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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

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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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Daily Government Contracting Recap – March 25, 2010

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Cyber espionage is the real problem, according to CSIS’ Dr. Jim Lewis who spoke at the Potomac Officers Club today. Purdue is partnering with Sypris Electronics for cyber research. According to a cyber researcher, our best hope is that the enemy is “drowning in data.” There are more mobile devices …

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