Posts from GovConWire for 12/15/2014

Report: $1T Spending Bill Ready for President Obama’s Signature

A $1.1 trillion government-funding bill was approved by the Senate in a 56-40 vote Saturday and is now headed to the White House for a presidential signature, Reuters reported Sunday. President Barack Obama could sign the fiscal 2015 budget package before the government’s spending authority expires at midnight Wednesday, according to the report by David Lawder and Amanda Becker…
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Senate Passes $560B 2015 Defense Authorization Bill

The Senate has voted to pass the $559.2 billion negotiated version of the defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2015, appropriating $495.5 billion for Defense Department base funds and $63.7 billion in war funds, Defense News reported Friday
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Five Firms to Help US Navy Execute Operations, Maintenance Works

The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts totaling more than $40.7 million to five companies for operations and maintenance projects. The Defense Department said Thursday Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI, Serco, Systems Planning & Analysis and Whitney, Bradley & Brown will perform majority of the work in Virginia and the rest in Tennessee through Dec…
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December 15 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down on Friday’s Close

All companies listed on the GovCon Index recorded losses on Friday to end the week with a close of 67.878 after two days of gains, a steep decline of 2.414 percent, or 1.600 points. According to a Bloomberg report, global market indicators reacted to a continued decline in crude oil prices and news of a slowdown in China’s manufacturing industry and its possible effects to the world’s economies…
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Army Issues Final RFP on Humvee-Replacement Vehicles

The U.S. Army is seeking proposals for the production of 17,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles for the Army and U.S. Marine Corps under a potential firm-fixed-price contract, Defense News reported Friday…
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Janice Haith: US Navy Starts to Adopt Shared IT Services

Janice Haith, deputy chief information officer for the Navy Department, has said the U.S. Navy has begun to embrace a shared information technology services model, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Haith told an AFCEA luncheon the Navy started to implement the Intelligence Community Information Technology Environment two weeks ago, Michael O’Connell reports…
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Washington Headquarters Services Awards $300M Professional Support IDIQ to Eight Firms

Eight companies have each won contracts totaling $300 million to help the Washington Headquarters Services carry out research and development programs. The contractors will bid on each task order upon issue to provide professional and executive-level mission services, technical support and study projects, the Defense Department said Thursday
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Congress OKs Bill to Encourage Public-Private Cybersecurity Collaboration; Sen. Jay Rockefeller Comments

Congress has passed a cybersecurity bill that would empower the National Institutes of Standards and Technology to coordinate with industry to develop infrastructure protection standards, GovInfoSecurity reported Friday
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