Monday Morning News Kick Off: Fear of Sequestration; GSA’s Digital Services Innovation Center; NIST Mobile Guidelines; and SAIC Wins TSA Contract - (Archived)

Welcome to the Monday morning news kick off post from the FedPulse blog.  There was once a time when things slowed down during the ‘dog days’ of summer in the DC area.  Clearly this is no longer the case and, as such, there’s no shortage of news to kick start the workweek.  From more sequestration news to mobile security guidelines, we have a most comprehensive round up of government-related news for you.  Happy Monday.

Fear of Sequestration:  The Pentagon has Become a Hostage in the War Over the Deficit

The topic of sequestration and how it “threatens to rip the heart out of America’s defense budget” has made its way to the pages of The Economist.

Northrop Grumman CEO Responds to Senate Letter on Sequestration Implications

In addition, Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush provided a response to a letter from members of the Committee on Armed Services of the United States Senate regarding the potential impact of sequestration.

Budget Cuts Could Lead to Costly Legal Disputes, Contractor Payouts

The government could be headed for costly legal disputes and contractor payouts as budget cuts force agencies reduce or terminate contracts in the coming year.

Jumpstarting The New Federal Government Digital Services Innovation Center

General Services Administration’s Gwynne Kostin discusses the new Digital Services Innovation Center with FedScoop Radio.

NIST Issues New Mobile Security Guidelines

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has just released the draft of recommendations for addressing mobile device security.

Three Agencies Resort to More Buyouts

The Small Business Administration, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have offered or are actively pursuing permission to offer buyouts and early retirement packages.

The Next Big Thing in Teleworking:  Tracking and Reporting

Tom Simmons, Vice President for Federal Systems and Citrix, predicts that tracking and reporting is the next phase of federal teleworking.

SAIC Awarded Contract by Transportation Security Administration

SAIC recently announced that it was awarded a prime contract by the TSA to provide systems equipment, installation, training and maintenance services.

BAE Systems Unveils ASTRAEA Unmanned Aircraft

BAE Systems has announced at the Farnborough Airshow 2012 that it will be conducting a series of world first test flights of their ASTRAEA-developed intelligent UAS software using a conventional aircraft.


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