Posts from GovConWire for 03/13/2015

NGA Releases Mobile App for Exploring Content Offline; Ben Tuttle Comments

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has rolled out a mobile application for users to load and display content on a mobile device even without a network connection. The Disconnected Interactive Content Explorer app is designed to help disaster response personnel, search-and-rescue teams and other users use content generated in HTML, CSS and JavaScript in disconnected environment, NGA said Wednesday
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David Thompson: Orbital ATK Board OKs $75M Share Buyback Plan

The board of directors of Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has authorized the repurchase of as much as $75 million of its common stock from shareholders through the end of the year. “I am very pleased that our board has adopted management’s recommendations for a balanced and sustainable plan to return capital to shareholders,” David Thompson, the company’s president and CEO, saidThursday
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James Comey Informs Senate Appropriators of FBI’s 2016 Budget Plan, Security Priorities

FBI Director James Comey told a Senate appropriations subcommittee that the bureau remains focused on programs to safeguard the U.S. against foreign intelligence, terrorism and cybersecurity threats. In a testimony published Thursday on the FBI website, Comey said the bureau requested an $8…
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Linda Gooden Joins General Motors Board of Directors; Tim Solso Comments

Linda Gooden, formerly executive vice president of Lockheed Martin, has joined General Motors’ board of directors. Gooden recently served as president of Lockheed’s information technology division, where she oversaw integrated IT and cyber services for civil, defense, intelligence and other government clients, GM saidThursday
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Sue Swenson: FirstNet RFP Could Come Later This Year

Sue Swenson, chairwoman of the First Responder Network Authority board, has said a final solicitation for the nationwide FirstNet emergency response service could be ready in the latter part of 2015, Urgent Communications reported Wednesday
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Transparency Market Research: LIDAR Market to Hit $605M by 2020

A new Transparency Market Research report forecasts the LIDAR market to reach $605.5 million by 2020 from $225 million in 2013 and be driven by growing demand for three-dimensional imagery from government, commercial and consumer clients…
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March 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Climbs Back, Dollar Weakens

The GovCon Index re-entered positive territory Thursday with a gain of 1.129 percent to close at 68.484. A report that showed a decrease in retail sales in February and a decline in the dollar versus Euro drove investor speculation that the Federal Reserve could adjust its stance on when it could next raise interest rates, according to Bloomberg…
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