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Space workers struggle a year after last shuttle

A year after NASA ended the three-decade-long U.S. space shuttle program, thousands of formerly well-paid engineers and other workers around the Kennedy Space Center are still struggling to find jobs to replace the careers that flourished when shuttles blasted off from the Florida "Space Coast."

Tags: NASA , jobs , Federal Drive , space flight ,

Sunday - 07/15/2012, 10:36am EDT

OMB redoubles call for prompt payments to small subs

Acting Director Jeff Zients asks SBA and the FAR Council to create a proposed rule to change the acquisition regulations calling for prime contractors to pay small subcontractors more quickly.

Tags: contracting , prompt payment , OMB , Jeff Zients , SBA , Small business contracting , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/13/2012, 02:54pm EDT

Study: Medicare contractors vulnerable to conflicts

Firms that are paid tens of millions of dollars to root out Medicare fraud are bidding on contracts to investigate companies they are doing business with, sometimes their own parent companies, according to a government report released Tuesday.

Tags: acquisition , CMS

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 02:01pm EDT

IG: Medicare contractors vulnerable to conflicts of interest

Firms that are paid tens of millions of dollars to root out Medicare fraud are bidding on contracts to investigate companies they are doing business with, sometimes their own parent companies, according to a government report released Tuesday.

Tags: CMS , Daniel Levinson , HHS OIG , Medicare fraud , contracting , acquisition ,

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 05:19pm EDT

Lockheed announces 740 job cuts to D.C.-based unit

Lockheed Martin, one of the world's largest defense contractors, has announced a 5 percent workforce reduction at its Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2)business area. The company said it notified 308 of its U.S.-based employees Tuesday "that they will no longer have employment with the company," according to a release.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , layoffs , budget , Lockheed Martin , Dale Bennett , Robert Stevens

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 07:53pm EDT

GSA readying phase 2 of print management strategic sourcing BPA

The agency released a request for information last month detailing copier and print managed services requirements. GSA awarded a strategic sourcing contract to 11 vendors in September for basic print management services under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , GSA , OFPP , Joe Jordan , strategic sourcing , print management , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/06/2012, 05:45pm EDT

DHS reports surge in cyber attacks against critical infrastructure

In 2011, companies reported 198 cyber incidents to the Homeland Security Department a nearly 383 percent increase above 2010, according to a June 28 report from the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT). Companies reported nine such incidents in 2009., when DHS opened ICE-CERT to help protect private-sector operators critical infrastructure from "emerging" cyber threats.

Tags: cybersecurity , DHS , critical infrastructure , US-CERT , ICS-CERT , spear phishing

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 05:15pm EDT

Dell expands software services with Quest acquisition

The agreement boosts the Dell Software Group's portfolio of available tools, including security and database management systems.

Tags: contracting , M&A , Dell , Quest Software , Esther Carey

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 05:53pm EDT

Contractors in Growth Niches Top $100 Million: BGOV Insight

Companies specializing in health technology, surveillance and services for military special operations bucked the decline in federal contract spending last year, according to a Bloomberg Government report.

Tags: Brian Friel , Bloomberg Government , Federal Drive , small business , contracting , acquisition

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 11:42am EDT
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