Posts from GovConDaily for 12/01/2014

December 1 Market Close: GovCon Index Starts Month With Loss

The GovCon Index kicked off the final month of 2014 with a decline of 0.826 percent — or 0.574 points — to 70.058 on Monday. Lower-than-expected sales over Thanksgiving weekend and a decline in Supply Management’s national factory activity index for October drove stock prices downward, CNBC reported…
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Bridget Lauderdale Named Lockheed Corporate Strategy, BD SVP; Marillyn Hewson Comments

Bridget Lauderdale, vice president and general manager of aeronautics operations at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), will take a new role as SVP for corporate strategy and business development and a corporate officer of the company…
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FireEye: Threat Group Targets Stock Trading Info

FireEye is tracking a threat group that targets insider information of companies in order to take advantage of stock prices. The FIN4 group aims to obtain access to the emails of C-level executives, legal counsel, regulatory, risk and compliance personnel, FireEye said Sunday
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18F’s Robert Read, Eric Mill Offer Open Source Tips on Fed Acquisition

Robert L. Read and Eric Mill of 18F have urged federal program managers, acquisition officers and information technology administrators to examine their systems for open source adoption. The two wrote in a paper published Wednesday on the General Services Administration digital government program’s blog that an open infrastructure will make it more secure and better supported…
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Mary Craft: Leidos to Help DLA Build, Maintain Fuel Supply Mgmt Platform

Leidos has been awarded a potential $38 million contract to help the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency develop software designed to manage fuel requirements at military bases worldwide. The company said Monday its Varec subsidiary will provide FuelsManager Defense software development and applications support to DLA’s energy organization…
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Inmarsat Adds Hughes Portable BGAN Terminal to Data Streaming Service; Greg Ewert Comments

Inmarsat has approved Hughes Network Systems‘ 9211-HDR portable Broadband Global Area Network terminal as part of its BGAN HDR streaming service for mobile satellite connectivity. Inmarsat said Monday the terminal supports data streaming rates of up to 800 kilobytes per second and features a compact form, Wi-Fi access for multiple users, automatic context activation and built-in RJ11 connector…
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Kevin Coleman: Enterprises Should Have Cyber Response Teams

Kevin Coleman, formerly chief strategist at Netscape and previously a management consultant at Deloitte, has called on organizations to form a cyber incident response team for on-demand action on data breaches…
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