Posts from GovConDaily for 03/03/2015

March 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls 1% as Health, Tech Shares Sink Markets

The GovCon Index erased much of its gains from the previous day with a Tuesday loss of 0.648 points — or 0.938 percent — to close at 69.737. Declines in healthcare and energy stocks drove U…
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House Passes DHS Budget Legislation for Rest of FY 2015

The House voted 257-167 Tuesday to pass legislation that funds the Department of Homeland Security through the rest of the current 2015 fiscal year that will go to the White House for signature and end the prospect of an agency shutdown…
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Smartvue to Use Microsoft Azure Government for Cloud Video Surveillance Services

Smartvue will deploy Microsoft‘s Azure Government platform to support cloud-based video surveillance services for government and military agencies in the U.S. The companies will combine cloud and video surveillance technology to provide agencies with scalability and data storage functions designed to secure sensitive data, Smartvue said Monday
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Iridium’s Scott Smith to Support Bessemer’s Spacetech Practice as Operating Partner

Scott Smith, chief operating officer at Iridium Communications, has added an additional role as a part-time operating partner for private equity firm Bessemer Venture Partners. He will work to help Bessemer advise clients in the space technology sector while retaining his role at Iridium, Bessemer Venture Partners saidMonday
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Frank Pace: General Atomics, Sener Forge Alliance to Offer Spain ISR Unmanned Aircraft

A General Atomics subsidiary has partnered with Sener to market the Predator B remotely-piloted aircraft to the Spanish government. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. and Sener aim to update the drone’s data collection technology in order to meet the Spanish military’s airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements, GA-ASI saidMonday
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Ray Odierno: British Defense Spending Cuts Could Affect UK, US Joint Operations

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno has warned that steep cuts to the U.K.’s defense budget could affect the British military’s ability to collaborate with U.S. troops in future campaigns, the Daily Telegraph reported Monday
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Ned Allen: Lockheed Backs Rocket Lab USA’s Aerospace Tech Development

Lockheed Martin has invested in Rocket Lab‘s U.S. subsidiary to support research and development of new technologies for space exploration. “Rocket Lab’s work could have application in a number of aerospace domains, and we look forward to working with them to complement our overall efforts in small lift capabilities and hypersonic flight technologies,” Ned Allen, chief scientist at Lockheed, said Monday
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