Business

  • From Reuters: Defense industry bracing for further budget cuts

    9/5/12 10:10 AM

    From Reuters: U.S. defense companies are bracing for additional cuts in Pentagon spending, even if Congress reaches a deal to avert a controversial $500 billion across-the-board budget cut due to go into effect in January, industry officials said on Tuesday.

  • From NextGov: Domestic drone backers worry about privacy and security

    9/4/12 10:06 AM

    From NextGov: A peculiar contingent is raising questions about the risk of populating U.S. airspace with remotely piloted aircraft: drone proponents. Lawmakers who voted to expand the use of domestic drones, and even the unmanned aviation industry, are promoting heightened regulation of espionage practices.

  • Vote with Your Wallet

    9/3/12 5:31 PM

    You’ve heard the old saying, all politics is local. Well, what could be more local than your pocketbook?

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  • From Defense Systems: New tech needed in continuing fight against IEDs

    8/31/12 10:11 AM

    From Defense Systems: The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization faces an uncertain future as the war in Afghanistan winds down and funding begins to run out, but its CIO hopes the work it has done can continue to be applied across the government, reports FCW, a sister publication of Defense Systems.

  • From Fedscoop: 5 key federal technology issues in the GOP platform

    8/30/12 10:15 AM

    From Fedscoop: The Republican Party released its 2012 Platform Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. The platform hits on several key issues as related to federal technology and federal employees.

  • Maryland homeowners receive more than $220M from settlement

    8/29/12 11:50 AM

    Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says that 2,825 Maryland homeowners received more than $220 million in a national mortgage settlement.

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  • From AOL: Federal Agencies Struggle To Capture Mobile Device Savings

    8/29/12 10:05 AM

    From AOL: Government technology officials are working urgently to enable federal employees to work using their own mobile devices. That's in spite of a thicket of management issues and security concerns that continue to hamper their efforts.

  • From Washington Technology: Eight win $2.6B satellite communications contract

    8/28/12 10:05 AM

    From Washington Technology: Eight businesses have won the Custom Satellite Communications Solutions contract, awarded by the General Services Administration and the Defense Information Systems Agency, for commercial satellite services.

  • OMB urges federal agencies to cut IT budgets

    8/27/12 5:03 PM

    Last week the White House gave federal agencies guidance as they prepare their IT budget requests for 2014. OMB called for agencies to cut 10% from the average of what they spent on IT from 2010 through 2012. But they should also include plans for possible reinvestments of 5% and 10%.

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