Posts from GovConWire for 10/23/2014

LexisNexis Surveys Consumer Willingness to Share Personal Data with Industries, Gov’t; Dennis Becker Comments

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has conducted a survey on how government and commercial collection of personal identification information impacts consumer behavior. The company polled more than 3,000 consumers over their willingness to share personal information with the financial, healthcare, retail and government sectors in low, medium and high risk transactions, LexisNexis said Tuesday
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October 23 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down at Market Close

The 30-company GovCon Index closed at 64.584 on Wednesday, down by 0.270 point or 0.419 percent from the previous day.   Top Percentage Gainers Company Stock Price % Change ICF International 34…
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IBM Launches Crowdsourced Supercomputer to Analyze Genomic Big Data

IBM has introduced a crowdsourced supercomputing system in an effort to help scientists develop new medicinal compounds based on genomic data analysis. The World Community Grid supercomputer works to access the computer power of thousands of volunteers worldwide in order to compare 200 million proteins registered from the genes of various life forms, IBM said Wednesday
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GSA to Buy 140MW of Wind Energy from Illinois Wind Farm; Dan Tangherlini Comments

The General Services Administration has agreed to purchase 140 megawatts of wind energy from the Walnut Ridge Wind Farm in western Illinois. GSA inked a power purchase agreement with MG2 Tribal Energy, a partnership between Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians and Geronimo Energy, MG2 Tribal Energy saidWednesday
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GSA Awards 85% of Auctions to Small Biz in Fiscal 2014

The General Services Administration has announced that it awarded more than $19 million to small businesses during the fiscal year 2014 through a reverse auction program. The agency released an infographic on Tuesday that highlights the milestone performance of the agency’s reverse auction program in that period…
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NIST Finalizes Guidelines on Federal Cloud Tech Adoption

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a two-volume road map for federal agencies to accelerate migration of their information technology systems to cloud-based infrastructure…
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Kay Sears: Intelsat to Help AF Evaluate Feasibility of Public-Private Satellite C2 System

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Intelsat General a contract to perform a feasibility study to determine if commercial infrastructure can be used to manage a range of military and civil satellites. Intelsat said Wednesday the AF Satellite Control Network Commercial Provisioning research’s goal is to help the service develop a plan to leverage commercial tracking, telemetry and command systems for government satellites…
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Bill Irby: Textron Systems Unmanned Vessel to Support Naval Minesweeping

Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) unmanned systems business will supply the U.S. Navy with its Common Unmanned Surface Vessel under a 30-month, $33.8 million contract as part of the service’s Unmanned Influence Sweep System program…
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