Posts From GovCon Daily for 3/12/2015

March 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Sinks, Dollar Rise Sends US Stocks Down

The GovCon Index mirrored widespread losses across U.S. markets Friday with a decline of 0.588 points to close at 67.895. Navistar (NYSE: NAV) and Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) were the only Index companies to record gains for the day…
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Gulu Gambhir: Employees Key for Leidos’ Culture of Innovation

Gulu Gambhir, chief technology officer at Leidos, has noted the company’s efforts to encourage its workforce to put technology ideas forward. “Supporting employees with resources like money and time, repeatable innovation-related processes, and a culture tolerant of risk-taking and ‘successful’ failure encourages innovation,” Gambhir said in an interview published Thursday on the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce website…
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Roger Mason: DoD Must Balance Speed, Accuracy to Bolster Biometrics Intelligence Tech

Industry analysts believe the Defense Department should ramp up its efforts in integrating biometrics technology with intelligence operations to keep pace with the rapid developments in the private sector, FCW reported Wednesday…
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Gregory Hayes: UTC Sikorsky Spinoff Part of Board’s Strategic Review

United Technologies Corp. CEO Gregory Hayes has said the possible spinoff of UTC’s Sikorsky Aircraft unit aims to strategically position the standalone helicopter company and the commercial aerospace and buildings business, he told CNBC in an interview aired Thursday…
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TechNavio Forecasts 3% CAGR for Global Aerospace, Defense Telemetry Market in 2014-2019

A new TechNavio report projects the global aerospace and defense telemetry market to witness a 2.57 percent compound annual growth rate from 2014 through 2019. The report indicates that a surge in aerospace research and development activities would propel the market to the projected year-over-year growth, Reportlinker said Thursday…
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Amias Gerety: Treasury Eyes Collaboration on Cyber Info-Sharing Standards, Automation

Amias Gerety, acting assistant secretary for financial institutions at the Treasury Department, has said collaboration between the department and other government agencies as well as the financial industry is key to bolster cybersecurity…
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