Is Secretary Gates planning for big defense cuts?

Gates planning on big Defense cuts? That’s what has been reported by Boston.com. According to the article, two defense officials claim that there will be an announcement of as many as six planned cuts. Although not authorized to share details on the topics, the sources claimed that among the potential major weapon …

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Vivek Kundra returns as Federal CIO

It’s been a whirlwind last few days for Vivek Kundra. Last Thursday, FBI agents raided his former office at the District of Columbia’s technology department, where a former employee of his was charged with bribery. While Kundra was not a target in the raid — the FBI stated as much …

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Cyber Chief Changes Course

This past Thursday, Rod Beckstrom, Director of the National Cybersecurity Center, announced his resignation, which is effective March 13th.  In his resignation letter to Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security Secretary, he highlights what he feels are the problems with NSA’s over reaching arm when it comes to cybersecurity.  In an interview with Forbes , Beckstrom said, “In …

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Vivek Kundra tapped as first-ever federal CIO

President Obama has just named Vivek Kundra the Federal Chief Information Officer at the White House. During his campaign, Obama had stated he would create a technology czar to help government run more efficiently. In the newly created federal position, Kundra will be responsible for policy and strategic planning of …

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Executive Spotlight: AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ Joe Kopfman

Joe Kopfman has been with AMERICAN SYSTEMS almost from the start. If you ask him, he’ll tell you it’s not like working for the same company, rather an ever-evolving one. Since his start, Kopfman has seen AMERICAN SYSTEMS grow from $2 million in annual revenue to over $200 million. Recently …

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ManTech President and COO Bob Coleman to step down

ManTech has just announced that Robert Coleman will resign as president and chief operating officer of the military contractor effective June 1, 2009. Coleman is leaving to pursue other opportunities, says ManTech spokesperson Mark Root. Coleman will retain his position as a member of the board of directors. Coleman was …

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Julius Genachowski officially picked to head FCC

The wait is over: Today President Barack Obama officially nominated Julius Genachowski to head the Federal Communications Commission. Genachowski, a DC venture capitalist who served as Obama’s technology advisor during his presidential campaign, had been rumored to be Obama’s pick since December 2008. Recently Genachowski spoke at a Potomac Officer’s …

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John Brennan: Cyber review to be completed by end of April

We recently reported that Melissa Hathaway has been tapped to lead a 60-day review of federal cyber security efforts. As we wait for the review’s findings, John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, has just passed along this update: The review will be completed by the …

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Leslee Belluchie: Serco’s next step

If you saw the headlines you know that Serco recently completed its acquisition of SI International. On the heels of that acquisition, ExecutiveBiz stopped by Serco’s offices to get the inside take on what’s ahead for the company. Offering that perspective was Serco’s new chief marketing officer, Leslee Belluchie. Belluchie …

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