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  • Mark Drapeau: Six ways to join the goverati“¨“¨ - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mark Drapeau: Six ways to join the goveratiҬҬ

    First came the technorati. Then the twitterati. Now the goverati have burst onto the Web 2.0 scene. These are individuals from government and industry alike leveraging new technology to better shape government policy and direction. So what can industry do to keep on top of this emerging trend? Who better to ask than Mark Drapeau, […] More

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    Feds Are “In-Sourcing” GovCon Jobs…Get Used to It?

    In-Sourcing: two hyphenated words with the power to strike fear into the hearts of government contractors.  While it’s true that at a basic level, in-sourcing means fewer jobs contracted out to private industry and therefore fewer contracting dollars, proponents say the news isn’t all bad.  Here are some thoughts from local, recognizable leaders of government and […] More

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    Kundra to CIOs: Get ready for Aug. 7 evaluation

    First came the IT dashboard. Now comes judgment day. Federal CIO Kundra tells Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller that Aug. 7 is the day the CIO Council will analyze portfolios across agencies. “This [Aug. 7 evaluation] will require first CIOs who may not have had power before to collect information and to vet the information,” […] More

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    Symantec's Jim Russell: Get ready for tougher FISMA

    Through the years, Symantec's Jim Russell has offered this blunt assessment of FISMA: It lacks “teeth.“ The current law's inability to hold agencies accountable for data breaches, plus staff and budgetary issues, have driven inaction by many smaller agencies. Forty-two percent of them don't even have dedicated IT staff. But the tide is turning. More […] More

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    CSC's Jim Sheaffer: “Plan for the long run“

    Insourcing. Organizational conflict of interest. Transparency. If ever industry had its share of issues on the table, this would be it. For ideas on how to navigate the hot button issues of the day, ExecutiveBiz recently caught up with industry veteran Jim Sheaffer, president of CSC – North American Public Sector. In a candid exchange, […] More

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    The Federal IT dashboard “” your questions answered

    The other day we reported that Federal CIO Vivek Kundra had made good on his word to implement a federal IT dashboard. The web-based initiative has a bold objective: to provide an open and transparent way for the public to track the US government's $74 billion investment in federal technology projects. With your own projects […] More

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    Andrea Baker: Government 2.0 trends to watch

    The winds of change are blowing in the government marketplace, and nowhere is that change more felt than in the realm of web-based communications. For the latest in Government 2.0 trends, we recently sat down with Andrea Baker, director of technology and self-described “social web evangelist,” who works with Navstar, a Falls, Church, Va.-based provider […] More

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