Posts from GovConWire for 01/13/2015

Army Issues Small Biz Solicitation for $135M Simulation Tech R&D IDIQ

The U.S. Army is seeking industry proposals for a five-year, $135 million small business set-aside program to develop simulation and training systems for warfighters. The multiple-award contract will cover work to help the military branch research, build and demonstrate technologies for creating synthetic natural environments and simulating medical scenarios, the Army said Friday in a FedBizOpps solicitation notice…
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Mathew Tyler Joins Granite Construction as Federal Division SVP; Christopher Miller Comments

Mathew Tyler, formerly senior vice president and director of design-build services at CH2M Hill Constructors Inc., has joined Granite Construction‘s (NYSE: GVA) federal division as SVP. He will report to Christopher Miller, executive VP and chief operating officer, and be responsible for Granite’s efforts to grow the company’s federal division projects and services, Granite Construction said Friday
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Roberta Stempfley: DHS Updates Nat’l Emergency Communications Plan to Reflect New Tech

The Department of Homeland Security has updated the National Emergency Communications Plan to reflect planned efforts to address priorities in land mobile radio systems, broadband technologies, and coordination for emergency response and public safety programs…
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Lockheed Martin, Illumina Form Genomics Service Alliance; Horace Blackman, Jay Flatley Comment

Lockheed Martin and Illumina have partnered to jointly develop genomics services in an effort to deliver personalized healthcare to the public. Lockheed Martin will combine its information systems and integration resources with Illumina’s genetic sequencing tools in the project that aims to  help various nations consolidate genomics into their national health systems, Lockheed said Monday
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OMB OKs Federal Marketplace Category Divisions

The Office of Management and Budget’s Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council has approved 10 new marketplace categories of commonly purchased items under the government’s category management approach…
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Jeff Barr: AWS Updates Cloud Portfolio for US Govt Market

Amazon Web Services has added multiple services to the company’s suite of cloud computing offerings designed to help U.S. government clients manage sensitive data in cloud environments. The AWS GovCloud (US) portfolio now includes the Glacier storage service, CloudTrail log management documentation and VM Import system for virtual machine migration, AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr wrote in a blog post published Jan…
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Report: Symantec to Acquire Tech Rights of Boeing’s Cybersecurity Business Narus

Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) has agreed to purchase technology rights from Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Narus subsidiary as Symantec looks to grow its presence in the commercial cybersecurity market, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday
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Army Adds 10 Companies to $2B Utility Monitoring & Control Systems Contract

The U.S. Army has added 10 companies to its $2.5 billion contract to provide procurement and installation support for utility monitoring and control systems as well as other automated control and electronic security systems…
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January 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls, Investors Prep for Earnings Season

The GovCon Index started the week with a loss of 0.512 points — or 0.732 percent — to close at 70.483 on Monday. Investors showed concern over continued declines in oil prices and are preparing to watch the start of quarterly earnings reports, CNBC reports…
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