Posts from GovConWire for 03/19/2015

Willie May: NIST Report on 2012 Federal Tech Transfer to Support Future Efforts

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a report on the government’s technology transfer activities in fiscal 2012 in support of the Lab-to-Market Cross-Agency Priority Goal under the President’s Management Agenda in 2014…
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NASA’s Lockheed-Built MAVEN Spacecraft Observes Dust Cloud, Aurora on Mars

The Lockheed Martin-built Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has detected aurora-like atmospheric lights and a dust cloud at orbital altitude during its mission for NASA‘s Mars Exploration Program…
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Report: SASC to Discuss Army, Air Force Budgets for Acquisition, Modernization Programs

The Senate Armed Services Committee was slated to discuss the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army budgets for major programsWednesday amid concerns over capacity and modernization shortfalls, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday
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Navistar Awarded Army MRAP Vehicle Sustainment Contract

A Navistar International (NYSE: NAV) subsidiary has been awarded a multiyear, $83.4 million contract to support the U.S. Army‘s fleet of MaxxPro recovery vehicles. Navistar Defense will perform system sustainment and technical support work on the mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, the Defense Department said Wednesday
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Ashton Carter: Sequester-Level 2016 Funding Would Lead to Defense Strategy Changes

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has warned that the Pentagon will have to modify strategic goals if Congress enforces sequestration-level cuts to the fiscal 2016 defense budget, DoD News reported Wednesday
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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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