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  • Report: Contracting Picture Clears Up for 2Q as FY '12 Budgets Settle - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Contracting Picture Clears Up for 2Q as FY ’12 Budgets Settle

    President Obama recently signed two appropriations bills that fund agencies throughout the entire 2012 fiscal year. This is a stark contrast from the last several months when federal agencies operated under a series of short-term continuing resolutions. Despite operating without set budgets, agencies awarded more than $45 million in contracts in the first quarter of […] More

  • OMB Reports Reduced Contract Spending in 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    OMB Reports Reduced Contract Spending in 2010

    The Washington Post today reported government spending on contracts went down $15 billion between 2009 and 2010. According to the White House, products and services contracts totaled $550 billion in 2009. In 2010, contracts totaled $535 billion. The cuts are a result of the Obama administration's pledge to reduce $40 million in contract spending over […] More

  • New CIA Spy Chief Represents Shift in Agency Priorities - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    New CIA Spy Chief Represents Shift in Agency Priorities

    Last week, the CIA announced the nomination of John Bennett, a former station chief and Marine Corps officer, to head the National Clandestine Service (NCS).  As the CIA’s station chief in Islamabad, Pakistan, he oversaw drone strikes that killed at least 20 high-level Al Qaeda leaders, including Baitullah Mehsud, and he previously led the CIA’s […] More

  • Cameron and Obama Discuss Pentagon Hacker's Extradition - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cameron and Obama Discuss Pentagon Hacker's Extradition

    British Prime Minister David Cameron has raised the issue of Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon’s extradition case with President Barack Obama, according to The Guardian. Cameron and his deputy PM, Nick Clegg, have each criticized the extradition attempts of McKinnon, arguing that he should instead appear in a British court. McKinnon stands accused of hacking Department […] 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

  • Cybersecurity: A Year in Review - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cybersecurity: A Year in Review

    This past Saturday, May 29 marked the one year anniversary of the President Barack Obama’s speech on cybersecurity where he said “America’s economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity.” Since that speech, the United States has moved systematically towards enhancing cybersecurity through the following initiatives: The 60-day Cyberspace Policy Review, spearheaded by […] More

  • Daily Government Contracting Recap - May 6, 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Daily Government Contracting Recap – May 6, 2010

    Bill Bodie resigned from KBR. GSA Administrator Martha Johnson wants a carbon-neutral government. President Obama signed the Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act. This French cyber expert says he “lives in a world of nightmares.” Non-latin characters are coming to the internet as ICANN opens up its registration. Brunei needs better cybersecurity. Raytheon, Wyle and Alion […] More

  • Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong Breaks Silence: NASA on a "Long Downhill Slide to Mediocrity" - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong Breaks Silence: NASA on a “Long Downhill Slide to Mediocrity”

    According to an open letter from last Tuesday signed by Neil Armstrong, Commander of Apollo 11; James Lovell, Commander of Apollo 13 and Eugene Cernan, Commander of Apollo 17, President Obama’s proposed overhaul of NASA is “devastating” to U.S. space exploration efforts.  The letter echoed sentiments voiced last year by the Augustine Commission on Space […] More

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    Contractor Fatalities on the Rise in Afghanistan

    A new report issued by the Congressional Research Service offers stark news for contractors supporting the United States’ military efforts on the ground in Afghanistan. 289 contractors have been killed since the military operation commenced eight years ago.  100 of those fatalities have occurred over the last six months. According to ProPublica, this is due […] More

  • CNCI Declassified - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CNCI Declassified

    The White House has unveiled a declassified version of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI). The CNCI was originally started by the Bush Administration and President Obama has decided to evolve the CNCI to become key sections in an expanded and up-to-date cybersecurity strategy for the US. The decision to declassify portions of the CNCI […] More

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