Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra say that the Open Government initiative is heading in the right direction, but that much more work is left to assure an implementation that works for all agencies. The pair highlighted three points in a blog post on …

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