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Sarkozy Says EADS Will Play Ball on Refueling Bid

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy has indicated that the French-German firm EADS would submit a bid for a long-debated U.S. refueling plane contract if Obama’s promise of fair competition is upheld, according to Reuters. “I said to (Obama), I trust you; if you tell me that the tender will be …

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Contactors Caught Up in Political Contention

UPDATED: Comment from Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee As political campaigns warm up for the 2010 election season, the race for Virginia's 11th Congressional District is already in high gear. This week, Republican Keith Fimian accused incumbent Gerry Connolly (D-VA) of trading earmark requests for campaign contributions. From Mr. Fimian's website, …

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GSA’s BetterBuy: Martha Johnson’s Wiki Pilot

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The General Services Administration (GSA) is currently testing a wiki to streamline the process for bidding vendors.  The wiki will be tested on two requirements: data.gov and Clearpath. GSA is seeking input on a requirement to provide a data repository for data.gov and looking for input on the technical infrastructure …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap – March 29, 2010

Daily Government Contracting Recap - March 29, 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Obama makes 15 recess appointments. Sid Fuchs was named COO at ATSC. Admiral Mike Mullen is confident in the new START treaty. GSA Administrator Martha Johnson comments on green IT and telework. The debate continues on cyber terrorism. China is the largest malware distributor in the world. A Symantec survey …

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Can the Government Force Contractors to Unionize?

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Executive order 13502 from February 2009 garnered relatively little attention when it was issued.   It reads, “in order to promote the efficient administration and completion of Federal construction projects,” executive agencies are allowed to require contractors working on federal construction projects to implement “Project Labor Agreements.” This order applies to …

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Retired General Robert Harding Withdraws TSA Nomination

Former government contracting executive and retired Army General Robert Harding has elected to withdraw his nomination to lead the Transportation Security Administration. Harding, in a statement issued by the White House, cited his former connections to government contracting as the source of the decision. “Distractions caused by my work as …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap – March 26, 2010

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Michael Chertoff joined the board of directors at BAE. Raytheon named Dave Jensen VP of communications for IIS. A hacker was sentenced to 20 years in prison…twice. Email users continue to open spam. This laser could keep hackers at bay. Congress put the brakes on cyber command. GSA launched its …

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