Posts from GovConWire for 03/17/2015

DHA’s David Bowen: Transition on Track for Military Shared Services

David Bowen, the Defense Health Agency’s director of the health information technology, has said the agency is in the process of consolidating the military’s various shared services, Federal Times reported Monday
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Chuck Harrington: Parsons’ New Virginia-Based Cyber Center to Offer IT Risk Mgmt Services

Parsons unveiled Friday a new cyber hub in Virginia that is intended to support commercial and government customers who aim to secure their operating environments. The Cyber Solutions Center is located at the firm’s Centreville office campus and houses a laboratory for Parsons technologists to emulate, test and demonstrate customer architectures, Parsons said Monday
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DARPA Seeks Vendors to Develop Military Wireless Data Link

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for companies to develop a military wireless data link under a $27 million project, Military & Aerospace Electronics reportedMonday. John Keller writes the agency issued a solicitation for the second and third phases of the 100-gigabit-per-second RF backbone project intended to transmit data within a single RF and microwave frequency channel…
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CTU Named a Nat’l Center of Academic Excellence in Info Assurance, Cyber Defense

Colorado Technical University has received designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense from the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security…
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Jeff Wagner: OPM Looks to Increase Cyber Threat Visibility with Orchestration Strategy

Jeff Wagner, information security director at the Office of Personnel Management, has authored a white paper that proposes a “security through visibility” method to safeguard federal cyber networks, Fedscoop reported Thursday
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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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