Posts from GovConWire for 12/04/2014

Exelis to Refresh Digital Memory of US Air Force’s Command Control System; Jennifer Schoonover Comments

Exelis Inc. (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $10.3 million contract to update the digital memory technology of the U.S. Air Force’s automated command control system. The company will work to install a new data storage and retrieval technology on the command control system for operational continuity through 2030, Exelis said Wednesday
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Lawmakers Propose Federal IT Reform With 2015 Defense Authorization Bill

U.S. lawmakers have included a new proposed bill in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015 that will give agency chief information officers greater authority over spending and contracting, Federal Times reported Wednesday
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Bharat Amin to Assume VP, CIO Roles at Huntington Ingalls Subsidiary

Bharat Amin, formerly chief information officer at BAE Systems‘ land and armaments division, will join Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division onDec. 15 as vice president and CIO…
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NASA Preps for Orion Unmanned Test Flight Today; Richard Boitnott Comments

NASA will launch the Lockheed Martin-built Orion unmanned spacecraft this week as part of the agency’s efforts to build capability for future space missions that would bring humans to Mars, Bloomberg Businessweek reported Tuesday
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ID.me Gets Approval to Issue Digital ID Credentials; Ryan Fox Comments

ID.me has won an 18-month contract to issue General Services Administration digital identity credentials for stakeholders to access government agency websites. Individuals will be able to log in to Connect…
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December 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Continues Climb

The GovCon Index continued its post-Thanksgiving climb for a second consecutive day with a Wednesday closing figure of 70.834 — an increase of 0.799 percent, or 0.571 points fromTuesday. Investors reacted to a report from the ADP Research Institute that says companies added 208,000 employees during November and that payrolls have grown by at least 200,000 in seven of the previous eight months, Bloomberg reports…
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