Did You Hear That?

According to the Better Hearing Institute, http://www.betterhearing.org/index.cfm,  one out of every ten Americans has hearing loss with the majority of people being male (60 percent) and below retirement age (65 percent), often as young as 18 years old. Hearing loss can come from multiple sources.  While age and continued exposure …

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Food Safety Plans Could Help States

The Obama Administration’s plans to upgrade the food safety system could bring welcome relief to local and state agencies who have struggled to prevent food illness outbreaks amid bureaucracy as well as limited resources and federal leadership. Plans include a new, public health-focused approach to food safety based on three …

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Billable Hour Assault: Is Government Contracting Next?

What do pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, IT player Cisco Systems and credit powerhouse American Express have in common?  They’ve ditched the traditional hourly model for legal fees to cut costs. Pfizer, which spends over $500 million annually on legal fees, says it will cut legal costs by up to 20%, mostly …

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Fortisphere Names Siki Giunta President and CEO

Fortisphere has named Siki Giunta its President and CEO. Giunta will bring over 20 years of corporate guidance and enterprise IT management software experience to bear in order to accelerate Fortisphere’s growth and strategically guide its expansion in the rapidly expanding virtualization market. Previously, Giunta served as president and CEO of Managed Objects, a business service …

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$1 Salary for Oracle CEO

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corp., has joined the heads of both Apple Inc. and Google Inc. in accepting a $1 per year salary for fiscal 2010. In fiscal 2009 he was paid $1 million. Ellison, who founded the company in 1977, has ownership of 23.4 percent of Oracle’s outstanding …

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Lackland Air Force Base Chosen for Cyber Command

Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio has been chosen as the site for the 24th Air Force, part of Space Command, after four years of deliberation. The inauguration, activating the Cyber Command, was held today for the facility whose goal is to prevent cyber attacks on military bases and …

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SGT’s Kam Ghaffarian: Celebrating 15 years as rising government contractor

Good is the enemy of great. Several years ago, an already successful entrepreneur pondered the lessons outlined in Jim Collins’ groundbreaking book. The results speak for themselves. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, a Greenbelt, Md.-based business focused on aerospace engineering, science, information technology, and project …

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Dean Anand: Four reasons to care about business ethics

Good ethics spells good business. Sounds simple enough, right? If that were the case, though, we wouldn’t see headlines like this or this. Helping to change that reality is Anand Anandalingam, dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. With his eye on training …

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NIST to Reorganize IT Lab for Enhanced Cybersecurity Research

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has started reorganizing its Information Technology Laboratory, aiming to enhance NIST cybersecurity research. After the reorganization, NIST’s chief cybersecurity adviser, Curt Barker, (also its Computer Security Division cheif) will relocate to the IT Laboratory office, while continuing to oversee the Computer Security Division. The …

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ARRA Saves States from Deeper Dive

Though state officials have faced difficult choices as they struggle to finalize 2010 budgets across the country, it’s clear the task would have been even more grim without a crucial infusion of federal money. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, as dire as the states’ fiscal condition …

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