Posts from GovConWire for 12/10/2014

Terry Halvorsen: DoD Directive Clarifies CIO Role in Cyber Strategy

The Defense Department has implemented a few changes to the duties and responsibilities of its chief information officer as the department aims to delineate the CIO role’s reach, Federal News Radio reported Monday
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White House Launches New Programs to Develop, Recognize Federal Workforce

President Barack Obama has announced new initiatives to recognize senior government leaders and build up their skills in serving the American public. The White House launched a leadership development program to train officials that compose the Senior Executive Service, the Office of Management and Budget said Tuesday
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Airbus Inks Share Buyback Deal with Patrial; Marwan Lahoud Comments

Airbus Group has inked a share buyback agreement to sell all of its stake in the Finnish company Patria. Marwan Lahoud, chief strategy and marketing officer of Airbus Group, said Tuesday the sale of Airbus’ stake in Patria concludes the company’s portfolio review that began in early 2014 to set up its defense and security business…
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Report: US Appropriation Leaders Agree on $1T Spending Package

Senate and House appropriators have finalized the details of a 1,603-page $1.01 trillion spending bill that would fund government operations during the 2015 fiscal year, the Washington Post reported Tuesday
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Preferred Systems Solutions Buys Government Contract Solutions; Scott Goss Comments

Preferred Systems Solutions looked to strengthen its intelligence, defense and civilian federal portfolios with the acquisition of Government Contract Solutions. PSS said Tuesday that GCS, a federal contracting service provider, has been supporting customers within the Department of Homeland Security and the intelligence community for 18 years…
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December 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Stalls as Concerns Over Greece, China Weigh on Market

The GovCon Index stayed largely flat Tuesday and recorded a tiny increase of 0.112 percent — or 0.079 points — to close a 70.609on Tuesday in a mixed day across the major stock indices. Investors reacted to China’s decision to limit use of some bonds for loans and Greece’s new timeline for parliamentary elections that could see a new political party in power that opposes the terms of the country’s bailout by the European Union, according to Bloomberg…
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FireEye Wins Security App Award from CRN; Manish Gupta Comments

FireEye has received CRN magazine’s 2014 award for mobile security applications. A CRN editorial panel selected the company’s mobile security app based on its functionality, suitability to task, ease of use, innovation and potential value to clients, FireEye said Monday
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