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Profile: Bill Cooper of Cisco Systems

As director of cyber programs at Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), Bill Cooper is tasked with cybersecurity strategy, solution development, partner alliances and business development within the firm’s federal business area. Cooper re-joined Cisco Systems after a nearly five-year stint at Teradata Government Systems, where he was responsible for all …

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GovCon Executives Recap Davos

A number of GovCon executives are remarking about the hot topics and outcomes of this week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Mark Foster, group chief executive of consulting for Accenture, said the goal of the WEF this year was to create a risk framework to prevent global economic crises …

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GovCon Companies Make FORTUNE Best Workplaces List

FORTUNE has ranked a number of GovCon companies among the best in the country to work for in its annual rankings released today. Google, a perennial winner on innovative workplace lists, is known for everything from its climbing walls to laundry service. Product manager Aparna Chennapragada told FORTUNE she was …

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Survey: Recruiting Makes Going Global Tough for Tech

Many high-tech companies will have problems expanding globally because of talent recruiting, according to a new survey by Accenture. Only 17 percent of electronics and high-tech firms surveyed felt they are well-positioned to attract and retain the best talent worldwide. The survey also found that many of these companies have …

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Wednesday Wins

This week, General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) Electric Boat signed an $8.8 million deal as part of a current contract to support engineering and design services for the Ohio Replacement Program, a next-generation strategic deterrent submarine. Jacobs Engineering (NYSE: JEC) won a basic ordering agreement from the FAA for design-build services …

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AT&T Introduces First Cloud Based Medical Imaging Solution

Accenture and AT&T have launched a medical imaging solution they say will revolutionize the capabilities of radiologists and healthcare professionals. The Accenture Medical Imaging Solution is part of AT&T’s Medical Imaging and Information Management solution, which is a cloud-based, non vendor service. With the implementation of cloud computing, medical professionals …

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New Study Shows Cloud Computing Can Reduce Carbon Footprint

Businesses that run business applications in the cloud versus their own infrastructure can help reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by a net 30 percent or more. These findings, from a study commissioned by Microsoft Corp. and conducted by Accenture and WSP Environment & Energy, demonstrate cloud computing’s potential to …

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Friday Features

This week, Teresa “Terry” Weipert, partner at Accenture, spoke with ExecutiveBiz about her firm, buyer-provider relations and outsourcing. John Sutton, a member of Global Crossing’s leadership team, shared his outlook on growth strategy and cybersecurity. Alex Miller, L-3’s senior vice president and general manager of the Intelligence Systems Business Unit, …

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Executive Spotlight: Douglas Charles of Capgemini

Douglas Charles is Capgemini’s vice president of market development and sales officer for the Technology Services (TS) division in North America.   Charles is tasked with leading the business unit’s market development and sales strategy.  He spoke with ExecutiveBiz about goals, challenges and the culture at “Cap.” ExecutiveBiz: Could you tell …

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Obama Administration Puts GovCon Under the Gun

The Obama administration’s design to cut down “wasteful” spending is lurching toward reality. In a bid to curb wasteful spending, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition Ashton Carter is making good on Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ call to tighten the defense spending budget, while President Barack Obama’s budget and technology …

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Obama Halts Tech Spending Temporarily

In an effort to reduce wasteful spending, the Obama administration is temporary halting $3 billion in IT contracts and examining more than $10 billion worth of other projects as part of a revamp of spending on such services and equipment, according to Bloomberg. Office of Management and Budget Director Peter …

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Executive Spotlight: Robert Jones, Jr. of HPTi

GovCon Executive had the chance to speak with Robert Jones, Jr. of HPTi. Jones serves as the senior vice president as well as a member of the board of directors of HPTi.  At his post, he is responsible for HPTi’s corporate development, corporate strategy, human capital, and customer satisfaction.  Jones …

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