Training and Certification


Lockheed opens doors to execs’ voluntary departure

Lockheed Martin Corp. has unveiled a program intended to save money and trim the number of its directors and vice presidents, according to a company statement dated July 6.

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Your checklist for better business development

A comprehensive training and development curriculum that focuses on 17 key points will boost business development skills and capabilities, says Bill Scheessele of MBDi.

Bill would require small-business training for contracting officers

A Senate measure would require a training and certification program to teach the acquisition workforce about small business set-aside programs.

Northrop leads team to aid FEMA

Northrop Grumman Corp. will provide operational support for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s regional preparedness exercises under a 20-month, $5.5 million task order.

Agencies overlook file transfer security

The government spends $7.9 billion annually on sophisticated cybersecurity measures, but agencies too often ignore the basics of protecting files, according to a new survey.

Kratos gains new $49m award at Naval Surface Warfare Center

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. has won a five-year, $49.9 million contract to continue providing range support services at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren, Va.

Acquisition support still a good market for contractor

There's no resolution in sight for the shrinking talent pool of federal employees who have the expertise and knowledge to handle the ever-increasing number of government procurements.

St. Louis firm aids in largest DOD medical training consolidation

World Wide Technology Inc. will assist in the largest consolidation of military medical training in Defense Department history, thanks to a two-year, $27 million contract for technical and supply chain assistance.

L-3 will put more AF pilots in the virtual driver’s seat

The Air Force has awarded L-3 Communications LLP a $20.9 million contract option to build another technologically advanced F-16 Mission Training Center.

Security agencies release Top 25 programming errors

Developers of the Top 25 list of programming errors include DHS, NSA, MITRE and the SANS Institute, and they hope to have the list included in standard contract language that would help make software developers accountable for the security of their products.

General Dynamics wins $387M Army contract

General Dynamics Corp. will provide a variety of technical support and training advisory services to the Army under a five-year contract that could be worth as much as $387 million.

CACI to provide logistics support to Navy, Marine Corps

CACI International Inc. will assist the Navy and Marine Corps with logistics analysis and training support under a five-year contract that could be worth as much as $190 million if all options are exercised.

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What's the best shortcut to mastering business development?

Training is critical — and the quickest way to master business development skills.

Software consortium offers helping hand on thorny technical problems

When government contractors and some federal agencies seek advice on tricky technical problems or program training, they often turn to the nonprofit Systems and Software Consortium Inc.

General Physics makes play for training company

General Physics Corp. has added to its training portfolio with the acquisition of PerformTech, which develops custom courseware and training solutions for government agencies.

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