Posts from GovConWire for 03/09/2015

IHS Reports Top Importers, Exporters in $64B Global Defense Market

A new report by IHS indicates that the global defense market saw increased trading activity for the sixth consecutive year, a 13.4 percent growth rate from $56.8 billion in 2013 to $64.4 billion in 2014…
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Four Senators Propose Resolution for Connected Devices; Deb Fischer, Kelly Ayotte Comment

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a resolution to incentivize the use of connected devices in the United States. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) submitted the resolution with the goal of promoting economic growth and empowering consumers through the Internet of Things, according to a press statement released Wednesday
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Denise Turner Roth: GSA Keeps Focus on Talent Development

Denise Turner Roth, acting administrator of the General Services Administration, has moved to sustain the agency’s focus on talent development through a newly implemented workforce program, Federal News Radio reported Thursday
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March 9 Morning Report: GovCon Index Friday Close Sees 1% Decline

The GovCon Index declined 1.327 percent Friday to close at 68.397 (0.896%), with Intelsat (NYSE: I), Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and Textron (NYSE: TXT) the only companies to record gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1…
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Orbital ATK-Built Dawn Probe Arrives in Ceres Orbit; Mike Miller Comments

NASA and Orbital ATK confirmed that the Dawn probe has made it into orbit around the Ceres dwarf planet after a 7.5-year journey. Ceres’ gravity captured the Orbital ATK-built spacecraft Friday at 4:39 a…
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NTIA Opens Public Comment on Drone Privacy, Transparency Issues

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants public feedback on the potential accountability, transparency and privacy implications of a program that would allow drones to fly in national airspace…
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