Posts from GovConWire for 01/07/2015

Harris CapRock Ranks in Top Teleport Operators List; Tracey Haslam Comments

Harris CapRock Communications has been named one of the top teleport operators in a list released by the World Teleport Association. The award marks the fourth consecutive year Harris CapRock has ranked in WTA’s roster of teleport companies that comply with the Defense Department and National Institute of Standards and Technology’s requirements, Harris said Tuesday
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Lockheed, NASA Test Webb Telescope Spacecraft’s Optical Payload; Alison Nordt Comments

A camera system Lockheed Martin and the University of Arizona developed for NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope has passed cryogenic testing at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Lockheed said Tuesday the near-infrared camera technology will act as JWST’s main optical instrument and is built to also align the primary mirror system of the space observatory…
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Karen Britton Joins e-Management as SVP, COO; Bambo Bamgbose Comments

Karen Britton, formerly chief information officer at the White House, has joined e-Management as senior vice president and chief operating officer. She will be responsible for the company’s initiative to expand its business into the Defense Department, federal civilian agencies and intelligence agencies, and develop commercial corporate relationships, e-Management saidTuesday
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IBM, Cray to Help NOAA Expand Supercomputing System; Anne Altman Comments

IBM has been selected to upgrade the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s supercomputing system for forecasting. Cray has also partnered with IBM for the work to expand the capacity of NOAA’s two operational supercomputers to 2…
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Haywood Talcove: LexisNexis to Purchase BAIR Analytics for Public Safety Tech Push

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has agreed to buy BAIR Analytics in a move to help law enforcement organizations accelerate the criminal investigation process with technology. BAIR Analytics builds data analysis, mapping and visualization tools for public safety agencies to examine and predict crime patterns, LexisNexis said Tuesday
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January 6 Market Close: GovCon Index Fall Continues as Factory Report Shows November Downturn

The GovCon Index lost ground Tuesday for a third consecutive trading day as it fell 0.557 points — or 0.814 percent — to close at 69.062. Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Computer Sciences Corp…
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