Posts from GovConWire for 11/05/2014

Sylvia Burwell Names New, Continuing Members of HHS Advisory Committees

The Department of Health and Human Services has added Anjum Khurshid to the Health Information Technology Policy Committee and reappointed Floyd Eisenberg, Leslie Kelly Hall and Arien Malec to the Health IT Standards Committee…
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Jerry Davis: NASA’s Ames Research Facility Plans Transition to Cloud Computing

A NASA research facility wants to adopt a commercial cloud platform to manage scientific virtual collaboration, mobility and enterprise functions, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The station reports NASA’s Ames Research Center in California has partnered with the space agency’s Washington headquarters to form an organization that will facilitate cloud migration at the facility…
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FMA Survey: Cyber Training Top Priority Among Federal Civilian, Defense Agencies

A new survey from the Fort Meade Alliance indicates that cybersecurity personnel training is a top investment priority for more than 60 percent of federal civilian and defense agencies. Market Connections Inc…
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Bechtel, 2 Others Awarded UK Managed Service Provider Contracts

The U.K. Defense Ministry has selected Bechtel and two other companies to provide defense equipment and support services under MOD’s 10-year, $261.7 billion armed forces equipment program. Bechtel won a contract on air and fleet support, CH2M Hill on land and joint enabler areas, and PwC  on human resource services, the MOD said Tuesday
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Balaji Yelamanchili, Jeff Scheel Join Symantec Security Group’s VP Ranks

Balaji Yelamanchili and Jeff Scheel, respectively former vice presidents at Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) and FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE), have been appointed to senior leadership roles at Symantec‘s (NASDAQ: SYMC) security business unit…
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November 5 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up on Tuesday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Tuesday at 68.521, slightly up 0.082 or 0.120 percent. U.S. stocks ended mixed on the back of anxious investors over the congressional elections and an oil price drop, CNBC reported Tuesday
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Exelis to Repurchase Up to $350M in Shares Over 2-Year Period

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) plans to repurchase its outstanding common stock worth as much as $350 million following the board of directors’ approval of a two-year share repurchase program. The company said Tuesday it will repurchase an undefined number of shares at any time within the period ending Nov…
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Rafael Garcia Jr. Promoted to Assistant Director of FBI’s Intell Directorate

Rafael Garcia Jr., formerly a deputy assistant director in the FBI‘s intelligence operations branch, has been promoted to assistant director of the bureau’s intelligence directorate. The FBI said Tuesday Garcia most recently led human intelligence, domain collection and source validation activities at the agency…
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