Posts from GovCon Daily for 4/1/2015

April 1 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Decline, Jobs Report Sends Stocks Down

The GovCon Index fell for a second consecutive day Wednesday as it recorded a loss of 0.471 points to 68.596. U.S. markets entered negative territory after the ADP Research Institute said companies added 189,000 workers to payrolls in March, which missed estimates of many economists, according to Bloomberg…
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New White House Executive Order Authorizes Sanctions on Foreign Cyber Attackers

President Barack Obama has issued an executive order to create new sanctions against countries and people overseas that launch “significant” cyber attacks on U.S. assets and citizens, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday…
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Matt Hepburn: New DARPA Tech Program Seeks to Help Human Body ‘Cope with Infection’

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a new program that seeks to develop medical intervention systems intended to help the human body cope with different types of pathogens. DARPA’s Technologies for Host Resilience program will study the biology of host tolerance in animals before extending the program’s scope to treating humans, the agency said Tuesday…
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Maximus’ Tom Romeo: Technology, Industry Participation Vital for Public Service Programs

Many federal agencies are responding to the public’s need for government services through modern technology and collaboration with industry, Tom Romeo, president of Maximus‘ federal services business, wrote in a Federal Times article published Tuesday…
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Lockheed to Build Turbine for Atlantis Tidal Power Project

Lockheed Martin will deliver the AR1500 turbine for Atlantis Resources‘ MeyGen tidal stream energy project in 2016 as part of a turbine construction contract and overall technology partnership agreement between the two companies…
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CSC-AT&T Team to Help Utility with Workplace IT Management; John Walsh III Comments

A Computer Sciences Corp. and AT&T partnership has been awarded a potential seven-year contract to provide information technology network and communication services to Swedish power company Vattenfall…
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