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  • Former US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich Joins Nuix Board - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich Joins Nuix Board

    Jeffrey Bleich, a group CEO and partner at law firm Dentons, has joined the board of directors at Herndon, Virginia-based information management technology developer Nuix. Nuix said Tuesday that Bleich will fill a board seat vacated by Eddie Sheehy, who stepped down as CEO of the company and resigned his position on the board. Tony Castagna, Nuix co-founder and […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL's Christine Fox Joins Board of Visitors at U.S. Naval Academy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL’s Christine Fox Joins Board of Visitors at U.S. Naval Academy

    President Barack Obama has appointed Christine Fox, assistant director for policy and analysis at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, to the U.S. Naval Academy’s board of visitors. APL said Monday Fox will work with 15 other board members to evaluate matters that concern the academy, including its state of morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs […] More

  • Unisys CEO Peter Altabef to Join Obama's Telecom Advisory Panel - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Unisys CEO Peter Altabef to Join Obama’s Telecom Advisory Panel

    President Barack Obama is set to appoint Peter Altabef, president and CEO of Unisys, as a member of the White House’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Unisys said Monday Altabef will join other senior industry executives who provide recommendations to the U.S. president on policy and technical issues related to national security, cybersecurity, global communications infrastructure, critical infrastructure and […] More

  • Grace Hopper, Newt Minow Among Latest Medal of Freedom Recipients - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Grace Hopper, Newt Minow Among Latest Medal of Freedom Recipients

    Grace Hopper, former U.S. Navy admiral and a computer pioneer, and Newt Minow, former Federal Communications Commission chairman, have been awarded the final Medals of Freedom for President Barack Obama’s term in office. Hopper previously held roles with the U.S. Naval Reserve, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sperry, Association of Computer Programmers […] More

  • Sandia Natl Labs Vet Julia Phillips Joins National Science Board - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sandia Natl Labs Vet Julia Phillips Joins National Science Board

    Julia Phillips, former acting vice president and chief technology officer of the Education Department‘s Sandia National Laboratories, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Science Board. She will lead efforts to maintain U.S.’ key role in the science and engineering fields in her new position, Sandia Labs said Wednesday. Her 19-year career at Sandia […] More

  • First Line Technology to Manufacture Navy-Patented Decontamination Tech Under License Agreement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    First Line Technology to Manufacture Navy-Patented Decontamination Tech Under License Agreement

    The U.S. Navy and Virginia-based small business First Line Technology have signed an exclusive license agreement that authorizes the company to manufacture a Navy-patented decontamination technology for warfighters and first responders. The Navy said Friday researchers from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division developed and patented the Dahlgren Decon decontamination technology in efforts to protect warfighters against chemical, biological and radiological threats. […] More

  • GSA to Require Greenhouse Gas Emission, Reduction Goal Disclosures From IT Vendors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GSA to Require Greenhouse Gas Emission, Reduction Goal Disclosures From IT Vendors

    The General Services Administration plans to require large and medium-sized information technology contractors to publicly disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and related reduction goals through an annual report. A Federal Register notice posted Wednesday stated GSA wants to include its Alliant 2 Government-wide Acquisition Contract for information technology products and services under the agency’s GHG disclosure requirements. GSA says the plan is […] More

  • GSA Requests Feedback on Cybersecurity Service Procurement via IT Schedule 70 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GSA Requests Feedback on Cybersecurity Service Procurement via IT Schedule 70

    The General Services Administration seeks feedback from industry and other stakeholders regarding the selling process for cybersecurity services through IT Schedule 70. According to a notice published Wednesday on FedBizOpps, the request for information aligns with President Barack Obama’s mandate on the Cybersecurity National Action Plan. The plan works to drive cybersecurity awareness and protection, privacy, public safety […] More

  • Melody Barnes Joins Booz Allen Board of Directors; Ralph Shrader Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Melody Barnes Joins Booz Allen Board of Directors; Ralph Shrader Comments

    Melody Barnes, formerly a domestic policy strategist and vice provost and senior fellow at New York University, has joined Booz Allen Hamilton's board of directors. Barnes will serve as a member of the compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees, Booz Allen said Friday. Her term is set to end in the summer of 2016. […] More

  • Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed to Keep Gov't Cyber Business - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed to Keep Gov’t Cyber Business

    Lockheed Martin will retain its government cybersecurity business as the company looks to potentially separate many of its information technology and technical services segments, CEO Marillyn Hewson told Defense News in an interview posted Monday. The company’s commercial cyber business is part of Lockheed’s IT and technical services business review, she said. “Market dynamics and changing customer priorities have made it clear that these […] More

  • Deltek: Obama's Budget Package Shows Support for Higher Contract Spending - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Deltek: Obama’s Budget Package Shows Support for Higher Contract Spending

    A new Deltek report says that President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal 2016 budget reflects the administration’s efforts to increase spending on priority programs across the government. The company has estimated that overall contractor-addressable spending will grow 2 percent to $660 billion in FY 2016 if Congress approves the budget plan, Deltek said Wednesday. Federal spending […] More

  • Leidos' Rob Zitz: White House Should Push for Govt-Industry Cyber Intell Exchange - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leidos’ Rob Zitz: White House Should Push for Govt-Industry Cyber Intell Exchange

    Rob Zitz, chief systems architect at Leidos, said he hopes that President Barack Obama would urge public and private organizations to bolster sharing of cyber threat intelligence, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. Jill Aitoro writes President Obama was scheduled to discuss his administration’s cyber defense strategies on Tuesday during a speech at the National […] More

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