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DISA awards contracts to Iridium

The DoD's Iridium EMSS Gateway serves as a dedicated portal for the uplink and downlink of voice and data traffic through Iridium satellites for DoD and other U.S. government users throughout the world.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , DISA , intelligence , Iridium

Friday - 11/12/2010, 09:40am EST

Mutual fund pulls back from cybersecurity firm

Fidelity Investments slashes its stake in Sourcefire

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Fidelity Investments

Friday - 11/12/2010, 08:30am EST

New rule aims to cut Medicaid waste, fraud

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has new rules to fight waste, fraud and abuse in Medicaid claims.

Tags: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , pay and benefits , auditors , Jamie Blanco

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 04:11pm EST

Reports Emerge About Taliban Conditions for Ending War

Several high-ranking Taliban leaders met in late October to discuss their conditions for ending the war in Afghanistan, an unnamed source close to the Taliban said. According to local press reports, leaders agreed on seven conditions that would be presented if the West asked for talks. The source also said leaders want to open a dialogue with Washington before the government in Kabul joins. The authenticity of the overture as a Taliban action is not confirmed, and there are grounds to suspect it is not genuine, such as the omission of the usual condition that all foreign forces withdraw before negotiations can begin. For more on this story, visit KGSNIGHTWATCH.com.

Tags: KGS , NightWatch , John McCreary

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 12:51pm EST

How will the new Congress affect procurement?

Roy Temple, senior vice president with Cassidy and Associates, joins host Larry Allen for a post-election look at how the new Congress may affect the federal contracting community.
November 9, 2010

Tags: Roy Temple , Congressional Spotlight , Larry Allen , Off the Shelf , Cassidy and Associates , oversight

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 01:32pm EST
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India Upgrades Air Force Capabilities and Expands Army Base in Northeast

The Indian Air Force is upgrading its capabilities in the northeastern region of the country by revamping eight advanced landing grounds and improving major airfields to enable them to receive more modern aircraft. The upgrade is part of the Modernization of Air Field Infrastructure project. The primary threat in eastern India is from China. A year ago Prime Minister Singh visited Arunachal Pradesh State in eastern India, which borders China and which China claims as "southern Tibet." Singh also announced upgrades to army facilities there, plus the basing of 50,000 to 60,000 additional soldiers in two army divisions.

Tags: KGS , NightWatch , John McCreary

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 12:49pm EST

Lockheed's effort counts for Census

The data delivery represents the pinnacle of a six-year technology program as part of the Decennial Response Integration System (DRIS) contract being performed on schedule and under budget.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Lockheed Martin Census Business Practice , Lockheed , Julie Dunlap

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 09:31am EST
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Contracting lessons from the Air Force tanker saga

Washingtonian reporter Shane Harris joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss his in-depth report on the 10-year saga of the Air Force to replace its tankers.

Tags: Shane Harris , Washingtonian Magazine , Air Force , tanker , procurement , budget , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:51pm EST
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Carter: Politics, economy to affect DoD spending

Reuters reports that Undersecretary Ashton Carter, the Pentagon's head of acquisition, told industry officials that politics, the sluggish economy, and the size of the deficit might affect funding in the near future.

Tags: DoD Report , budget , Ashton Carter , acquisition , deficit , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:35pm EST

North Korea May be Trying an Experiment in Capitalism with China

North Korean Cabinet Premier Choe Yong-rim is visiting northeastern China to step up joint economic projects, according to unnamed diplomatic sources. Choe's trip is the third high level visit to China related to North Korean manufacturing enterprises. Cumulatively, the reports indicate North Korea and China have reached an agreement about conducting an experiment in North Korean capitalism in northeastern China. If such an experiment is in progress and makes a profit, it could lead to Chinese-style economic changes in North Korea, the world's last "Stalinist" system.

Tags: KGS , NightWatch , John McCreary

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 12:47pm EST
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