Posts from GovConWire for 01/15/2015

FBI to Equip Field Agents with Android Devices; David Rubin Comments

The FBI is set to deploy mobile devices that run the Android operating system to field agents and analysts in the coming weeks, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. David Rubin, assistant section chief and head of mobility at the FBI, told an AFCEA breakfast meeting that 30,000 devices will be rolled out to field offices by early February, Jared Serbu reports…
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Reuters: US Navy Plans to Buy Tiltrotor Aircraft from Bell-Boeing

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officials have inked a memorandum of understanding to buy V-22 tiltrotor aircraft built by Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Bell Helicopter, Reuters reported Tuesday. Citing unnamed sources, Andrea Shalal writes the Navy plans to buy four V-22s between fiscal year 2018 and fiscal 2020 under the agreement…
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Mark Orndorff: DISA to Focus More on Cyber Strategies After Reorganization

Mark Orndorff, chief information assurance executive at the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said the agency’s cybersecurity office will restructure to concentrate on strategic functions, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday
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Beth Cobert: OMB to Update Digital Services Playbook, TechFAR

The Office of Management and Budget is updating the Digital Services Playbook and TechFAR to help federal agencies through their transition to digital services and leverage the Federal Acquisition Regulations, Federal News Radio reportedWednesday
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Mary Davie: 64 Agencies Used GSA-DoD Satcom Acquisition Vehicle in FY 2014

Government-wide use of commercial satellite services through an acquisition program run by the General Services Administration and the Defense Department grew more than 10 percent in fiscal 2014, according to GSA official Mary Davie…
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Kurt Tripp Named Parsons Defense Division SVP, Manager; Mary Ann Hopkins Comments

Kurt Tripp, a more than 30-year defense industry veteran, has been appointed senior vice president and manager for the defense division within Parsons‘ government services unit. His appointment is effective immediately and he will be responsible for executing growth strategies in the defense market, Parsons saidWednesday
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January 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Down, Copper Plunge Drives US Market Losses

The GovCon Index fell 0.067 points — or 0.095 percent — to close at 70.674 on Wednesday. Copper prices declined 5.7 percent to $2.4945 per pound in New York and was a factor that drove U.S…
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