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FedBizOpps.gov contractor under FBI investigation

The government is investigating allegations against Symplicity Corp. for allegedly accessing without permission the internal networks of two competitors in the education sector. Symplicity, which runs three governmentwide websites, denies any wrongdoing and calls the government's search warrant a one-sided justification for the investigation. Experts say the company could face suspension from new federal procurements.

Tags: contracting , industry , Symplicity Corp. , FBI , GSA , FedBizopps.gov , Bill Shook , John Irving , Holland and Knight , Mazient , Pave Systems , Michael French , Ghasson Nino , Adam Hark , Ariel Friedler , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/29/2012, 05:41am EDT
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Cybersecurity center aims at increasing business-government collaboration

NIST launched the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in February and now is giving industry details on how it will work. The center's goal is to bring businesses and government together to solve cyber problems.

Tags: NIST , National Cybersecurity Center for Excellence , cybersecurity , technology , Donna Dodson , industry , Curt Barker , Matt Scholl , Patrick Gallagher , Public-private partnership , Karen Waltermire , Henry Wixon , Cooperative Research and Development Agreement , Esther Carey , Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 06:44am EDT
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GSA, DISA face protests of billion dollar awards

CWTSatoTravel objected to the $1.4 billion E- Travel award going to Concur Technologies. SAIC protested DISA's $4.6 billion award for the Global Information Grid management services to Lockheed Martin. Both protestors are the incumbent contractors.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , DISA , Concur Technologies , E-Travel , CWTSatoTravel , Lockheed Martin , SAIC , GAO , bid protest , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/25/2012, 03:24pm EDT
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Lockheed, machinists reach tentative agreement

Lockheed Martin officials announced late Saturday that after four days of negotiations, the aerospace company reached a tentative agreement with the union that represents 3,600 striking employees.

Tags: Lockheed Martin , labor unions , Machinists Local 776 , DoD , industry , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 06/25/2012, 09:12am EDT

Lockheed exec gives vendor, government communications high marks

Linda Gooden, the executive vice president of the aerospace and technology giant's information systems and global solutions business area, said agencies are spending more time than ever helping contractors understand their needs. Gooden and Lockheed CEO Robert Stevens' statements are in stark contrast to comments made by a major competitor about the challenges companies face in talking to agencies.

Tags: contracting , industry , Lockheed Martin , Linda Gooden , Robert Stevens , Task order contract , Mythbusters , industry-government communication , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/25/2012, 05:13am EDT
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GCE's Marianne Lucas on big data, tech trends

Marianne Lucas, the vice president of business development and marketing at GCE, discusses the latest government trends, including big data and what's next for cloud computing.

Tags: GCE , Marianne Lucas , In Depth , Francis Rose , Industry Chatter , industry

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 03:13pm EDT
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Lockheed CEO warns of increased government costs from sequestration

The largest federal contractor is struggling to prepare for about $1 trillion in cuts that are due to take effect in January. Retiring-CEO Robert Stevens said agencies will ask vendors to modify contracts and that in turn will drive up the costs of those programs. Lockheed Martin already is taking steps to reduce its spending by consolidating facilities and reducing staff.

Tags: industry , contracting , DoD , Lockheed Martin , sequestration , budget , Robert Stevens , Chris Kubasik , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 05:35am EDT
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Analysis: Sequestration would drive contractors over 'fiscal cliff'

Defense contractors are growing increasingly worried about the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts, known as sequestration, which are set to take effect in January. Marion Blakey, the president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, said the cuts would hit the defense industry particularly hard.

Tags: Marion Blakey , AIA , industry , acquisition , DoD , sequestration , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Monday - 06/18/2012, 09:59pm EDT
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Lockheed lands big Defense IT contract

Lockheed Martin, the federal government's largest contractor landed up to $1.9 billion worth of work Friday in a deal to operate Defense Department networks across the globe.

Tags: DISA , Global Information Grid , Lockheed Martin , SAIC , industry , contracting , technology , Jared Serbu , Federal Drive

Monday - 06/18/2012, 04:11pm EDT

Contractors experience limited communication between industry, agencies

IBM Federal General Manager Todd Ramsey busts myths about government procurement. Although well-conceived, he said current acquisition procedures do more harm than good.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , best practices , industry , Mythbusters , Todd Ramsey , IBM , Keith BieryGolick

Monday - 06/18/2012, 02:55pm EDT
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