Posts from GovConDaily for 09/09/2016

September 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Follows Markets with a Sharp Decline

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed down sharply to reach a two month low. The Index retreated back to levels not seen since early July with all thirty companies declining. Markets responded to intensified fears that the Federal Reserve could finally pull the trigger on raising rates after a nearly ten month hiatus…
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Ashton Carter: DoD Makes Additional Commitments for UN Peacekeeping Efforts

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has outlined the Defense Department‘s new commitments to aid U.N. peacekeeping operations, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter said at the U…
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Navy to Commission USS Montgomery Independence-Class LCS; Ray Mabus Comments

The U.S. Navy will commission its newest Independence-class littoral combat ship designed to support operations in near-shore and open-ocean environments. The service branch said Thursday it will hold the USS Montgomery commissioning activity Sept…
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GSA Seeks to Add ‘Other Direct Costs’ to Multiple-Award Schedule Program; Tom Sharpe Comments

The General Services Administration has released a new policy change proposal that seeks to add other direct costs to the Multiple Award Schedule program to support agency access to order-level materials…
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Report: Dawn Leaf to Retire as Labor Department CIO

Dawn Leaf, Labor Department chief information officer, is set to retire at the end of September after a 35-year career in the private and government sector, FCW reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian writes Gundeep Ahluwalia, deputy CIO at the department, will assume Leaf’s position upon her retirement…
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Deborah Lee James: More Assessment Needed Before DoD’s Final Cost Estimate for Nuclear Modernization

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James believes the Defense Department needs more room for evaluation before it can finalize the cost estimate on the effort to modernize the U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile arsenal, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday…
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Cloudera, Niara Enter Cybersecurity Tech Reseller Agreement; Tim Stevens Comments

Cloudera has enlisted user and entity behavior analytics company Niara as a reseller of the former’s Hadoop-powered cybersecurity platform in an effort to help clients detect advanced threats…
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Air Force Develops Human Systems Integration Framework for Acquisition Practitioners

The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed and tested a human systems integration framework tool designed to help practitioners familiarize themselves with the military  branch’s acquisition process…
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In-Q-Tel Invests in Zoomdata Visual Analytics Platform for Intell Community

In-Q-Tel has entered into a strategic investment and technology development agreement with Zoomdata as the companies seek to help address the intelligence community’s big data management requirements with the latter’s visual analytics platform…
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Avaya Survey: 23% of IT Professionals Say Their Organizations Adopt End-to-End Network Segmentation

A new Avaya survey says only 23 percent of information technology professionals believe their organizations implement end-to-end network segmentation as a strategy to protect their corporate networks from data breaches, ransomware attacks and other cyber threats…
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Lockheed Concludes Encapsulation Work on DigitalGlobe WorldView-4 Earth Imaging Satellite

Lockheed Martin has completed the encapsulation of DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 Earth imaging satellite into a launch vehicle fairing platform. WorldView-4 is scheduled to take off Sept. 16 onboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket, Lockheed said Thursday…
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