Posts from GovConDaily for 03/17/2015

March 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Dips Ahead of Fed Interest Rate Announcement

The GovCon Index closed down Tuesday with a loss of 0.217 points to 68.844 on the day before the Federal Reserve‘s scheduled decision on when an interest rate hike could occur. U.S. stocks recorded small losses Tuesday as investors considered data that showed a decline in home construction during February and an increase in building permits, according to Bloomberg…
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Microsoft Execs: Continuous Detection, Uniform Standards Key in Federal Cyber Defense Efforts

Many enterprise organizations will shift to a posture that sees them operate under the assumption that they have already suffered a computer security breach and cloud computing will be a factor in that approach, two cybersecurity executives from Microsoft have told ExecutiveBiz…
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Frank Kendall: Better Buying Power 3.0 Implementation Guide in The Works

The Defense Department is working on a set of guidelines for how to implement the Better Buying Power 3.0 initiative in the Pentagon’s push to modify the way it acquires new technology products, DoD acquisition chief Frank Kendall said Tuesday in Washington…
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Robert Work: Congress ‘Reluctant’ to Accept Pentagon’s BRAC Proposal, Modernization Hit Under Sequester

Congress has been reluctant to accept the Defense Department‘s proposal for another Base Realignment and Closure Round the Pentagon believes could help it reallocate funds toward modernization and readiness initiatives, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said Tuesday in Washington…
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Agilex’s Roger Baker: Incremental, Agile Methods Key to Gov’t IT Systems Development

Roger Baker, chief strategy officer at Agilex, wrote in a blog post published Monday that he learned during his service in federal government that an incremental and agile development methodology could improve the success rate for information technology programs…
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John Brennan: CIA Shapes Strategy on Cyber-Counterterrorism, Foreign Intell Relationships

CIA Director John Brennan has outlined the agency’s international strategy and partnership with foreign allies in light of current and emerging challenges and opportunities in the global security landscape…
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