Posts from GovConWire for 02/25/2015

Research and Markets: Asia Pacific to Dominate Global Military Rotorcraft Spending by 2025

A new Research and Markets report predicts the global military rotorcraft market to hit $27.3 billion by 2025 from $21.1 billion in 2015, with Asia-Pacific countries to dominate the spending landscape…
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Michael Rogers: Some Nation-States Capable of ‘Cyber Pearl Harbor’ Attack on US

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers has cautioned that some nation-states have the ability to launch a concerted cyber attack and steal U.S. intellectual property, National Defense Magazine reported Monday
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Deltek’s Jennifer Sakole: Federal IT Spending on the Rise

Jennifer Sakole, principal analyst for federal information services at Deltek, has noted a $1.6 billion increase in federal information technology spending in fiscal year 2014, up 2.4 percent from the previous year…
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Bobbie Peterson Joins Apprio as Healthcare Solutions EVP; Darryl Britt Comments

Bobbie Peterson, former vice president of Medsphere Systems‘ government solutions division, has taken the new role of executive vice president for healthcare solutions at Apprio. Apprio saidMonday Peterson will be in charge of the federal healthcare practice and programs with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other agencies…
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Former AIA Chief Marion Blakey Named Rolls-Royce North America President, CEO

Marion Blakey, formerly president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, has joined Rolls-Royce as president, CEO and chairman of the board for its North American business. The company said Tuesday Blakey will succeed James Guyette, who plans to retire in May…
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US Manufacturers Eye Middle East for Drone Export Sales

Industry executives said they expect drone sales orders from Middle East nations to increase after the State Department loosened export rules for unmanned aerial vehicles, Reuters reported Tuesday. “With this new policy, we see a lot more activity, we are talking to a lot more countries in the Middle East,” Frank Pace, president of General Atomics‘ aircraft systems business, was quoted as telling Reuters on the sidelines of a recent industry forum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates…
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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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