Doing the Shuffle at L-3 Communications

What’s in this week’s mailbag from New York–based L-3 Communications, the sixth largest defense company in the United States? A few changes at the top. General (Retired) Charles F. “Chuck” Wald has been appointed L-3’s new Corporate Vice President of International Business. Leaving that position is Ted McFarland, who is …

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DC-area Venture Capital Flowing North

Earlier this week, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association released the disclosed venture capital totals for the second quarter. $271.8 million poured into the Washington area for the quarter, though, yet again, none of it found its way into my glass. The total held up well relative to the …

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Alion Acquires Assets of Logistics Firm LogConGroup

Alion Science and Technology Corporation announced this week that they have acquired virtually all the assets of LogConGroup, Inc., a firm providing logistics and identification technologies as well as program management. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.    Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion provides a wide range of …

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The global credit crunch: Can tech companies benefit?

A close friend of mine manages a hedge fund in New York, and when we chat during heady stock market runs I’ll remark how well things must be going for him. “Honesty, Brian, it really doesn’t matter whether stocks are going up or down – as long as they are …

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Google CEO on Web 2.0 vs. 3.0

Dr Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google Inc, was recently asked to give his thoughts on the future for Web. In his answer, he predicted a shift away from the AJAX framework that supports much of the web 2.0 tools to a smaller, customizable platform that allows for applications to …

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FreeWebs Grows with Web 2.0 Tools

A decade ago, if you wanted to launch a website you had to be a computer programmer or have the recourses to hire web designers. Now anyone with an internet connection can publish content using any number of free build-it-yourself web publishing services. Silver Spring-based FreeWebs is a great example …

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President Vicente Fox to speak

It is a rare honor, to have a former head of state like President Vicente Fox as an upcoming speaker at the Potomac Officers Club on October 11th. Fox served as President of Mexico from 2000 to 2006 in a historically significant election. Fox’s unlikely defeat of the dominant IRP (Institutional Revolutionary …

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James Surowiecki to Speak at Web 2.0 Conference

James Surowiecki, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of The Wisdom of the Crowds, will speak at the New New Internet’s Web 2.0 for Business Conference this November extolling the virtues of large group collective intelligence and its impact on Web 2.0 applications. In the first pages of …

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Web 2.0 Lexicon

If you’ve spent any time in front of a computer in the last two years you’re likely to have come across a variety of new tools being touted, sometimes loudly, as the ultimate solution for any business. Often under the dubious moniker Web 2.0, this menu of tools ranges from …

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CACI’s Cofoni Replaces London as CEO

Paul Cofoni has been tapped to replaced Dr. J.P. “Jack” London as CEO of CACI. Dr. London will stay on board as Chairman. A former Naval Officer, Dr. London’s leadership brought stunning growth to CACI, and led CACI’s rapid entrée into the information security and Intelligence Community arenas. Cofoni has …

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Web 2.0 Group Eats Its Own Dog Food

If your business is in the Washington area, you’ve no doubt been solicited to attend what seems like an endless collection of summits, conferences, symposiums, and panel discussions. All too often, participants wander out of these cumbersome meetings feeling that it was a waste of time. This frustration is common …

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Ted Leonsis to Keynote Web 2.0 Conference

Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals owner and Vice Chairman of America Online, Inc has agreed to be the keynote speaker at New New Internet’s Web 2.0 for Business Conference this November. Ted doesn’t just give lip service to social media tools like blogging. He lives and breathes Web 2.0. His blog, …

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