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GTSI Names Sterling Phillips CEO, President

GTSI Corp. board of directors has appointed Sterling E. Phillips, Jr. as the new chief executive officer and president. Before joining GTSI, Phillips served for six years as chairman and CEO of Analex Corp, a publicly traded company acquired by QinetiQ North America in 2007. Prior to Analex, Phillips was …

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SAIC to Host 2010 WEEC Conference

SAIC (NYSE: SAI) will be the exclusive host of the 33rd annual World Energy Engineering Congress on Dec. 8-10 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The WEEC conference and expo is presented by the Association of Energy Engineers, and is an energy event for end users and energy professionals …

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USACE Signs Deal with Autodesk Software Solutions

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed a multiflex enterprise license agreement for Autodesk products and Autodesk services and training. The contract is for $6 million over a three-year period and access to a variety of Autodesk products. “Autodesk software plays a vital role in helping USACE provide quality and …

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Tuesday Tip Jar

This week, Joe Dodd of TASC Federal shared his thoughts about how government contractors can best engage with Congress: “We’ve let them know — the committees that have oversight of our customer’s programs — that OCI avoidance is good, that companies like TASC do exist, and in dealing with TASC …

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Verizon Wireless Partners with EPA’s Energy Star

Verizon Wireless has become an official ENERGY STAR Partner. Verizon Wireless will work to improve energy efficiency and fight global warning though its partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency. Verizon Wireless will measure and track energy performance at hundreds of company communications stores, switching centers, cell sites and other facilities …

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Capgemini Positioned in Leaders Quadrant by IT Analyst Firm

Capgemini announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant for North America, in the latest “Magic Quadrant for SAP ERP Implementation Service Providers, North America” report. The report covers professional services connected to all forms of on-premises SAP ERP application software. According to the report, Capgemini …

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Black Friday Boasts $648 million in US Holiday Sales

The 2010 holiday shopping season has started with a 13-percent increase over last year, and $11.64 billion has been spent online for the season-to-date. Black Friday was the heaviest online spending day to date in 2010, with $648 million in online sales and a 9 percent increase compared to Black …

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BAE Test Pilot Cruises to Award

BAE Systems test pilot Graham Tomlinson has won the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators Derry & Richards Memorial Medal for his contributions to aviation, the company announced this week. Flying for the first time at age 15, Tomlinson was in the Royal Air Force until 1986, when he …

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IBM, Dell, Cisco Systems Make the Green IT Leaders List

IBM, HP and Cisco have all made it onto the list of environmentally-friendly IT leaders. The “Summary report: Low carbon and Environmental Leadership in the ICT Industry by Gartner and WWF, 2010” study identifies the top 10 IT companies in terms of all-around greener performance. The top all-around performers include …

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CSC Named One of the Top 100 Greenest Companies

CSC (NYSE: CSC) was named one of the top 100 greenest companies in America in the 2010 Newsweek Green Rankings. The list, in its second year, provides an environmental ranking of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in America, as measured by revenue, market capitalization and number of employees. In …

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Wednesday Wins

This week, Alion booked a deal to help Special Operations Forces in the field. QinetiQ North America was awarded the Engineering Services Contract for NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, valued at $1.9 billion. L-3 grabbed a trio of deals worth more than $1 billion. Keane Federal Systems became the latest firm …

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GovCon Business Development Leaders Share Advice

ExecutiveBiz recently spoke to some of the area’s top BD leaders, who shared what advice they would offer other business development leaders in the government contracting field in 2011. Here is what Attain’s Mike Fox said: “A lot of times, small businesses lead with the fact that they’re a small …

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