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DoD to ‘Boost’ Space Spending?

One of the biggest stories to come blasting out of the defense budget, which will be released next week, could be the increases in Defense Department spending on space and rocket programs, The Wall Street Journal reported. That’s because despite the uncertain economic climate and the vigilance of deficit hawks, …

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Defense Budget Woes Leave Few Good Options Left, Experts Say

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has let his voice be heard: Congress’ lollygagging on passing a defense appropriations bill and the threat of a fiscal-year-long continuing resolution is the “crisis on my doorstep,” he said last week. Now, defense analysts are chiming in with their concerns. A senior Navy official …

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Gates Wants ‘Better Protections for both .Gov and .Com’

Speaking at a meeting of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the recent partnership between the Department of Homeland Security, a civilian agency, and the Defense Department’s National Security Agency would lead to better Internet security. Gates said his hope is that the partnership, …

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Women Break Through Defense-Contracting Glass Ceiling

Defense contracting may have one of the most “macho” of professional images. But the women at the heads of Washington, D.C.-area contractors, such as Linda Hudson of BAE Systems, might as well have driven a tank through this particular glass ceiling. The Washington Post reports a growing number of women …

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Lights Out: US Smart Grid Vulnerable to Hackers around the World

As the Department of Energy seeks to implement the Smart Grid, a modern electricity network delivering power using two-way digital communications technology, has also created points of vulnerabilities in the U.S. power grid. Kenneth Van Meter, general manager of Energy and Cyber Services for Lockheed Martin, whose company has partnered …

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Cloudy Forecast for Math, Science Education

An updated report on U.S. math and science education titled “Rising Above the Gathering Storm” indicates the nation shouldn’t start singing “Blue Skies” anytime soon. The report, an update of a 2005 study, finds that proficiency in math and science enables the United States to compete globally, especially in the …

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Keynote Speakers Lineup Announced for HSNI 2010 Conference

Homeland Security for Networked Industries has recently announced their keynote speakers lineup for the 2010 conference in Washington, D.C. that will take place September 20-21. The conference, which focuses on the topic of securing our nation’s critical infrastructure industry networks, is being held to initiate dialogue between industries and government …

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Gates Meets With, Reassures Defense Execs

Defense Secretary Robert Gates met with top executives from major defense contracting firms to reiterate the importance of fulfilling contracts on time and on budget, while assuring the relationship between the federal government and defense contractors will continue to be mutually beneficial moving forward. In attendance were leaders from major …

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Casey Coleman

Casey Coleman is the chief information officer for U.S. General Services Administration, a position she’s held since Sept. 2, 2007. In her role, Coleman is faced with the task of  aligning technology with the administration’s strategic business objectives and efficiently and effectively managing its information technology solutions. She manages the …

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