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Wood Parker Endorses New Board Member Ken Krieg

Former under secretary of defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ken Krieg has joined the Board of Advisors of TASC. “Our Board of Advisors holds deep expertise in the areas critical to TASC’s continued growth,” says Wood Parker, president and CEO of TASC.  “Ken’s experience in federal and, specifically, Department …

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Deloitte, Cisco Snag Awards for Cyber Innovation, Creativity

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday announced the winners of DHS’ National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge, which called on members of the public and private sector companies to develop creative and innovative ways to raise cybersecurity awareness. “Everyone has a stake in cybersecurity, and everyone has a role to …

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NIST Hosts Cybersecurity Education Workshop

Together with several federal departments and agencies, the National Institute of Standards and Technology will host a two-day workshop on cybersecurity education. Taking place Aug. 11-12, the Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Education workshop will be held in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Education, the …

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Thursday Transactions

This week, BAE Systems finalized the acquisition of Atlantic Marine following approval from the government. In May, BAE announced an agreement to purchase Atlantic Marine from JFL-AMH Partners, LLC, a portfolio company of the private-equity firm J.F. Lehman & Company for $352 million. And CGI Group has once again extended …

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Renny DiPentima, Linda Gooden to Chair Tech Board

Experts from industry and academia will assemble to provide recommendations for improving the way the federal government buys and implements IT systems. Linda Gooden, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Services, and Dr. Steve Kelman of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government will co-chair the Commission …

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CSC Names Ken Deutsch Account Executive for DoD Cyber

CSC has named Kenneth “Ken” W. Deutsch account executive, Department of Defense Cyber, for its North American Public Sector Defense Group. Deutsch will play a key role as part of CSC’s Cyber High Growth Market Segment and help leverage the company’s cyber expertise and experience to establish and maintain information …

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Wednesday Wins

This week, L-3 and BAE Systems picked up Navy Deals, while CSC will continue to provide IT support to MBDA. ManTech International was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport Division, and Harris also inked follow-on contracts from the Navy totaling nearly $30 million. STG …

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Obama Picks Jacob Lew to Lead OMB

President Barack Obama has appointed Jacob Lew director of the Office of Management and Budget, replacing Peter Orszag. Orszag has designs to join the Council on Foreign Relations. The current deputy secretary of management and resources at the Department of State, Lew served as OMB director from 1998 to 2001. …

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Northrop Grumman Finds Home in Falls Chruch, Va.

Send housewarming gifts to 2980 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Va. After a lengthy search, Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has settled on the location in suburban Northern Virginia to serve as the firm’s new headquarters.  The contracting giant will move from Southern California over the next year. “As we thought …

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FCC Honored as ‘Most Improved’ Government Agency

The Office of Management and Budget has named the Federal Communications Commission as the “most improved” government agency this year, based on the results from a government-wide survey. An annual online survey, the 2010 OPM Viewpoint Employee Satisfaction Survey online survey is administered by OMB to gauge job satisfaction and …

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Friday Features

This week, Capgemini’s Douglas Charles talked about goals he has for the company regarding federal opportunities: “What’s interesting with our federal business is for a number of years as we entered into it, we were probably more of a staff augmentation play. We accepted the role of being the subcontractor …

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Monday Moves

This week, AMERICAN SYSTEMS named Ray Rafaels vice president of Identity Management and Information Assurance. High Performance Technologies, Inc. hired Maggie Bauer to the position of group vice president of enterprise technologies. And Harris selected Murray A. Sewell II to serve as vice president of business development for the intel …

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Tuesday Tip Jar

This week, IBM’s Anne Altman shared her insight into how industry partners can get in on the “Smarter Cities” initiative: “Whether it’s transportation, water management, social services, or how to create ‘intelligent’ buildings, we look at the expertise that [potential partners] bring and how their solutions contribute to the benefit …

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