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AFCEA CMD 2013 Race for Excellence 5K

John Nixon and Smurf. Or Troll.

It was a glorious sunny morning for the the 6th annual 2013 Race for Excellence 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. The eventbenefits AFCEA’s Central Maryland Scholarship Fund, which provides merit-based college scholarships to deserving local high-school students.

This community event has over 30 companies and local vendors help sponsor the event including ClearedJobs.Net customer, SAIC, who is also a long standing partner of AFCEA CMD, providing the race location and considerable support. There were 67 teams registered including the new Women in Intelligence Group, WIIG, who ran “wigs” to keep the fun plus the anonymity of working…

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April 8 Weekly Defense Industry Roundup

U.S. Would Save $14 Billion Buying German Combat Vehicle

Tony Capaccio (@ACapaccio) and Nick Taborek, Bloomberg Business Week. The Congressional Budget Office issued a report this week examining the Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle and concluded that simply purchasing the German-made Puma or other similar vehicles would be a better option than the current slate of vehicles in the competition for the replacement of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Although the Puma doesn’t meet all of the desires for the GCV, carrying only six passengers instead of the desired nine for example, it would be purchased with significantly less risk and “at only half the cost”. Currently BAE and General…

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Job Seeker Handbook Feb 7 Cleared Job Fair

Check out the cleared facilities employers who will be interviewing from 11am-3pm at the Westin Tysons Corner, and the security cleared positions they will be seeking to fill.

You must have a current or active security clearance to attend. To pre-register, click here!

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January 28 Weekly Defense Industry Roundup

Senators to Probe Air Force’s $1 Billion Failed Software

Tony Capaccio (@ACapaccio), Bloomberg. The Senate Armed Services Committee is investigating the failure of a $1 billion software project by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) for the Air Force that was canceled in November. The program was reorganized three times in three years and a new review found that to fix the program would cost yet another $1.1 billion on top of that already spent and still bring it in past the deadline needed. To their credit the Air Force is taking a percentage of the blame for shifting requirements, failed acquisition processes and other management issues and not just leaving…

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January 22 Defense Industry Weekly Roundup

U.S. Services Detail Fiscal Crisis Impact

Defense News Staff. The infamous ‘meat axe’ has begun its work and the cuts being directed by the service secretaries and chiefs in anticipation of the March sequestration deadline and continuing resolution mean painful actions are already occurring. The most dramatic include cuts to training, hiring freezes, furloughs, cuts in support to non-combat training events, aircraft flyovers and airshows among a host of budget tweaks.  Each service has laid out different approaches to the guidance issued by the Secretary of Defense but major programs are in danger along with day-to-day operations. We are hearing widespread reports from contractors from every service of layoffs, cuts…

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