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ExecutiveBiz Keeps Focus on GovCon Healthcare IT Movements

Executive Mosaic staffers cast their eye every day on the GovCon industry’s largest players by tracking the latest executive appointments and business activity that shapes the sector. One area our media team has seen increased activity in is healthcare IT, where agencies are increasingly looking to contractors for cutting-edge technology …

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CBO Puts Price Tag on ‘Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act’

A bill that would require federal agencies to detail every program and contract and publish that information online would cost $100 million to implement over the next four years, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates. The Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act would also codify or slightly modify current requirements under the Government …

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Greg Elin to Enter Private Sector After FCC Departure

Greg Elin, chief data officer at the Federal Communications Commission for the past three years, will enter the private sector after he leaves the agency this fall, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Colby Hochmuth writes Elin is interested in creating a startup after he departs the FCC but did not disclose further details …

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NASA Drops Boeing Sea Knight Chopper Fuselage for Crash Test

NASA engineers deliberately crashed a Boeing-built military helicopter fuselage during a test at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. Wednesday, the first of two trials intended to increase industry knowledge and help create computer models used to design helicopters. The Marine CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter carried 15 crash dummies and traveled …

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Steve Bauer: Federal Furlough Support Fund Close to Empty

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund will not be able to help furloughed civilian workers after the end of this week as donation amounts have not met the number of applications, FEEA Executive Director Steve Bauer has told Federal News Radio. Bauer told the station the group received a $30,000 …

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DISA Discloses 3-Year Enterprise Net Equipment Purchase Plan

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to purchase nearly $239 million in equipment over the next three fiscal years to operate and maintain the U.S. military’s core enterprise network. Several manufacturers could compete to provide DISA equipment covered under the agency’s Approved Products List, according to an Aug. 15 FedBizOpps notice. …

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Report: 6K Defense Dept Layoffs Possible Under FY 2014 Cuts

The Defense Department could start to lay off 6,272 civilian workers in October if sequestration cuts continue into the next fiscal year, Bloomberg News reported Friday. Tony Capaccio writes the news service obtained an internal planning document dated Aug. 1 with a “Draft/Pre-Decisional” stamp, indicating the department has not made …

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