Posts from GovCon Daily for 04/7/2015

April 7 Market Close: GovCon Index Slips, Markets Await Fed Minutes

The GovCon Index lost some ground from the previous day’s close Tuesday and recorded a loss of 0.254 points to close at 69.007 on Tuesday. Bloomberg reports U.S. investors have their collective eye on the Federal Reserve‘s scheduled Wednesday release of minutes from its March meeting and many economic analysts surveyed by Bloomberg expect upcoming corporate earnings reports to show some declines…
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Nick Urick on FireEye’s ‘Adaptive Defense’ Cyber Approach and How to Reimagine Security

Nick Urick oversees FireEye‘s work with federal agencies in his role as vice president of the federal division for the Silicon Valley-based network security company. FireEye calls its idea for cyber defense an “Adaptive Defense” approach that integrates the company’s technology with threat intelligence and experience in an effort to help government agencies stay ahead of cyber attacks and find them when they happen…
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Orbital ATK to Supply New Component for Lockheed’s Orion; Mike Kahn Comments

Orbital ATK will provide Lockheed Martin the attitude control motor for the Orion spacecraft’s Launch Abort System under a $90 million subcontract to support NASA‘s future deep-space missions…
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Ashton Carter: DoD Invests in Newer Platforms for US Military’s Pacific Strategy

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the Pentagon’s efforts to build new military platforms will be key as the U.S. pursues a rebalancing strategy in the region, Defense News reported Monday…
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Tony Moraco Describes ‘Selective’ Business Approach in SAIC’s 1st Year

Tony Moraco, CEO of Science Applications International Corp., has described his strategy for the first year and a half of the firm’s independent operations from parent company Leidos, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday…
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Maj. Gen. Dwyer Dennis: USAF Could Seek Trainer Contract Bids Later This Year

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Dwyer Dennis has said a budget-related postponement of the T-X trainer replacement initiative allowed the military service to rethink the program’s acquisition and requirements process, Aviation Week reported Monday…
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