Posts from GovConWire for 08/07/2015

Senate Approves Obama Nominee Denise Turner Roth as GSA Administrator

Denise Turner Roth has received confirmation from the Senate as the new administrator of the General Services Administration six months after she assumed the role of acting administrator. GSA said Thursday her confirmation also follows a hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in which she spoke of her plans for the agency…
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Stephen Warren to Leave VA Deputy CIO Post, Move to OCC

Stephen Warren is due to step down as the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ deputy chief information officer Aug. 28 to become the next CIO at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, FCW reported Thursday
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Walsh Gilbane JV Gets $206M Army Replacement Lab Construction Contract

Chicago-based nonresidential construction firm Walsh Gilbane JV has been awarded a potential four-year, $206 million contract to build a replacement laboratory for the U.S. Army. The service branch received five proposals for the firm-fixed-price contract with options via the Internet, the Defense Department said Thursday
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Chris Hernandez, Mary Petryszyn Take VP Roles at Northrop; Tom Vice Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has appointed Chris Hernandez and Mary Petryszyn to vice president roles within the company’s aerospace systems. Hernandez will be responsible for technology development and prototyping of scaled composites within the new research, technology and advanced design group, Northrop saidThursday
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NBC: Pentagon Spots Cyber Attack on Joint Chiefs of Staff Email System

The Defense Department has detected a cyber attack on the unclassified email system of its Joint Chiefs of Staff believed to originate from Russia, NBC News reported Thursday. Courtney Kube and Jim Miklaszewski write the email infrastructure was shut down following detection of the attack in late July…
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Mark Milley, Robert Neller Confirmed to Military Leadership Roles

The Senate has voted to confirm Gen. Mark Milley as chief of staff at the U.S. Army and Lt. Gen. Robert Neller as commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Military Times reported Wednesday. Senators also confirmed Adm…
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August 6 Market Close: GovCon Index Declines, Media Selloff Sinks US Markets

The GovCon Index gave up nearly half of its gains fromWednesday’s trading session to record a loss of 0.309 points and close at 76.497 Thursday. Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) led Index gainers at 6.92 percent to 76…
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