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Army National Guard Contract Awarded to CSC

A contract to continue work on training courseware has been granted to CSC by the General services Administration’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM). The Blanked Purchase Agreement (BPA), which is for one-year with four one-year options, replaces a previous Army National Guard award for training services from 2003. …

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Siki Giunta Named Fortisphere’s President and CEO

Fortisphere has named Siki Giunta its President and CEO. Giunta will bring over 20 years of corporate guidance and enterprise IT management software experience to bear in order to accelerate Fortisphere’s growth and strategically guide its expansion in the rapidly expanding virtualization market.  Previously, Giunta served as president and CEO of Managed Objects, a business service …

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Intelligent Decisions Opens Orlando, Florida Office

Intelligent Decisions, Inc. has announced today the opening of a new office in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando office will provide all traditional ID capabilities focusing on Engineering and Integration services. ID’s increased Florida presence will support local customers and contracts including recent STOC II contract awards, while helping to secure …

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Billable Hour Under Attack: Is Government Contracting Next?

What do pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, IT player Cisco Systems and credit powerhouse American Express have in common?  They’ve ditched the traditional hourly model for legal fees to cut costs. Pfizer, which spends over $500 million annually on legal fees, says it will cut legal costs by up to 20%, mostly …

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Are DoD Budget Cuts Ever Coming?

We reported in June that new administration’s defense budget includes major cuts to Missile Defense, Future Combat Systems and Navy shipbuilding operations, kills programs to build a new presidential helicopter and a new communications satellite system, delays the development of a new bomber, and includes only four more of the …

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Christine Ferguson of NSI: “Food Safety Plans Could Help States”

The Obama Administration’s plans to upgrade the food safety system could bring welcome relief to local and state agencies who have struggled to prevent food illness outbreaks amid bureaucracy as well as limited resources and federal leadership.  Plans include a new, public health-focused approach to food safety based on three …

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$25 Million Contract Awarded to Lockheed

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a $25 Million contract modification for a sonar system upgrade. The upgrade will utilize commercial hardware and software and will be performed on Virginia Class ships which are in the process of being modernized. The work, which will take place pre-dominantly in …

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Cyber “Czar” Position of Concern to Langevin

Jim Langevin (D) Congressman from Rhode Island has expressed concern over the delay in selecting a cybersecurity “czar”. Speculation on who will be appointed to the position has resumed since Melissa Hathaway, acting senior director of Cybersecurity under the White House National Security Council, has announced her resignation. She was …

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Government Cyber Security Enhanced by Cenzic’s GovShield

Cenzic Inc. has announced the cybersecurity initiative, GovShield ™ which aims to protect the government Web infrastructure from potential attackers. The program will be overseen by David Kimball, who brings 20 years of experience to the position. GovShield will support government agencies in complying with federal regulations, including the Federal …

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SAIC Awarded $11 Million Contract to Support Saudi Arabian Armed Forces

The U.S. Military Training Mission (USMTM) has awarded a one year base period with three one-year options contract to SAIC worth up to $11 Million, if all options are exercised. The contract calls for the USMTM to assist in the development of the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces (SAAF) through education. …

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