Posts from GovConWire for 05/27/2015

Jeffrey Tarr: DigitalGlobe Continues Work on Satellite Imaging Amid Growing Market

DigitalGlobe CEO Jeffrey Tarr told potential investors at a recent event that the company continues to eye a competitive edge in the growing satellite imaging market, SpaceNews reported Thursday. Peter de Selding writes that Tarr highlighted the demand for high-resolution imagery and geolocation capability as well as DigitalGlobe’s potential partnership with other imaging providers…
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USAF Seeks Potential Sources of COTS Earned Value Mgmt Software

The U.S. Air Force is looking for potential sources of commercial off-the-shelf earned value management software to support project management functions for technical, schedule and financial operations…
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Northrop CEO Wes Bush: Defense Innovation Entails Pentagon, Industry Partnerships

Wes Bush, CEO of Northrop Grumman, has said he believes that public-private alliances can help drive national security innovation in the current fiscal environment, Defense News reported Tuesday. “To me, research and development is a partnership issue,” Bush told an audience at a Center for Strategic and International Studies-hosted panel discussionTuesday in Washington…
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NASA Declares SMAP Satellite With Northrop’s Mesh Reflector Operational; John Alvarez Comments

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has formally launched the three-year mission of its Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite equipped with a mesh reflector developed by a Northrop Grumman subsidiary. Northrop said Tuesday the Astro Aerospace-built mesh reflector is designed to help SMAP measure soil moisture, gather data on thawed and frozen water, and improve forecasting of floods and drought…
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EMC Signs $1.2B Cash Deal to Buy Virtustream

EMC (NYSE: EMC) has agreed to purchase Virtustream for approximately $1.2 billion cash in a bid to help enterprise clients migrate to cloud-based information technology systems. The companies expect to close the transaction in the third quarter of 2015 and Virtustream, led by Rodney Rogers, will operate as a managed cloud services provider under EMC’s federation business upon the deal’s closure, EMC said Tuesday
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Dynetics, Lockton Form Cyber Risk Assessment Alliance for Clients; Jonathan Whitcomb Comments

Dynetics has agreed to open its executive-level cyber risk assessment service to Lockton Companies customers in an effort to help organizations manage and gain insights into cyber threats. Lockton’s clients in the U…
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May 26 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Fall After Durable Good Report’s Release

The GovCon Index recorded a sharp decline Monday with a loss of 1.184 percent to close at 74.199 on a day that saw Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) and Serco Inc. as the only Index companies to end the day in positive territory…
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