Posts from GovConWire for 02/24/2015

Ashton Carter: Obama Administration to Review US Drawdown Plan in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the Obama administration is open to reviewing its plan to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by January 2017, Bloomberg reportedFriday. Carter told reporters in Kabul the review could introduce changes to President Barack Obama’s timetable that seeks to draw down nearly 10,000 soldiers at present to 5,500 soldiers by the end of 2015, David Lerman reports…
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Navy Moving Forward With Triton, Fire Scout, Blackjack UAS Programs

The U.S. Navy is pushing forward with programs on unmanned aircraft systems such as the Northrop Grumman-built MQ-4C Triton and MQ-8B/C Fire Scout and Boeing Insitu‘s RQ-21A Blackjack, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday
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Aronson Buys Deltek’s GSA Schedule Consulting Practice; Jeff Capron Comments

Accounting and consulting company Aronson has acquired Deltek‘s Washington Management Group subsidiary as the former aims to bolster its GSA Schedule consulting practice in the U.S. Aronson said Monday the deal also works to expand its government contracting team and enable greater collaboration with the General Services Administration…
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Bakul Patel, Jeffrey Shuren: FDA Adjusts Regulatory Approach for Medical Device Data Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided not to regulate medical technologies intended to store, display and transfer health information because FDA believes the devices pose a low risk to users…
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Chris Marzilli: General Dynamics-Led Team Wins $415M to Continue Army Live Training Services

A consortium led by General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has won a potential five-year, $415 million contract to help the U.S. Army manage the military branch’s live training systems and ranges worldwide…
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February 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Dips as Market Awaits Fed Chairman Testimony

The GovCon Index rallied Monday afternoon to a nominal gain of 0.043 points to close at 70.980 on a day that saw the index split 16-14 in favor of laggers against gainers. U.S. stocks declined as investors prepared to scrutinize the scheduled testimony of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to both houses of CongressTuesday and Wednesday, CNBC reports…
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