Weekly 7 Trending Topics in Federal Government Contracting! 05/17/12

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This weekly blog pinpoints huge happenings in the world of Federal government contracting. Check out more on our Twitter account: @RIVA_Solutions. And search our new hashtag, #FedBuzz, for daily updates and join the conversation! Want to know what happened this week? Read on!

1. Transportation Seeks Partners to Help Assess Network Security

The Transportation Department is seeking partners to help it test the resilience of air and ground transportation systems against cybersecurity threats.

Read more at: http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2012/05/transportation-seeks-partners-help-assess-network-security/55762/?oref=ng-dropdown

2. Are you ready to blow up your business model?

IntelliDyne LLC has been a profitable government consulting and professional services provider for more than a decade, having successfully resuscitated a major military health contract.

Read more at: http://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2012/05/14/strategy-intellidyne.aspx?admgarea=Security

3.  Only vast majority of USCIS laptops updated and encrypted, say auditors

Laptop management at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services does not sufficiently safeguard its assets, the Homeland Security Department office of inspector general says.

Read more at: http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/only-vast-majority-uscis-laptops-updated-and-encrypted-say-auditors/2012-05-16

4.  The next big social media thing? Here are the likely winners.

Social media is king these days. All of us, government and the public alike, are doing our best to try and cover our social media bases. But do you feel like you are always playing catch-up with your social media presence? Wouldn’t it be nice to plant your flag in the earlier days of a social media outlet — to be in front of the next trend?

Read more at: http://gcn.com/articles/2012/05/16/predicting-the-next-big-thing-in-social-media.aspx

5. DHS to obligate $8 billion in contracts by Sept. 30

The Homeland Security Department expects to obligate more than half of its annual contracting budget in the remaining four and a half months of the current fiscal year, a senior official said on May 15.

Read more at: http://fcw.com/articles/2012/05/15/dhs-contracts.aspx

6. Patient S3: The Woman Who Controlled a Robotic Arm with Her Brain

Today scientists announced in the journal Nature the results of a landmark experiment in which paralyzed subjects were able to control a robotic arm using only their thoughts. The research, after decades of exploration, holds out promise for the future of restoring damaged bodies using robotic prostheses.

Read more at: http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2012/05/patient-s3-woman-who-controlled-robotic-arm-her-brain/55771/?oref=ng-dropdown

7. GSA Announces First FedRAMP 3PAOs

The General Services Administration released the first list of third-party assessment organizationsfor the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, otherwise known as FedRAMP.

Read more at:  http://fedscoop.com/gsa-announces-first-fedramp-3paos/

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