Larry Prior named ManTech President and COO

We called him a Beltway Game Changer to watch. Now, this just in: Larry Prior, who has served as chief operating officer of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) since October 2007, has just accepted the position of president and COO of ManTech International Corporation. The news was announced this morning …

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Ambassador Eric Edelman Moves to CSBA

Ambassador Eric S. Edelman will join the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments as a Distinguished Fellow. As a senior official at the State Department, DoD, White House, and as a Career Minister with three decades of Foreign Service experience, Dr. Edelman brings a wealth of experience and accomplishment in …

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Cyber Czar in a Haystack

The Obama administration was expected to name a Cyber Czar and release a cyberspace policy review last Friday.   The administration released the 76-page “Cyberspace Policy Review”  as expected.   Unexpectedly, the administration did not name a “Cyber Czar.”  Melissa Hathaway, acting senior director for cyberspace at the National Security Council and the …

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Zen and the Government Contracting Industry

As any Lakers fan knows, Zen philosophy has important management applications.  Ancient Zen masters were famous for their kōan, often-perplexing one-liners “What is the sound of one hand clapping?”  Perhaps these ancient teachers were trying to communicate to their students that there are no easy answers and maybe today’s IT contracting gurus have picked …

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