Posts from GovConDaily for 03/14/2017

March 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Down, With Markets Responding Negatively To Increased Oil Output

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index followed the markets down today closing at 92.883 off 0.445 percent. The major markets were dragged down by energy stocks as Saudi Arabia announced that they will increase production back above ten million barrels per day…
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Trump Inks Executive Order on Govt Reorganization

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would require federal agencies to merge functions and cancel unnecessary agencies, components and programs as part of a governmentwide reorganization, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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House Lawmakers Challenge OMB’s Plan to Slash $1.3B From Coast Guard Budget

A bipartisan group of 58 legislators has sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee’s homeland security subpanel to oppose the White House’s plan to implement a $1.3 billion reduction in the U…
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Navy Plans to Implement Leader Devt Framework; Vice Adm. Robert Burke Comments

The U.S. Navy has introduced a leader development framework implementation plan that would offer guidance on how the military branch should help its leaders build character and achieve operational excellence…
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Lockheed Supports Sea Acceptance Trials of Australia’s Future Aegis-Equipped Destroyer

Lockheed Martin has collaborated with an alliance composed of Australia’s defense department, Raytheon‘s Australian subsidiary, ASC Shipbuilding and Navantia to conduct a five-week sea acceptance trial for a Hobart-class air warfare destroyer…
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Tripwire Survey: 64% of IT Security Pros Recognize Need to Protect Industrial IoT from Cyber Attacks

A new Tripwire survey says 64 percent of information technology security professionals said they acknowledge the need to safeguard industrial internet of things from potential cyber attacks. Tripwire said Monday it commissioned market research firm Dimensional Research to poll 403 security professionals from the U…
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AWS to Support Govt Service Modernization Efforts in Chile, Honduras

Amazon Web Services has entered into agreements with the administrations of Chile and Honduras to support the two countries’ efforts to modernize government services. The company said Wednesday it will support Honduras and Chile’s open data initiatives and update various internal systems in a push to facilitate transparency and efficiency in citizen services…
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Potomac Officers Club Presents Speakers For 2017 Healthcare Forum

TYSONS CORNER, VA., March 14, 2017 — The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — released the speakers list for their 2017 Healthcare Forum. The Healthcare Forum will present leaders in both the public and private sector discussing digital healthcare, interoperability and cybersecurity…
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GAO: NRC Should Monitor Compliance of Motor Carriers That Transport Radioactive Sources

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to develop a method to verify that motor carriers of radioactive sources meet NRC’s security requirements…
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SAS-Ponemon Study: 61% of IT Pros Cite Security Analytics as Key to Cyber Defense

Sixty-one percent of 621 information technology professionals who responded to a SAS-sponsored survey said they believe security analytics is critical to cyber defense programs. SAS said the Ponemon Institute surveyed IT and IT security personnel who are involved with their organizations’ security analytics during the month of December 2016 for the company’s “When Seconds Count: How Security Analytics Improves Cybersecurity Defenses” report…
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VIDEO: Lockheed Martin’s Ross with Update on F-35 Lighting II Fighter Program

Fred Ross, Lockheed Martin’s deputy program manager for the F-35 Lighting II fighter effort, discusses the latest on program including the Lot 10 contract and what’s next with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian…
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