Posts from GovConWire for 05/16/2016

Lockheed Secures $322M Contract to Support Navy Anti-Ship Missile Integration, Testing

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $321.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to support the integration and test phase of Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program. The Defense Department said Friday such a contract would complete all remaining efforts to design LRASM’s hardware and software, retire open risks, build and assess missile test articles against system requirements and prepare for production and deployment of the system…
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NTIA Urges Policymakers to Bolster Privacy, Security Strategies for Online Services

A study by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration shows that Americans have begun limiting online activity due to concerns over the privacy and security of online services. The U…
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Chinese Defense Ministry Reacts to Pentagon Report on China’s Military Activities

Yang Yujun, a spokesman for the Chinese defense ministry, has said the Defense Department‘s annual report about China’s military programs gives a “distorted” view of Chinese defense policies and an “unfair” depiction of the country’s maritime activities, Reuters reported Sunday…
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ImmixGroup: DoD, DHS, Commerce Dept Land Top Spots in FY 2017 Govt Cloud Budget Rankings

A market intelligence analysis by immixGroup says the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Commerce are the top three government spenders when it comes to cloud platforms based on their budget requests for fiscal year 2017…
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Bill Moran Nominated as Vice Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Bill Moran, chief of naval personnel, has been nominated to serve as vice chief of naval operations at the Pentagon. Moran — who is also currently deputy chief of naval operations for manpower, personnel, training and education at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations — is also due for promotion to the rank of admiral, the Defense Department said Friday…
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House Bars Lawmakers’ Access to Google Cloud Apps, Yahoo Mail

The information technology personnel at the House of Representatives has cut lawmakers’ access to Google cloud-hosted software applications due to potential security threats, Reuters reported Wednesday…
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Air Force Taps Vencore for Cyber Sensing Tech R&D Services

The research subsidiary of Vencore has been awarded a potential four-year, $8.3 million by the U.S. Air Force to help the military service branch research and develop analog sensing technology for monitoring of digital threats…
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Jan Tighe Nominated for Navy Intell Director Post

Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, commander of the Fleet Cyber Command and 10th fleet at the U.S. Navy, has been nominated to serve as deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare under the office of the chief of naval operations…
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Pentagon: China’s 2015 Military Investments Focused on Power Projection, Maritime, Force Modernization Initiatives

Abraham Denmark, deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia, provided details of the Defense Department‘s annual report to Congress about Chinese military and security developments during a press briefing held Friday at the Pentagon, DoD News reported Friday…
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Rear Adm. Thomas Moore Nominated NAVSEA Chief

Rear Adm. Thomas Moore, program executive officer for aircraft carriers at the U.S. Navy, has been nominated commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday President Barack Obama also endorsed the 35-year Navy veteran for promotion to the rank of vice admiral…
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May 16 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts 1% Decline Friday

The GovCon Index closed Friday with a loss of 1.052 percent to 77.038 and posted a weekly decline of 0.155 percent or 0.12 points. U.S. investors remain wary as earnings reports from consumer companies were below expectations, although retail sales exceeded the consensus economist expectation with an increase of 1…
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