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  • Trimming $20 Billion: Obama's 2011 IT Budget - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Trimming $20 Billion: Obama’s 2011 IT Budget

    This week, the Obama administration announced plans to cut 30 IT programs with combined annual development costs of about $3 billion, and total life cycle costs estimated  at about $20 billion. Trey Hodgkins, TechAmerica’s VP of National Security and Procurement Policy, said the decision brings to a “screeching halt some very significant programs,” and added […] More

  • Obama Administration Puts GovCon Under the Gun - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 braintrust has put at least […] More

  • Daily Government Contracting Recap - April 8, 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 8, 2010

    Learn how to track a hacker. Jeff Zients mandated upgrades for USASpending.gov. Robert Gates called for funding for special operations. FCC’s General Counsel commented on the Comcast Corp. v. FCC ruling. GAO applauded DHS for its National Infrastructure Plan. Raytheon and General Dynamics landed new navy contracts. Lockheed’s mission systems-equipped F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter […] More

  • Daily Government Contracting Roundup - March 15, 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Daily Government Contracting Roundup – March 15, 2010

    Adm. (Ret) William Fallon was named CEO at NeuralIQ Government Services. L-3 won an F-16 mission training center support deal. Jeff Zients wants to change the government’s hiring and appraisal systems. Aneesh Chopra delivered Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity message to the 10th Annual Game Developer’s Choice Awards. Microsoft’s e-health research is tapping the Xbox 360 […] More

  • ExecutiveBiz Names Top 20 People to Watch in 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ExecutiveBiz Names Top 20 People to Watch in 2010

    In just a few short weeks, 2010 begins “” the dawn of a new decade. The question now is: Who’ll be leading change in and around government contracting? We’ve got a few suggestions. For the second consecutive year, ExecutiveBiz brings you its annual list of Top 20 People to Watch. From government leaders to CEOs, policy […] More

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    In-Sourcing: Are GovCon's Fears Justified?

    While in-sourcing might make some in the government contracting community nervous, the great tribulation expected by the private sector hasn’t hit as hard as some noted industry watchers had anticipated.  But recent review of OMB activity shows there is definite cause for concern. Many large contractors were worried recently over a pair of OMB memos […] More

  • Zients, Americans Love to Keep Score - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Zients, Americans Love to Keep Score

    Obama Names Jeffrey Zients His Score Keeper President Barack Obama named Jeffrey Zients, a prominent Virginia business management consultant, as his choice to serve as the governments first Chief Performance Officer (CPO). Our new president pledged to gain control over wasteful spending and hold those responsible parties accountable. The President reminded Americans “If we’re going to rebuild our […] More

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