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  • Robert Gates, Frances Townsend Among Featured Speakers at SAP NS2 Summit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Robert Gates, Frances Townsend Among Featured Speakers at SAP NS2 Summit

    Several U.S. national security, intelligence and information technology experts will present at the annual SAP NS2 Solutions Summit in Falls Church, Virginia on Oct. 30. The event, themed “Decoding the New Era of U.S. National Security,” will include forums on cyber and insider threats, big data and sequestration, SAP NS2 said Tuesday. SAP NS2 Chairman […] More

  • Gates: DoD CIO Duties Not being Transferred to Cyber Command - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Gates: DoD CIO Duties Not being Transferred to Cyber Command

    A new memo from the Defense Department says the responsibilities of DoD chief information officer won’t be transferred to Cyber Command. Posted online July 5, the undated memo is signed by former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who recently resigned from his role. According to the memo, obtained by FierceGovernmentIT, Gates had previously “tentatively agreed […] More

  • Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally Ready to Rumble - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally Ready to Rumble

    Rolling Thunder is set to rumble through Washington D.C., for the 24th time this Memorial Day weekend. The annual event recognizes those who have served and calls attention to POWs and MIAs. More than 250,000 are expected to attend the rally May 27-29. The event begins Friday evening with a candlelight vigil held at the […] More

  • Security Shuffle Starts Week - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Security Shuffle Starts Week

    The beltway was hopping this week with major moves and mergers. Across our media properties, we tracked news at the FBI, a changing of the guard at DoD and the changing faces at some of GovCon's executive tables. ExecutiveGov topped the news this week with reports that Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta will replace […] More

  • CACI's Dr. Jack London on WikiLeaks, the Insider Threat and Defining Cyber War - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CACI's Dr. Jack London on WikiLeaks, the Insider Threat and Defining Cyber War

    In the wake of the WikiLeaks disclosures that tarnished American diplomatic relations and highlighted the issue of the insider threat, many wondered whether leaks can ever be stopped. CACI International Inc‘s Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board Dr. Jack London, who previously called the world a “dangerous place,” talked to The New New Internet […] More

  • Post-Iraq: What's Next for Defense Contracting? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Post-Iraq: What’s Next for Defense Contracting?

    On Sept. 1, President Barack Obama announced the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq and declared it was time for America to “turn the page.” While a 50,000-strong force will remain in theater in an advisory role through the end of next year, training the nascent post-Saddam Iraqi military, the question remains: What will […] More

  • DCAA: New Mission, New Philosophy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DCAA: New Mission, New Philosophy

    Patrick Fitzgerald, DCAA Director, and Robert Hale, DoD comptroller, acknowledge in an online editorial for federaltimes.com that “DCAA’s reputation has been tarnished in recent years by complaints involving poor audit quality and abusive management.”  GAO has been particularly critical, releasing a report last October titled “Widespread DCAA Audit Problems Leave Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Vulnerable to […] 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

  • The Future of America's Armed Forces - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    The Future of America’s Armed Forces

    At CNAS’ 2010 conference: Shaping the Agenda, military and policy leaders shared their views on how America’s armed forces will need to evolve to meet the changing needs of an increasingly unstable international environment. Keynote speaker Michele Flournoy, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, said that despite significant progress in Iraq and Afghanistan, “we have a […] More

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    Robert Gates Wholeheartedly Backs Clapper for DNI

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates “winced with pain” when he heard President Obama was planning to nominate Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence James Clapper to the vacant DNI position. He knew he was about to lose one of his best. “I think the president could not have found a better person, a more experienced person, […] More

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    Mullen Wants Better Relationship with China

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen has made it clear he stands in agreement with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates that China's military is standing in the way of improved U.S.-China relations. “From what I see, in the request to visit [with Chinese military leaders in China] that has been […] More

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    Robert Gates Shares Thoughts on Variety of Key Issues

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates sat down with John King of CNN to discuss his thoughts on a number of crucial areas of national interest including Pakistan, Iraq, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and his stance on the defense spending budget. Gates noted improved relations with the nation of Pakistan, underscoring the sometimes tense times with […] More

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