Posts from GovConWire for 11/04/2014

Greg Shannon to Lead IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative

Greg Shannon, CERT Division chief scientist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute, will lead the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative as chairman. Shannon will work to develop resources for computer security education, guide software coding and further cybersecurity adoption across the industry, IEEE saidMonday
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Barry West Joins FDIC as Chief Information Officer

Barry West, formerly chief information officer and deputy chief management officer for the Pension Benefit Guaranty, has joined Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. as CIO. West, who led the Pension Benefit Guaranty’s information technology and information management aspects, will begin his new role at FDIC on Dec…
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GAO Urges OMB to Update Guidance on Federal Program Inventory

The Government Accountability Office has asked the Office of Management and Budget to update its guidance on how to establish a federal program inventory following a set approach for defining programs and reporting relevant information…
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NTIS Opens Science, Tech Report Database to Public; Bruce Borzino Comments

The Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service has expanded free access to its database containing federal science and technology reports to the public. The National Technical Reports Library will provide the documents to the American public in electronic PDF format without charge, the service said Oct…
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Kevin Youel Page Named FAS Deputy Commissioner as GSA Adds 3 Acquisition Hallways

Kevin Youel Page, assistant commissioner at the General Services Administration‘s Office of Integrated Award Environment, has taken the role of deputy commissioner at the agency’s Federal Acquisition Service, Federal News Radio reportedMonday
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Publicis Groupe Signs $3.7B Cash Deal to Buy Sapient; Maurice Levy, Alan Herrick Comment

Publicis Groupe has agreed to acquire Boston-based technology consulting and marketing company Sapient for approximately $3.7 billion, or $25 per share in cash. The two companies’ management and supervisory boards have unanimously approved the transaction, Sapient said Monday
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BAE Wins $142M Army Howitzers Contract Option

BAE Systems has been awarded a $147 million contract to manufacture 18 additional self-propelled howitzers with 18 ammunition carriers for the U.S. Army. The follow-on award represents the first of three production year options under a contract BAE won in October 2013 through the Army’s Paladin artillery system modernization, the company said Monday
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November 4 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up on Monday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Monday at 68.439, slightly up 0.022 or 0.032 percent. U.S. indexes hit intraday highs before ending lower ahead of the Tuesday midterm elections, Market Watch reportedMonday. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 17,366…
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