Tag Archives: Obama administration

Deltek’s Angie Petty: Pending Administration Change ‘Unlikely’ to Affect Federal IT Contract Spending

Angie Petty, a principal research analyst at Deltek, has said she does not expect the pending change in U.S. administration to have a significant impact on federal information technology budgets and contract spending by agencies. She wrote in a blog entry posted Tuesday that Deltek analysts have observed that governmental efforts …

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Executive Order Says Gov Cons Must Disclose Donations

Rumor has it federal contractors may soon be required to disclose political contributions. In an end run around the failed DISCLOSE Act, the Obama administration may be getting ready to use the power of the executive branch to enact campaign finance reform. A draft of a proposed executive order spells …

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Place your bets: Is cyber czar announcement really near?

The announcement of cyber coordinator may be near. At least that’s what a source tells Federal Times. And it’s a toss-up between two contenders — ISF President Howard Schmidt and former Assistant Defense Secretary Frank Kramer. The source goes on to say the announcement may come around Thanksgiving —  effectively …

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Government Cyber Spending to Increase Drastically

According to research conducted by the analytic firm Input, government spending on cyber security will increase at a compound rate of 8.1 percent between 2009 and 2014. Funding for contracted work will increase $3.8 billion from 2009 to 2014. Government spending on general IT products and services will also increase …

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October is Cyber Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month kicked off on Thursday at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. The event, sponsored by The National Cyber Security Alliance and endorsed by close to 100 organizations (including The New New Internet), brought in notable speakers, particularly the secretary of DHS, Janet Napolitano and …

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Hathaway Optimistic on Direction of Cybersecurity

At the ArcSight Protect 09 conference, keynote speaker Melissa Hathaway, former acting senior director for cyberspace at the White House, pointed to her belief that the federal government is moving in the right direction for securing cyberspace. However, she highlighted that currently the nation is not where it should be …

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David Berteau of CSIS: 2010 defense budget heating up

Congressional activity over the 2010 defense budget is heating up. On July 30, the House of Representatives passed a defense spending bill for fiscal year 2010 that included money for four programs the Obama administration opposed. Now it’s up to the Senate to come up with a version of the …

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Potential 'Cyber Czar' Candidates Revealed

Melissa Hathaway, Rod Beckstrom and Paul Kurtz are the forerunners in the race to be the U.S. government’s first “cyber czar.” Don Adams, the Palo Alto-based chief technology officer, Worldwide, Public Sector for tech giant Tibco, said in a statement. The Obama administration’s information security chief (a job title that still …

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