Posts from GovCon Daily for 2/12/2014

Robert McDonald, Veterans Affairs Secretary, Inducted Into Wash100 for Health Services Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to unveil Robert McDonald, Department of Veterans Affairs secretary, as the newest inductee into the Wash100 — a group of influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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Guy Montminy, Finance SVP for BAE’s US Arm, Chosen to Wash100 for Contract and Acquisition Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to unveil Guy Montminy, senior vice president of finance at BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary, as the newest inductee into the Wash100 — a group of influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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February 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Surges as Oil Price Jumps

The GovCon Index made a gain for a third consecutive trading day as it rose 0.69 points — or 0.986 percent — to 69.272 on Thursday. All but one company on the index saw their stock prices increase…
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Senate Confirms Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary

The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Ashton Carter as the country’s next defense secretary in the same week that Congress received an authorization request from the White House for use of military force against the Islamic State group…
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Report: DHS Cybersecurity Office to Reorganize as John Streufert Plans Departure

John Streufert, director of federal network resilience at the Department of Homeland Security, will be leaving government after 25 years of public service, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Andy Ozment, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, told staff in an email that Streufert will continue as FNR director until an FNR deputy director is appointed, Jason Miller writes…
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Hitachi Data Systems Acquires Big Data Firm Pentaho; Kevin Eggleston Comments

Hitachi Data Systems Corp. has agreed to acquire Pentaho Corp., a big data integration and business analytics company, for an undisclosed amount. Quentin Gallivan will retain his position as Pentaho CEO and the company will continue to operate as usual upon completion of the transaction that is scheduled in June, Hitachi Data Systems said Tuesday…
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CBO Examines Cost Implications of Energy Savings Performance Contracts for Agencies

A Congressional Budget Office report indicates federal agencies can use energy savings performance contracts to save on their electricity bills as budget appropriations decline. Under an ESPC, a contractor shoulders upfront costs to install energy conservation appliances in a federal building and is repaid with money saved on energy costs over time, CBO said Feb…
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