Posts from GovConDaily for 05/15/2015

May 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Down in a Mixed Market

The GovCon Index closed slightly down Friday to 75.148 off 0.079 percent. The S&P 500 Index reached a second day of record closing in spite of consumer confidence falling reported Bloomberg. US Markets closed mixed with minor changes from the day prior…
Read More
share on Twitter Like May 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Down in a Mixed Market on Facebook LinkedIn

GSA Launches Contract Labor Rate Comparison Tool

The General Services Administration‘s 18F digital services agency has developed a new tool for federal contracting officers to compare and analyze hourly billing rates for multiple contractor positions…
Read More
share on Twitter Like GSA Launches Contract Labor Rate Comparison Tool on Facebook LinkedIn

iFlightPlanner: FAA Awards CSC, Lockheed Self-Serve Flight Planning Support Contract

Computer Sciences Corp. and Lockheed Martin have secured the Federal Aviation Administration‘s Direct User Access Terminal Service contract to provide self-serve flight planning services. IFlightPlanner said Thursday the new DUATS II contracts cover one base year of work and up to four one-year options and the program’s requirements will likely be incorporated into the FAA’s future Flight Service Station contract…
Read More
share on Twitter Like iFlightPlanner: FAA Awards CSC, Lockheed Self-Serve Flight Planning Support Contract on Facebook LinkedIn

Tim Pawlenty: 2015 Data Security Act Offers ‘Bank-Like’ Standards for Consumer Protection

Tim Pawlenty, CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, told House lawmakers Thursday the U.S. needs data security requirements similar to those used by banks to manage data breach notifications. In written remarks, Pawlenty told the House Committee on Financial Services the Data Security Act of 2015 works to support efforts to protect consumers from the growing number of data breach incidents…
Read More
share on Twitter Like Tim Pawlenty: 2015 Data Security Act Offers 'Bank-Like' Standards for Consumer Protection on Facebook LinkedIn

Boeing’s Chris Chadwick: Industry Must Show ‘Art of the Possible’ on Tech Development

Chris Chadwick, president and CEO of Boeing‘s defense, space and security business, believes industry must strive to address barriers to accelerating weapon innovation, he told Aviation Week in an interview published Thursday
Read More
share on Twitter Like Boeing's Chris Chadwick: Industry Must Show 'Art of the Possible' on Tech Development on Facebook LinkedIn

Ron Ross: NIST Working on Final Guidance to Integrate Cyber Efforts

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is finalizing guidance for the integration of cybersecurity across the government’s mission areas to counter the increasing number of cyber attacks, Federal News Radio reported Thursday
Read More
share on Twitter Like Ron Ross: NIST Working on Final Guidance to Integrate Cyber Efforts on Facebook LinkedIn

Army Eyes Tactical Network Security Measures in Cyberspace

The U.S. Army has developed a cyber strategy for the military branch to protect its tactical network infrastructure through offensive and defensive measures. The framework culminates more than two years of collaboration among doctrinal, operational, acquisition, research and development professionals at the Army’s materiel command, according to an article published Monday on the Army website…
Read More
share on Twitter Like Army Eyes Tactical Network Security Measures in Cyberspace on Facebook LinkedIn