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VC Investments in Clean-tech Hold Steady

Critics who question the future of clean technology and our government’s investment in the industry’s future might have to admit they’re wrong, once and for all. Here’s a little bit of news for them from the New York Times’ Green Inc.: Venture capitalists invested $5.6 billion in green technology companies …

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Obama to Contractors: Pay Your Taxes or Else

Obama to Contractors: Pay Your Taxes or Else - top government contractors - best government contracting event

President Obama will direct the OMB, Treasury Department and other federal agencies to block contractors who are delinquent on their taxes from winning new government contracts.  He also plans to direct the IRS to review the tax returns of contractors. The President will also call on Congress to grant the …

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Jacques Gansler: “Global war” on contractors must stop

Jacques Gansler: "Global war" on contractors must stop - top government contractors - best government contracting event

For anyone with a bone to pick about defense contracting, it's a familiar quote to cite: Back in 1961, during his farewell address to the nation, Dwight Eisenhower warned, “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.“ But there's another part …

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ExecutiveBiz’s In/Out List for 2010

ExecutiveBiz's In/Out List for 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event

OUT: SETA IN: OCI Northrop Grumman’s divestment of TASC proved that the days of major integrators housing Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) business units under the same roof are numbered.  Look for more divestments in 2010. OUT: Karen Evans IN: Vivek Kundra Vivek Kundra had a banner first year …

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A Look at Good News with an Eye on the Future

A New Year always presents an opportunity to look back and look ahead and the crucial issues we have faced and will meet head on in the coming months. Amid last month’s flurry of debate and voting on health care reform legislation, there was a bit of good news that …

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Anita Antenucci: Six OCI trends to watch in 2010

Anita Antenucci: Six OCI trends to watch in 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Over the course of 2009, organizational conflict of interest dominated industry headlines. How the issue will play out in 2010 is now anybody's guess. But this much is clear. “As we head into 2010, the level of avoidance “” as opposed to simply mitigation “” of OCI will be mandated …

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Aneesh Chopra Responds to Jon Stewart’s Criticism

Aneesh Chopra Responds to Jon Stewart's Criticism - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Earlier this month, Aneesh Chopra and Vivek Kundra announced the launch of the Open Government Directive. In case you missed it, Jon Stewart recently criticized the launch of Open Government on The Daily Show, which you can view here. In response to the criticism, Aneesh Chopra responded in an exclusive …

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Top Mergers and Acquisitions for 2009

The past year has been a busy one for government contractors. The headlines have been filled with issues ranging from in-sourcing and de-conflicting to the surge of contractors that will be needed to support the effort in Afghanistan. This year has seen multiple multi-billion dollar deals that are changing the …

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Either health care bill will mean big IT changes

As reaction to the Senate’s health care bill reverberates, we have yet to fully understand how any final legislation will affect individuals, institutions and, very notably, state governments. Leaders in the House and Senate have said that they will have a final bill for the President to sign by the …

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OMB contracting cuts: Answer to government waste?

OMB contracting cuts: Answer to government waste? - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Norm Augustine once said that a bureaucracy’s idea of moving out is to hit the ground sitting. Not this time. In what OMB Deputy Director of Management Jeff Zients is calling a “very fast start,“ federal agencies are nearly halfway through reaching a two-year goal set by President Obama back …

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Decentralized system of renewables is possible

States have a lot more power than they realize. A recent report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance found that most states could meet their demand for electricity with renewable energy sources inside their own borders. The report, called Energy Self-Reliant States, examined the commercial potential for wind, rooftop solar, …

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