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Former Nat’l Security Advisor Thomas Donilon Rejoins O’Melveny & Myers as Partner, Vice Chair

Thomas Donilon, former national security advisor to the White House, has returned to O’Melveny & Myers LLP to serve as partner, vice chair and a member of the firm’s policy committee. In his role at O’Melveny & Myers, Donilon will work with business executives, company boards and entrepreneurs as they develop legal and …

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Obama: Sequestration ‘Will Not Happen’

With nearly two-and-a-half months to go before the scheduled start date of sequestration cuts, President Barack Obama asserted during the final presidential debate Monday night that the cuts “will not happen.” According to Federal News Radio‘s account of the debate, Obama said the budget his administration is considering focuses on maintaining …

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New Obama Chief of Staff Daley Resigns from Boeing Board

President Obama’s incoming chief of staff, William Daley has resigned from his position on Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) board of directors, the firm announced. “All of us at Boeing thank Bill for his contributions to our company and wish him well as he tackles this next phase of his exemplary public …

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OMB Report Claims $19 billion in Contracting Cost cuts

According to a recent report in the Washington Post, the Office of Management and Budget has found that federal agencies have cut close to $20 billion in contracting costs. In March 2009, President Obama instructed federal agencies to cut around $40 billion from contracting budgets over the next two years. …

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What the surge in Afghanistan means for Contractors

According to a study by the Congressional Research Service, the surge of 30, 000 troops in Afghanistan recently announced by President Obama will mean a likely surge in the number of contractors as well. The contractor surge is expected to include between 20, 000 to 56, 000 more contractors on …

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Government Contractor Arrested in Cuba

According to recent news reports, a US government contractor was arrested on December 5 by Cuban authorities. US news sources claimed the man was handing out telecommunications products in Cuba at the time of his arrest. The Department of State confirmed that an unidentified US citizen was arrested in Cuba …

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Recovery Act: Website Shows ‘Where the Money Goes’

In keeping with President Obama’s commitment to government transparency, the Office of Management and Budget has announced a new website dedicated to showing exactly where American tax dollars are being spent. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act two websites will display funds received and spent from the US government. Participants will ultimately submit to Federalreporting.gov and the published reports …

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STG Aids Obama Climate Change Report

STG Incorporated is an ‘added-value’ IT solutions, applied engineer capabilities and specific scientific solutions government contractor. STG helped the Obama administration comple the “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States” Report. The 31 scientsts desinged to the report concluded that the entire country is effected by global warming and therefore immediate, agreessive action must be …

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Debate Over Cybersecurity Czar Rages

According to the Washington Post (“Obama Aides Debate Role of Proposed Cyber Czar, ” May 13, 2009), there is a debate taking place within the Obama administration over the President’s proposed cybersecurity czar. Military, intelligence, and security officials are arguing that the new advisor should be established under the National …

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Martha Johnson nominated to return to GSA as Administrator

GSA veteran, Martha Johnson is President Obama’s choice to head the agency  after co-leading the Obama Presidential Transition Agency Review Team for GSA.  Martha brings her experience as Chief of Staff for then GSA Administrator David Barram from 1997 to 2001 with the objective of returning the federal procurement agency …

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