Posts from GovConDaily for 11/07/2014

November 7 End of Day Report: GovCon Index Down on Thursday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Friday at 68.027 points, a decrease from Thursday’s trading by 0.459 points — or 0.679 percent. Bloomberg reported relatively flat figures on the stock market after new economic data showed a dip in the unemployment rate during October to a six-year low and job creation figures for the month that were lower than many economists expected…
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David Svec on Veris Group’s Federal-Commercial Cyber Strategy, Recruiting Approach

David Svec and his partners at Veris Group formed the Vienna, Virginia-based cyber consulting firm in 2005 to help public and private sector organizations adapt their enterprises to a new cybersecurity landscape…
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CBO Projects Defense Costs to Rise 20% Through FY 2030

The Congressional Budget Office has projected the costs of the Defense Department‘s 2015 budget plans to reach $598 billion in 2030 from $497 billion in 2015 — an increase of up to 20 percent when adjusted for inflation…
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Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog: Air Force Eyes 2016 F-35 Operations Start Date

Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, assistant vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, has said the service is looking to start initial operations for the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jet in August 2016, Reuters reported Thursday…
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Steve Omick: ACS, Army to Collaborate on Cyber Model Experiment Methods

Applied Communication Sciences has been awarded a five-year, $48.5 million contract with the Army Research Laboratory to develop new approaches for cyber experimentation. The U.S. Army will use the approaches to evaluate and migrate parallel research programs that are conducted under the lab’s cybersecurity collaborative research alliance, ACS said Thursday…
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INSA Appoints 4 Execs to Board of Directors, 3 to Board of Advisers

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance has appointed executives from TASC, Noblis, CSC and PwC to its board of directors and executives from Boeing, The Carib Group and Northrop Grumman to its board of advisers…
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Victor Gavin: Navy Pushes Forward With Cloud Email Migration Pilot

Victor Gavin, the U.S. Navy‘s program executive officer for enterprise information systems, says that the service’s pilot efforts to utilize Microsoft Office 365 to migrate the branch’s email to the cloud has progressed, Federal News Radio reportedThursday
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