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Cyber Chief Changes Course

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This past Thursday, Rod Beckstrom, Director of the National Cybersecurity Center, announced his resignation, which is effective March 13th.  In his resignation letter to Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security Secretary, he highlights what he feels are the problems with NSA’s over reaching arm when it comes to cybersecurity.  In an interview with Forbes , Beckstrom said, “In …

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Vivek Kundra tapped as first-ever federal CIO

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President Obama has just named Vivek Kundra the Federal Chief Information Officer at the White House. During his campaign, Obama had stated he would create a technology czar to help government run more efficiently. In the newly created federal position, Kundra will be responsible for policy and strategic planning of …

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ManTech President and COO Bob Coleman to step down

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ManTech has just announced that Robert Coleman will resign as president and chief operating officer of the military contractor effective June 1, 2009. Coleman is leaving to pursue other opportunities, says ManTech spokesperson Mark Root. Coleman will retain his position as a member of the board of directors. Coleman was …

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Julius Genachowski officially picked to head FCC

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The wait is over: Today President Barack Obama officially nominated Julius Genachowski to head the Federal Communications Commission. Genachowski, a DC venture capitalist who served as Obama’s technology advisor during his presidential campaign, had been rumored to be Obama’s pick since December 2008. Recently Genachowski spoke at a Potomac Officer’s …

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John Brennan: Cyber review to be completed by end of April

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We recently reported that Melissa Hathaway has been tapped to lead a 60-day review of federal cyber security efforts. As we wait for the review’s findings, John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, has just passed along this update: The review will be completed by the …

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Government Contractors Required to Hire the Competition?

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On January 30th, 2009, President Obama signed into law Executive Order 13495, ensuring the non-displacement of qualified workers under service contracts.  What does this mean for the local government contracting industry?  According to the White House press release on the subject, Executive Order 13495 signifies that the government believes its …

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Obama taps local expert Melissa Hathaway for key cyber role

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President Obama has just named Melissa Hathaway to lead a sweeping review of US cybersecurity and its preparedness to protect the government’s information technology systems from security and economic threats. The review will be conducted over the next two months. The need for a 60-day interagency review is critical, says …

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Mike McConnell to rejoin Booz Allen

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National security expert Mike McConnell will rejoin Booz Allen as senior vice president upon the completion of his service as Director of National Intelligence. A Vietnam veteran, McConnell served 29 years in the Navy before retiring in 1996 as a vice admiral. Upon his retirement, McConnell joined Booz Allen where …

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Top 10 CTOs offer their Tech Forecast for 2009

Top 10 CTOs offer their Tech Forecast for 2009 - top government contractors - best government contracting event

It’s an interesting time to be a CTO in the federal marketplace. As the needs of government clients increase, so does the need for vendors to provide the most robust and cost-effective solutions. That takes innovation “” and collaboration. In the spirit of that collaboration, ExecutiveBiz went looking for some …

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Linda Mills helps lead Northrop’s structural change

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Northrop Grumman recently announced it would streamline its sector units from seven to five in order to improve the company’s program performance and enhance its cost competitiveness. The five new sectors will be aerospace systems, electronic systems, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services “” and Linda Mills will be a …

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M.C. Dean, Inc. Recognized as Top Specialty Contractor

M.C. Dean, Inc., one of the nation's premier design/builders and system integrators, announced its third consecutive ranking in the top 10 of Engineering News Record's annual Top 50 Electrical Contractors list. Several high-profile projects awarded to M.C. Dean, Inc. in 2007 contributed to its strong financial performance and #8 ranking …

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The New Washington

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The Faces of a “New“ Washington-Power Chart Change came to the nation's capital this week, as President Obama was sworn in as our 44th President. Navigating through the myriad of names and faces of the new administration can be a daunting task. That's why The Financial Times (FT) created an …

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