Posts from GovCon Daily for 05/20/2015

May 20 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Rise After Fed Minutes Release

The GovCon Index closed in positive territory Wednesday with a gain of 0.108 points to 75.543 on a day that saw investors react to the release of the Federal Reserve‘s April meeting minutes. Fed leaders expressed doubt over the possibility of an interest rate hike by June and U…
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Biff Lyons, Parsons SVP, on Converged Security Trends to Watch and Cyber’s Year Ahead

Biff Lyons oversees the national security division of Parsons Corp.’s government services segment in his senior vice president role at the Pasadena, Calif.-headquartered engineering contractor. Lyons joined Parsons in 2011 upon that company’s acquisition of SPARTA, where he held a 13-year career in roles such as VP and operations manager of advanced systems technology operation, as well as general manager for defense…
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Virginia Launches Public-Private Automobile Cybersecurity Initiative

The Virginia government has created a public-private working group that will develop strategies and identify technologies to prevent cyber attacks on registered automobiles throughout the state. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office said Friday the working group aims to find low-cost tools for law enforcement agencies to check if a vehicle or mechanized system has been hacked…
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Tom Frana: Vion Eyes Added Health, Life Sciences Footprint Through NIH CIO-CS Vehicle

Vion will compete as the only small business original equipment manufacturer awardee on a 10-year, $20 billion governmentwide acquisition contract for information technology products and services awarded by a National Institutes of Health office…
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Alan Shaffer: US Should Aim for ‘Enhanced Mutual Reliance’ Through Int’l R&D Collaboration

Alan Shaffer, assistant defense secretary for research and engineering — has highlighted the U.S. government’s efforts to collaborate with other countries on research and development initiatives in an interview with Defense News published Tuesday…
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Cisco’s Peter Romness: Organizations Must Take ‘Platform Approach’ to Secure IoE Networks

Peter Romness, cybersecurity programs lead at Cisco‘s U.S. public sector business, has warned that Internet of Everything technology could present cybersecurity risks for government organizations, he wrote in a Federal Times article published Monday…
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