Posts from GovCon Daily for 05/12/2015

May 14 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Jump 1% as Dollar Weakens

The GovCon Index closed Thursday at its highest figure since April 28 with a 1.652 percent gain to 75.207. U.S. stocks jumped 1 percent Thursday as investors weighed a weakened U.S. dollar and stabilized Treasury bond market after a series of mixed economic reports earlier in the week, according to CNBC…
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Interview: Matt Goodrich on FedRAMP In The Year Ahead, Cloud Barriers at Agencies

The Potomac Officers Club — owned by this website’s parent company Executive Mosaic — held its FedRAMP Forum Thursday in Falls Church, Va. for government and contracting executives to discuss the governmentwide cloud computing initiative’s current state and exchange ideas on how to navigate this program…
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Air Force Starts Bidding Process for GPS III Satellite Launch Services

The U.S. Air Force has issued a preliminary request for proposals for companies that aim to help the military service launch Global Positioning System III satellites. The contract will cover GPS III launch vehicle production, mission integration and operational services, the Air Force said Wednesday…
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SAP NS2’s Carmen Krueger, Hunter Downey Talk Cloud Considerations for Nat’l Security Agencies

SAP National Security Services is working with the U.S. government to utilize big data and cloud computing technologies to support national security operations, two company executives said in an article published Wednesday on GovCloud…
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Potomac Officers Club’s FedRAMP Forum Panel Talks Cloud’s Evolution in Gov’t, Role of Vendors in Adoption

Executives from government and its contractors met Thursday at the Potomac Officers Club‘s FedRAMP Forum in Falls Church, Va. to discuss the governmentwide cloud computing initiative, as well as ways for vendors and agencies to collaborate further on cloud adoption…
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Walter Scott: DigitalGlobe Backs Commercial Remote Sensing Bill

DigitalGlobe has expressed its support for a commercial remote sensing bill authored by Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Ok) and Ed Perlmutter (D-Co). The Commercial Remote Sensing Act of 2015 mandates the examination of the Commerce Department’s regulatory workload and the submission of reports on commercial remote sensing license applications to Congress, DigitalGlobe said Wednesday…
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