Posts from GovCon Daily for 10/2/2014

Chuck Hagel: DoD Seeks Military Healthcare System Services, Facility Improvements

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has instated a deadline for underperforming units of the U.S. military healthcare system to develop service and facility improvement plans that aim to address identified performance gaps, Reuters reported Wednesday…
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Martha Rubenstein: NSF Eyes Shared Services as Agency Nears Move to New Financial Mgmt System

The National Science Foundation has unveiled a new financial system as the agency seeks comply with requirements set by the Office of Management and Budget and Government Accountability Office, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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Bob Cabana: NASA Readies Delta 4 Rocket for Orion’s December Flight Test

A United Launch Alliance rocket has moved to a launch pad in Florida ahead of its December mission to carry the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft for an initial test flight. NASA secured the Delta IV heavy-lift rocket into a vertical launch position on Wednesday at the Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the agency said Wednesday…
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Robert Work: Pentagon to Operate Under CR When DoD Unveils FY 16 Budget Plan

The Defense Department expects Congress to reject the Pentagon’s estimated $70 billion proposal to fund other areas by reshuffling the military compensation structure, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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Arati Prabhakar: DARPA Develops New Info, Systems Protection Methods

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has begun to develop fresh methods intended to secure Internet-based information and systems from cyber attacks, DoD News reported Wednesday. Jim Garamone writes that DARPA is working on a software system that the agency wants to be impossible to hack and would reduce the attack surface for hackers…
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Executive Mosaic Launches GovConIndex

Executive Mosaic Inc. has launched the Executive Mosaic GovConIndex; a composite index that tracks 30 of the leading publicly traded Government Contracting (GovCon) Companies. The goal of the index is to measure the health and performance of the GovCon industry through changes in the aggregate price of the component stocks…
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