Posts from GovConWire for 02/26/2015

Senate Advances ‘Clean’ Bill to Extend DHS Funding

The Senate voted 98-2 Wednesday to advance an appropriations bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security in 2015, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Sean Sullivan writes the Senate could put DHS funding legislation to a final vote before the agency runs out of funds Friday
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Air Force Sec. Deborah James Wants 2019 Deadline Extended for US-Made Rocket Engine

The U.S. Air Force is seeking extension of a congressionally approved 2019 deadline for the completion of an American-made rocket engine for use in national security missions, Reuters reported Wednesday
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IARPA to Launch Contest on Cyber Attack Prediction; Rob Rahmer Comments

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity‘s Office for Anticipating Surprise is set to launch a four-year contest to develop new technology that can predict potential cyber attacks, Nextgov reported Tuesday via Defense One…
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Lockheed Continues Support for Navy’s Intell-Sharing System; Rob Smith Comments

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will continue its support for the U.S. Navy‘s cross-domain intelligence-sharing system, called Radiant Mercury, for an additional five years under two new contracts potentially worth a combined $90 million…
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February 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Dips on Mixed Day for US Markets

The GovCon Index ended a string of two consecutive flat trading days Wednesday with a decline of 0.293 points to 70.715. U.S. stocks held level across-the-board on a day that saw Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen testify to the House Financial Services Committee and the release of data that showed a 0…
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