Posts from GovConDaily for 12/05/2014

December 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Gains as Jobs Report Sets 3-Year High

The GovCon Index rebounded some ground Thursday with an increase of 0.541 percent — or 0.386 points — to close at 70.063 on Friday. Stocks largely increased Friday after the release of the Labor Department‘s jobs report, which said U…
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CenturyLink to Offer Cloud IaaS Through GSA Networx Contract Vehicle

A CenturyLink infrastructure-as-a-service offering has been included on a General Services Administration contract vehicle that federal agencies use to acquire telecommunications services. CenturyLink said Thursday its cloud IaaS is now available for purchase through the Networx Universal program as well as the agency’s IT Schedule 70…
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Battelle, Rhombus Team to Pursue DoD Nuclear Threat Detection Program; Matthew Shaw Comments

Battelle has partnered with Rhombus Power to develop and offer platforms for detecting nuclear and radiological materials to the U.S. Defense Department. The companies plan to jointly compete for the agency’s Man Portable Radiation Detection System development program, Battelle said Thursday
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Christopher Bogdan: DoD Wants More Industry Competition for F-35 Training Systems

The F-35 Joint Program Office aims to increase competition for work to build new training and simulation systems for the fighter program, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the F-35 JPO’s executive officer, said the office could seek competitive bids on the Deployable Mission Rehearsal Trainer development contract…
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Gen. Paul Selva: Transcom Monitors Cyber Threats to Logistics Operations

The U.S. Transportation Command has partnered with intelligence and law enforcement agencies to form a joint command-and-control center that works to protect its computer systems and data from cyber threats, Reuters reported Thursday
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Chris Amos: Alion to Provide RDT&E Support for AF Wireless Comm

Alion Science and Technology will provide research, development, test and evaluation services to the Air Force Research Laboratory for command-and-control technologies through September 2017 under the $4…
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