Author Archives: Kathleen Smith

Recruiting Roundup: Your Company Can’t Hire and Onboarding with Thoughtfulness

Consulting firm CEB’s 4 Ways to Empower Your HR Talent Process based on the findings of their Global Assessment Trends Report. “Yesterday’s talent practices are jeopardizing tomorrow’s growth opportunities.”

Brent Rasmussen thinks that while many human resources managers cite structural issues like the skills gap as a key explanation for why hiring is still below the pre-recession peak, recruitment strategy plays a crucially important role. Check out these 7 Reasons Your Company Can’t Hire.

Shannon Smedstad has some intriguing thoughts with Onboarding Requires a Little Thoughtfulness. Much of this falls on the hiring manager, but if you don’t instruct them who will?

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DoD Contracts: AAR Allen Services Awarded $23M for Blackhawk Weapon System

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AAR Allen Services, Garden City, New York, was awarded a $23,507,990 firm-fixed-price contract for 60-520 gas turbine power units for the Blackhawk weapon system. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with four received. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-14-D-0089).

General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $65,256,769 modification (P00010) to foreign military sales contract W56HZV-13-D-0015 for specialized training, contractor logistics support, and base life support for the Iraq M1A1 Abrams program. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Estimated…

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DoD Contracts: AMEC-CAPE and Weston Solutions Inc. Awarded $345M for Rapid Disaster Infrastructure Response

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AMEC-CAPE, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania (W9128F-14-D-0023) and Weston Solutions Inc., West Chester, Pennsylvania (W9128F-14-D-0024), were awarded a $345,000,000 Type 1 contract for Rapid Disaster Infrastructure Response for time sensitive, emergency construction and debris removal. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. The estimated completion date of the contract is July 15, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 12 received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $65,256,769 modification (P00010) to foreign military sales contract W56HZV-13-D-0015 for specialized training, contractor logistics support, and base life support for the Iraq M1A1 Abrams Program.…

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DoD Contracts: Johnson Controls Building Automation Systems, LLC Awarded $450M for Procurement and Installation of Utility Monitoring Systems

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Johnson Controls Building Automation Systems, LLC, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $450,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement and installation of utility monitoring and control systems and similar services such as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems with an estimated completion date of July 14, 2019. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W912DY-14-D-0063).

General Atomics – Systems Integration, LLC, San Diego, California, was awarded a $38,781,663 modification (P00019) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0124 to acquire continued operations, sustainment, and integration of two deployed Highlighter fixed wing aircraft. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount…

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Attracting Younger Professionals into the Intelligence Community

INSAThere has been a lot written about the challenges of recruiting, hiring and retaining Millennials. At a recent Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) event Millennials, the Community and  Social Media, panelists discussed how this generation is impacted and can have an impact in the intelligence community.

Currently there are 80 million millennials with 7% of them making up the federal work force.  According to a recent Pew Research Study, more than 47% of Millennials consider themselves patriotic. Millennials are more racially and politically diverse. More importantly Millennials are digital natives – individuals who grew up with technology – which is highly attractive to employers who are…

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