Posts from GovConWire for 11/19/2014

HHS Adds New Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Partners

The Department of Health and Human Services has expanded its entrepreneurs-in-residence program with new partners who will work with agency employees on various projects over a 12-month period. The partners and HHS leads will form team to solve problems and help the HHS IDEA Lab change the department’s culture using agile development, lean startup and design thinking methods, the HHS said Thursday
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White House Expands Working Capital Access Program for Small Firms

The White House and the Small Business Administration moved to help small firms grow by expanding the government’s working capital access program for small businesses. Twenty-one additional companies have joined the SupplierPay initiative, under which they have committed to pay small suppliers within a short period or provide them with low-cost access to a financing service, the White House said Monday
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Lockheed Names Promotions in HR, Communications Departments

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has promoted Patricia Lewis to senior vice president of human resources and Jennifer Whitlow to SVP of communications effective January 1, 2015. The company said Tuesday Lewis and Whitlow were also elected to the corporate leadership team as part of their appointment…
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NASA-Backed University Team Builds ‘Bio-Drone’ Through Science Contest

NASA has supported a team of students from Brown University, Spelman College and Stanford University in their project to build an unmanned aerial vehicle using biomaterials, The Atlantic magazine reported Monday
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Jim Mocarski: Northrop Awarded $116M Air Force, Marine Targeting System Upgrades Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $116 million contract to modernize AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING targeting and sensor systems used by the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Marine Corps. The company will upgrade the targeting pods to the LITENING G4 configuration as well as provide spares for the active Air Force, Reserve, National Guard and Marines, Northrop said Tuesday
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November 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises as Traders Find Positivity From Japan, Europe

The GovCon Index rose 0.9 percent during Tuesday’s trading day to close at 69.350. ATK (NYSE: ATK) and Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) recorded the largest increases among listed companies as both firms said Tuesday they will continue to pursue the two-part transaction that sees ATK’s sporting group become an independent company and Orbital acquire ATK’s aerospace and defense businesses…
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USDA Issues Organic Integrity Database Solicitation

The Agriculture Department is seeking information from industry on a database that USDA wants to protect the department’s organic seal integrity. USDA issued a solicitation on Monday for a web-based database of certified organic operations that contains information relevant to the organic industry and public…
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