Posts from GovConDaily for 01/16/2015

January 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Ends Week With Increase, Oil Jumps 5%

The GovCon Index ended the trading week with a gain of 0.711 points — or 0.990 percent — to close at 71.121 on Friday. Energy stocks recovered ground as the price of crude oil increased 4…
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Andy Maner: Oregon College a ‘Building Block’ for IBM-Epic Military EHR Bid Team

Leaders from IBM and Epic visited Oregon Health & Science University to evaluate how the school could support the consortium’s bid for a multibillion dollar contract to modernize the Defense Department‘s healthcare management systems, the Portland Business Journal reported Thursday
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Michael Daniel: White House Cyber Plans Focus on Laws, Partnerships, Workforce

President Barack Obama is pushing forward the administration’s cybersecurity agenda ahead of his State of the Nation address with proposals of cyber-related policies, new partnerships with the private sector and hires of cybersecurity workers…
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NVTC to Auction Meetings With C-Level GovCon, Business Leaders

The Northern Virginia Technology Council will auction off regional and industry c-level executives in a fundraising event scheduled on Feb. 4. Attendees will bid electronically for a chance with c-level executives within 12 months and gain insights, forge business connections and learn about future plans of various companies, the NVTC said…
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Chuck Hagel: Budget Uncertainty Hinders Military Strategic Programs

Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday the U.S. military will not achieve strategic goals if the Defense Department does not get relief from budget caps, Defense One reportedThursday. “Our planners can’t commit because of the uncertainty of the budgets,” he told service members at Fort Bliss, Texas, during a farewell tour…
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Johns Hopkins APL to Develop Retinal Prosthesis System; Kapil Katyal Comments

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will develop a retinal prosthesis system with $4 million in funding from Mann Fund. The lab will will work with Second Sight Medical Products Inc. to embed vision and eye tracking sensors into the glasses for the system to identify obstacles, doorways, hallways and objects within a household, Johns Hopkins APL said Wednesday
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