Federal Hot Minute Oct. 8, 2012

      As we move into the government’s new fiscal year, here are just a few noteworthy headlines concerning the business of government.

      LA Times was one of several publications reporting that a cybersecurity executive order will be issued soon.

      Federal Computer Week ran a story questioning if DHS is ready to take the lead on cybersecurity.

      And the White House issued a proclamation making October the Cyber Security Awareness Month. ran a story asking if Republicans are wavering on their approach to the proverbial fiscal cliff.

      For contractors, Washington Technology ran several noteworthy articles:

      Todd Stottlemyer talked about rebranding his company Acentia
      Mark Amtower articulated the challenges facing contractors today.

      Stan Soloway wrote on the perils of the federal buyers focusing on lowest price

      And in that other presidential race in Washington, Teddy – with the help of the Philly Phanatic – finally won the traditional fourth inning race at the Washington Nationals game. Go Nat’s!

      Please go to for links to stories mentioned in this segment. I’m Steve Vito of UpsonVito.

      Links to Stories:

      Executive order on cyber security builds steam amid criticisms – LA Times

      Is DHS ready to take the lead on cybersecurity? – Federal Computer Week

      Presidential Proclamation -- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2012 – White House Press Release

      Are Republicans wavering ahead of the fiscal cliff? –

      Take your pick: Plenty of contracting woes ahead – Washington Technology

      Re-branding is more than a name change – Washington Technology

      Doing the low-price limbo? – Washington Technology

      Obama vs. Romney on Government Contracting and Federal Spending – Entrepreneur Magazine

      Nats mascot Teddy Roosevelt vindicated after 7-year drought –

      Related stories:

      Google Warns of New State-Sponsored Cyberattack Targets –

      Keith Alexander: Civilians must take cyber lead - Politico

      Senators challenge administration on layoff advice –

      The BAE-EADS deal might be dying before our eyes –

      Small business contracting goal remains elusive –