Posts from GovConDaily for 01/15/2015

January 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Dips, Banking Sector Losses Drag US Stocks

The GovCon Index recorded a nominal loss of 0.267 points — or 0.381 percent — to close at 70.408 on Thursday. A 1.1-percent decline in the S&P financial sector and worries over how global economic weakness could affect U…
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Dan Tangherlini to Leave GSA in February, Denise Turner Roth Named Acting Chief

Dan Tangherlini, head of the General Services Administration for nearly three years, has informed employees in a letter posted to GSA’s website Thursday that he will depart the agency onFebruary 13
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Research Firm ExecRank Puts GovCon Leaders on ‘Top CIO for 2014’ List

Research and advisory firm ExecRank has unveiled its annual list of 250 of the “Top CIOs for 2014,” a ranking of chief information officers across all industries that evaluates these leaders across 24 different categories…
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Research and Markets: Demand for Battlefield Mgmt Systems to Continue Rise

A new Research and Markets report states that the global market for battlefield management systems will see steady adoption through 2018 to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 4 percent. The firm said Wednesday military and defense organizations are using battlefield management systems to limit the risk of friendly fire and control combat situations…
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Red Hat’s David Egts: Gov’t Can Use Linux Containers to Support Virtualization

Red Hat‘s David Egts says government agencies can use Linux container technology to support virtualization efforts in an effort to efficiency and flexibility of their information technology systems…
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Steve Firestone: Data Breaches, Mobile Apps Demand to Influence Firms’ ID Mgmt Strategies

CA Technologies has highlighted five trends that the company believes will shape security professionals’ approach to identity and access management in 2015. The company forecasts that organizations will move away from basic identity administration methods and emphasize identity security as a result of massive enterprise data breaches last year, CA saidWednesday
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