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Contractor-Backed STEM Programs Seek to Build Cyber Workforce

Raytheon and several other contractors have been sponsoring competitions and scholarship programs to encourage students to pursue a career in cybersecurity, the Washington Post reported Monday. Vanessa Small writes Raytheon’s MathMovesU initiative seeks to boost middle school students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math subjects and the company invests …

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Contractors Adopt New Tactics to Lure Cyber Talent

Washington area contractors are applying unconventional strategies to attract and retain cybersecurity professionals, the Washington Post reported Monday. Sarah Halzack writes employers are facing tougher competition for workers with up-to-date technical skills as commercial and government clients focus heavily on cybersecurity projects. Foreground Security acquired training services provider Cyberspann to establish …

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Engility Marks One-Year Anniversary; Tony Smeraglinolo Comments

Engility Corp. has marked the first anniversary of its spinoff from L-3 Communications and establishment as an independent government contractor. Since July 2012, the company has won positions on contracts worth more than a combined $14 billion and received recognition from the National Veteran Small Business Coalition since July 2012, Engility said …

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CRS Report: 108K Contractors in Afghanistan

The Congressional Research Service says there are 108,000 U.S.-paid contractors providing military support in Afghanistan, outnumbering the 65,700 uniformed troops on the ground, Nextgov reported Thursday. Bob Brewin writes CRS said in a report that the Pentagon spent $159.6 billion between 2007 and 2012 on contracting services in Iraq and …

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Thoma Bravo Completes $1.1B Deltek Buy; Kevin Parker Comments

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has completed its $1.1 billion acquisition of enterprise software provider Deltek, Deltek announced Wednesday. Deltek will remain headquartered in Herndon, Va. as a now-private company and continue with the same management team, led by President and CEO Kevin Parker. Parker said in a release the …

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ASM Research a GovStar Award Finalist; John Fraser Comments

ASM Research is a finalist for a SmartCEO magazine award recognizing companies providing products and services to the federal government, the company announced Tuesday. The company is in the running for the GOVstar award in the technical trailblazer, large category sector for helping the Army run the branch’s training requirements …

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GTRI Wins Award for Boeing GPS Contract Supply

Global Technology Resource Inc. has won a silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its performance as a supplier. The company said it was one of 407 suppliers to receive the silver level of recognition. The company supplies a Boeing GPS contract and supports classified and independent research and development for …

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