Posts from GovConDaily for 12/03/2014

December 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Continues Climb

The GovCon Index continued its post-Thanksgiving climb for a second consecutive day with a Wednesday closing figure of 70.834 — an increase of 0.799 percent, or 0.571 points fromTuesday. Investors reacted to a report from the ADP Research Institute that says companies added 208,000 employees during November and that payrolls have grown by at least 200,000 in seven of the previous eight months, Bloomberg reports…
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Dan Johnson Appointed Info Systems-Tech Group EVP at General Dynamics

Dan Johnson, president of General Dynamics‘ (GD) information technology business unit, has been appointed executive vice president of the company’s group that currently comprises the IT, advanced information systems and C4 systems units…
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Ray Duquette: Army Receives CAE Helicopter Training System Ahead of Schedule

CAE said Tuesday it has delivered the U.S. Army’s first UH-72A flight training device at Fort Rucker, Alabama, months ahead of schedule. The UH-72A FTD has a wide display powered by the CAE Medallion-600 image generator, and is fitted with a motion/vibration seat and a database comparable to government-owned systems, according to the company…
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WidePoint Arm Approved to Issue DoD ID Verification Credentials; Steve Komar, Daniel Turissini Comment

A WidePoint Corp. subsidiary has become the first vendor to receive an approval from the Defense Department to issue personal identity verification credentials for more than 40 million users with access to the agency’s information systems…
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Stephen Welby: DoD Solicits Public Input on Strategies to Drive Military Innovation

The U.S. Defense Department wants to engage industry, universities and the general public to identify methods for the agency to incorporate technology into future military strategies, DoD News reported Wednesday…
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Patrick Howard: Agencies Need Stakeholder-Oriented CDM Strategy

Patrick Howard, a former chief information security officer for two federal agencies, believes that end users or stakeholders are important factors to consider for continuous diagnostics and mitigation strategies…
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Roger Clark: New Commerce Dept Enterprise Security Center Works as ‘Intell-Gathering Org’

The Commerce Department has formed a new enterprise security oversight center in a move to expand its role in leadership over the cybersecurity posture of the department’s bureaus, Federal News Radio reported Monday
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