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Michael Daniel Joins Cyber Threat Alliance as President

Michael Daniel, former White House cybersecurity coordinator, has been named president of the Cyber Threat Alliance following CTA’s incorporation as an independent nonprofit organization in January. CTA said Tuesday it expects Daniel to bring to the alliance his experience in the development of strategic cyber programs and partnerships that span …

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Red Hat Symposium to Focus on Government IT Modernization; Paul Smith Comments

Red Hat will hold its annual symposium Nov. 2 in Arlington, Virginia to highlight the role of open source technology in digital transformation efforts across the government sector. The company said Wednesday it expects the 2016 Red Hat Government Symposium to draw more than 650 government and industry professionals to help address information technology challenges that public sector agencies face. …

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Paul Lombardi, Stan Soloway Inducted Into Hall of Fame at Greater Washington GovCon Awards

Former DynCorp International CEO Paul Lombardi and Stan Soloway, the departing president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, have been inducted into the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards Hall of Fame. Other winning executives and companies at the 13th Annual Greater Washington GovCon Awards were named in a ceremony held Thursday. The Fairfax County …

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OMB Calls for Improved Financial Data Quality

Norman Dong, Office of Management and Budget deputy comptroller, has outlined a plan designed to maintain USAspending.gov data as reliable, accurate and complete, according to a CGI Initiative for Collaborative Government article. Patricia Healy, an executive consultant at CGI, cited Dong’s June 12 memorandum titled “Improving Data Quality for USAspending.gov” …

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OMB Reports Reduced Contract Spending in 2010

The Washington Post today reported government spending on contracts went down $15 billion between 2009 and 2010. According to the White House, products and services contracts totaled $550 billion in 2009. In 2010, contracts totaled $535 billion. The cuts are a result of the Obama administration’s pledge to reduce $40 …

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Federal CIO Vivek Kundra Issues Memo of IT Review

The Office of Management and Budget yesterday issued a government-wide memorandum announcing an upcoming review of all high-risk IT projects across the federal government. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra earlier this month announced the administration’s plan to review and overhaul federal technology programs. He emphasized how the review’s aim …

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In-Sourcing: Are GovCon’s Fears Justified?

While in-sourcing might make some in the government contracting community nervous, the great tribulation expected by the private sector hasn’t hit as hard as some noted industry watchers had anticipated.  But recent review of OMB activity shows there is definite cause for concern. Many large contractors were worried recently over …

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Billable Hour Assault: 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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Kundra: IT Money Monitoring

  The Office of Management and Budget will officially release its IT dashboard by June 30th, guidelines for the IT dashboard were issued by White House Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra on June 1st. As a part of the Obama Administrations commitment to transparency, the IT dashboard will rate projects on cost, schedule, and a CIO rating.  The goal …

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