Posts from GovConWire for 12/18/2014

IARPA to Discuss Cyber Attack Forecast Modeling Program with Industry

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will hold a proposers’ day next month to discuss an upcoming industry competition for work to develop cyber risk prediction and detection methods…
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Chris Bogdan: Australia, Japan to Build F-35 Maintenance Sites as Pacific Ops Grow

Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan has said that the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program will open engine maintenance facilities for the aircraft in Australia and Japan in the next few years…
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Deborah Lee James: USAF to Keep Force Size, Pay Raise in FY 2015

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has announced that she and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III have agreed that the service will not implement further involuntary force reductions for fiscal year 2015…
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Jay Stephens to Depart Role as Raytheon SVP, General Counsel; Thomas Kennedy Comments

Jay Stephens, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Raytheon, is set to retire from the company at the end of March 2015. Thomas Kennedy, Raytheon chairman and CEO, said Wednesday Stephens has supported the company’s global business strategy, managed its risk profile, cultivated a culture of compliance and formed a team of business partners…
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SpaceX to Help NASA Launch Exoplanet Survey Satellite

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has been selected to supply services for NASA’s nearly $87 million satellite launch mission set to take place in Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey satellite is scheduled for liftoff in August 2017 on board a Falcon 9 v1…
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Katherine Archuleta: OPM Forms Mentorship Program for Federal Executives

The Office of Personnel Management has introduced a situational mentoring program that offers Senior Executive Service members the chance to share their management ideas with newer federal executives. OPM seeks to facilitate knowledge and expertise among executives across the government through the mentorship initiative, OPM Director Katherine Archuleta wrote in a Dec…
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December 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Snaps 3-Day Skid, Fed Sends Interest Rate Signal

The GovCon Index ended its stretch of three consecutive days of losses with a gain of 1.042 points to close at 68.453 on Wednesday. Investors reacted to the Federal Reserve’s addition of the phrase “considerable time” in its latest policy statement and comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen that the central bank will likely not raise interest rates for the next several meetings, according to CNBC…
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