Posts from GovConWire for 11/12/2014

Oracle-Sponsored Report Points to Enterprise Database as Security Focus

A new Oracle-sponsored report indicates that organizations see needed improvements in enterprise database security as majority of respondents pointed to human error and abuse of access privilege as top concerns…
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Joe Serra: Lockheed to Extend AF Guided Bomb Kits Production

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a $40.3 million follow-on contract to continue producing laser-guided munition systems for the U.S. Air Force. The company expects to start delivery of additional Paveway II Plus bomb kits to the military branch in June 2015, Lockheed said Tuesday
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Rick Holgate: ATF Transitions to ‘Broader’ Device Options

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is upgrading its computers into Microsoft‘s modern operating system and deploying mobile devices to users, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday
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Inspector General Audits Defense Department’s Cost-Reimbursement Contracting Process

The Office of Inspector General has issued an audit report that indicates the Defense Department‘s contracting personnel failed to implement the necessary rule for cost-reimbursement contracts totaling nearly $31…
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Matthew Goodrich: FedRAMP to Work on Compliance, Authorizations, Guidance

Matthew Goodrich, acting Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program director at the General Services Administration, says that FedRAMP will focus on customer engagement, documentation and stakeholder education over the next two years, FCW reported Monday
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Obama Administration Seeks Additional $5.6B to Fund War on Islamic State Group

The White House has asked Congress for an additional $5.6 billion to support military operations against the Islamic State organization, Defense News reported Tuesday. Paul McCleary writes the extra funding proposal for the Defense Department‘s overseas contingency operations account includes a $1…
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November 11 End of Day Report: GovCon Index Stays Level With Monday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Tuesday at 68.348 — a tiny increase of 0.154 percent, or 0.105 points. Bloomberg said in its market summary that Tuesday’s trading day saw the three major stock indices record a fifth consecutive day of gains on the back of increases by homebuilder shares…
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