Posts from GovConDaily for 01/05/2015

January 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Slides as Oil Sinks to $50 Per Barrel

The GovCon Index started the full week of trading for 2015 with a decline of 1.010 points — or 1.472 percent — to close at 69.620. U.S. energy stocks suffered some of the market’s biggest losses as the price of crude oil closed at $50…
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Peg Grayson: MTN Government Adjusts Market Posture, Partnerships, Prices in 2014

MTN Government President Peg Grayson said the company has worked on its market posture, partnerships and prices during 2014 to address trends in the commercial satellite industry. Grayson wrote in a piece published in MilsatMagazine that budget constraints and cutbacks in military forces deployed overseas have led to lower demand from U…
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MarkLogic’s Idriss Mekrez: Enterprise Data Layer to Consolidate, Manage Data Silos

MarkLogic‘s Idriss Mekrez believes enterprise data layers will work to consolidate and manage data infrastructure for companies as they seek to eliminate data silo issues such as data redundancy and information security…
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Cubic, DRS to Update F-35 Training System for Windows 7; Dave Schmitz Comments

Cubic Corp. has received new contracts to continue to develop and integrate the ground instrumentation subsystem of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 air combat training system. Cubic will work with DRS Technologies to make the ground subsystem functional with the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and update encryption tools for the fighter jet’s P5 systems, Cubic said Monday…
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Paul Szoldra: DARPA Progresses on UAV Video Surveillance Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has worked to develop surveillance technology to be mounted on an unmanned aerial vehicle and capture high-resolution video from 17,500 feet above ground, Business Insider reported Tuesday
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Chris Finan: Malware Against Mobile Payment to ‘Become More Prevalent’ in 2015

Chris Finan, head of Manifold Security, believes malware that targets mobile payment credentials “will become more prevalent” in 2015, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Cyber experts forecast that hackers will resort to new methods for cyber attacks against government agencies and commercial entities, Aliya Sternstein reports…
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