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  • GSA Issues RFI for Cyber National Mission Force - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GSA Issues RFI for Cyber National Mission Force

    The General Services Administration has issued a request for information to gather ideas from industry on an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide support services for a proposed nationwide cyber force, Defense Systems reported Monday. Mark Pomerleau writes the GSA“™s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center plans to set up the Cyber National Mission Force in partnership with the U.S. Cyber Command. Pomerleau […] More

  • McKinsey Report Highlights Public-Private Infrastructure Funding Gap - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    McKinsey Report Highlights Public-Private Infrastructure Funding Gap

    A McKinsey & Co. report projects that $57 trillion in funds will be needed to build and repair public infrastructure assets through 2030 but governments are unlikely to meet the global demand for infrastructure. McKinsey’s Alastair Green, Tim Koller, and Robert Palter said they believe many public works projects fail to attract private funding due […] 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

  • Report: Private Sector Added 204K Jobs in October - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Private Sector Added 204K Jobs in October

     The Labor Department estimates that businesses in the U.S. added about 204,000 jobs in October, the Longview, Texas News-Journal reported Saturday. Lynne Sladky writes that the department also found unemployment rose to 7.3 percent from 7.2 percent but cited furloughs of federal employees during the 16-day shutdown as the likely reason for the increase. Service […] More

  • Katerine Martinez Joins CenturyLink as a Govt Affairs Director - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Katerine Martinez Joins CenturyLink as a Govt Affairs Director

    Katerine Martinez, formerly head of the New Mexico state government“™s construction industries division, has joined CenturyLink as a government affairs director, the Santa Fe Reporter reported Wednesday. Justin Horwath writes she follows Johnny Montoya, previously the Public Regulation Commission“™s chief of staff, who moved to the telecommunications provider in August. More

  • General Dynamics AIS, University Partner in Data Science Center Program; John Jolly Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics AIS, University Partner in Data Science Center Program; John Jolly Comments

    A General Dynamics business unit has been selected the first industrial member of a university research center that aims to foster collaboration and information sharing between the public and private sectors. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute started its data science research center in 2010 to address data-centric and data-intensive research challenges and seeks to add more corporate […] More

  • TWD ESS Services Approved for GSA Security Equipment, Services Vehicle; Marlon Phillips Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TWD ESS Services Approved for GSA Security Equipment, Services Vehicle; Marlon Phillips Comments

    An information technology-based security company TWD & Associates holds minority ownership in has been approved for a General Services Administration Schedule contract covering physical security countermeasure and authentication products and services. TWD ESS Services acquired the GSA Schedule 84 contract through its purchase of Clear Government Solutions Inc.’s security division, TWD ESS said Monday. “As […] More

  • Deloitte to Help Study Public-Private Partnerships, Form Strategies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Deloitte to Help Study Public-Private Partnerships, Form Strategies

    A Deloitte unit has been hired to study existing partnerships between the government and private sectors in Nepal and help devise a framework for implementing such ventures, eKantipur.com reported Sunday. The consulting firm will conduct research to identify problems with the country’s private-public partnership model and make recommendations for improvement, Finance Ministry Joint Secretary Baikuntha […] More

  • Jill Singer, John Gilligan Named AFCEA Cyber Panel Co-Chairs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jill Singer, John Gilligan Named AFCEA Cyber Panel Co-Chairs

    Jill Singer, former National Reconnaissance Office chief information officer, and John Gilligan, a former SRA International senior vice president of the defense group, have been appointed co-chairs of AFCEA International’s cyber committee. The cyber committee comprises of representatives from government, private sector and academic institutions that aim to facilitate dialogue on cyber issues through meetings […] More

  • Deloitte to Assess College's New Student Healthcare Plan - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Deloitte to Assess College’s New Student Healthcare Plan

    Deloitte Consulting LLP will assess a proposed plan to privatize healthcare for students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The university’s board of regents selected Deloitte to help UNL administration and health personnel assess the value of the university’s health center and provide a final report to Regent Tim Clare by early May,  The Daily Nebraskan […] More

  • Lockheed Building Energy Tanks Using Shuttle Equipment; Gerry Fasano Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Building Energy Tanks Using Shuttle Equipment; Gerry Fasano Comments

    Lockheed Martin has won a contract to manufacture liquefied natural gas tanks Louisiana in a bid to meet growing energy demand for storage and transportation. The company will create create cryogenic tanks to power up LNG-fueled vessels by using its space shuttle external tank manufacturing equipment originally intended for other government program, the company said Tuesday. […] More

  • Booz Allen Vice Chair Mike McConnell: Cyber Legislation Needed, Exec Order 'A Good Start' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Booz Allen Vice Chair Mike McConnell: Cyber Legislation Needed, Exec Order ‘A Good Start’

    The U.S. needs cybersecurity legislation to protect citizens and businesses from increasing rates of cyber attacks and exploitation, according to Booz Allen Hamilton Vice Chairman Mike McConnell. McConnell, a former national intelligence director in both the Obama and George W. Bush administrations, released a statement Wednesday regarding a new White House executive order aimed at […] More

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