Posts from GovCon Daily for 3/9/2015

March 9 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Markets Rebound From Friday Declines

The GovCon Index recovered much of its losses from Friday with a Monday gain of 0.532 points — or 0.766 percent — to close at 68.929. Maximus‘ (NYSE: MMS) share price jumped nearly 3 percent after the company said it would purchase technology services contractor Acentia for $300 million cash…
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Edward Cardon: Army Moves Forward With Cyber Workforce, Tech Adoption Programs

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon has highlighted the continued growth of the service’s cyber mission force and cyber capabilities in his recent testimony to the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities panel…
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US CIO Tony Scott Forms IT Solutions Challenge for Feds

Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has launched a program that asks the federal workforce for suggestions on how to solve the government’s information technology issues, Federal Times reported Friday…
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Bill Toti: Cubic Training Tech to Help Italian Army Practice Combat Skills

Cubic‘s global defense business has secured a $2.6 million supplemental contract to provide the Italian army with training services that work to deliver realistic combat scenarios. The company said Monday it will integrate elements such as tanks, missiles, targets, terrain and simulation of chemical warfare to help bolster realism and efficiency in training…
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Bill Moran: DoD to Seek More Info on Proposed Military Compensation, Retirement System

Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Bill Moran said the Pentagon could ask the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission for more details on its proposals for military retirement and healthcare reforms, the Military Times reported Thursday…
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OMB’s David Mader: Agencies Make Progress in Financial Shared Services Implementation

David Mader, controller at the Office of Management and Budget, has said he is committed to helping other federal agencies implement a shared services model across multiple back-office functions, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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