Posts from GovConWire for 07/28/2015

Report Calls for More Flexibility in National Security Launch Certification Process

A report commissioned by U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James urges the military service to adopt a flexible approach to evaluating and approving rockets for national security-related launches, SpaceNews reported Monday
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TechServe Alliance: IT, Engineering Employment Grew Steadily Since June 2014

A TechServe Alliance report indicates that employment in the fields of information technology and engineering has grown steadily at 4.4 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively, since June 2014. The trade association said July 17 that IT grew by 208,200 workers and engineering added 18,600 workers in the past year as IT and engineering jobs are available across a variety of sectors…
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Ronnie Hawkins Hands Over DISA Directorship, JFHQ-DoDIN Command Roles to Alan Lynn

Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn has officially assumed his duties as the new director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and commander of the Joint Force Headquarters – DoD Information Networks. DISA said Thursday a ceremony held at agency headquarters also highlighted the work of Lt…
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US Army Picks Five Firms to Renovate Embassy Facilities

The U.S. Army has awarded a $95 million task order to five companies for the maintenance of U.S. embassies worldwide. Michael Baker Global Services, Fluor, KBR, Aecom and Weston Solutions will work to renovate embassy spaces through July 23, 2020, the Defense Department said Monday
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Carnegie Mellon Awarded $732M to Help DoD Manage Software R&D Center

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Carnegie Mellon University a $732 million contract to run the federally funded Software Engineering Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, through June 30, 2020. The military service will obligate $500,000 in fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of award, the Defense Department said Monday
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July 27 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Dip After China Market Losses

The GovCon Index fell into negative territory for the fifth consecutive trading session Monday with a loss of 0.681 points to close at 74.202. Data that showed industrial profits declined in China during June sent that country’s stock markets to losses for that country’s Monday session and U…
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