Posts from GovConWire for 11/24/2014

Navy Seeks Info on Explosives Trace Detection Tech

A Naval Surface Warfare Center division has requested information on potential sources of equipment intended to detect trace amounts of explosives. NSWC’s explosive ordnance disposal technology unit seeks to leverage industry’s existing platforms that can identify triacetone triperoxide, urea nitrate, potassium chlorate and ammonium nitrate mixtures, the Department of the Navy said Nov…
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IBM, Fluor, USC to Offer Personalized IT Learning at Applied Innovation Center

IBM, Fluor and the University of South Carolina have unveiled a new Center for Applied Innovation as part of their public-private partnership and efforts to deliver personalized learning on analytics and higher education application services…
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Japan Chooses Bell Boeing-Built Osprey Aircraft, Northrop’s Global Hawk ISR System; Caroline Hutcheson Comments

Japan has moved to purchase the Bell Boeing (NYSE: BA)-built V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft for an undisclosed amount through a foreign military sale agreement with the U.S. government, Defense News reported Friday
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Stephen Warren: VA Seeks Vendor for New Medical Appointment Scheduling System

The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking contractors to develop a fresh medical appointment scheduling system in an effort to help veterans gain access to healthcare services. VA released a request for proposal for a new management-based software schedulers can use to deploy services to VA’s medical facilities, the department said Friday
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GAO: Bid Protests Up 5% in Fiscal 2014

A General Accountability Office report indicates the number of disputed federal contract awards reached 2,561 in fiscal 2014, a 5 percent increase over the 2,429 recorded in the preceding year. GAO said Tuesday contractors filed 2,445 bid protests, 50 cost-related claims and 66 petitions for reconsideration with the agency during the past fiscal year…
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ODNI, DoD Update Proposed Budget for FY 2015 Intelligence Programs

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Defense Department have released updated budget request figures for their respective intelligence programs in fiscal 2015 to include revised appropriations for overseas contingency operations…
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November 24 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up on Friday’s Close

The GovCon Index ended Friday with a gain of 0.687 percent ahead of Thanksgiving week to close at 69.600. The Wall Street Journal reported a Dow Jones Industrial Average increase of 0.51 percent to close at 17,810…
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