New Cyber Facility to be Built Near Salt Lake City by NSA

The National Security Agency will build a new $1.5 billion facility at a National Guard base outside Salt Lake City, according to an announcement by NSA’s Glenn Gaffney. The building is part of the Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative that was started by the Bush administration. CNCI remains classified and …

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Poaching of federal contractors: Industry voices weigh in

Recently, the Department of Defense’s Brigadier General Michael Brogan weighed in on a heated topic: poaching of federal contractors. For other takes on the issue, here are some additional perspectives: Renny DiPentima, former CEO, SRA “Poaching” was a constant issue when I was CEO, including “poaching” by the government. While …

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Executive Spotlight: Regina Gibson of OnPoint Consulting

Competitive in-sourcing.  Two words that don’t evoke any positive emotions for government contractors, especially in the present economic climate.  Regina Gibson of OnPoint Consulting shares with ExecutiveBiz how OnPoint will continue its robust growth in these trying times: “I think we are going to see less stand-alone competitions.  Procurement resource-strapped …

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Government Cyber Spending to Increase Drastically

According to research conducted by the analytic firm Input, government spending on cyber security will increase at a compound rate of 8.1 percent between 2009 and 2014. Funding for contracted work will increase $3.8 billion from 2009 to 2014. Government spending on general IT products and services will also increase …

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Linda Hudson appointed COO of BAE Systems

Today, BAE Systems announced that Linda Hudson has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, BAE Systems PLC, and President and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. Linda was previously president of the company’s Land & Armaments Operating Group and takes over for General Tony Zinni, who was appointed as the Acting President …

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Patricia McMahon named deputy of Northrop Grumman’s Battle Management and Engagement Systems Division

Today, Northrop Grumman announced the appointment of vice president Patricia McMahon as full-time deputy of its Aerospace Systems sector’s Battle Management and Engagement Systems Division. Most recently, she led the Information Operations/Electronic Attack business for the company. As vice president and deputy, she will continue her role as the site …

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Nigeria Cracks Down on Cyber Crime

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, reported 800 fraud emailers have been deactivated. Additionally, members of 18 cyber crime syndicates have been arrested. EFCC has been working with Microsoft to help track down the cyber criminals. Police units have moved to a greater reliance on technology to …

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Vice Admiral McCullough to Head Fleet Cyber Command

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced that Vice Admiral Bernard McCullough was reappointed Vice Admiral and will serve as commander of Fleet Cyber Command. Admiral McCullough will be stationed at Fort Meade, MD. Admiral McCullough currently serves as the deputy chief of naval operations for integration capabilities and resources at …

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Harris Corp. set to expand global reach

Yesterday, Harris Corporation announced that it is expanding its global presence with a new business operation. Under the leadership of Leon Shivamber, former corporate vice president of Supply Chain Management and Operations for Harris, the company is launching an International Business Development team as part of its Government Communications Systems …

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Reforming DCAA: Are new staff hires the answer?

When it comes to the Defense Contract Auditing Agency, here’s a sobering statistic to chomp on, courtesy of the AP: Compared with other federal oversight organizations (like the GAO), DCAA’s return on investment is pretty slim. For every dollar GAO spends, it saves taxpayers $94. At DCAA, the ratio is …

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