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What key spending provisions will rise again in new Congress?

What will happen to the new insourcing policies, proposed federal pay freeze and agency IT budgets, now that the Senate omnibus funding bill has been withdrawn?

House passes lean defense authorization bill

A bill that aroused controversy throughout the year makes it through the House in a weakened form but senators say they expect to pass it as well.

Gartner dubs two Networx vendors security leaders

AT&T and Verizon Business earn spots at the top of Gartner's rankings of managed services providers.

TCS takes DOD personnel to school for cybersecurity training

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. has won a five-year Defense Department contract worth approximately $49 million to provide the DOD’s military and civilian personnel with on-site computer network operations training in support of the government’s cybersecurity workforce development efforts.

Avoid WikiLeaks, White House tells contractors and employees

The Office of Management and Budget is informing federal contractors and employers that unless they have the appropriate authorizations they must not view the WikiLeaks documents. But reading news stories about the leaked cables is OK, OMB says.

SAIC systems assistance will strengthen US-VISIT program

Science Applications International Corp. will provide systems engineering to the Homeland Security Department under a task order that could be worth as much as $40 million over the course of the four-year, nine-month length of the award.

KEYW acquisition spree continues with No. 4 this year

KEYW Corp. has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Everest Technology Solutions Inc., a privately held provider of cyber superiority solutions to the U.S. intelligence community, for $30 million.

CACI upgrades data systems for Customs and Border Protection

CACI International Inc. has been awarded a five-year, $29 million task order from the Homeland Security Department to support the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. The work was awarded through the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) contract vehicle.

VA vendors warned to meet certification requirements

The Veterans Affairs Department recently sent out a warning letter to vendors who handle personal information for the department that they need to strengthen compliance with data security rules.

Unisys’ IT assistance to Minneapolis to run through 2015

Unisys Corp. has received a contract extension worth an estimated $33 million to provide further IT outsourcing services to the city government of Minneapolis through 2015.

TechAmerica urges action by lame-duck Congress on laundry list of IT wants

TechAmerica President and CEO Phil Bond today urged the upcoming lame duck session of the 111th Congress to take concerted action before adjournment on a range of unresolved IT issues.

NCI unveils twin-win NetCents task orders

NCI Information Systems Inc. has gotten two task orders from the Defense Department’s Network Centric Solutions contract that have a cumulative value of about $18.5 million.

Northrop, UMBC partner to create cybersecurity incubator

Northrop Grumman Corp. and the University of Maryland Baltimore County Research Park Corp. have unveiled plans to create a new incubator that will focus on developing technology to protect against a growing range of cyber threats.

CSC takes on immigrant visa support services in Mexico

Computer Sciences Corp. will help secure the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of a new six-year, $115 million State Department task order that calls for non-immigrant visa support services in Mexico.

Apptis to build new State Department security system

Apptis Inc. will provide software and solutions engineering services to the State Department under a two-year Security Information Management System contract worth $8 million.

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