Posts from GovConWire for 10/22/2014

October 22 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up at Market Close

Gains all around reflected a GovCon Index close of 64.854 on Tuesday, up by 1.010 points or 1.533 percent from the previous day. Strong quarterly earnings from technology companies, coupled with the European Central Bank looking to buy corporate bonds as an option, boosted the Standard & Poor’s 500 by 1…
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Eddie Schwartz Joins White Ops as President, COO; Michael Tiffany Comments

Eddie Schwartz, formerly chief information security officer at RSA, has joined White Ops as president and chief operating officer. Schwartz will report to White Ops CEO Michael Tiffany and be responsible for the company’s go-to-market strategy and operations, White Ops said Monday
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Ashkan Soltani Rejoins FTC as Chief Technologist; Edith Ramirez Comments

Ashkan Soltani, a 20-plus-year technology consultant and researcher, has been named chief technologist of the Federal Trade Commission. He will succeed Latanya Sweeney, who will return to Harvard University’s data privacy lab as director, and advise the FTC on technology and policy issues beginning in November, the FTC said Tuesday
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FAA Seeks Industry Input on COTS Forensic Case Management Tech

The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting a market survey on commercial off-the-shelf applications for forensic case management that will store, process and preserve FAA-collected digital forensic evidence along the chain of custody…
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Michael Ruppert Joins Mercury Systems as Strategy, Corporate Development SVP; Mark Aslett Comments

Michael Ruppert, formerly co-founder and managing partner of advisory firm RSPartners LLC, has joined Mercury Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY) as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development. He will report to President and CEO Mark Aslett and be responsible for the company’s strategy, planning and mergers and acquisitions activities, Mercury Systems said Monday
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NSA Approves Samsung Knox Devices for Classified Gov’t Networks

The National Security Agency has cleared Samsung Galaxy handsets that run a mobile security technology for government use in managing classified information. Knox-equipped Samsung Galaxy devices have been certified through NSA’s National Information Assurance Partnership initiative and added to the Commercial Solutions for Classified Program Component List, the company said Tuesday
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