Posts from GovConDaily for 11/17/2014

November 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Kicks Week Off With Small Loss

The GovCon Index started the new trading week with a Monday close of 68.753 — a decline of 0.247 percent, or 0.169 points. Stocks on the three major market indices remained level as well in a day that saw reports surface of Japan’s extended recession and a decrese in small-cap shares, according to Bloomberg’s market summary…
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Pamela Drew: Exelis Factors Diversity in Company’s STEM Career Push

Pamela Drew, executive vice president and VP of information systems at Exelis, has discussed the company’s initiative to advocate science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects among students in an interview with STEM Blog rpublished Friday
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Adm. Michael Rogers: US Needs National Strategy, Industry Cooperation to Stop Cyber Crime

Adm. Michael Rogers, National Security Agency director and head of U.S. Cyber Command, said the U.S. needs a cyber strategy that combines national defense and collaborative methods, DoD News reported Saturday
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Kevin Winter: Technical Knowledge, Communication Skills Key for CISO Role

Kevin Winter, chief information officer at Booz Allen Hamilton, said chief information security officers should have deep technical knowledge, good communication skills and an understanding of the business mission to be effective security leaders of their group, Fierce CIO reported Thursday
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Red Hat’s David Egts Offers Advice on Open Source Adoption in Gov’t

Federal technology leaders who want to use open source code for government applications need a secure, standard platform with which to establish it, David Egts of Red Hat wrote in a GCN guest post published Thursday
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NASA’s Kathy Lueders: Commercial Crew Program Industry Partners Offer Updates

Boeing, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp. and SpaceX have reported their current statuses on their respective agreements with NASA under the Commercial Crew Program for space transportation systems. “Our partners’ detailed progress on launch and spaceflight capabilities expands domestic access to space,” Kathy Lueders, manager of the Commercial Crew Program, said Friday
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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Seek Focus on Defense Acquisition Efficiency

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall have highlighted their focus on building efficiencies into the military’s procurement and operations to address challenges in budget and military readiness…
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