Posts from GovConWire for 10/29/2014

18F to Form Acquisitions Planning Group; Greg Godbout Comments

The General Services Administration‘s digital delivery team seeks to establish an agile development and acquisitions planning group, FCW reported Monday. Adam Mazmanian writes 18F intends for 18F Consulting to serve as a solutions architect for government agencies…
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Katrina McFarland: New DoD Document Seeks to Reform Defense IT Acquisition Mgmt

Katrina McFarland, assistant secretary of defense acquisition, has said a new Defense Department document is set to change the DoD’s information technology acquisition management system, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday
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Nonprofit Org National Priorities Project Launches Website on State Taxes, Budgets

The National Priorities Project has unveiled its State Smart website that publishes information on the paid taxes and received budget of each state in an interactive format. Becky Sweger reports the website uses compiled federal data from sources such as the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U…
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Dan Tangherlini: Agile Practices, Shared Workspace Among Potential Gov’t Reforms

Dan Tangherlini, administrator of the General Services Administration, told his audience at the recent ACT-IAC 2014 Executive Leadership Conference his plans for reform in government business practices, FCW reported Tuesday
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October 29 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up on Tuesday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Tuesday at 67.274, up 1.081 or 1.581 percent. Positive earnings pulled up U.S. markets with the Dow Jones industrial average closing 17,005.75 points, up 187.81 (1.1%), and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index at 1985…
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House of Representatives Issues Data Center Services RFP

The House of Representatives office of the chief administrative officer is looking for a contractor to provide data center colocation services to legislative branch agencies. Industry proposals for the potential six-year data center space and operations contract are due Nov…
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Ralph Alderson Named Dynamic Aviation SVP for Programs; Michael Stoltzfus Comments

Ralph Alderson, former vice president for programs at L-3 Communications‘ (NYSE: LLL) unmanned systems division, has joined Dynamic Aviation as senior VP for programs. “He will be integral in guiding Dynamic Aviation’s strategic initiatives in the coming years,” Michael Stoltzfus, Dynamic Aviation president and CEO, said Tuesday…
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Eleanor Holmes Norton: GSA, D.C. Consider Land Swap for DHS St. Elizabeths HQ

The government of the District of Columbia and the U.S. General Services Administration have entered into negotiations regarding the Department of Homeland Security‘s move to the St. Elizabeths campus…
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Engility Inks $1B Deal for TASC, Tony Smeraglinolo to Retain CEO Title

Engineering and technical services contractor Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) has agreed to purchase professional services provider TASC for $1.1 billion in stock. Both Chantilly, Virginia-based companies said Tuesday they expect to close the deal in the first quarter of 2015, pending votes from both sets of shareholders and regulatory approvals…
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