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Margaret Timberlake

Margaret Timberlake has written 585 posts for GovConChannel

IT experts, former leaders say DOD behind with advanced tech

Congress has tried for years to pass legislation to make the Pentagon a smarter buyer of technology. So when members of the House Armed Services Committee met recently with Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, what they heard gave them pause Source: IT experts, former leaders say DOD behind with advanced tech — … Continue reading

Defense Contractor Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for $53 Million Procurement Fraud and Illegal Gratuities Scheme

On April 27, 2017, U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced John Wilkerson, age 51, of Moultrie, Georgia to five years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a wire fraud conspiracy and for paying illegal gratuities to a government official, in connection with the award of more than $53 million in … Continue reading

7 GovCon myths that need busting

Depending on where one starts his or her journey of doing business with the government, they can hear things that may not necessarily be accurate, and in some cases, intentionally inaccurate. Source: 7 GovCon myths that need busting — Washington Technology

SAIC scores potential $620M NASA engineering contract

Science Applications International Corp. has won a potential five-year, $620 million contract for engineering services to NASA at the Greenbelt, Md.-based Goddard Space Flight Center. Source: SAIC scores potential $620M NASA engineering contract — Washington Technology

8 trends to keep ahead of in federal contracting

The administration has most of Washington on the edge of their seats waiting to see what comes next, and federal contracting is no different. Continue reading

Raytheon to analyze Air Force electromagnetic systems

Raytheon has won a three-year, $15 million contract to analyze high-power electromagnetic systems for the Air Force in an effort to determine how they can integrate with airborne platforms. Source: Raytheon to analyze Air Force electromagnetic systems — Washington Technology

Engility, Leidos land DTRA support work

Engility and Leidos have both reported new potential five-year contracts this week with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency for various support services. Source: Engility, Leidos land DTRA support work — Washington Technology

One agency’s search for data, ‘the new gold’

“Everything we do here is related to data. Data is the new gold,” said Don Cox, SAMHSA’s chief information officer said on Data Analytics month. Continue reading

President signs $1 trillion spending bill, keeps government open

The President signed his first piece of major legislation on Friday, a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government operating through September. Continue reading

DATA Act advocates reflect on three years of planning, partnerships, predictions for future of spending reports

May 9 is the implementation deadline for the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, and for Christina Ho, Treasury’s deputy assistant secretary for accounting policy and financial transparency, it’s a day to get excited about. Continue reading