Posts from GovCon Daily for 10/8/2014

October 8 End of Day Report: GovConIndex Up 1% as Fed Minutes Go Public

The GovConIndex sits at 64.349 — an increase of 0.923, or 1.4 percent as of 3:30 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday. This slight increase came on the same day that the Federal Open Market Committee released its minutes and the Dow Jones Industrial Average went up approximately 250 points…
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Joe DiZinno on AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ ID Intell Push, FBI’s Biometrics Advancements

Joe DiZinno will lead AMERICAN SYSTEMS‘ identity analytics support business unit to help public sector agencies in fields such as law enforcement and homeland security as vice president of identity intelligence…
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Chris Yonclas, President of Visitronix NetCentric Solutions Business Unit on Big Data and Cyber Trends

Chris Yonclas serves as NetCentric Solutions strategic business unit president at Visitronix, where he oversees the operational and technical activities related to C4ISR. The 25 year industry veteran joined Visitronix when the company acquired NetCentric Solutions and he held a number of roles at MITRE earlier in his career…
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DoD’s Adele Ratcliff: Photonics is Focus of New Public-Private Manufacturing Collaboration

The U.S. Defense Department will launch a new program that aims to establish a photonics manufacturing technology center through a partnership between the government and industry, DoD News reported Wednesday
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Research and Markets: Military Laser Systems Market Worth $3B By 2020

Research and Markets forecasts that the military laser systems market for the aerospace, defense and homeland security industries will reach a market value of $2.73 billion within the next six years…
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David Brown: DoD, DHS to Push for Earlier Developmental Testing

Officials at the Department of Homeland Security and Defense Department want to bring technology tests to an earlier stage in the acquisition process before any production contracts are signed, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday
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Peter George: General Dynamics Fidelis, Bit9 Expand Cyber Tech Partnership

General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions has expanded a collaboration with Bit9 + Carbon Black to help clients identify and mitigate threats at the endpoint level. The partnership allows Fidelis’ security team to use a Carbon Black endpoint protection system in conjunction with the Fidelis XPS anti-malware appliance to disrupt the cyber “kill chain,” Fidelis said Tuesday
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