Posts from GovConWire for 07/08/2015

Energy Dept Seeks Partners for Sandia Labs Transfer of Active Authentication Tech

The Energy Department has issued a solicitation for industry partners to help facilitate the market readiness and commercialization of Sandia National Laboratories’ active authentication technologies…
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Sierra Nevada to Help USAF Develop Airborne Tech Interoperability Framework

Sierra Nevada has won a potential $10.8 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force create interoperability guidelines for manned and unmanned aircraft software and subsystems. The Defense Department said Tuesday that the company will also help the military service develop a Future Airborne Capability Environment framework and strategies for the branch to demonstrate interoperable weapon systems…
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US Air Force Picks Eight Firms for $100M Advisory, Research IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has selected eight companies to provide advisory services and research assistance under a $99.7 million contract. The companies will work to perform clinical support services, assist in biomedical research, evaluate technologies and support administrative and functional works under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department saidTuesday
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Reports: Symantec Talks Potential Veritas Sale to Carlyle Group for $8B

Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) and private equity firm Carlyle Group are discussing the potential $7 billion to $8 billion sale of the former’s Veritas data storage business unit, Bloomberg reported Wednesday
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Report: Army Eyes Force Reduction in Next 2 Years

The U.S. Army is looking to reduce the number of its active service members by about 40,000 and the number of civilian workers by 17,000 over the next two fiscal years, USA Today reported Tuesday. Tom Vanden Brook writes an internal military document obtained by USA Today says budgetary issues are prompting the Army to cut force size…
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July 7 Market Close: GovCon Index Gains, US Stocks Mixed as Greece Watch Continues

The GovCon Index recovered ground from two days of losses to close with a gain of 0.411 points and end at 75.015. U.S. stocks closed slightly higher in a choppy day of trading that saw gains in commodities such as crude oil, copper and gold, the Wall Street Journal reported…
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