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Final Answer: EADS Tanker Bid Due in July

EADS North America is set to submit a proposal on July 9, 2010 for the U.S. Air Force’s tanker modernization program and will offer the KC-45, a product that has already been introduced. EADS North America reports the firm is  “progressing in discussions with potential U.S. partners to build a …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 16, 2010

McAfee’s David DeWalt says that sophistication of malware is increasing exponentially. SAIC signed an Air Force deal. DoD addressed its approach to Iran. Lockheed Martin won a major contract modification. Eric Holder: banning civilian courts from prosecuting terrorists will harm national security. Bill Crowell and Alan Wade will serve on …

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Beth Noveck on Open Government

In a blog post from last week, Beth Noveck, Deputy Federal CTO for Open Government and head of Obama’s Open Government Initiative, lauded the release of agency open government plans, writing “innovation flourishes in an open environment, where we work collaboratively to share new ideas and ingenuity from a wide …

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Congressman Dicks: Don’t Partner with EADS

The House of Representative’s top defense appropriator Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.) said on Wednesday that he would rather not see U.S. companies partner with European defense conglomerate EADS to compete for the Air Force’s new refueling tanker.  “If they ask me, I am surely going to tell them what I …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap- April 15, 2010

Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee CSC appointed Denise Peppard to head Human Resources for the company Boeing, Raytheon and General Dynamics won contracts with the U.S. Navy A report released by the Congressional Research Service found that contractor fatalities are on the rise in …

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GovCon Exec Magazine Names Thought Experts in DC Area

Organizations that provide expertise on topical issues are an invaluable resource for government and industry alike. The advantages of consulting experts in consulting organizations and think tanks range from their years of experience in dealing closely with the issues to their ability to provide an outsider’s perspective on the topic …

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Five Threats to Plan for in 2010

During a conference call with clients, Michael Bechara, Managing Director of Granite Consulting Group Inc., discussed five major threats that contractors, manufacturers and distributors could face in 2010. “2010 is likely to be another tumultuous year. In this hurricane of the Great Recession, we have recently been enjoying some calm …

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Contractor Fatalities on the Rise in Afghanistan

A new report issued by the Congressional Research Service offers stark news for contractors supporting the United States’ military efforts on the ground in Afghanistan. 289 contractors have been killed since the military operation commenced eight years ago.  100 of those fatalities have occurred over the last six months. According …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap- April 14, 2010

Renny DiPentima was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from ACG The Department of Defense Awarded contracts to SAIC, BAE and Northrop Grumman. President Obama stressed the need to take action to secure nuclear stockpiles at the Nuclear Security Summit Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Traveled to Peru to discuss …

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GSA’s Martha Johnson Talks Mission Statement

Recently, ExecutiveGov had a one-on-one with GSA Administrator Martha Johnson, addressing the agency’s new mission statement. “There are a couple of key pieces of the new mission statement.   The first is that we are using our expertise, that’s a particularly important angle of it; we are using our expertise to …

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