Posts from GovConDaily for 12/08/2014

December 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls, Crude Oil Prices Drag Market Down

The GovCon Index started the week of Dec. 8 with a decline of 0.761 percent — or 0.533 points — to close at 70.530 on Monday. Crude oil prices fell to below $63 per barrel for the first time in five years and investors reacted to other data that showed a shrinking economy in Japan, according to CNBC…
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Bill Rowan, VMware’s New US Federal Lead, on Open Source’s Evolution and Data Analytics Collaborations

Bill Rowan was appointed vice president of the federal business at cloud computing and virtualization company VMware in November after nearly four years at the firm. Rowan joined VMware in 2010 to lead its Defense Department business and the nearly 25-year veteran also held leadership roles at firms such as IBM, MicroStrategy and Storage Technology Corp…
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The GovCon Tech Makers, Service Firms Behind NASA’s 1st Orion Test Flight

NASA took the first step Friday in what it hopes to be a new era for human space exploration as the agency sent the Orion capsule into a nearly four-hour orbit to evaluate its potential for future missions via Boeing‘s Space Launch System…
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Bill Gortney Takes Leadership Reins for NORAD, Northcom

U.S. Navy Adm. Bill Gortney formally took the post of commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command during a change-of-command ceremony held at Peterson Air Force Base…
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ReportsnReports Forecasts $133B C4ISR Global Market by 2020

The global market for C4ISR — short for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance — is forecast to become a $133 billion industry by 2020, new research from ReportsnReports says…
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BAE to Enter DARPA EW Radar Project’s 2nd Phase; David Logan Comments

BAE Systems will create a prototype electronic warfare technology for the second phase of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program aimed at countering radar threats. The company said Monday its EW system will employ software algorithms intended to detect and obstruct adversarial radars electronically…
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IDC Evaluates 12 IaaS Vendors as Gov’t Cloud Adoption Continues

IDC‘s Government Insights segment has released a new report on its evaluation of 12 cloud infrastructure-as-a-service vendors in the federal marketplace against set of weighted parameters for both short-term and long-term deployments…
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