Posts from GovConWire for 11/26/2014

Foreign Policy: Michele Flournoy Withdraws from Defense Secretary Shortlist

Michèle Flournoy, one of several officials under consideration to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, has withdrawn from the shortlist, Foreign Policy reported Tuesday. Flournoy, co-founder and CEO of Center for a New American Security, told CNAS board members she would continue her role at the organization and also asked President Obama to remove her from consideration as the next Pentagon chief, John Hudson and Yochi Dreazen report…
Read More
share on Twitter Like Foreign Policy: Michele Flournoy Withdraws from Defense Secretary Shortlist on Facebook LinkedIn

Siki Giunta: Verizon Cloud Marketplace to Offer Hitachi Cloud Tiering Tech

Verizon has partnered with Hitachi Data Systems to offer the Hitachi Content Platform adaptive cloud tiering technology via the Verizon Cloud Marketplace and deliver enterprise content management and hybrid cloud functions…
Read More
share on Twitter Like Siki Giunta: Verizon Cloud Marketplace to Offer Hitachi Cloud Tiering Tech on Facebook LinkedIn

Mo Mulligan: Triple Canopy Seeks to Expand US Footprint with New Florida Office

Triple Canopy has opened a new office in Tampa, Florida, as part of the company’s efforts to expand its presence in the U.S. market. “The opening of our office in Tampa allows the company to be closer to the customer sets… and is a key component of the company’s continued growth and diversification strategy,” Mo Mulligan, Triple Canopy president, said Tuesday
Read More
share on Twitter Like Mo Mulligan: Triple Canopy Seeks to Expand US Footprint with New Florida Office on Facebook LinkedIn

Report: BAE to Propose Railgun Tech for Future Army Combat Vehicles

BAE Systems wants to offer the U.S. Army an electromagnetic railgun technology for integration onto the branch’s next fleet of armored ground vehicles, IEEE Spectrum reported Monday. Evan Ackerman writes the Army could decide in 2016 whether its proposed Future Fighting Vehicle program will proceed…
Read More
share on Twitter Like Report: BAE to Propose Railgun Tech for Future Army Combat Vehicles on Facebook LinkedIn

NIST Seeks Input from Cloud Users

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking input from industry to develop a user guide for cloud systems, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The NIST released a draft document that outlines the attributes to a user’s cloud experience and describes user requirement for a cloud platform, according to the report…
Read More
share on Twitter Like NIST Seeks Input from Cloud Users on Facebook LinkedIn

CBO Issues Policy Recommendations to Lower Federal Deficit

The Congressional Budget Office has suggested 79 measures the U.S. government could implement to manage debt and spending levels over the next decade. CBO on Thursday published its “Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2015 to 2024″ report that lists budget policy options for defense, energy, healthcare, tax and social security programs…
Read More
share on Twitter Like CBO Issues Policy Recommendations to Lower Federal Deficit on Facebook LinkedIn

Unisys to Migrate DOJ’s Crime Data Resources to Cloud Platform; PV Puvvada Comments

Unisys (NYSE: UIS) has won a potential three-year, $19 million contract to help the Justice Department consolidate the agency’s criminal justice information systems into a cloud computing infrastructure…
Read More
share on Twitter Like Unisys to Migrate DOJ's Crime Data Resources to Cloud Platform; PV Puvvada Comments on Facebook LinkedIn

November 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Reaches New High

The GovCon Index reached a new high to 70.341, up 0.309 percent, while both Dow Jones Industrial and S&P 500 finished slightly down -0.02 percent and -0.12 percent, respectively. The energy sector weighted on the board with oil prices hitting a four-year low…
Read More
share on Twitter Like November 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Reaches New High on Facebook LinkedIn