Posts from GovConWire for 08/18/2015

GSA Issues Human Capital, Training Service GWAC Solicitations

The U.S. General Services Administration has posted final solicitations for both unrestricted and small business set-aside tracks of a new government-wide acquisition contract vehicle covering human capital management and workforce training services…
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DLA Taps SAIC, Noble for $577M Northeast Zone MRO Services IDIQ

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Science Application International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) and Noble Supply & Logistics positions on a potential five-year, $577.5 million contract to provide maintenance, repair and operations support for zones 1 and 2 of the Northeast region…
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Obama Signs Order to Make Presidential Innovation Fellows Program Permanent

President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that establishes the previously experimental Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent initiative in federal government, Federal Times reported Monday
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State Department Seeks Info on Mobile Devices, Services

The Defense Department has launched a market research on cellular services and mobile devices with the release of a request for information on Friday that seeks input from industry for its mobile service program for employees…
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WSJ: IRS Ups Estimate to 334,000 Affected in Tax Data Hack

The Internal Revenue Service has revised its earlier estimate of the number of taxpayers affected in the hacking of tax return information from 114,000 to 334,000, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday
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Energy Dept Awards PARC New Metal Sorting Tech Development Funds

Xerox subsidiary PARC has secured additional funds from the U.S. Energy Department to further develop a technology for processing and recycling scrap aluminum materials. PARC is developing an aluminum alloy detection system through the Modern Electro/Thermochemical Advancements for Light-metal Systems Program, run by DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Xerox said Monday
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August 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes at 30-Day High, US Stocks Up on Homebuilder Data

The GovCon Index kicked off the week with a gain of 0.374 points to 77.344 — the Index’s highest close over a 30-day period. U.S. markets rebounded from losses in Monday’s morning session as stocks reacted negatively to data that showed a decline in manufacturing in New York State, according to Bloomberg…
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