Welcome to the inaugural Monday Morning News Kick Off post from the FedPulse blog. For anyone working in the government sector – whether as a contractor or as a federal employee – knowledge really is power. And, the more we arm ourselves with the right information, the better we will perform professionally. As such, each week, we will pull together all of the actionable news you need to kick start the workweek. Happy Monday!
House Approves Bill to Boost Cybersecurity Research
On Friday, the House approved the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011, a bill to increase education, research, and development to confront cyberthreats.
GSA Tool Lets People Verify Genuine Federal Social Media Accounts
The General Services Administration (GSA) has created a new tool for federal agencies to verify social media accounts, as well as provided verification for citizens to determine which government accounts are authentic.
Departing Lockheed Martin CEO Notes Long-Term Pressures Facing the Defense Industry
Lockheed Martin Chief Executive Bob Stevens announced plans to step down last week, and noted the long-term pressure that the defense sector will be facing.
Government to Pay Contractor Executives More
The governmentis raising the cap on what it pays contractors’ top five executives to $723,029, a 10 percent increase.
Northrop Grumman Wins U.S. Air Force Electronic Attack Pod Upgrade Program
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $52.8 million, 27-month engineering and manufacturing development contract to upgrade its electronic attack (EA) pods.
The Top Five Employers for Veterans
Booz Allen Hamilton employs the greatest number of former military service members in skilled labor positions.
BAE Systems Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Austin
BAE Systems has completed construction of the company’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing center in Austin, Texas,
MorganFranklin Supports Small-Business Development with Participation in DHS Mentor-Protégé Program
Following the completion of a successful multi-year mentor-protégé partnership with a small business, MorganFranklin is expanding its involvement in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Mentor-Protégé program to include relationships with multiple small businesses that provide cutting-edge technology and capabilities that address some of the biggest challenges facing government agencies today.