Posts from GovConWire for 11/10/2014

Terry Halvorsen: Defense Department to Issue New Cloud Policy in 2 Weeks

Terry Halvorsen, acting chief information officer of the Defense Department, has said the department plans to release a new cloud computing policy in two weeks, DoD News reported Friday. Halvorsen told a recent FedTalks gathering that the DoD intends for the fresh policy to help the military agencies buy cloud services through their own contract offices, Cheryl Pellerin reports…
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HHS Inspector General to Prioritize Medical Tech Cybersecurity in Fiscal 2015

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General plans to increase oversight of cybersecurity policies for medical technology during the current fiscal year, Federal News Radio reported Thursday
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Raytheon to Build Griffin Missiles for US Air Force

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been contracted to build Griffin missiles and provide related support services to the U.S. Air Force under a project worth nearly $85.5 million. The company is set to complete the delivery of Griffin A and B Block II/III missiles and test equipment to the Air Force by Oct…
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November 10 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down on Friday’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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Nat’l Security Adviser Tony Blinken Named Potential Deputy Secretary of State Nominee

Tony Blinken, deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama, is due to be nominated for the role of deputy secretary at the State Department, Reuters reported Friday. Roberta Rampton writes that the White House will submit the nomination, which the Senate will put under vote for confirmation…
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Report: President Obama Nominates Loretta Lynch as US Attorney General

Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has been nominated to succeed Eric Holder as the country’s attorney general, the Washington Post reported Saturday. Lynch would be the first African-American woman to hold the position if confirmed by the full Senate, according to the report by Sari Horwitz and Juliet Eilperin…
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Danny Toler to Head DHS Network Security Deployment; Brendan Goode to Join Industry

Danny Toler, deputy director of federal network resilience at the Department of Homeland Security‘s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, will succeed Brendan Goode as director of network security deployment, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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