News tagged with government contracts

Amazon shifted strategy in pursuit of CIA contract

It was a contract that Amazon.com's business-technology group wasn't supposed to get. The CIA, an organization whose data is among the most protected in the world, asked for bids last year on a contract to provide the agency ...

Aug 27, 2013
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Booz Allen says it's fired Snowden after leak

Edward Snowden, who admitted leaking details of secret U.S. government surveillance programs, was fired by his employer Tuesday while the U.S. government considers criminal charges against him.

Jun 11, 2013
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BP banned from US government contracts

British oil giant BP was temporarily banned by the US Environmental Protection Agency from US government contracts Wednesday due to its behavior in the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

Nov 28, 2012
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Huawei row shines light on East-West culture clash

US security fears over two China telecom firms have spotlighted Western suspicions Chinese companies are state-influenced, a culture clash analysts say could loom larger as the country's businesses look overseas.

Oct 21, 2012
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Senator: Employers shouldn't seek site passwords

(AP) -- A Democratic senator from Connecticut is writing a bill that would stop the practice of employers asking job applicants for their Facebook or other social media passwords, he told The Associated Press on Thursday ...

Mar 22, 2012
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Rare economic espionage case going to trial

(AP) -- Two men accused of stealing computer chip blueprints - and trying to tap the Chinese government to help launch a startup built on the contraband - are becoming the first defendants charged with economic espionage ...

Oct 21, 2009
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