Posts from GovConWire for 03/03/2016

Fluor-Led Team Chosen for $2B Maryland Light Rail Project

Purple Line Transit Partners — a team comprised of Fluor, Meridiam Infrastructure Purple Line and Star America Purple Line — has been chosen for the $2 billion Purple Line Light Rail Project in Maryland…
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Former Boeing Chairman & CEO Jim McNerney Joins CD&R as Senior Adviser

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has named former Boeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney as its new senior adviser to assist in investment opportunities and value creation strategies. McNerney brings decades worth of experience in management while he held senior leadership positions for a number of global companies, CD&R said Wednesday…
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Dean McKendrick Joins Preferred Systems Solutions as Nat’l Security Group SVP

Dean McKendrick, formerly a vice president at ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT), took a new role as Preferred Systems Solutions‘ senior vice president for its national security group in December…
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Pentagon to Seek Innovation, Organizational Strategies Through New Advisory Board

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has announced the Defense Department‘s plan to establish an advisory board to help craft technological strategies for DoD to address organizational culture and project management issues…
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USPS Seeks Info on Centralized Analytics Platform

The U.S. Postal Service has asked industry to provide information on a centralized analytics software platform that will work to carry out machine learning methods and provide USPS data-driven insights for use in decision-making…
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NGA Rolls Out 8 Open-Source GEOINT Coding Projects; Chris Rasmussen Comments

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has posted eight new coding projects for the open-source community on the Github website as part of NGA’s GEOINT Pathfinder initiative. NGA said Feb. 22 two of the open-source projects center on a machine learning-based image exploration tool that works to cluster similar social media pictures…
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DoD Taps Into Crowdsourcing to Find Website Security Flaws

The Defense Department plans to enlist ethical hackers for a pilot cyber “bug bounty” program that aims to uncover security vulnerabilities on DoD’s public-facing websites. The Hack the Pentagon initiative will use private-sector crowdsourcing to allow participants to identify and analyze bugs in non-mission critical web applications for the department, DoD said Wednesday…
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March 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Marginally Up on February Payroll Report, Rate Hike Odds Rise

The GovCon Index edged higher Wednesday with a gain of 0.300 points to 73.224 as the three major U.S. stock indices also closed narrowly up on new data investors welcomed as showing slight improvement in the U…
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