Posts from GovConDaily for 03/01/2016

March 1 Market Close: GovCon Index Surges 1% to Kick Off Month, Oil Up 2%

The GovCon Index started March with a surge of 1.09 percent to 72.922 in activity that reflected larger gains in U.S. markets spurred by a climb in oil prices and a new manufacturing report that exceeded economists’ expectations…
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DoD Vet David Berteau Named PSC CEO

David Berteau, assistant secretary for logistics and materiel readiness at the Defense Department, has been appointed president of the Professional Services Council. His appointment is effective March 28 and comes six months after former CEO Stan Soloway resigned after 15 years of leadership at the trade organization that represents the government services industry, PSC said Tuesday…
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Ashton Carter: Cybercom Launches Cyber Offense Campaign Against Islamic State Group

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the U.S. Cyber Command has launched a cyber military campaign in an effort to disrupt the Islamic State militant organization’s communications systems and command-and-control platforms, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday…
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Tim Meehan: GSA Approves CenturyLink’s Cloud, Managed Hosting Contract Extensions

CenturyLink Inc. has been awarded a three-year contract extension to continue its cloud and managed hosting services to federal agencies under the General Services Administration‘s Networx program…
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Fortinet, NATO Sign Two-Way Cyber Information Sharing Agreement

Fortinet and NATO’s Communications and Information Agency have entered a two-way information sharing partnership that aims to boost cybersecurity efforts. Derek Manky, Fortinet global security strategist, said in a company blog post published Monday the collaboration with NATO aims to serve as a “call to action for intelligence collaboration with the private sector…
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Lockheed Martin, Cybereason Team Up to Launch New Endpoint Cybersecurity Tech

Lockheed Martin teamed up with Cybereason to combine the latter’s Endpoint Detection and Response platform and Lockheed’s threat intelligence to launch the Wisdom EDR endpoint technology…
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Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne Named Military Sealift Command Chief

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne, director of maritime operations at the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, has been assigned as commander of the Military Sealift Command in Norfolk, Virginia. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm…
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