Posts from GovConWire for 11/21/2014

General Dynamics, ST Kinetics Subsidiary to Jointly Build Air Burst Ammunition; Tim McAuliffe Comments

General Dynamics and a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Kinetics have partnered to build an air burst ammunition for U.S. military clients. Advanced Material Engineering and General Dynamics will collaborate to integrate a time-based fuse technology into the 40mm airburst to program the detonation time, General Dynamics saidWednesday
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Robert Griffin: IBM Offers Mobile Police Data Access to Support Crime Prevention

IBM has released a mobile application for its i2 COPLINK offering, which works to expand on the company’s software that supports access to law enforcement data for analysts, investigators or officers in the field…
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Niall Brennan to Lead CMS’ Data and Analytics Office; Andy Slavitt Comments

Niall Brennan, chief data officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will lead the agency’s newly formed office of enterprise data and analytics. OEDA will help CMS work on its data collection and distribution processes, as well as develop guidelines intended to provide relevant information for public access, healthcare decision makers and other stakeholders, CMS said Wednesday
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CBO: Defense Department’s Base Budget Rose 31% from 2000 to 2014

The Defense Department‘s base budget increased to $502 billion in fiscal year 2014 from $384 billion in FY 2000. The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday the inflation-adjusted growth represents a 31 percent increase and a 1…
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InfoReliance to Help HHS Move to Microsoft Office 365; Eric Olson Comments

InfoReliance has received a potential five-year, $92 million blanket purchase agreement to support the Department of Human and Health Services‘ migration of email and enterprise collaboration systems to the cloud-based Microsoft Office 365…
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Randa Newsome to Succeed Keith Peden as Raytheon HR, Security VP; Thomas Kennedy Comments

Randa Newsome, formerly a vice president at Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) integrated defense systems unit, will serve as the company’s VP of human resources and global security beginning on Jan. 1
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November 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Stays Flat, US Stocks Rise

The GovCon Index recorded a nominal increase Wednesday to close at 69.118 — 0.005 percent up from Tuesday. Bloomberg reported that energy and small-cap shares drove gains across the U.S. stock market Tuesday, increases that offset investors’ worries over weak growth worldwide…
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