Tag Archives: Jeff Zients

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 to Fill Management Advisory Board with Private Sector CEOs

President Barack Obama has signed an executive order creating the Management Advisory Board, which will be compromised of private sector chief executive officers who will provide advice on best practices relating to technology, customer service and productivity. President Obama hopes to harness the expertise of the private sector because “the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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