Posts from GovConWire for 03/27/2015

Gordon Foster, Former Northrop Exec, Named ASRC Federal CFO; Mark Gray Comments

Gordon Foster, formerly chief financial officer and director of business management at Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) civil systems unit, has joined ASRC Federal as CFO. ASRC Federal said Thursday Foster has nearly 20 years of finance and business strategy experience and will oversee the company’s financial performance…
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Arati Prabhakar: DARPA Eyes Further Research on EM Spectrum, Big Data, Maritime Agility

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar has outlined the organization’s projects designed to maintain U.S. technological advantage, ahead of a testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, USA Today reported Thursday
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Huddle Cloud Collab Service Gets FedRAMP ATO From USAID; Morten Brogger Comments

Huddle will be able to provide the U.S. Agency for International Development and other agencies with its U.S. cloud collaboration service after receiving an authority to operate under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program…
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Accenture Closes Agilex Buy; David Moskovitz Comments

Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal services subsidiary has wrapped up the purchase of Agilex Technologies in a move to grow its analytics, cloud and mobility offerings for federal agency clients. David Moskovitz, Accenture Federal Services CEO, saidThursday the company intends for the acquisition to help “federal clients make the digital transformation journey and improve services and outcomes…
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Report: DoD Cut FY 2014 Contract Spending by 8%

Figures released by the Federal Procurement Data System show that the Defense Department‘s overall spending dropped 8 percent last fiscal year to $284.9 billion, Federal Times reported Thursday. Andy Medici writes a Federal Times analysis of FPDS data found that although many non-defense government agencies increased their spending on contracts during fiscal 2014, overall federal contracting dropped by $17 billion over the previous year…
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March 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Snaps 3-Day Loss Streak, Yemen News Sends Oil Price Up

The GovCon Index  closed in positive territory Thursday for the first time in three days with a nominal gain of 0.280 points to 68.467. News that Saudi Arabia and its Middle East allies started a military operation in Yemen helped drive crude oil futures up 4 percent to $51…
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