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  • FedRAMP Advocacy Group Proposes Overhaul of Govt Cloud Certification Process - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FedRAMP Advocacy Group Proposes Overhaul of Govt Cloud Certification Process

    A MeriTalk-formed industry advocacy group has developed a six-step plan that it believes the U.S. government should adopt to increase transparency and efficiency in the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. FedRAMP Fast Forward said Monday it crafted the proposal in a move to encourage the federal government to implement a “do-once-use-many” approach to assess and […] More

  • Lockheed Gets Recognition From Carbon Disclosure Project; Carol Cala Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Gets Recognition From Carbon Disclosure Project; Carol Cala Comments

    The Carbon Disclosure Project has acknowledged Lockheed Martin for its efforts to measure and disclose information on the potential impact of its operations on climate change. Lockheed said Wednesday it has achieved the 90th percentile CDP scores for climate change transparency efforts for five years in a row. “We’re pleased that CDP has once again recognized our efforts […] More

  • Kris Collo: GAO Adopts MicroPact Case Mgmt Platform to Track Investigations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Kris Collo: GAO Adopts MicroPact Case Mgmt Platform to Track Investigations

    MicroPact has been awarded a contract with the Government Accountability Office to offer the agency’s Forensic Audits and Investigative Service division a product to use as a criminal investigative case management platform. The company said Thursday FAIS will use entellitrak to manage civil and criminal investigations on fraud, waste and abuse of public funds and help standardize its investigative process. “Investigations are complex and rarely move through a […] More

  • DoD, DOE Score High on Transparency, Open Source Use - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DoD, DOE Score High on Transparency, Open Source Use

    The departments of Defense, Energy, HHS and Homeland Security have ranked the highest when it comes to transparency and the use of open source, according to a new survey by Open Source for America. The Federal Open Technology Report Card examined key indicators of open government and open technologies developed through online crowd sourcing and […] More

  • White House Unveils Challenge.gov - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    White House Unveils Challenge.gov

    The White House has launched the new Challenge.gov, an online tool provided by the General Services Administration that allows federal agencies to post contests aimed at increasing public involvement with the government. As part of the Obama administration’s call for an open government, agencies were called upon to leverage challenges and prizes to spur citizen […] More

  • David Berteau of CSIS: 2010 defense budget heating up - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    David Berteau of CSIS: 2010 defense budget heating up

    Congressional activity over the 2010 defense budget is heating up. On July 30, the House of Representatives passed a defense spending bill for fiscal year 2010 that included money for four programs the Obama administration opposed. Now it“™s up to the Senate to come up with a version of the legislation that meets with White […] More

  • CSC“™s Jim Sheaffer: “Plan for the long run“ - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CSC“™s Jim Sheaffer: “Plan for the long run“

    Insourcing. Organizational conflict of interest. Transparency. If ever industry had its share of issues on the table, this would be it. For ideas on how to navigate the hot button issues of the day, ExecutiveBiz recently caught up with industry veteran Jim Sheaffer, president of CSC – North American Public Sector. In a candid exchange, […] More

  • Vivek Kundra to leverage dashboards for open government - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vivek Kundra to leverage dashboards for open government

    When it comes to leveraging technology for greater government transparency, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has something new in mind: dashboards. The New York Times Bits blog reports that by the end of the month, Kundra “hopes to start yet another federal Web site that will give officials and the public a window into all of […] More

  • CGI“™s Gregg Mossburg: Demonstrating value to government customers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CGI“™s Gregg Mossburg: Demonstrating value to government customers

    If ever there was a time to demonstrate value to your customers, this is it. Obama“™s recent contracting memo articulated that urgency and raised the stakes over a key issue: how to add value to federal customers “” and show it. That“™s something Gregg Mossburg, who leads CGI Federal“™s Solution and Business Development organization, knows […] More

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