iDirect Partners With Intelsat to Launch Satellite-Based Internet

Herndon-based satellite network provider iDirect partnered with Intelsat and international relief organization World Vision to launch a global satellite platform that will bring high speed Internet access to remote areas around the world. The new network, called SandukaNet, meaning “deep change” in Zambia’s Tonga language, will allow instant voice and …

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The Federal Government & Google

When the NSA or CIA attempts to search its databases for intelligence information they’ll soon be able to say what most civilians do when searching for information: “Google it” A little known group within Google, the federal sales team, recently signed a deal with the federal governments’ intelligence agencies to …

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10 COOs That ExecutiveBiz Readers Should Definitely Know

Comedian Rodney Dangerfield is perhaps best known for his line “I don’t get no respect.” One wonders if, in a previous life, Dangerfield was a chief operating officer. While the president and chief executive officer are accountable for establishing an organization’s goals – and meeting them – over time it …

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Social Video for the US Intelligence Community

ExecutiveBiz members have had the pleasure of interacting with a long line of IT thought leaders. One of note is Chris Rasmussen, a great advocate for information sharing and collaboration within the federal space and a master of the use of new tools to get groups working together on hard …

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The Fourth Estate in ’08

No where is the changing online landscape more apparent than in the newsrooms of the major daily newspapers across the country. With more competition for attention than ever before, reporters and editors are struggling to create a product that both adds value to the collective conversation and is financially sustainable. …

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Washington Area Golf Course Caters to Region’s Elite

Washington area golfers looking for an extra layer of corporate exclusivity have a new course to call home. The Presidential, a new course set to open in Dulles, has adopted a unique corporate-only membership policy providing its golfers elite access to the region’s most exclusive clients. While some other clubs …

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Security Tech Firms Signs On to Long-Term Lease

The Abraxas Corp., a national security technology firm has signed a 10 year lease at Wordgate Plaza, according to the CoStar Group, a commercial real estate company. The deal gives Abraxas 21,000 square feet and the full third floor of the Herndon, Virginia-based address. The four-building, eight-floor Worldgate Plaza was …

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Bob Kocher on running your own show

Bob Kocher has always been into innovation. So, it was only natural that when he found himself working as a program manager for the government, a larger drive was brewing within him — to strike out on his own. Today, Kocher has done just that, and more. As founder and …

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