Posts from GovConWire for 04/10/2015

DoD Eyes Back-Office Cost Savings, Acquisition Efficiency Ahead of Potential Sequestration

The Defense Department is looking into cutting back on spending for back-office operations to prepare for possible budget cuts if Congress implements sequestration in 2016, Federal News Radio reported March 18…
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Daniel Hughes: US Army Unifies En-Route Connectivity for Soldiers

The U.S. Army has begun to unify communications for soldiers from home station through the battlefield in a move to aid in real-time information flow between troops and commanders, C4ISR & Networks reported Thursday
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Report: House Plans Floor Consideration for Cyber Bill After Spring Recess

The House will deliberate on a proposed cybersecurity legislation the week of April 21 to address liability protections for the private sector to facilitate cyber information sharing with the government, the National Journal reported Thursday
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Bechtel to Continue Operations at Pueblo Chemical Weapons Destruction Plant

Bechtel has received a $1,340,391,614 contract modification to extend the company’s design, operations and pilot testing work on the U.S. Army’s Pueblo chemical weapons destruction plant in Colorado…
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Robert Work, Frank Kendall: DoD Aims to Innovate with Commercial Sector Through BBP 3.0

The Defense Department is looking to increase the agency’s collaboration with industry under the Better Buying Power 3.0 program in order to capture the latest technologies for the U.S. military, DoD News reported Thursday
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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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