Posts from GovCon Daily for 04/17/2015

April 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Plummets 1%, Stocks Fall on Greece Reports

The GovCon Index hit a 15-day low Friday as it closed with a decline of 1.439 percent — or 1.064 points — to end the day at 75.027. McKesson (NYSE: MCK) was the only Index company to see its stock price rise Friday…
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Ray Mabus: Navy Should Embrace Autonomous Tech as ‘New Normal’

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has said he believes the Navy’s Lockheed Martin-built F-35s should be the last type of manned aerial platform in the U.S. naval aircraft fleet, USNI News reported Wednesday…
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Booz Allen’s Angela Messer: Connectivity, New Threats Come With Internet of Things

Booz Allen Hamilton, ISC, Cyber 360 Solutions and NRI Secure Technologies have jointly unveiled the findings of a study that examined concerns about technology sprawl among security professionals as the threat landscape expands…
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Adm. Paul Zukunft: Coast Guard to Issue Three-Pronged Cyber Strategy

Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, has outlined the service’s three-pronged cybersecurity strategy as well as other upcoming investments and operational initiatives in an interview published Tuesday on Federal Times…
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Verizon’s Mike Denning: ‘Sizable Gaps’ in Enterprise Threat Responses Continue

A new Verizon cybersecurity report has highlighted what the company describes as a continuing gap between the time a data breach occurs and when a company detects the cyber attack. Mike Denning, vice president of global security for Verizon enterprise solutions, said Wednesday that the company continues “to see sizable gaps in how organizations defend themselves…
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Mark Mazzara: Army Works Toward Combat Vehicle Autonomy

The U.S. Army looks to use open interoperability profiles to develop an autonomous technology for tactical ground vehicles, the Army News Service reported Monday. Lisa Ferdinando reports Mark Mazzara, robotics interoperability lead at the Army’s program executive office for combat support and combat service support, has offered a three-phase approach for the military service to implement a driverless platform…
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