Posts from GovConDaily for 12/18/2014

December 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Soars 2%, Scales 70-Point Mark

The GovCon Index reached the 70-point barrier for the first time in eight trading days with an increase of 2.446 percent — or 1.761 points — to close at 70.214 on Thursday. Only one company in the index recorded a loss and the remaining 29 all saw increases in a day that saw the S&P 500 composite index make its biggest one-day climb since November 2011 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average set a new three-year high for a single-day increase…
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PV Puvvada: AWS Recognizes Unisys for Govt Cloud Customer Service

Amazon Web Services has awarded Unisys a “Customer Obsession” status to recognize its work to deliver AWS cloud platforms and service offerings to government clients. Unisys saidWednesday it earned the distinction for its partnership with AWS to help public sector organizations adopt cloud computing technology…
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NSR: SATCOM Tech Demand to Drive UAS Market Through 2023

NSR projects global revenues of the satellite-based unmanned aerial systems market to be $3.1 billion by 2023, up from $1.3 billion last year. Growth will be driven by demand for satellite communications technology intended to support drones used in homeland security, disaster management and peacekeeping operations, NSR said Thursday…
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Booz Allen Surveys Consumer, Provider Sentiment on Healthcare’s Future; Grant McLaughlin Comments

A new Booz Allen Hamilton study has identified control of costs as among the top emerging trends in U.S. healthcare. The poll noted several differences between patient and provider sentiment on the future of the industry, but it also revealed agreement from both sides on certain aspects of access and delivery, Booz Allen said Wednesday
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IBM Adds New Global Cloud Centers Under $1B Expansion Plan; Jim Comfort Comments

IBM has opened new cloud centers in 12 new sites across Asia, Europe and the Americas as part of the company’s $1.2 billion expansion plan to meet hybrid cloud computing demand from enterprise clients…
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ReportBuyer Forecasts 9% CAGR for Datacenter Power Industry Through 2019

A new market report has forecast a global datacenter power market that will become a $24 billion industry in five years, with high demand for storage providing impetus for the development. The analysis published by Mordor Intelligence indicates a compound annual growth rate of 9…
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Jeff Wagner: Govt-Wide CDM Program Shifts Cyber Response to Real-Time

Some security officials in government believe the second phase of the Department of Homeland Security‘s continuous monitoring program is a key step forward in the adoption of real-time cyber threat response tools, GCN reported Wednesday
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