Posts from GovConDaily for 03/06/2015

March 6 Market Close: GovCon Index Drops 1% as US Dollar Surges, Traders Anticipate Rate Hikes

The GovCon Index mirrored losses in U.S. markets Friday as it fell 1.327 percent to close at 68.397. Intelsat (NYSE: I), Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and Textron (NYSE: TXT) were the only companies listed on the index to record gains…
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Susan Keys on Avaya’s Unified Collaboration Portfolio for Gov’t and Networking Tech Market Demand

Susan Keys started the current chapter of her GovCon and information technology career last year when she took a vice president role at Avaya‘s federal business organization — Avaya Government Solutions…
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OPM Gives Pentagon Authority to Hire 3K Cyber Staffers

The Office of Personnel Management has given the Defense Department the authority to hire 3,000 staffers in cybersecurity for all DoD components including U.S. Cyber Command. OPM said in a Federal Regiser notice published Thursday the authority covers positions in fields such as computer and electronic engineering, computer science, operations research, criminal investigations, telecommunications and IT staff…
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GE Obtains License to Use Northrop Electronics Cooling Tech; Tom Jones Comments

General Electric’s intelligent platforms business has obtained license to use Northrop Grumman’s air-flow-through cooling technology for military electronic module application. The air-flow-through cooling system incorporates a novel heat exchanger to protect electronic modules and isolates electronic parts from the cooling air using a central channel with heat fins, Northrop said Thursday…
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Matthew Goodrich Eyes ‘Risk-Based’ Model for FedRAMP’s CDM Portion

Matthew Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, has said he wants to transform FedRAMP’s approach toward continuous monitoring of computer systems to a more “more risk-based” approach in an interview with FCW published Thursday…
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House Science Caucus Chairmen: Supercomputing Tech Can Help US Industry, Economy

Chairmen of the House Science and National Labs Caucus believe supercomputers offer endless innovation possibilities for U.S. government, academic and commercial organizations, they wrote in an opinion piece published Monday in The Hill newspaper…
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