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Katrina McFarland: Army Seeks More R&D Dialogue With Industry

The U.S. Army is looking at how contractors spend government-issued funds for research-and-development programs in order to better understand where industry focuses its R&D efforts, the branch’s lead acquisition executive said Wednesday. Katrina McFarland told an audience at a Potomac Officers Club-hosted event in Falls Church, Virginia the Army’s closer examination of R&D spending at …

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Weekly Roundup April 11 – April 15 2016: FTC, DOJ Speak on Defense Consolidation & more

April 11 – April 15 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Consolidation among companies in the government services sector over the last half-decade has inevitably led market observers to ponder the prospects of merger-and-acquisition deals between the largest GovCon platform and product …

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Weekly Roundup April 4 – April 8 2016: Leidos Adds Zika Vaccine Program to Burgeoning Health Biz & more

April 4 – April 8 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The global effort to combat the spread of mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere now will include the company soon to become the largest U.S. government services contractor. …

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Rick Ledgett: NSA’s ’21’ Reorg Move Eyes Worker-Focused Approach

The National Security Agency‘s ongoing reorganization program aims to integrate its team into a single enterprise that continues cryptography as the core focus, NSA’s second-ranked official told the Potomac Officers Club Wednesday. Rick Ledgett said goals of “NSA21” initiative announced in February are to give its workforce opportunities to advance in careers through reductions …

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FBI’s Randall Coleman: Economic Espionage Part of ‘Hybrid Threat’ Picture

The FBI‘s number of investigations into possible economic espionage on U.S. businesses has increased by 53 percent within the past year, a top bureau official told the Potomac Officers Club Wednesday. Randall Coleman — executive assistant director of the criminal, cyber, response and services branch — described that environment as one under what …

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Weekly Roundup March 28 – April 1 2016: The Federal Angle in NTT Data’s Pickup of Dell Services & more

March 28 – April 1 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson An acquisition deal announced this week appears on the surface to have its roots in Tokyo and Texas but its impact will also be felt right here in the Washington …

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Weekly Roundup Mar. 21 – Mar. 24 2016: NIST-Backed Cyber Council Adds New Private Sector Leader & more

Mar. 21 – Mar. 24 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson A White House-mandated cybersecurity organization created to combine knowledge and experience from the public and private sectors added a new leader this week whose background includes stops on both sides. …

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Weekly Roundup Mar. 14 – Mar. 18 2016: Tetra Tech Makes Wave in Water Data Analytics M&A Move & more

Mar. 14 – Mar. 18 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson A Vienna, Virginia-based contractor that has been among the most prominent small businesses in federal contracting has started a new path in its two-decade journey from humble beginnings. Indus Corp., …

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Weekly Roundup Mar. 7 – Mar. 11 2016: GovCon Index, Defense Stocks Show Steady Recovery & more

Mar. 7 – Mar. 11 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The start of March has given investors everywhere a respite of calm so far after a January and February period of across-the-board, worldwide market volatility that carried over from the …

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Raquel Bono: Military EHR Transition Part of Push to More Interoperability, Patient-Centric Care Model

The Defense Health Agency views the military’s transition to a new commercial electronic health record system as one path for the armed forces to design healthcare in a way more centered around a model based on interoperability and centered around patients, DHA’s director told the Potomac Officers Club Tuesday. U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Raquel …

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