Posts from GovConWire for 05/12/2015

Robert Work OKs Consolidation of Pentagon IT Services

Defense Department Deputy Secretary Robert Work has approved a memo to consolidate the Pentagon’s redundant information technology infrastructure, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes Work initiated the overhaul after the DoD deputy chief management officer and chief information officer reviewed IT costs across the agency…
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Report: Northrop, Selex Partner to Offer Fighter IR Sensor Tech in US Market

Finmeccanica‘s Selex subsidiary has partnered with Northrop Grumman to market a Selex-designed infrared search and track sensor technology to defense customers in the U.S., Defense News reported Monday
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Douglas Lawton Appointed as Northrop VP for Engineering Manufacturing, Logistics

Douglas Lawton, formerly vice president of electronic systems manufacturing at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been named engineering manufacturing and logistics VP for two intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance divisions within Northrop’s electronic systems sector…
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Army Awards 3 Companies to Share Capacity on Auto ID Tech Contract

The U.S. Army has selected three companies to provide automatic identification technology data communications, software, hardware, documentation and associated services under a $181 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract…
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Dr. Ed Felten Named US Deputy CTO

Dr. Ed Felten, professor of computer science and public affairs at Princeton University, has been appointed as the White House’s deputy chief technology officer. He will work to help develop technical strategies for the federal government to deliver services and engage citizens, according to a Monday blog post by U…
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May 11 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Hover in Neutral

The GovCon Index mirrored slight across-the-board declines in U.S. stocks Monday to record a nominal loss of 0.037 points and closing figure of 73.906. CNBC reports investors looked to bond yields and await this week’s release of retail sales and industrial production figures in order to further their understanding of U…
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