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  • Leon Panetta Joins Oracle Board; Michael Boskin Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leon Panetta Joins Oracle Board; Michael Boskin Comments

    Leon Panetta, former Pentagon and CIA chief, has been elected to the board of directors at Oracle. The yearlong appointment, which brings the number of Oracle’s board members to 12, was made via unanimous decision at the company’s annual shareholders meeting, Oracle said Monday. “Panetta is a dynamic leader with a distinguished record of public service at the […] More

  • ExecutiveGov Keeps Watch on Defense, VA Health IT Activity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ExecutiveGov Keeps Watch on Defense, VA Health IT Activity

    Healthcare information technology is seen in many business and government circles as a high-growth market for many GovCon firms as agencies seek to upgrade the technology infrastructures that underpin their health initiatives. ExecutiveGov, one of four Executive Mosaic news websites at the intersection of the public and private sectors, has highlighted comments from government leaders […] More

  • Pentagon Vet Michele Flournoy Joins BCG Public Sector Practice - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon Vet Michele Flournoy Joins BCG Public Sector Practice

    Michele Flournoy, formerly the Defense Department’s third-highest ranked official, has joined the Boston Consulting Group as a senior adviser within the public sector practice. The company said she will help drive change in the government arena to BCG teams and governments they work with around the world. Between February 2009 and February 2012, she served […] More

  • US, China Defense Heads Agree To Cyber Collaboration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US, China Defense Heads Agree To Cyber Collaboration

    China and the U.S. have agreed to collaborate in cyber space in an attempt to avoid avoid any future crises, BBC reports.  Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chinese defense leader Liang Guanglie met Monday in Washington to discuss territorial disputes in the South China Sea, arms sales to Taiwan, North Korea’s nuclear program and cybersecurity.  […] More

  • Integrity Applications Incorporated is Honored with 2011 Secretary Defense Employer Support Freedom Award - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Integrity Applications Incorporated is Honored with 2011 Secretary Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

    Integrity Application Incorporated recently announced it has been honored with the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award is the highest recognition given by the Defense Department to large, small and public sector employers for their support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. “This is an incredible honor and all […] More

  • Panetta: 'We Have to Continue to Focus on the Threat of Cyber Attacks' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Panetta: 'We Have to Continue to Focus on the Threat of Cyber Attacks'

    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke to service members about national cybersecurity concerns during a visit last week to U.S. Strategic Command headquarters in Nebraska. In his address, he discussed key security threats, achievements in the war against terrorism and the future of the defense budget. He warned the soldiers that the largest threat to […] More

  • Pentagon Releases First-ever Cyberspace Strategy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon Releases First-ever Cyberspace Strategy

    The Defense Department today released its strategy for operating in cyberspace, its first unified plan that aims to address the multitude of cyber threats the nation faces on a daily basis. “It is critical to strengthen our cyber capabilities to address the cyber threats we’re facing,” said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in a release. “I […] More

  • Senate Confirms Leon Panetta as Next Secretary of Defense - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Senate Confirms Leon Panetta as Next Secretary of Defense

    CIA Director Leon Panetta has been confirmed as the forthcoming secretary of defense, receiving a unanimous endorsement from the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Panetta has been a front-runner to succeed Robert M. Gates since Gates announced plans to step down after 4.5 years of service in the position throughout the Bush and Obama administrations. “On […] More

  • Security Shuffle Starts Week - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Security Shuffle Starts Week

    The beltway was hopping this week with major moves and mergers. Across our media properties, we tracked news at the FBI, a changing of the guard at DoD and the changing faces at some of GovCon“™s executive tables. ExecutiveGov topped the news this week with reports that Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta will replace […] More

  • Spy Chief: Digital Pearl Harbor Could Happen - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Spy Chief: Digital Pearl Harbor Could Happen

    CIA Director Leon E. Panetta told a U.S. House panel Thursday cybersecurity is the international “battleground of the future,” echoing FBI head Robert S. Mueller‘s concerns about cybersecurity being a growing problem. Appearing before the House intelligence committee, which was holding a hearing on worldwide threats, Panetta said he does not think there is any […] More

  • CIA Website Gets a Makeover - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CIA Website Gets a Makeover

    The CIA has launched a revamped website with links to YouTube and Flickr to help Americans better understand the agency’s often secretive work, officials said. “The idea behind these improvements is to make more information about the agency available to more people, more easily,” CIA Director Leon Panetta said in a statement Monday. “The CIA […] More

  • CIA Gets New Head of Clandestine Service - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CIA Gets New Head of Clandestine Service

    CIA Director Leon E. Panetta announced yesterday the appointment of John D. Bennett as the next head of the National Clandestine Service (NCS). Bennett will succeed Michael J. Sulick who is set to retire from the agency. The NCS is tasked with carrying out covert action and human intelligence (HUMINT) missions in pursuit of U.S. […] More

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