Posts from GovConDaily for 02/24/2015

February 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Flat, Traders Watch Fed Chair Remarks

The GovCon Index remained largely level for a second consecutive day as it rose 0.044 points to 71.008. Traders considered Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony to the Senate Banking Committee, where she indicated the central bank would change its guidance before any interest rate increase, according to the Wall Street Journal…
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Michael Daniel: Public-Private Partnerships Key in Cyber Data Sharing

The White House is looking to form partnerships with the private sector to further expand the government’s cybersecurity information sharing initiative, the Christian Science Monitor reported Thursday
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Booz Allen Rolls Out New Digital Workplace; Kevin Winter Comments

Booz Allen Hamilton is deploying a new social intranet and digital workplace in an effort to meet future technology demand by staffer, Computerworld reported Monday. Tracy Mayor writes Kevin Winter, vice president and chief information officer at Booz Allen, has commissioned a three-tiered approach comprising an IT operations group, a strategic innovation group and a team of younger employees to roll out the virtual workplace…
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Tory Bruno: ULA Eyes Strategic Change as New Competition Looms

Tory Bruno, CEO of United Launch Alliance, has said ULA will adopt new business strategies as the company aims to stay ahead in the space launch services market, Reuters reportedFriday. Andrea Shalal writes ULA, a Boeing and Lockheed Martin joint venture, seeks to grow its customer base to include commercial firms and reduce cycle time at ULA’s launch sites by half…
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MapR Hadoop Training Program Seeks to Build Up Federal Contractor IT Workforce Skills

A new free training program from MapR Technologies launched in January for information technology administrators, developers and data analysts to obtain certifications for data distribution platform Apache Hadoop…
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ADS Taps Exelis to Build US Army Connectivity Systems; Nick Bobay Comments

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has received a $7.6 million contract from ADS to build mission command on-the-move systems for the U.S. Army. The company will complete delivery of its global network on-the-move-active distribution system comprising of ground station satellite hubs, training and installation services and satellite services to the client by March, Exelis saidMonday
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