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Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 22, 2010

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The FCC stepped into the cybersecurity arena this week. The Indian Army needs to be better equipped to fight cyber attacks. Qwest and CenturyLink finalized merge agreements. Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin claimed DoD deals. President Obama delivered a speech on Wall Street. It’s Earth Day! CIO Vivek Kundra wants …

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Julius Genachowski Leads April FCC Meeting

Julius Genachowski, FCC Chairman, kicked off the Commission’s April meeting.  First order of business was moving towards creating the Connect America Fund, the process of initiating a “once-in-a-generation transformation of the Universal Service Fund, in order to connect all Americans to broadband, including Americans who live and work in rural …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap- April 21, 2010

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TASC announced five additions to their leadership team Lockheed Martin won three contracts from the Navy while Northrop Grumman also secured one as well CIA Director Panetta warned that a cyber attack could be the next “Pearl Harbor” Michael Robertson was named as the new Chief of Staff at the …

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Obama to Fill Management Advisory Board with Private Sector CEOs

President Barack Obama has signed an executive order creating the Management Advisory Board, which will be compromised of private sector chief executive officers who will provide advice on best practices relating to technology, customer service and productivity. President Obama hopes to harness the expertise of the private sector because “the …

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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

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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

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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

Daily Government Contracting Recap- April 15, 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event

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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