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  • Inmarsat“™s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Wins AFCEA International Award - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Inmarsat“™s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Wins AFCEA International Award

    Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Inmarsat“™s senior vice president of U.S. government sector, has received an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association award for her advocacy to help further women empowerment in the work space. The AFCEA Northern Virginia chapter selected the executive for the award to honor her leadership of the Women in NOVA program over the past three years, […] More

  • DMI Wins Mobile Device Mgmt System Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DMI Wins Mobile Device Mgmt System Contract

    Digital Management Inc. has won a $16 million contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide a mobile device management system to the Defense Department, NextGov reported Friday. Bob Brewin writes the three-year contract includes work to set up and operate an applications store where federal employees with smartphones and tablets can download approved […] More

  • Teri Takai Says UAS Spectrum Usage Up As WH Council Recommends Spectrum Sharing - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Teri Takai Says UAS Spectrum Usage Up As WH Council Recommends Spectrum Sharing

    The number of unmanned aerial systems using government-held spectrum has increased more than 40 times between 2002 and 2010, Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai said Friday. American Forces Press Service reports Takai made the remarks following the release of a report from a White House advisory council on how spectrum relates to economic […] More

  • Pentagon Releases New Mobile Strategy; Teri Takai Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon Releases New Mobile Strategy; Teri Takai Comments

    The Defense Department has released a new mobile device strategy to address increasing demand of the devices and security of the devices, Reuters reports. Pentagon Chief Information Officer Teri Takai said that the new strategy will focus on information sharing and collaboration across the military branches and other defense agencies, according to Andrea Shalal-Esa’s report. […] More

  • Air Force Plans to Purchase 2,725 iPad3 Tablets - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force Plans to Purchase 2,725 iPad3 Tablets

    The Air Force plans to purchase additional iPads that will be used for flight management and as sources of reference for flight crews.  In a request for proposals, the Air Force said it wants 2,725 third-generation iPads to be used as electronic flight bags. The 64 gigabyte, Wi-Fi only devices will replace reference books and […] More

  • Defense CIO Takai Says Tech Overcomes Scarce Resources - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Defense CIO Takai Says Tech Overcomes Scarce Resources

    Technology will enable agencies to continue executing their critical functions amidst budget cuts, according to Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai. Takai told ACT-IAC Excellence.gov awards attendees Tuesday that agencies should use technology the right way in order to survive the recent federal budget cuts, Federal Computer Week reports. Innovation and technology are areas where […] More

  • Report: Pentagon Approval for Android, Apple In the Works - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Pentagon Approval for Android, Apple In the Works

    The Defense Information Systems Agency expects to issue security guidelines in August covering both Google‘s Android operating system and Apple‘s iOS, a lead DISA official told NextGov. Mark Orndorff, DISA’s program executive officer for mission assurance network operations, said the guidelines will address security concerns that currently bar the use of commercial devices on the Pentagon’s […] More

  • LandWarNet Speaker Lineup Announced; DoD's Teri Takai to Participate - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    LandWarNet Speaker Lineup Announced; DoD's Teri Takai to Participate

    Held Aug. 23-25 in Tampa, Fla., the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s LandWarNet Conference 2011 will focus on “Transforming Cyber While at War” and feature speakers, panel sessions, information exchange forums and exhibits. AFCEA today announced some of the confirmed speakers, which include industry executives as well as government officials. From the public sector, […] More

  • DoD Works to Prevent another WikiLeaks, Insider Threat - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DoD Works to Prevent another WikiLeaks, Insider Threat

    On the heels of the WikiLeaks debacle and growing concerns about the insider threat, the Defense Department has taken steps in preventing another massive leak of its classified information, a senior official told a Senate committee last week. After thousands of classified military documents were leaked and distributed online last summer, DoD launched an investigation and […] More

  • Top 50 Government CIOs Announced - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Top 50 Government CIOs Announced

    U.S. Cyber Command and NSA head Keith B. Alexander and White House cyber coordinator Howard A. Schmidt have been chosen among the top 50 government CIOs on InformationWeek Government’s compilation of technology leaders across federal, state and local agencies. But what exactly makes a top government CIO? Although there is no one-size-fits-all answer for that […] 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

  • New DoD CIO Teri Takai Has Work Cut Out for Her - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    New DoD CIO Teri Takai Has Work Cut Out for Her

    Taking office Nov. 7 as the new CIO of the Department of Defense, industry veteran Teri Takai has mountains to climb. Her appointment is landmark: Not only is she the first female CIO of the Department of Defense, she is also the first civilian in the role. Because of changes in the confirmation procedure, Takai’s […] More

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