Posts from GovCon Daily for 05/08/2015

May 8 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Markets Rally 1% on Jobs Report

The GovCon Index recovered an entire week’s worth of losses Friday with a rally of 1.046 percent to close at 73.943. All major U.S. stock indices recorded gains of at least 1 percent after April’s employment report from the Labor Department showed the country added 223,000 jobs during the month, which the Wall Street Journal said met many expectations of economic analysts…
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BlackBag Receives In-Q-Tel Investment for Digital Forensics Software; Steve Bowsher Comments

In-Q-Tel — the CIA‘s venture capital arm — has made an investment in BlackBag Technologies to help the San Jose, California-based company further develop its digital forensic analysis platform for use in U…
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DARPA Plans ‘Tern Tech’ Demo for UAS Launch, Retrieval Functions

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is conducting two technology demonstration efforts for unmanned aircraft system capabilities developed under the Tern program. DARPA said Thursday its SideArm and Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems portions of the Tern program seek to build on its research as part of phase one…
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Martin Dempsey: US Security Strategy Change Needed If FY 2016 Sequester Falls

U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey advocate for President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget request before a Senate subcommittee and warned against another round of sequestration, DoD News reported Wednesday…
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Michaela Iorga: NIST’s New Cloud Security Guidance Puts Focus Beyond FedRAMP Baseline

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is developing new guidelines on cloud security controls to supplement the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program’s baselines and impact levels, FierceGovernmentIT reported Thursday…
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Douglas Lopez Promoted to COO at Engineering Services Network

Douglas Lopez, formerly head of Engineering Services Network‘s fleet support services division, will take the role of chief operating officer and work from the company’s offices in Chesapeake, Virginia…
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