Posts from GovConWire for 10/09/2015

David Binns: Macfadden to Support USAID Humanitarian Assistance Programs for $300M

Macfadden has been awarded a potential five-year, $300 million contract to help coordinate humanitarian assistance, disaster response and conflict mitigation activities of the U.S. Agency for International Development…
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Former DHS CIO Richard Spires Named Learning Tree CEO; David Collins Comments

Richard Spires, formerly CEO of software firm Resilient Network Systems, has joined IT training provider Learning Tree International as CEO. Learning Tree said Wednesday Spires will succeed David Collins, who has left the executive position but will remain with the company as chairman of the board and management adviser…
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OCC Taps DMI for Managed Mobility Services

Digital Management Inc. has secured a contract to operate, review and deploy managed mobility services for the Treasury Department’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. DMI will work to negotiate prices of Wi-Fi and mobile devices, mobile hotspots, and voice and data plans on behalf of OCC through the General Services Administration’s Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative contract vehicle, the company saidTuesday
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RAND Corp. Awarded $385M National Defense Research Services Contract

The Washington Headquarters Services has awarded RAND Corp. a potential five-year, $384.8 million contract to provide support services to a U.S. Defense Department-funded research and development center…
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GSA’s 18F Unveils Cloud.gov IaaS Platform for Web App Development

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has launched the Cloud.gov website to provide an infrastructure-as-a-service cloud platform to support the development, testing and management of Web applications, FierceGovernmentIT reportedThursday
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NSF Picks 28 Universities for Internet-Based Manufacturing Research Projects; James Kurose Comments

The National Science Foundation has awarded grants worth $6.5 million combined to research teams at 28 universities to conduct research, design and test Internet-based manufacturing operating platforms…
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FAA, CACI Partner for Drone Tracking System Evaluation; Mike Whitaker, John Mengucci Comment

CACI International and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will collaborate to test a company-designed sensor technology meant to help authorities to locate unmanned aircraft systems. Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker told House aviation subcommittee members during a hearing Wednesday that FAA wants to examine the safety and security functions of CACI’s technology and if the platform will work to monitor drones near airports, the agency said Wednesday
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October 8 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Reverse AM Losses After Fed Minutes Go Public

The GovCon Index turned around heavy losses incurred in the morning and early afternoon portions of trading Thursday to close at a gain of 1.303 percent to 73.773. U.S. stocks started to trade higher from 2 p…
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