Posts from GovConWire for 03/20/2015

Stephen Welby Nominated to DoD Research and Engineering Assistant Secretary Post

Stephen Welby, deputy assistant secretary for the Defense Department’s systems engineering, has been nominated to serve as DoD’s research and engineering assistant secretary. President Barack Obama announced Welby’s nomination on Wednesday
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Steven VanRoekel Departs USAID as Chief Innovation Officer

Steven VanRoekel, chief innovation officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development, has departed the agency, FedScoop reported Tuesday. Greg Otto writes VanRoekel began his public sector career in 2009 as managing director of the Federal Communications Commission, where he helped to reform various technical platforms…
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White House Plans EO for Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The administration is working with federal agencies and private-sector suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ahead of a new executive order from the President Barack Obama that seeks to further efforts to address climate change…
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CA Technologies, SAIC Form Public Sector IT Services Partnership; Alyssa Fitzpatrick, Terry Hicks Comment

CA Technologies and Science Applications International Corp. have partnered to offer information technology services to help public-sector clients address IT management issues. The agreement allows SAIC to use CA’s Unified Infrastructure Management platform to deliver IT managed services in the government market, the companies said Thursday
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OFPP Chief Anne Rung Introduces Federal Procurement Rating Process

Anne Rung, administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, has unveiled a set of rating tools for agencies and vendors to evaluate their experience during the acquisition process, Federal News Radio reported Thursday
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March 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls, Traders Consider Fed Statement

The GovCon Index took a slight dip Thursday to record a decline of 0.259 points and close at 69.229 on a day of mixed results in U.S. markets. Investors continued to mull the Federal Reserve‘s statement Wednesday that an interest rate increase will be more gradual than they previously expected and considered the central bank’s economic outlook, CNBC reported…
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