Posts from GovConDaily for 12/15/2014

December 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Slips, Oil Prices Continue Plunge

The GovCon Index started the last full week before the Christmas and New Year holidays with a slight decline of 0.299 points — or 0.444 percent — to close at 67.649 on Monday. Oil prices continued to garner much of the attention from investors and the price-per-barrel of crude oil on the New York Mercantile Exchange set a new five-year low, according to CNBC…
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Shane Imwalle: Woolpert Eyes Drone Survey Expansion Beyond Ohio

Shane Imwalle, a senior vice president at Woolpert,sees further opportunities for the company in unmanned aircraft systems after the Federal Aviation Administration certified Woolpert to fly drones on surveying missions in Ohio, the Dayton Business Journal reported Thursday
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Michael Strianese: Sequestration Raises R&D Concerns for Industry

L-3 Communications CEO Michael Strianese has said his work as chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association involves continued efforts to work with Congress and the Defense Department in areas such as budget cuts and innovation…
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Transparency Market Research: APAC to See Man-Portable Military Electronics Market Growth

Transparency Market Research has released a new report that projects the global man-portable military electronics market to hit $19.7 billion in total value by 2019. The report also predicts the Asia-Pacific region will see “significant growth” in the man-portable military electronics market over the coming months as governments in the region push forward on military modernization programs, Transparency Market Research said Monday…
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FireEye Updates Endpoint Threat Prevention Platform; David DeWalt Comments

FireEye has updated its endpoint threat prevention platform in an effort to help customers address security threats through an adaptive technology. The new endpoint threat prevention product is designed to detect, analyze and respond to attacks against on-premise, remote and mobile endpoints, FireEye saidThursday
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Northrop Delivers F-16 AESA Radar System to Lockheed; Jeff Leavitt Comments

Northrop Grumman has delivered an active electronically scanned array radar to Lockheed Martin under an F-16 radar modernization program. Lockheed contracted Northrop to provide its APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar systems for the U…
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