Posts from GovConWire for 11/18/2014

Guran Green: immixGroup Expanded Program Targets Gov’t Biz Opps Gains for IT

ImmixGroup has expanded its state and local government program in an effort to help information technology vendors pursue business opportunities with the government. The company is investing in various state and local offerings for software and hardware companies to grow their business with government agency clients, immixGroup said Nov…
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Bill Staib: BAE Submits Proposal for US Army Aircraft Protection System

BAE Systems has submitted a proposal to build an aircraft protection system for the U.S. Army in a move to protect troops from infrared-guided missiles. The common infrared countermeasure program is a laser-based system designed to counter missile threats against rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, BAE said Monday
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National Archives Seeks New Director of the Federal Register

The National Archives and Records Administration has posted a Nov. 6 notice on USAJobs that it is looking for a new director of the Federal Register to be based in Washington with a top secret-level security clearance…
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Michael Clow: Army Wants Common Architecture for Unmanned Ground Systems

The U.S. Army will implement a single configuration architecture for the branch’s unmanned ground vehicles through the Man Transportable Robotic System Increment 2 program, Defense News reported Saturday
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Rick Fitz Named VP of IT Markets at Splunk; Steve Sommer Comments

Rick Fitz, former vice president of product strategy and management at Thomson Reuters‘ (NYSE: TRI) MarkMonitor subsidiary, will work as VP of information technology markets at Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK)…
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Harris Receives $160M Tactical Radios Order from Canada; Brendan O’Connell Comments

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won a potential four-year, $160 million contract to provide Canada’s armed forces with radio products designed to transmit voice, imagery and data in the battlefield…
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GAO: Contracts, Grants Stalled at 3 Federal Agencies During 2013 Shutdown

The 2013 U.S. government shutdown halted grant programs and contract activities within the departments of the Health and Human Services, Energy and Transportation, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office…
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November 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Kicks Week Off With Small Loss

The GovCon Index started the new trading week with a Mondayclose 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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