Posts from GovConDaily 02/21/2017

February 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits 5th Straight Record Close, Wal-Mart Sales Beat Lifts US Stocks

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index climbed to a record close for a fifth straight session Monday with Boeing (NYSE: BA) the main contributor along with mid-tier aerospace gains as U.S. stocks also pushed to new all-time highs after Wal-Mart reported quarterly sales above Wall Street’s forecasts…
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Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, DIA Director, Named to 2017 Wash100 for Workforce & Organizational Strategy Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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Govt Services Vet Tina Dolph Joins FCi Federal in EVP, GM Role

Tina Dolph, former president of ASRC Federal‘s information and technical solutions group and a 25-year government services veteran, has been named executive vice president and general manager of State Department programs at FCi Federal…
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Lockheed-Injaz-Tecgrant JV Debuts Portable Machine System for Automated Manufacturing

A joint venture between Lockheed Martin, Injaz National and Tecgrant has unveiled a robotic portable machine system designed to operate as a standalone tool or in conjunction with other production systems…
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NASA Picks 5 Space Technologies for Flight Test Program

NASA has chosen five space technologies to test fly on high-altitude balloons, suborbital rockets or aircraft that simulate low gravity. The agency said Saturday the selected experiments are part of the Flight Opportunities program that aims to test space technologies through methods that simulate spaceflight…
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GAO Recommends DHS to Build on Mgmt Function Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Department of Homeland Security to continue efforts to strengthen and integrate management functions through the identification and allocation of resources in areas such as staffing for acquisition and information technology positions…
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Event Promotion: Curio Wellness CEO Michael Bronfein to Lead Fireside Chat At Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Baltimore Forum

Michael Bronfein, CEO of healthcare and wellness services company Curio Wellness, will lead a fireside chat session with entrepreneurs, business leaders and venture capitalists at the Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Baltimore Forum on Feb…
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Microsoft Signs MoU to Help Jharkhand, India, Adopt Cloud Tech for Citizen Services

Microsoft‘s India-based subsidiary has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian state of Jharkhand to explore cloud technologies that will work to address the state’s digital transformation goals…
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SolarWinds’ Joe Kim: Federal IT Professionals Should Protect Networks Through End-User Device Monitoring

Joe Kim, a senior vice president and global chief technology officer at SolarWinds, has said federal information technology professionals should work to protect agencies’ IT systems amid the increasing number of laptops, mobile phones and other devices used on government networks…
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FedRAMP Seeks Comments on ‘Tailored’ Baseline for Low-Risk Cloud Services

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program seeks public feedback on a draft “tailored” baseline meant to accelerate the authorization of low risk cloud services for government use…
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NGA Seeks New CIO, Assistant Director

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has kicked off its search for a candidate who will serve as both chief information officer and assistant director. The selected candidate will oversee the evaluation of NGA’s information technology investments and capabilities and collaborate with consultants and top leaders from other agencies within the Defense Department, Intelligence Community and industry, the agency said in a USAJobs notice posted Wednesday…
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VIDEO: CSBA’s Clark on “Restoring American Seapower”

Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, discusses CSBA’s recently released “Restoring American Seapower” study with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian…
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