Posts from GovCon Daily for 04/09/2015

April 9 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Flat on Quiet Trading Day

The GovCon Index struggled for direction Thursday as it recorded a nominal loss of 0.014 points to close at 69.263. U.S. markets were relatively quiet during Thursday’s trading day as investors wait to see more first quarter earnings reports from companies, the Wall Street Journal reported…
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DOE Taps Intel, Cray for $200M Supercomputer Project at Argonne Nat’l Lab

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY) will collaborate with the Energy Department to build a new $200 million supercomputing system at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois for research into solar, wind and biofuel energy technologies…
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Col. Brian Halloran: Army’s Budget Plan Includes 12 Programs Critical to Warfighter Missions

The U.S. Army has proposed 12 mission-critical acquisition programs in the military branch’s $127 billion budget request for fiscal 2016, the Army News Service reported Monday. “These are programs with high-dollar investment by the nation and they also provide very increased capability to the soldier and they nest within our broad priorities within the strategy as well,” said Col…
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Tiffany Hixson: GSA Moves Forward with Professional Services Contract Vehicles Consolidation

The General Services Administration is working with industry to implement a consolidated professional services contract schedule for vendors and customer agencies by November, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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Bill Cull: Splunk Software Provides Support for Lockheed F-35 Data Center

Lockheed Martin has tapped Splunk software to provide analysis and visualization support for machine data used in its F-35 Lightning II program. Splunk Enterprise monitors network and information technology systems for the fifth-generation fighter jet’s off-board IT backbone ALIS, short for Automatic Logistics Information System, Splunk said Wednesday…
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DARPA Rolls Out Research Initiative on Adaptive Software Systems

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has kicked off a four-year initiative to determine the tools and processes needed to design software that does not need reprogramming for up to 100 years. According to the agency, the program BRASS, short for Building Resource Adaptive Software Systems, seeks to identify the areas that would require foundational changes in computations and algorithms for instant adoption to new environments…
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