Posts from GovConDaily for 03/16/2015

March 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises as Dollar, Oil Fall Ahead of Fed Meeting

The GovCon Index started the week off with a rise of 1.66 percent — or 1.166 points — to close at 69.061 on Monday. Investors will look to see if the Federal Open Market Committee will retain the word “patient” in its next statement scheduled for Wednesday after its two-day March meeting, CNBC reports…
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Tory Bruno: ULA Looks to Phase Out Delta IV Medium Rockets

United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno has said the company seeks to retire the medium-lift version of its Delta IV rocket between 2018 and 2019, Defense News reported Sunday. Aaron Mehta writes Bruno told Defense News during a March 3 interview the company identified cost as a challenge in having both the Delta IV and Atlas V launch vehicle lines…
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Lockheed Adds Radware to Cybersecurity Alliance; Jeff Laskowski Comments

Lockheed Martin has partnered with Radware to share cybersecurity best practices and collaborate on cyber-related pilot programs and experiments as part of the Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance…
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Gen. John Kelly: Sequestration Could Disrupt Southcom’s Partnerships

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, Southern Command’s commander, has detailed how budget cuts could affect Southcom’s operations if sequestration returns in 2016, DoD News reported Thursday. “In Latin America, in Southern Command, [sequestration] will be, simply put, a catastrophe,” Kelly told the Senate Armed Services Committee, according to Cheryl Pellerin‘s report…
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ThreatTrack Security: C-Level Execs Indicate Limited View of CISO Duties, Skills

A new white paper by ThreatTrack Security reports that the role of chief information security officers at U.S. enterprises is underappreciated and misunderstood, particularly in the coverage of their duties and leadership capabilities…
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Forecast International: Earth Imagery Demand to Drive Remote Sensing Satellite Production Through 2024

A Forecast International study estimates the production value of remote sensing satellites will reach $27.2 billion by 2024 due to an increasing demand for Earth imagery products in both government and commercial sectors…
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