Posts from GovCon Daily for 2/11/2015

Mike McCord, Defense Dept CFO, Inducted Into Wash100 for Military Budget Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to unveil Mike McCord, comptroller and chief financial officer at the Defense Department, as the newest inductee into the Wash100 — a group of influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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Kenneth Hunzeker, Vectrus CEO, Chosen to Wash100 for Transitional Leadership

Executive Mosaic is glad to announce Kenneth Hunzeker, president and CEO of Vectrus, as the newest inductee into the Wash100 — a group of influential leaders in the government contracting industry…
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February 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Stays Level as Greece, Ukraine Talks Hang Over Market

The GovCon Index mirrored largely flat activity in the larger U.S. stock market to record a nominal gain of 0.091 points to 68.582. Traders showed concern over the outcome of negotiations between Greece’s new government and finance leaders in the Euro zone and are watching the progress of peace talks between France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, according to Reuters…
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Toni Townes-Whitley Appointed Worldwide Public Sector VP at Microsoft

Toni Townes-Whitley, a former executive at CGI Group‘s (NYSE: GIB) U.S. federal market subsidiary, has been appointed vice president of the worldwide public sector at Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to GovCon Wire…
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Robert Cardillo: NGA Pledges to Continue Data Transparency Efforts

Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has said NGA will continue to embark on open data initiatives to make geospatial resources publicly available, FCW reported Tuesday…
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ABI Research: Commercial Segment to Overtake Gov’t in Biometrics Spending by 2017

A new ABI Research report predicts that the biometrics market will reach a value of $13.8 million this year as the commercial sector is poised to catch up with government agencies in utilizing biometrics technology…
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Dr. Ellen Williams: ARPA-E Forum Highlights Collaborative Energy Tech Projects

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has presented several of its technology development projects with other government agencies and companies at the annual ARPA-E innovation summit. Many ARPA-E project teams have secured private sector funds and formed startups and partnerships to bring new energy-related technological platforms to the U…
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