Posts from GovConWire for 01/06/2015

Rep. Jason Chaffetz Forms New Oversight Subcommittees

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), incoming oversight and government reform committee chairman, has announced the formation of new subcommittees and their selected chairpersons. Chaffetz announced Dec. 17 the establishment of the government operations subcommittee that will focus on federal records, national archives, executive office of the president, the Postal Service, FOIA, commerce, treasury, education, labor and federal civil service, with Mark Meadows (R-N…
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Robert Anderson: FBI Seeks Trained Cyber Experts

The FBI is seeking new agents with training and background in cybersecurity in an effort to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber threats. Robert Anderson Jr., executive assistant director for the FBI’s criminal, cyber, response and services branch, said Dec…
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Belden Completes Tripwire Acquisition; John Stroup Comments

Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC) has wrapped up the acquisition of security and compliance services provider Tripwire for $710 million. John Stroup, president and CEO of Belden, said Mondaythe signal transmission services firm will integrate Tripwire’s technology into Belden’s application to help enterprise, industrial and broadcast clients deploy and secure connected devices…
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Exelis to Provide Laser Tool for NASA Climate Change Research

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will support NASA research on climate change by providing a modified Multi-Functional Fiber Laser LIDAR under a $3.5 million contract as part of the Atmospheric Carbon and Transport-America project…
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Ralph White: GAO Upholds NASA’s Commercial Space Transportation Contracts Decision

The Government Accountability Office has denied Sierra Nevada‘s protest against the award of contracts for the NASA Commercial Crew Transportation Capability program to Boeing and SpaceX. Ralph White, managing associate general counsel for procurement law at GAO, said Monday the agency found NASA clearly notified CCtCap program bidders that their proposals would be evaluated against a 2017 spacecraft certification goal…
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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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