Posts from GovConDaily for 02/26/2015

February 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls, Energy Declines Sink US Stocks

The GovCon Index retreated for a second consecutive day Thursday with a loss of 0.32 points to 70.292. A 2.2-percent decline in energy stocks drove U.S. markets to losses Thursday despite gains in technology shares listed in the S&P 500 composite index, which saw seven out of 10 groups fall, according to Bloomberg…
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Engility Closes TASC Purchase

Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) has closed its $1.3 billion all-stock purchase of TASC to create a company with more than 10,000 employees and approximately $2.5 billion in revenue based on 2014 figures, the companies said Thursday…
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Jeffrey Tarr: DigitalGlobe to Help UN Utilize Satellite Imagery, Geospatial Analytics

DigitalGlobe has partnered with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in utilizing earth observation technologies in support of U.N. social, economic and scientific development programs for developing countries…
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Denise Turner Roth Notes Digital Service, Procurement, Workplace Transformation as GSA Priorities

Denise Turner Roth, acting administrator at the General Services Administration since mid-February, highlighted the agency’s programs to transform federal services, acquisition and work environments in a blog post published Monday
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DHS’ Suzanne Spaulding: New Cyber Intell Center to Serve Multiple Functions

The Department of Homeland Security expects the government’s planned cyber threat intelligence center to serve several functions beyond just cybersecurity, Federal News Radio reportedWednesday. DHS envisions the center as a hub that will combine cyber intelligence with traditional sources and declassify the data to share information with non-intelligence community users, Jared Serbu reports…
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Eastern Foundry, BAE, Booz Allen to Pilot GovCon Certification for Small Businesses

BAE Systems and Booz Allen Hamilton will work with Eastern Foundry to pilot a classroom-based certification program for government contracting professionals to drive efforts to build a professional standard for the industry…
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Stephen Warren Outlines VA’s $4B IT Budget Proposal

Stephen Warren, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, provided a summary of the agency’s proposed $4.1 billion budget for information technology programs at a press briefing Tuesday, Fedscoop reported Tuesday
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