Posts from GovConWire for 12/11/2014

DARPA Issues BAA on $60M Funding Opportunity for Transparent Computing R&D

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Information Innovation Office has issued a broad agency announcement on a funding opportunity worth an estimated $60 million for research and development work on transparent computing…
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Congress OKs FISMA Reform, DHS Workforce Bills; Phyllis Schneck Comments

Congress has approved two bills that seek to reform the existing cybersecurity law and assist the Department of Homeland Security in recruiting and retaining cyber personnel, GovInfoSecurity reported Wednesday
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Periscope Buys eSourcing Service Provider BidSync; Brian Utley Comments

Periscope Holdings has purchased BidSync, provider of cloud-based procurement and bid notification services for the public sector, for an undisclosed amount. Brian Utley, president and CEO of Periscope Holdings, will lead the combined company and the transaction was completed on Monday, Periscope saidWednesday
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Kerry Bernstein: DARPA Seeks to Authenticate Military Embedded Systems Through Virtual Lab

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has created a “virtual lab” to develop assessment methods for government and industry researchers to ensure that embedded chips in military equipment are tamper-proof…
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ONR’s Matthew Klunder: Shipboard Laser Weapon Completes Operational Tests

The Office of Naval Research has concluded a three-month operational demonstration in the Persian Gulf of a shipboard laser weapon system that was integrated with the existing defense systems of the U…
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DHS Seeks Method to Automate Cyber Defense

The Department of Homeland Security has reached out to industry for ideas on how to automatically defend cyber systems and networks against attacks. DHS issued a request for information on Dec. 3 that indicates the agency’s plan to create an automated environment for monitoring security risks to government infrastructure…
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Report: 2015 Omnibus Bill Takes on DoD Civilian, Acquisition Staff Hiring

House members are scheduled Thursday to vote on a $1.014 trillion omnibus spending bill that includes a provision to limit the growth of the Defense Department‘s civilian workforce, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday
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December 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Tumbles, SAIC Jumps for 2nd Straight Day

The GovCon Index tumbled 2.055 percent — or 1.394 points — to close at 69.214 on a Wednesday that saw only two out of 30 companies on the index show gains: Science Applications International Corp…
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