Posts from GovConWire for 12/01/2014

Nancy Higgins Receives Carol Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics

Nancy Higgins, chief ethics and compliance officer at Bechtel, has received the 2014 Carol Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics. The Ethics Resource Center intends for the recognition to honor a chief ethics and compliance officer who has led the development of a company’s ethics and compliance program, Bechtel said Nov…
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Michael Huerta: FAA Focuses on Drone Education, Enforcement for Public

Michael Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, said the FAA is working to educate the public on the risks of flying unmanned aerial vehicles, CNN reportedSunday. Sara Fischer writes the FAA is also set to complete an outline of regulations for flying drones in September 2015…
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FedRAMP to Release New Standards Draft for High-Impact Systems

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program plans to release a draft document on cloud services standards for high-impact systems this month due to demand from government agencies, Federal News Radio reported Friday
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NSA Rolls Out Open Source Data Flow Automation Tech; Joseph Witt Comments

The National Security Agency has released a data flow automation technology to the open source community. The Niagarafiles tool is designed to process data in different formats and protocols among various computer networks, NSA said Tuesday
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State Dept. OKs Proposed Iraq Purchase of Lockheed C-130E/J Sustainment Package

The State Department has approved Iraq’s request to purchase equipment, parts and associated training, logistics and sustainment services for Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) C-130E/J aircraft under a potential five-year, $800 million contract…
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December 1 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up; Cubic Reports Record Earnings

The GovCon Index closed Wednesday at 70.507, a 0.35 percent increase from Tuesday, continuing its week of gains for the third day in a row heading into the Thanksgiving break. Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) led Index gainers reporting positive financial results for its fourth quarter and full 2014 fiscal year ended Sept…
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Airbus Sells Back $987M in Dassault Aviation Shares; Marwan Lahoud Comments

Dassault Aviation has repurchased 810,072 of its own shares from Airbus Group for approximately $987 million or $1,221 per share through a block trade. The transaction would reduce Airbus’ ownership stake in Dassault from 46 percent to 42 percent, Airbus said Friday
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Philippe Logak Named Acting Thales Chairman, CEO

Philippe Logak, corporate secretary and general counsel at Thales, has been appointed to serve as the company’s chief executive and chairman on an interim basis. He succeeds Jean-Bernard Levy, who has stepped down to lead French electric utility firm EDF, Thales said Thursday
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