Posts from GovCon Daily 10/12/2016

October 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises on HII, Honeywell Bounces in Narrow US Trading Session

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held higher Wednesday on gains by Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) as the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 index showed little change with the Federal Reserve‘s September meeting minutes the main focus of investor attention…
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DISA: Small Business Partners Support Tech, Service Delivery to Military Customers

Jessie Showers, infrastructure executive at the Defense Information Systems Agency, has stated that small businesses could help DISA develop and deliver new services and technology in support of the country’s warfighters…
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Defense Business Board Highlights Priorities for DoD Transition Team After November Elections

Michael Bayer, chairman of the Defense Business Board, has noted that the Defense Department will need to tackle certain issues as part of transition efforts after the presidential election in November, DoD News reported Tuesday…
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Esri, Waze Forge Public Sector Transportation Systems Partnership; Andrew Stauffer Comments

Esri and Waze have forged a partnership to develop intelligent transportation systems for government agencies to share publicly-available traffic information with their communities. Current government customers of the Esri ArcGIS platform will be able to exchange data and merge information into emergency dispatch and street maintenance systems through the Waze Connected Citizens Program, Esri said Wednesday…
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BlueLine Grid, Cisco to Integrate Collaboration Tools for Public Safety Market

Cisco and BlueLine Grid have partnered to integrate the companies’ collaboration platforms in an effort to help facilitate digital public-safety communications between law enforcement agencies and and private sector stakeholders…
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Report: Norway’s Defense Dept Plans F-35 ‘Block Buys’ in 2019 and 2020

Norway’s defense department seeks funds to procure an additional 12 Lockheed Martin-built F-35 jets in 2019 and 2020 through an annual budget proposal submitted to the country’s parliament, Star-Telegram reported Monday…
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Steve Costalas Receives Executive Mosaic’s Top General Counsel Executives Award

STEVE COSTALAS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL & SECRETARY VENCORE, INC. Steve Costalas is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Vencore, Inc.  Vencore has over 40 years of proven experience providing information solutions, engineering and analysis to the U…
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McMurdo to Help Army Develop Personnel Recovery Device; Mark Cianciolo Comments

McMurdo has secured a contract of an undisclosed value to develop prototypes of a custom personnel recovery device to aid the U.S. Army‘s search and rescue of soldiers in distress. The PRD will be part of the Army’s Personnel Recovery Support System as a militarized locator beacon, McMurdo said Tuesday…
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Federal CISO Gregory Touhill: OMB Plans New Cyber Best Practices Website

Federal Chief Information Officer Gregory Touhill has described plans to launch a website that will serve as a repository for users to access cybersecurity guidance and best practices, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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CA Technologies Study: 82% of Senior IT Execs View Identity-Centric Security as Critical to Business

A new study by CA Technologies has found that 82 percent of senior information technology and business executives believe that implementation of an identity-centric approach to security plays a critical role in their businesses…
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Navy’s USS Nimitz Carrier Completes Extended Planned Incremental Availability

A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier has arrived in San Diego after a six-day sea trial test to mark the official completion of a 20-month extended planned incremental availability. The Navy said Tuesday USS Nimitz went through sea trials to assess its ship readiness through an evaluation of crew performance and ship equipment operability using system checks and drills…
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FBI Unveils New Sacramento Field Office HQ With GSA; Monica Miller Comments

The FBI and the General Services Administration have opened the new headquarters of the bureau’s Sacramento field office in Roseville, California. GSA said Tuesday Monica Miller, special agent in charge of the Sacramento field office, led the opening ceremony for the new building with FBI Director James Comey and over 300 law enforcement officials and community partners in attendance…
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