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KBR’s Bill Bodie commented on the firm’s $2.8 billion Iraq contract win. Northrop Grumman’s James Webb telescope reached a major milestone. New SBA rules mean more opportunities for women-owned small businesses. DARPA wants Apple iPhone and Google Android smartphone apps for military use. The GSA is rethinking its cloud strategy in response to negative feedback. […] 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
Contracts are awarded all the time in government contracting. But one recent win stands out. Recently, Capstone Corporation, an Alexandria, Va.-based firm with over 520 employees, was awarded a large IDIQ vehicle with the U.S. Navy's Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC). Of the five companies that received the awards, Capstone was the only business with […] More
Recently named among ExecutiveBiz’s Top 20 People to Watch in 2010, Wood Parker serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of TASC.  Wood Parker heads the first company to become independent and non-conflicted that was formerly part of a major prime contractor (Northrop Grumman). TASC provides solutions and services to help solve security threats and […] More
TASC, Northrop Grumman's Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) business unit, is being sold to KKR and General Atlantic for $1.65 billion.  Northrop Grumman's CEO Ronald Sugar said in a statement that the sale “reflects Northrop Grumman's desire to align quickly with the government's new organizational conflict- of-interest standards, while preserving TASC's unique organizational culture.“ […] More
Most cybersecurity experts, in the private sector and in government throughout the United States, believe the Chinese are one of the largest practitioners of cyber attacks against U.S. networks. The Chinese are accused of using cyberspace to conduct espionage and prepare for possible future conflicts with the United States The Chinese government officially denies it […] More
When it comes to government contracting, women have arrived. Look at any major government contractor, and the proof's in their executive ranks. But that ascent hasn't come easily. It's involved its share of hard work, of course, as well as the task of balancing other life pursuits. Recently, ExecutiveBiz asked some of the Washington, D.C., […] More
Defense contractors are seeing change on a variety of fronts. Topping the list is a shift from combat support in the Middle East to longer-term sustainment solutions. That’s no easy task given the current slew of challenges: an increase in oversight and fixed price competitions, plus a decrease in smaller contract values. For an inside […] More
What do two U.S. Air Force officers do upon retirement? If you're Phil Soucy and Tom McMahan, you start your own company. Combining their vast experience in stealth technology, low observables “” aircraft like the B-2 and F-117 “”  and systems engineering, the two launched Modern Technology Solutions, Inc., in 1993. Sixteen years later, the […] More
Since the new administration took office in January of this year, an emerging trend of large government contractors acquiring cybersecurity firms has come to light. In case you missed it, here is a quick recap of top cyber firm acquisitions over the last few months.  April: Harris Corporation acquires Chantilly, Virginia-based Crucial Security, Inc. Crucial Security Inc. sells offensive […] More
In the years he was in government, Michael Chertoff dealt with “every kind of crisis and emergency known to man“ “” his words. That's no exaggeration. First came Sept. 11, then Enron, then Katrina. Those experiences left Chertoff with two key lessons about national security “” and the former Secretary of Homeland Security shared them […] More
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