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  • Army Vet Stan McChrystal Named to Advisory Board of AI Company Accrete - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Army Vet Stan McChrystal Named to Advisory Board of AI Company Accrete

    Stan McChrystal, a retired U.S. Army four-star general, has joined the advisory board of artificial intelligence company Accrete.  The 34-year Army veteran previously led the U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan, as well as the Joint Special Operations Command, New York-based Accrete said Thursday.  McChrystal also served on the boards of Navistar International Corp., […] More

  • New Coalition of Retired Service Officials to Advocate for Changes to Gun Ownership Background Check Laws - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    New Coalition of Retired Service Officials to Advocate for Changes to Gun Ownership Background Check Laws

    Former Rep. Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly have formed a coalition of retired military officers that aims to urge political leaders to help prevent gun violence by addressing loopholes in laws and regulations on gun ownership-related background checks. Giffords and Kelly, also a retired NASA astronaut, named the members of the […] More

  • FiscalNote Adds Former Army General Stanley McChrystal to Board of Directors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FiscalNote Adds Former Army General Stanley McChrystal to Board of Directors

    Stanley McChrystal, a retired U.S Army general, has joined FiscalNote‘s board of directors after prior service as an adviser to the Washington-based open data services company since 2014. “Stan“™s remarkable military career and exemplified leadership skills will be invaluable resources to FiscalNote as the company grows and expands into the business compliance and international law sectors,“ […] More

  • The Top 20 People to Watch in 2011 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    The Top 20 People to Watch in 2011

    As the countdown to 2011 begins, ExecutiveBiz brings you its third annual list of the Top 20 People to Watch. From government to industry, this year’s list highlights individuals focused, largely, on two critical fronts: in government, cost-efficiency and national security; on the industry side, new innovation “” and the creation of new U.S. jobs […] More

  • McChrystal Podcast: No Political Aspirations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    McChrystal Podcast: No Political Aspirations

    Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal has recorded an exclusive podcast with the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement in which he states his views on his Rolling Stone interview, political aspirations and experience leading forces in Afghanistan. During the podcast, McChrystal reaffirms he does not have political aspirations. The podcast was done in anticipation of the […] More

  • McChrystal to Address Potomac Officers Club - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    McChrystal to Address Potomac Officers Club

    Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal will speak to the Potomac Officers Club on Nov. 18, the organization announced. McChrystal plans to speak about leadership and his varied experience, which includes being appointed commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan and NATO ISAF, leading more than 130,000 troops from 45 allied countries. Currently, McChrystal is teaching a seminar at […] More

  • McChrystal in Talks to Promote Book Deal - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    McChrystal in Talks to Promote Book Deal

    According to Crain“™s New York Business, last week retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal met with executives from three different New York publishing houses about a potential book deal. Reports say the book would focus on leadership, also the topic of McChrystal’s class at Yale University. McChrystal was accompanied by his agent, Washington, D.C., lawyer Robert Barnett, […] More

  • Stanley McChrystal to Speak at NCW Conference - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Stanley McChrystal to Speak at NCW Conference

    Gen. Stanley McChrystal will speak during the 10th Annual NCW Conference, Network Enabled Operations, taking place Jan. 24-27 at the Chrystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. McChrystal will speak about his methods for teambuilding and his leadership model during the conference. The former military commander of joint forces in Afghanistan, McChrystal retired from the military […] More

  • Senate Confirms Mattis as Head of CENTCOM - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Senate Confirms Mattis as Head of CENTCOM

    The Senate unanimously confirmed Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis yesterday as new commander of U.S. Central Command. Mattis, who was recommended by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, will take over for Army Gen. David H. Petraeus and will oversee all U.S. military operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, including the war in […] More

  • McChrystal Calls it a Career; Honored in D.C. - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    McChrystal Calls it a Career; Honored in D.C.

    Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, former leader of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, retired at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates lauded McChrystal for his time in the service. “We bid farewell to Stan McChrystal today with pride and sadness,“ Gates said. “Pride for his unique record as […] More

  • Petreaus Named McChrystal's Replacement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Petreaus Named McChrystal’s Replacement

    President Obama has named David Petreaus as Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s replacement as Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. After McChrystal’s position was compromised due to a controversial article in Rolling Stone, President Obama held a private meeting with the general and gave his final verdict. Central Command Chief Gen. David Petraeus will replace McChrystal as […] More

  • Are DoD Budget Cuts Ever Coming? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Are DoD Budget Cuts Ever Coming?

    We reported in June that new administration“™s defense budget includes major cuts to big spending programs.  But overall, will the DoD“™s bottom line really shrink?  Counterinsurgency expert David Kilcullen, senior advisor to Afghanistan theatre commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal, sees “about two more years of heavy fighting“ ahead of us in Afghanistan, and the Washington Post […] More

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