Posts from GovConWire for 12/08/2014

Leslie Caldwell: Justice Dept. to Form Team on Cybersecurity, Privacy

The Justice Department‘s criminal division will soon have a dedicated cybersecurity group that will give legal guidance on electronic surveillance cases and collaborate with U.S. lawmakers on cyber legislation, The Hill reported Thursday
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DOT’s Brodi Fontenot to be Appointed Asst. Sec. for Management at Treasury

President Barack Obama is set to appoint Brodi Fontenot, currently assistant secretary for administration at the Transportation Department, to the assistant secretary for management position at the Treasury Department…
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Terry Halvorsen: DoD’s Joint Information Environment Set to Deploy in January

The Defense Department is set to begin the rollout of its Joint Information Environment system in January, the DoD said Friday. Terry Halvorsen, DoD’s acting chief information officer, told reporters the JIE’s joint regional security stack configurations in Europe and at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, have completed testing, Claudette Roulo reports…
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Accounting Firms to Audit US Military Services

KPMG, Ernst & Young and Cotton & Company have each won contracts with the Defense Department to perform audits on the U.S. military services’ current year appropriated funds. KPMG will audit the budgetary activity of the U…
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Navy Awards 6 Small Businesses With $97M Military Health Support Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded six companies 42-month multiple-award contracts worth a total of $96.7 million to provide physician services to several military health facilities in the U.S. Northeast region through September 2018…
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December 8 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Gains at Friday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed at 70.063 on Friday, an increase of 0.541 percent, or 0.386 points, from Thursday trading.   The Dow Jones grew 0.33 percent to close at 17,958.79, the Standard & Poor’s 500 recorded a 0…
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Mark Geyer, Mike Hawes: Orion’s Flight Test Data Critical for Future Space Travel

An unmanned Orion spacecraft completed its maiden test flight Friday, a 4.5-hour excursion intended to provide data for NASA and Lockheed Martin engineers to assess the capsule’s potential for manned space exploration…
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