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Bernanke Testifies Before House Committee

A major concern for businesses in the current economic climate is policy uncertainty, according to Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve. During testimony before the House Committee on the Budget, Bernanke discussed the current economic situation and the need for Congress to move quickly to outline policies and a …

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GAO Points Out How OMB Could Improve Efficiency

In an effort to increase efficiency, the GAO looked at Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART), an initiative started under the Bush administration requiring all government programs to adopt at least efficiency measure. The GAO reports that “36 efficiency measures in 21 selected programs in 5 agencies and a generalizable sample …

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Robert Gates Wholeheartedly Backs Clapper for DNI

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates “winced with pain” when he heard President Obama was planning to nominate Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence James Clapper to the vacant DNI position. He knew he was about to lose one of his best. “I think the president could not have found a better …

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James Clapper Up for DNI Spot

CBS News has reported that James Clapper will be nominated by President Obama to fill the vacant Director of National Intelligence position. Clapper had served as the under secretary of defense for intelligence since 2007. According to the Department of Defense, “his awards include three National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medals, …

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Mullen Wants Better Relationship with China

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen has made it clear he stands in agreement with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates that China’s military is standing in the way of improved U.S.-China relations. “From what I see, in the request to visit [with Chinese military leaders …

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Executive Spotlight: Shawn O’Brien of TASC

Shawn O’Brien, corporate business development at TASC, spoke with ExecutiveBiz about the challenges present in the business development as well as his goals for the firm. ExecutiveBiz: Could you tell me a little bit about your background and how you got started with your career? Shawn: I started with a …

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Discover New Business Opportunities

When you’re looking to expand your business in the government space but you aren’t quite sure how to do so, what do you do? One option is to hire a consultancy firm that can help to point you in the right direction. Nat’l Security Associates WorldWide (NSAWW) is one such …

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Northern Virginia: Home of GovCon

Northern Virginia is headquarters to a number of government contracting firms. Earlier this year, Northrop Grumman announced its decision to move the company’s headquarters to northern Virginia. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have seen a ramp up in the amount of money given out for federal contracts. Contractors in …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap- May 28, 2010

Wyle, Raytheon and L-3 all won contracts with the Air Force and Alion and Booz Allen won contracts with the Air Force as well Admiral Mullen discussed the cyber threat landscape Todd Park and  Beth Noveck were named on a list of the 100 Most Creative People The New New …

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National Security Strategy Released

With the recent attempted terror attack in New York City, the failed underwear bomber attack and the shooting at Fort Hood, Tx., the threat of terrorism continues to be a central focus for the United States. In response, President Barack Obama released his National Security Strategy, which outlines the major …

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Army Launches ‘Detailed Review’ of Acqusition Policies

The Department of the Army will set out to produce a “detailed, comprehensive review” of its acquisition organizations, policies, workforce and processes, including how it acquires and manages equipment. “The study, commissioned by Secretary of the Army John McHugh, is intended to examine the full range of acquisition practices – …

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