Veterans Roundup: Carter Visits “Pathbreaking” IVMF, New Veteran Suicide Data and “Bad Paper” and more

VA Secretary Talks of Progress in Recent Months, Outlines Challenges Going Forward
Heath Druzin (@Druzin_Stripes), Stars and Stripes. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald spoke with Stars and Stripes about the VA’s progress over the past few months and the issues that still need improvement. McDonald’s focus is on improving the customer experience and adding new doctors. The VA has hired about 900 new doctors and extended apologies  to families in Tomah for the pain and loss experienced as a result of mismanagement and overprescribed opiates. –MC
Bottom line: While Secretary Bob has been on a national goodwill tour for the last several months, his visibility in the…

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DoD Contracts: Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. Awarded $146M for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft


Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded a $146,690,370 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the design, development, fabrication, assembly, integration, furnishing, test and evaluation support, and documentation for the following systems in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft: Accelerated Mid-Term Interoperability Improvement Program; Secure Internet Protocol Router Chat; Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System; and Cooperative Engagement Capability. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Florida (84.58 percent); Ronkonkoma, New York (4.8 percent); Bethpage, New York (2.5 percent); St. Augustine, Florida (1.85 percent); Boulder, Colorado (1.79 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (0.96 percent); Fort Wayne, Indiana (0.69 percent); Woodland Hills, California (0.64 percent); Owego, New York (0.4 percent); Torrance,…

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Five Little Resume Mistakes that Tell Employers You’re a Risk

five-little-resume-mistakes-that-tell-cleared-employers-youre-a-riskTo the best of your knowledge, your resume is perfect. You ran it through the spell checker three times just to make sure it didn’t miss anything the first two times. You even had your uncle Dave look it over because he hired a guy once and he knows a thing or two about resumes. So why aren’t you getting the kind of responses you were hoping for? Check your resume for these all-too-common little mistakes that tell employers you are a risky candidate.

1) You don’t use a professional email address. Your resume makes the first impression of your caliber as a professional. When you use an email address…

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Cybersecurity Is More Than Technical Skills

Jessica GulickA discussion with Jessica Gulick, Chief Strategist for CSG Invotas, responsible for helping to drive growth in the global cyber solutions market.

Define or Categorize Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is multifaceted, but in the end it’s all about protection. It comprises all of the ways we engage people, processes, and technologies to protect our businesses, communications, and identities online.

Cybersecurity is not one function. It’s a market with hackers, defenders, exploiters, artists, writers, buyers, sellers, investors, planners, recruiters, and more. Business and communication skills are as important for success in cybersecurity as they are in any other industry. Cybersecurity cuts across the intersection of information technology and business. Some of the most…

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DoD Contracts: AAI Corp. Awarded $79M for Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems


AAI Corp., doing business as Textron Systems, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded a $79,490,278 fixed-price-incentive, sole-source contract for fiscal 2014 Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft system (full rate production VII) in support of the Army and Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2017. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $79,490,278 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-15-C-0047).

General Electric Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, was awarded a $14,053,374 firm-fixed-price, multi-year contract for Corpus Christi Army…

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