Posts from GovCon Daily for 05/05/2015

May 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Tumbles 1%, Trade Deficit Report Sinks US Markets

The GovCon Index had two straight days of gains wiped out during Tuesday’s trading session as it closed 1.372 percent lower to end at 73.332. Serco Inc. was the only Index company to close Tuesday in positive territory…
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Keith McGhee to Lead Global Training, Development at American Systems; Jason Frye Comments

Keith McGhee, former senior consulting manager at Valkyrie Enterprises, has joined American Systems as vice president and director of the latter company’s global training and development directorate…
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Ed Sayadian: Exelis to Back 4 FAA UAS Research, Test Sites

Exelis has signed an agreement with four Federal Aviation Administration-designated test facilities to study the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into U.S. civilian airspace. The sites will use Exelis’ Symphony RangeVue sense-and-avoid tool for operators and test personnel to access real-time and historical aircraft surveillance data via a Web platform, Exelis said Tuesday…
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AT&T’s Chris Smith: Cyber Info Sharing, IT Reform Bills See Progress

Chris Smith, vice president of technology at AT&T‘s government solutions unit and a former chief information officer from the Agriculture Department, has described his outlook on current developments in cyber-related legislation in a Federal News Radio interview…
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Robert Ferrell: Army Seeks to Align IT Programs With DoD Cyber Goals

Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, chief information officer at the U.S. Army, has highlighted several of the military branch’s information technology programs that he believes are aligned with a new Defense Department-wide cyber strategy…
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Former NSTIC Head Jeremy Grant Previews Continued Work on Online ID Ecosystem Framework

Jeremy Grant, former director for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, said that the initiative continues to move toward the release of an identity ecosystem framework for online transactions, FierceGovernmentIT reported Monday…
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