Posts from GovCon Wire for 09/04/2015

IBM Lands Mobile Tech Security R&D Contract From DHS S&T

IBM‘s Thomas J. Watson Research Center has received a $1.3 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate for research and development work on mobile technology security…
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Report: White House to Unveil Senior Executive Service Reform Blueprint by Fall

The Obama administration is set to release details of its plan to overhaul Senior Executive Service policies this fall, GovExec reported Tuesday. Eric Katz writes a White House-formed advisory panel comprising of professionals with government and industry experience has submitted SES reform proposals to the Office of Management and Budget for evaluation…
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PAR Technology Subsidiary Extends US Navy Satellite Work; Ron Casciano Comments

The U.S. Navy has extended its contract with a PAR Technology subsidiary to operate and maintain the service’s satellite for another year. Rome Research Corp. will deliver telemetry, tracking and satellite control services for FLTSAT, UFO, POLAR EHF and MUOS satellite constellations, PAR saidWednesday
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Mitre to Support Auburn University’s Drone Pilot Training Program

Auburn University has partnered with Mitre to carry out a training program for unmanned aerial system operators, Tech Alabama reported Tuesday. Travis Leder writes Mitre will help the university’s UAS flight school to familiarize itself with drone-related regulations established by the U…
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Northrop Grumman Conducts Cyber-Focused Activities; Diane Miller Comments

Northrop Grumman held several activities in the summer that aimed to promote cybersecurity careers among high school and college students. The company conducted cyber camps from June through August in Colorado and Virginia, and on-the-job training for high school and college interns in partnership with local universities and high schools, Northrop said Tuesday
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September 3 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks in Narrow Range as Traders Await Data

The GovCon Index closed at a gain of 0.156 points to 71.953Thursday as U.S. markets also ended the session in narrow range ahead of Friday’s employment report for August. Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal expect the Labor Department to report nonfarm businesses added 220,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate to go down to 5…
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