Posts from GovConWire for 10/17/2014

Health IT Coordinator’s Office Prepares Road Map to Interoperability

The Office of the National Coordinator For Health Information Technology is building a shared road map for health IT stakeholders to establish interoperability across the health IT system. ONC officials said the office has been working with policymakers, technology developers, health institutions and other stakeholders to develop a framework designed to drive greater access to healthcare, technologies and information…
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John Pistole Announces Retirement from TSA

John Pistole is set to retire from the Transportation Security Administration on Dec. 31 after more than 30 years of government service. He will take on a new role in academia beginning 2015, the TSA said Thursday
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AECOM Issues Initial Election Results on URS Merger

URS Corp. (NYSE: URS) stockholders have completed the initial election phase for the form of merger consideration in relation to AECOM Technology‘s (NYSE: ACM) acquisition bid for URS. Holders of nearly 35…
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Raytheon to Manufacture Precision-Guided Missiles for Navy

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a potential $54.9 million contract to provide the U.S. Navy close air support missiles designed to help warfighters hit sea and ground targets. The company will produce an unspecified number of its AGM-65E2/L Maverick laser-guided weapon system for the service, Raytheon said Thursday
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October 17 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up Slightly at Market Close

With mixed market results the GovCon Index closed slightly up by 0.359 points (0.569%) to 62.777. The S&P 500 closed flat at 1,862.76, with the energy sector leading the gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 24…
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Heidi Shyu: Army’s Tactical Vehicle Acquisition Program is ‘High Priority’

The U.S. Army has placed a “high priority” on developing joint light tactical vehicles to replace part of the service’s Humvee fleet, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. Brendan McGarry writes Heidi Shyu, Army assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, said Tuesday the branch considers JLTV a key acquisition program despite budget uncertainty…
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VA Plans 5-Year HF Emergency Comms Network Contract

The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to build a high-frequency radio system for VA medical facilities to transmit and receive information in the event of an emergency. VA saidTuesday it plans to issue a five-year, firm-fixed-price contract for technology, installation, assessment, certification and training services to support the Emergency High-Frequency Radio Network…
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