Posts from GovCon Wire for 3/11/2015

IDC to Offer IT Research, Advisory Services on GSA IT Schedule 70

International Data Corp. has received a General Services Administration Information Technology Schedule 70 contract to provide government agencies with access to IDC’s research and consulting services for the IT sector…
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NIH’s Francis Collins: Big Data Portal for Alzheimer’s Disease to Aid R&D

The Accelerating Medicines Partnership between the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and private-sector partners has launched a big data portal for the sharing and analysis of research on Alzheimer’s disease…
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SpaceX, Orbital ATK to Transport Supply Cargo to ISS; Stephanie Schierholz Comments

Space Exploration Technologies and Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) have received contract modifications with undisclosed amount from NASA to carry supplies to International Space Station, Spaceflight Now reported Saturday
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Frank Kendall: Service Chiefs Should Participate in Military Acquisition Process

Pentagon acquisitions chief Frank Kendall has said he wants the Joint Chiefs of Staff to have a greater role in efforts to build the military acquisition workforce and manage program budgets, Federal News Radio reported Monday
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CBO Raises FY 2015 Deficit Forecast to $486B

The Congressional Budget Office forecasts the U.S. annual budget deficit to reach $486 billion, $18 billion higher than the agency’s shortfall projection in January. CBO adjusted its federal debt estimate for fiscal 2015 due to an anticipated increase in government spending for Medicaid, Medicare and student loan programs, the agency said Monday
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March 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Nosedives, Strong Dollar Drags US Markets

The GovCon Index slid for a second consecutive day Tuesday to mirror similar losses of U.S. stocks with a decline of 1.888 percent to 67.675. Orbital ATK (NYSE: ATK), AECOM Technology (NYSE: AEC) and Navistar (NYSE: NAV) were the only companies listed on the index to record gains…
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