Posts from GovCon Daily for 04/28/2015

April 28 Market Close: GovCon Index Rebounds, US Investors Await Fed Meeting

The GovCon Index ended a three-day streak of declines Tuesday to record a gain of 0.226 points and close at 75.530. U.S. markets traded downward during the morning session but recovered during the afternoon as investors prepare to digest news from the Federal Reserve‘s two-day meeting that starts Tuesday, according to CNBC…
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OFPP’s Anne Rung Eyes New Interagency Team to Implement Category Mgmt Strategies

Anne Rung, administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, has said she aims to assemble a team of acquisition specialists to help OFPP implement government-wide category management business practices, GovExec reported Friday…
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DoD Officials, Senators Talk Science Investments in FY 2016 Budget Hearing

Officials from the Defense Department testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense panel on the department’s fiscal 2016 budget request and focused on the $12.2 billion allotted for science and technology initiatives, DoD News reported Friday…
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Women in Technology Org Recognizes 2015 Leadership Awardees; Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch on Mentoring

The nonprofit organization Women in Technology has selected a group of executives from the public and private sectors to receive its 2015 Leadership Awards, which recognize female executives for their leadership roles in the industry…
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Analytical Mechanics Associates to Help NASA Build ‘Hypervelocity’ Spacecraft Tech

NASA has awarded Analytical Mechanics Associates a potential five-year, $43 million contract to develop and engineer a technology for manufacturing  hypervelocity space vehicles. The contract falls under NASA’s Entry Systems Technology Research and Development initiative and carries an initial value of $2…
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HP’s Al Kinney: 24/7 Vigilance Needed to Fight Cyber Threats

Al Kinney, head of the U.S. public sector at Hewlett-Packard‘s enterprise security services business, has said he believes organizations must learn how to think like a cyber criminal in order to defeat one, Lisa Mooijman of ICT Magazine reported Monday…
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