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This past week saw a number of government contracting executives on the move, highlighted by the nomination of former executive Robert Harding to head the TSA.  Greg Baroni of Attain and Shiv Krishnan of INDUS shared their thoughts on the appointment. Also making news was Jim Garrettson’s report that Admiral William Fallon was named CEO […] More
Good news for Northrop Grumman this week: the firm landed a $100 million BPA to go along with a $775 million CANES award from the Navy. SAIC turned heads with a $625 million software deal from the Navy and added a BPA through subsidiary R.W. Beck for good measure. Paul Cofoni chimed in on CACI’s […] More
Tom Anderson is the group president of the Wyle’s Information Systems Group. He has held senior positions at several key government information system providers including CSC, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and Federal Data Corporation. Before coming on board at Wyle, Anderson was president of the Civil and Health Services Group in CSC’s North American Public Sector. […] More
In a time when everyone from the pope to the Pentagon uses Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, government contractors have joined the masses and started using social media to find new means of reaching out to their customers and boost revenue. It’s not just a kid’s realm anymore: Social media have saturated the corporate sphere, and […] More
A survey shows the US needs more cyber education. Accenture has helped San Antonio get on the cyber bandwagon. BAE’s sales were up over 21% in 2009. Vangent’s Mac Curtis announced a healthcare partnership with Medsphere. Raytheon landed an $866 million dollar GPS deal from the Air Force. The FCC wants Congress to pay $18 […] More
2009 is over and 2010 is already underway.  Department of the Navy CIO Robert Carey wrote a post on his blog last Friday about the challenges facing the Navy in the coming year.  These challenges are especially daunting due to the losses of John Lussier, Bob Grady and Dr. Richard Etter last year.  Below are […] More
Despite the issues of in-sourcing and Secretary of Defense Gate’s cuts to military hardware programs, government contractors are seeking to diversify their offerings by moving into the cyber security realm. The US government is presently ill-equipped to handle the range of cyber attacks against US systems and networks and the private sector is stepping in […] More
Leaders from major defense contracting firms met with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to discuss the importance of fulfilling contracts on time and on budget, while being assured the relationship between the federal government and defense contractors will continue to benefit both parties down the road. Attendees included executives from contracting powerhouses Northrup Grumman, Lockheed […] More
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 as the Federal CIO, launching […] More
Business development’s job is sales. Sounds simple enough, at least on paper. In reality, today’s government contractors are facing their share of uphill battles. Among them is an ad hoc definition of inherently governmental; shifting procurement guidelines and policies; as well as the need to maintain relevance amid a whole host of looming national priorities, […] More
As the need for increased cybersecurity is acknowledged, universities across the United States are looking to help fill the gap with well-trained graduates. Each of the following universities are certified National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. Schools must meet a number of […] More
The Pentagon has offered Turkey the opportunity to purchase the latest version of their Patriot air-defense missile as part of an arms package that will include up to 290 missiles including 72 PAC-3 models and communications gear. The package is valued at up to $7.8 billion. Congress has been notified and has 30 days to […] More
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