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The Fourth of July Brings Celebration to the Nation’s Capital

July 3, 2013

From watching the fireworks on the National Mall to backyard barbecues with your closest family and friends, the Fourth of July is always a time to celebrate in the Washington, DC region. Independence Day brings people together to kick back, relax and escape from their daily routines. Let’s focus on a few of the many activities to take advantage of in the national capital region. To begin the day, catch the hometown Washington Nationals play the Milwaukee Brewers in the national pastime, with the first pitch at 11:05 AM. Another notable daytime activity is the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which features performances, ... Read more

Q&A: Mark Allen of K3 Strategic Development Group Shares Business Growth Ideas for Government Contractors

July 2, 2013

K3 Strategic Development Group works directly with government contractors to help them increase sales, enter new markets and increase their overall valuations.  The company offers a unique approach to helping many smaller- and mid-sized contractors to grow in a highly strategic and aggressive manner. The FedPulse editorial team recently spoke with Mark Allen, Executive Vice President at K3 Strategic Development Group, about the company’s services for the government contractor marketplace. FedPulse: Tell us about K3 Strategic Development Group. Allen:  We are definitely trying to be outside of the box with how we offer our services. K3 is a full solutions partner for selected ... Read more

Weekly News Kick Off: Senate Preps for Sequestration Fight; Nine More Years of Budget Austerity; HP Wins NGEN Contract; and Much More

July 1, 2013

Welcome to the Weekly News Kick Off post from the FedPulse blog.  It seems that the next big battle in the Senate will be sequestration.  Let’s hope the right policies are passed, because Politico reminded us that these austerity measures would last for nine years.  Though all hope is not lost.  Lockheed, Northrop Raytheon, SAIC and General Dynamics all announced new contract wins.  Be sure to check out this news and much more in today’s Weekly News Kick Off.  Happy Monday. Senate Prepares for a Fight Over Sequestration Senators are drawing battle lines in what is likely to be the next big ... Read more

Social Media Gives Rise to Citizen Engagement

June 27, 2013

The Boston Marathon bombings showcased Twitter as a source for real-time citizen engagement between authorities and the public. When the Boston police Twitter handle, @Boston_Police, announced, “CAPTURED!!! The Hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And Justice has won. Suspect in custody,” the city of Boston and the watching world took a deep sigh of relief after following the 48-hour search for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev online in real time. Deputy Superintendent John Daly runs the official Twitter account of the Boston police. In addition to first reporting the suspect had been captured, he was also responsible ... Read more

Winning Contractor: INDUS Achieves True Differentiation Though Empowered Employees and Customer-Centric Business Approaches

June 26, 2013

With a 20-year history of providing key IT solution to federal civilian, homeland security and defense customers, INDUS is a mid-tier government contractor who has differentiated itself though its culture of innovation and fully empowered employees. Founded by Shiv Krishnan, Chairman & CEO, who emigrated to the U.S. from India in 1979 with only $500.00 in his pocket and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. His story is a testament to how tenacity, innovation and a drive to keep customers happy at all times spells business success in the U.S. Fast-forward to today and INDUS has become a key player in the ... Read more

The Looming Fiscal 2014 Budget Talks Keep Agencies in Limbo

June 25, 2013

While talk of sequestration has not been making as many headlines as it was at the beginning of 2013, that does not mean a heated FY 2014 budget battle is not looming. As a matter of fact, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter stated that the Pentagon was, “prepared for a wide range of budget contingencies,” depending on how the fiscal situation shakes out in Washington. Since budget negotiations remain uncertain, the Pentagon is preparing one based on the Obama administration’s fiscal 2014 budget request and a second scenario if the White House and Congress cannot come to an agreement. This comes ... Read more

Weekly News Kick Off: Navy Announces Layoffs; Contractor Reimbursement Limits; the Evolution of SAIC’s Split and Much More

June 24, 2013

Welcome to the Weekly News Kick Off post from the FedPulse blog.   The U.S. Navy has announced upcoming layoffs, and one contractor is dealing with a lawsuit over sequestration firings.  Yes, the times are tough.  Though, ManTech’s CEO remains optimistic and contractors keep winning more business.  Be sure to check out this news and much more in today’s Weekly News Kick Off.  Happy Monday! Navy Announces Layoffs for 745 Civilians The Navy Installations Command announced that it would undertake a reduction in force for 745 civilian positions. Security Not BYOD’s Biggest Hurdle The real government BYOD challenges come down to privacy and the separation of ... Read more

Your Government Events Strategy in the Face of Upheaval

June 20, 2013

10 Tips to Make Your Government Events More Successful + Something to Share with the Corporate Office The government sales and marketing experts at immixGroup recently put out two great posts on the Government Sales Insider blog to help contractors respond to decreased attendance by government at events and the ongoing cancellation of government events. immixGroup’s 10 Tips to Make Your Government Events More Successful will help contractors ensure good outcomes and ROI. Their second post suggested using Market Connections’ recent government events infographic to justify your event plans to the C-suite: “Many of our clients share their concerns (OK, frustrations) that the ... Read more

Winning Contractor: AT&T Government Solutions Advances DoD’s Mobile Efforts, While Also Saving The Government Millions

June 19, 2013

As a strategic business unit to AT&T Corporation, AT&T Government Solutions provides critical IT solutions that allow government to operate more efficiently and effectively.  The division provides services that expand beyond legacy telecommunications to include e-government, contingency planning and emergency preparedness, as well as modeling and simulation technologies. With more than 4,000 scientists, engineers and technologists on its staff, AT&T Government Solutions is able to help government agencies advance their missions through Network Services, Professional Services, and Information Technology – while leveraging resources from AT&T Labs and its strategic partnerships. The division is also playing a key role in advancing the military’s ... Read more

Calling All Contractors to Share Insights Into Event Participation

June 18, 2013

Market Connections, Inc. is fielding a national study that will provide insights into government contractors’ planned participation in future trade shows, conferences, seminars and other industry events in 2013 and beyond. We are calling on all contractors to participate in this unique study. Please take a few moments to complete this brief poll. Under no circumstances will your individual answers be divulged – they will only be reported in aggregate with those of other people responding to the study and used for research purposes only. To make sure your opinions are reflected in the results, please submit your completed response no later than Friday ... Read more

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