Welcome to the weekly news kick off post from the FedConnects blog. With the long holiday weekend behind us, it is time to re-enter the working world. And what better way to get acclimated to your professional life than by arming yourself with all the actionable news you need to be the smartest and most efficient government or contractor professional possible. Happy Tuesday!
2013 Contractor Outlook Event: Featuring The National Survey of Federal Government Contractors
The Government Marketing Forum and Market Connections present the 2013 Contractor Outlook Event taking place on June 21st at the Marriott Tysons Corner. This event will showcase the best BD and marketing practices from the industry’s leading companies. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.
Feds Don’t Always See Mobile as Cost Saver
FCW ran a piece about the recent AOL Government/Market Connections study that shows how federal managers see significant potential for mobile technologies to improve productivity and save taxpayer dollars. However, respondents expressed concerns that current investments are inadequate to achieve much of that potential.
Fed CTO Calls for Panel to Help Liberate Government Data
Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park recently called on the White House’s team of science and technology advisers to create a special subcommittee to advise his office on projects to disseminate government data to private sector developers and entrepreneurs.
Senate Confirms Joseph Jordan as New Contracting Policy Chief
Last week, the Senate confirmed Joseph Jordan as the Obama administration’s new chief of contracting policy. As administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Jordan will be expected to reduce federal contract spending, consolidate duplicative contracts across the government, and tighten rules to ensure that agencies properly use and manage contracts.
NASA Study Finds More Asteroids Aimed at Earth
A new NASA survey finds that more than twice as many asteroids are aligned with Earth’s orbit than thought, which could increase the odds of an asteroid coming close enough to us to cause concern.
SAIC Launches Inaugural Utah Cyber Defense Challenge and Symposium 2012
SAIC announced the launch of its Utah Cyber Defense Challenge and Symposium 2012, a cyber competition and symposium designed to raise cyber awareness across government, academia and industry.
Lockheed Martin Wins Role on U.S. Air Force Medical Advisory Services Contract
The U.S. Air Force Medical Service selected Lockheed Martin to compete for future task orders on its new Consultant Advisory and Technical Services (CATS) contract.
MorganFranklin Corporation to Host June 6 National Security Technology Showcase Featuring 15 Leading Vendors
MorganFranklin Corporation announced that it will host a National Security Technology Showcase that will feature 15 of the technology industry’s top vendors, as well as three communications vehicles.
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