Posts from GovConWire for 10/24/2014

GSA to Launch Program Office to Guide Gov’t Adoption of Shared Services

The General Services Administration hopes to foster further use of shared services across government by establishing a program office that will standardize the process of adoption and address identified challenges, Federal News Radio reported Thursday
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Finmeccanica–Selex ES Completes Tactical Technologies Buy

Finmeccanica-Selex ES moved to grow its electronic warfare offerings with the acquisition of Tactical Technologies Inc., a provider of EW analysis software and services. Finmeccanica will integrate TTI’s offerings into its EW portfolio under the same brand, Finmeccanica said Wednesday
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October 24 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up at Market Close

The GovCon Index closed up at 65.734 on Thursday, a change of 1.150 point or 1.719 percent from the previous day.       Top Percentage Gainers Company Stock Price % Change Navistar 34…
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FBI, Secret Service Partner to Raise Finance Industry’s Awareness of Cyber Risks

A team of U.S. Secret Service and FBI agents emphasized the importance of public-private efforts in the fight against cyber crime during a Financial Services Roundtable forum held Monday in Washington…
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Chris Cummiskey to Depart DHS on Oct. 31

Chris Cummiskey, acting undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, has announced his departure from government service on Oct. 31, Federal News Radio reportedThursday. Cummiskey, who has served the federal government for 24 years, told his staff in an email that he will “pursue opportunities in the private sector,” Jason Miller writes…
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Rich Bristow: Cubic to Continue Supporting Army Personnel Training Programs

Cubic (NYSE: CUB) has received four task orders worth $9.63 million combined to help the U.S. Army develop instructional methods and tools intended to prepare current and future warfighters. The company’s applications business will provide educational technology and training management services to the branch’s Mission Command Center of Excellence, Command and General Staff College and Fires Center of Excellence, Cubic saidThursday
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DHS Report Calls for Guidance on Government Use of Open Source Tech

A Department of Homeland Security-commissioned study has identified keys to removing barriers for government agencies to develop and implement open source software. The “Open Source Software in Government: Challenges and Opportunities” report was a project of DHS’ science and technology office and based on interviews with OSS experts, suppliers and potential agency users…
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