Posts from GovConDaily for 10/16/2014

October 16 End of Day Report: GovCon Index Holds Level With Market

The GovCon Index entered the final hour of Wednesday trading at 62.696 — a nominal increase of 0.44 percent, or 0.28 points from Tuesday’s figures. Gainers led laggers 18-to-12 and Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) recorded the largest increase at 6 percent after the company announced a 5-percent revenue jump for its third fiscal quarter…
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Mike Mackey: Navy’s 2nd Northrop Triton Drone Undergoes Flight Testing

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman flew a second unmanned Triton aircraft for 6.7 hours on Wednesday from the company’s manufacturing center in Palmdale, California. Northrop said Thursday the MQ-4C Triton test was conducted in preparation of the drone’s ferry flight to the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, later this month…
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Papay, Cilluffo, Cardash: Pentagon Should Make Cyber a System Design Requirement

Cybersecurity practitioners Michael Papay, Frank Cilluffo and Sharon Cardash urge the Defense Department to establish cybersecurity as a requirement in system design and architecture to counter potential vulnerabilities to U…
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Gen. Ray Odierno Calls for National Dialogue on U.S.’ Global Military Strategy

The U.S. Army‘s top uniformed officer said rising global threats underscore the need for the U.S. to open a constructive debate over the military’s future international strategy, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday
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Battelle to Test Forensic DNA Tools Under Federal Grants; Rich Guerrieri Comments

Battelle has received more than $800,000 in federal grants from the National Institute of Justice to assess and evaluate new tools for probing DNA evidence. The company will test instruments, laboratory materials and software that forensic investigators use to obtain biological evidence based on the tools’ next-generation sequencing, Battelle said Oct…
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Tracie Cook: Veris Group Selects JAMIS ERP Platform for GovCon Services Mgmt

Veris Group has chosen JAMIS Software to provide an enterprise resource planning system intended to help the cybersecurity firm manage corporate functions and deliver services to public and private sector clients…
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