Posts from GovConWire for 01/21/2015

Report: DISA’s Mark Orndorff to Retire by End of January

Mark Orndorff, a risk management executive at the Defense Information Systems Agency, will retire at the end of the month after 36 years of public service, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller reports that Orndorff is previously the chief mission assurance executive at DISA before its reorganization and oversaw the implementation of the Defense Department‘s capabilities for information assurance and network operations…
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Report: Obama Pushes for ‘Stricter’ Cyber Laws in State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama’s annual State of the Union address highlighted the need for stricter cybersecurity legislation to combat cyber warfare in the wake of recent data breaches and hacking incidents, the International Business Times reported Tuesday…
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Ron Foudray Named Northrop Grumman Information Systems Business Development VP; Kathy Warden Comments

Ron Foudray, formerly vice president of business development with the cyber division of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been named VP of business development for the company’s information systems sector…
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Keith Cooper Named SVP of Cubic Mission Support Services Segment; Bill Toti Comments

Keith Cooper, formerly a business development executive and director of logistics and training at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), has joined Cubic (NYSE: CUB) as senior vice president of the mission support services unit’s operations support and education group…
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Leidos Wins Position on GSA’s Consolidated Professional Services IDIQ; Mike Leiter Comments

The General Services Administration has awarded Leidos a prime position on a multiple-award contract to offer management, consulting, logistics and engineering services to government agencies. Leidos said Tuesday the agency’s Consolidated Schedule for professional services has a potential 20-year work period with no price ceiling limit…
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Former OFPP Chief Joseph Jordan Promoted to CEO at FedBid; Ted Leonsis Comments

Joseph Jordan, FedBid‘s public sector president and former Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator, has elevated to the role of chief executive officer at FedBid beginning Jan. 1. The company said Tuesday Jordan has led its public sector business in working with federal agencies to leverage reverse auction to save approximately $100 million in procurement cost…
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Jeff Yorsz Joins QinetiQ NA as President

Jeff Yorsz, a former general manager at Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) Adaptive Optics Associates subsidiary, has been appointed president of defense technology firm QinetiQ North America. He will be responsible for all aspects of business operations and strategic programs in his new position, QNA said Tuesday…
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January 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Holds Up, Investors Await Euro Bank Move

The GovCon Index recorded a 50-50 split of gainers and laggers Tuesday to reach a nominal gain of 0.237 points — or 0.170 percent — to close at 71.291. A reduction in the International Monetary Fund’s worldwide growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016 was balanced by technology sector gains willingness among investors to hold back from more aggressive moves until the European Central Bank’s meeting Thursday, according to the Wall Street Journal…
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