Posts from GovConDaily for 10/06/2014

October 6 End of Day: GovConIndex Shows Modest Downturn

  After opening with positive morning The GovConIndex is trending towards a modest drop currently at 64.711, off 0.113, or 0.176 percent. The Executive Mosaic GovConIndex is a composite index that tracks 30 of the largest publicly-traded Government Contracting (GovCon) Companies…
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UMD System to Help MITRE Run Cyber R&D Support Hub; Alfred Grasso Comments

MITRE will team up with the University System of Maryland to operate a federally-funded research-and-development center in Rockville, Maryland that will carry out R&D, engineering and technical services in the cybersecurity field…
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Joshua Shani: Lockheed, Yissum Partner on Quantum Computing, Materials Science Research

Lockheed Martin and Israel-based Yissum Research Development have agreed to conduct joint research into materials engineering and quantum information systems. The agreement gives Lockheed an option to exclusively license products resulting from their technology R&D collaboration, the companies said Monday in a joint statement…
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Eric Rosenbach: Pentagon to Show Other Countries US Cyber Response Intentions

The Defense Department wants to adopt strategies to deter cyber attacks by communicating to the world the U.S. government’s thought process in cybersecurity, Federal News Radio reportedFriday. Jared Serbu writes that is developing the deterrence strategy around four pillars such as transparency, response strategy, resiliency and denial of attacks…
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Andy Ozment: DHS to Measure, Guide Cybersecurity Progress of Federal Agencies

Andy Ozment, assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security‘s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, says federal agencies are starting to fully acknowledge the importance of cybersecurity and cyber-risk management, Federal News Radio reported Friday
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Frank Kendall Tours Arlington TechShop Facility

Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, has visited an Arlington, Virginia-based workshop and fabrication studio as part ofNational Manufacturing Day, DoD News reported Friday
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Col. Henry Cyr: Air Force Finalizing Requirements for Surveillance Aircraft Replacement Program

The U.S. Air Force is developing a capabilities design document for the service’s future joint surveillance target attack radar system aircraft, DoD Buzz reported Friday. Kris Osborn writes the branch set aside $70 million for the JSTARS program in its budget request for fiscal 2015 and aims to deploy a new variant by 2022…
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