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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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Daily Government Contracting Recap- April 13, 2010

Daily Government Contracting Recap- April 13, 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event

John Hillen spoke about GTEC’s ‘Deal  of the Year’ Award Booz Allen Hamilton won two contracts with the Air Force The U.S. and Brazil signed a security pact Mike McConnell spoke about the need to secure U.S. networks quickly and effectively Northrop Grumman and NASA team up to sponsor event …

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Martha Johnson on GSA’s Transformation

The IRMCO (Interagency Resources Management Conference) conference is a special annual event for government managers and leaders. GSA Administrator Martha Johnson said, “it's among the rare opportunities we have to be together in one place, to share, to discuss, to debate, and to solve problems“ during her keynote address on …

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Up for a Senate Confirmation Hearing? Be Boring

Up for a Senate Confirmation Hearing? Be Boring - top government contractors - best government contracting event

These days, it seems that even the most mundane, bureaucratic presidential appointment is capable of provoking a firestorm of political controversy. Take Robert Harding’s recent withdrawal from consideration for TSA Administrator, due to “distractions caused by my work as a defense contractor,” according to his statement.  One would think that …

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Bill Ballhaus Talks About DynCorp Acquisition

Bill Ballhaus Talks About DynCorp Acquisition - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Bill Ballhaus, an ExecutiveBiz 2009 Person to Watch and CEO of security giant DynCorp (NYSE: DCP) shared his thoughts on his firm being purchased by Cerberus for the cool sum of $1.5 billion. “I believe that under this partnership with Cerberus, DynCorp International will be able to build on our …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 12, 2010

Daily Government Contracting Recap - April 12, 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Kathleen Sebelius commented on World Health Day. There’s a debate emerging over whether the cyber war threat has been “grossly exaggerated.” DynCorp is being bought by Cerberus Capital Management for $1.5 billion. BAE Systems, CACI and Booz Allen Hamilton won deals from Army. Northrop Grumman and Raytheon won Navy contracts. …

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Top 10 Open Government Programs

Top 10 Open Government Programs - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Open Government has been a major priority of the Obama administration since the campaign trail, and last week was the publication deadline of each agency's open government plan.  Below, we've listed (in no particular order) our ten favorite open government initiatives and why they're important to government contracting. 1. Department …

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