Posts from GovCon Daily for 3/18/2015

March 18 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Markets Rally After Fed Statement

The GovCon Index rode across-the-board gains in U.S. stock market Wednesday with a rise of 0.714 points — or 1.016 percent — to 69.558. As many investors expected, the Federal Reserve removed the word “patient” in its guidance on the next interest rate increase but the central bank also signaled it would wait to raise rates until it believes low inflation is on track to reach 2 percent and sees improvements in the job market, the Wall Street Journal reported…
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Pat Tracey of HP on the Federal Cloud Market in 2015, How Mobile Changes IT Thinking

Pat Tracey serves as vice president of homeland security and defense for HP Enterprise Services‘ U.S. public sector business and also leads the unit’s work with the Justice Department. The 34-year Navy veteran and retired vice admiral joined HP Enterprise Services in 2006 when it was known as EDS and also oversees the business’ services to Pentagon agencies such as the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and Defense Information Systems Agency…
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SAIC to Advise Stratcom on Mgmt, Technical Aspects; Mark Escobar Comments

Science Applications International Corp. has received a potential $72 million subcontract from Constellation West to advise U.S. Strategic Command on the management, engineering and technical aspects of its missions…
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SRA, MicroPact Start BPM Alliance for Federal Clients; Kris Collo Comments

SRA International has partnered with MicroPact to develop business process management software for federal government agencies. SRA’s software engineers will deploy BPM and case management services to clients via MicroPact’s entellitrak platform and use SRA’s Agile for Gov framework, MicroPact said Monday…
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John Lee: Carahsoft Keeps Eye on FedRAMP Website Redesign

John Lee, vice president of cloud solutions at information technology services provider Carahsoft Technology, has noted the redesigned website of the General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program…
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Robert Cardillo: NGA Starts Unclassified GEOINT for Mobile Project

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has launched the GEOINT Pathfinder project that seeks to provide unclassified geospatial data through mobile devices to support intelligence operations. NGA said Monday application developers, data scientists, open source researchers and partners from the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence and Allied System for Geospatial-Intelligence will collaborate on the project…
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OMB Wants Public Input on Federal Website Authentication

The Office of Management and Budget is seeking public and private sector comments on its plan to transition federal websites to the secure hypertext transfer protocol for computer network communication, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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