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  • Booz Allen Volunteers to Repair Low-Income Properties in DC - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Booz Allen Volunteers to Repair Low-Income Properties in DC

    Booz Allen Hamilton is sponsoring 400 volunteers who will perform home and community center repairs for low-income residents in Washington, the company announced Sunday. The McLean, Va.-based consulting and contracting firm said volunteers will report to a four-block area Saturday in the city’s Ward 7 Lincoln Heights Neighborhood. The team will provide repairs to more […] More

  • DC Mayor Gray Launches Small Biz Contracting Initiative - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DC Mayor Gray Launches Small Biz Contracting Initiative

    D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray launched his small business initiative Friday aimed at stimulating the local economy and giving small businesses additional contracting opportunities. Gray launched HUB D.C. at the Regus business center. HUB D.C. is part of the Small Business Administration‘s Historically Underutilized Business Zone program. To be included in the HUBZone program, companies must meet SBA […] More

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    VA CIO Says Secure Mobile Network Could Expand in '12, Clinicians to Benefit Most

    The Department of Veterans Affairs must put a mobile device management system in place before allowing more mobile devices into the workplace, VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker said Wednesday. The VA has capped the number of authorized Apple devices at 1,000, according to FierceGovernmentIT. During a conference call with reporters, Baker said he expects the VA […] More

  • Microsoft, DC Form Tech Education Alliance - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft, DC Form Tech Education Alliance

    Microsoft has formed an alliance with the D.C. local government to provide technology access and computer-skills training in the District, Microsoft announced Wednesday. Microsoft will assist the D.C. Department of Employment Services in providing residents with basic technology training to develop skills required for most entry-level jobs. The D.C.-Microsoft alliance will also provide new resources to […] More

  • Boeing VP for Environment Unit Addresses Firm's Future Green Commitments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing VP for Environment Unit Addresses Firm’s Future Green Commitments

    Photo: Mary Armstrong, Boeing Boeing Vice President for Environment, Health and Safety Mary Armstrong recently addressed the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association’s Annual meeting in Washington, D.C. She commended the association for enhancing Boeing's ability to deliver environmental solutions throughout the lifecycle of its products. Armstrong spoke of her firm's commitment to improving environmental stewardship to […] More

  • DC Dwellers Dejected - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DC Dwellers Dejected

    Are you miserable? Forbes Magazine thinks you might be, ranking Washington, D.C., in the top 20 Most Miserable Cities. Forbes ranked cities according to 10 factors. Unemployment, crime and taxes are only part of why you scowl. The misery scale also accounts for weather, commute times and how local sports teams are performing. If those […] More

  • DC Ranks as Hottest Job Market - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DC Ranks as Hottest Job Market

    If metro traffic congestion is any indicator, Monster.com's list of hot job markets is right on target. Washington, D.C., ranked No. 1 on the hottest market for job seekers list, confirming what we already suspect: There are jobs to jockey for in the area. The rankings are based on job availability in relation to workforce. […] More

  • Opinion: DC Power Outage a Preview of Cyber Attack? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Opinion: DC Power Outage a Preview of Cyber Attack?

    Over the weekend, severe thunderstorms wrecked havoc on Washington, D.C. and Maryland, knocking out power to thousands of residents.  The storms left some 430,000 customers without power, according to press reports. Of course, with power outages come traffic problems as traffic lights within the District and Maryland were out on a number of major roadways. […] More

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