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  • NJVC's Kevin Jackson On How Cloud Can Change Intell Community Organization - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NJVC's Kevin Jackson On How Cloud Can Change Intell Community Organization

    Kevin Jackson, vice president and general manager of cloud services at NJVC, has co-authored a white paper on how the U.S. intelligence community can use cloud computing to locate data and apply it for missions. The Intelligence and National Security Alliance Cloud Computing Task Force interviewed nearly 50 thought leaders and policy makers in the […] More

  • ACT-IAC: Healthcare Data Analytics, New Data Tools Can Help Cut $220B From Deficit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ACT-IAC: Healthcare Data Analytics, New Data Tools Can Help Cut $220B From Deficit

    A new report from the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council estimates the federal government could cut $220 billion annually from the deficit through data analytics and private industry best practices, Federal Times reports. The ACT-IAC’s institute for innovation said $70 billion of that figure could come through creative use of big data […] More

  • Report: WH Using Cyber Info Sharing Pilots Ahead of Exec Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: WH Using Cyber Info Sharing Pilots Ahead of Exec Order

    The White House is using data gathered from two pilot programs to test the potential of a private-public cyber information sharing partnership before a cyber executive order is released, Federal News Radio reports. White House Cyber Coordinator Michael Daniel said the departments of Energy and Homeland Security are working with the electric sector to develop […] More

  • SBA Changes Small Business Size Standards - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SBA Changes Small Business Size Standards

    The Small Business Administration has adjusted its size standards for determining which private sector firms qualify as small businesses, the Washington Post reports. The changes vary depending on industry and aim to classify which firms qualify as small businesses. Companies in the professional, scientific and technical service sector saw a substantial increase from $4.5 million […] More

  • Executive Compensation Benchmark Going Up $70K - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Compensation Benchmark Going Up $70K

    The Office of Federal Procurement Policy raised the executive compensation benchmark to $763,029 annually, up $70,000, according to a Monday Federal Register post. The benchmark, previously set at $693,951, is the amount the government can reimburse private companies for its top five executives. Total wages, salaries, bonuses, restricted stock and deferred and performance incentives are […] More

  • Shawn Henry: Private Sector Has Cyber Info Void to Fill - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Shawn Henry: Private Sector Has Cyber Info Void to Fill

    Cybersecurity efforts should focus on hunting down the network intruder instead of trying to defend the network from an attack, says Shawn Henry, the FBI’s former top cyber official. Henry retired from the bureau last month and has moved to startup company CrowdStrike, which provides malware and incident response services.  The .gov space is effectively […] More

  • DHS Certifies AT&T for Disaster Response Readiness - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Certifies AT&T for Disaster Response Readiness

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency issued its first private sector emergency preparedness certification to AT&T Inc., DHS announced Wednesday. The Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Program certification acknowledges AT&T has processes to ensure post-disaster recovery, the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday. The National Quality Assurance USA, the program certification body, audited the company’s business continuity management system and declared […] More

  • IBM Providing Smarter Cloud in China - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM Providing Smarter Cloud in China

    IBM announced this week the continued adoption of its smarter computing systems, software and services across China’s private and public sectors. IBM is working with the China National Bureau of Statistics, Guizhou Provincial Health Department and Guizhou Mobile to help each build more advanced IT environments based on IBM’s optimized system architecture, data and analytics […] More

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