Posts from GovConWire 01/07/2016

CIA, DHS, NSA Probe Cyber Attack on Ukraine Power Grid

The Department of Homeland Security, CIA and the National Security Agency have launched an investigation into a cyber attack that led to an hours-long blackout that affected approximately 700,000 households in Ukraine on Dec…
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Nick Noviello Joins Blue Coat Systems as CFO; Greg Clark Comments

Nick Noviello, formerly chief financial officer at NetApp (Nasdaq: NTAP), has joined Blue Coat Systems as CFO. Noviello succeeds Gregg Hampton, who transitions to the role of senior vice president of business operations at Blue Coat, and will directly report to CEO Greg Clark, Blue Coat Systems said Wednesday…
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Michael Lewis Joins Iron Mountain as Govt Services VP, GM

Michael Lewis, a public sector veteran with more than 30 years of experience, has been appointed vice president and general manager of the government services unit at Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM). He will oversee the organization that works with federal agencies to help them store, access, secure and manage physical and electronic records, Iron Mountain said Wednesday…
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Northrop Grumman to Help Update Air Force GPS Tech; Bob Mehltretter Comments

Northrop Grumman has received a $4.8 million contract to update the U.S. Air Force’s global positioning system and inertial navigation system intended to help transmit military signals. The company will test the modes of performance of new GPS receivers, conduct trade research, evaluate military GPS user equipment and assist in the development of future inertial navigation systems, Northrop said Wednesday…
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Parsons Manager David Warner Joins Seattle’s Minority Business Advisory Panel

David Warner, manager of western sector road and highway projects at Parsons, has been appointed to serve on the city of Seattle’s advisory committee on women- and minority-owned business enterprises…
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RCT Systems to Research Shipboard Power Conversion, Storage Components for Navy

The power systems division of RCT Systems will perform research and development work on shipboard power conversion modules and energy storage components under a $12.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy…
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Obama Eyes Joseph Votel to Lead US Central Command

President Barack Obama is set to nominate Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Special Operations Command, to oversee U.S. Central Command as part of an effort to combat extremist groups, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday…
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January 6 Market Close: GovCon Index Nosedives as Oil, China Weigh on US Markets

The GovCon Index suffered a reversal from the prior day’s gain Wednesday to close at a decline of 0.7 points — or 0.910 percent — to 76.185 as U.S. investors reacted to more oil price declines and showed continued concerns about China’s economy…
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