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DHS Execs: Agency Seeking Early Feedback From Industry on IT Acquisitions

The Department of Homeland Security wants potential vendors in an information technology acquisition program to give the agency feedback early in the process via responses to requests for information, DHS’ chief procurement officer said Wednesday. Soraya Correa,  DHS’ CPO since January 2015, told an audience of industry executives at a Potomac Officers …

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Weekly Roundup April 25 – April 29 2016: Investors Give Mixed Signals on Contractor Stocks & more

April 25 – April 29 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson First quarter earnings season has given investors with keen interest in the aerospace, defense and government contracting sectors a smorgasboard of items to consider as they gauge the industry’s health. …

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Weekly Roundup April 18 – April 22 2016: First Quarter Earnings Season Arrives & more

April 18 – April 22 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Corporate earnings season is underway for the first quarter and gives an opportunity for investors to gauge the financial health and performance of the world’s largest defense and government contractors. We …

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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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