Posts from GovConDaily for 03/19/2015

March 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls, Traders Consider Fed Statement

The GovCon Index took a slight dip Thursday to record a decline of 0.259 points and close at 69.229 on a day of mixed results in U.S. markets. Investors continued to mull the Federal Reserve‘s statement Wednesday that an interest rate increase will be more gradual than they previously expected and considered the central bank’s economic outlook, CNBC reported…
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Potomac Officers Club Talks Information Security, Public-Private Collaborations at 2015 Cyber Summit

The state of federal cybersecurity, policies and programs either currently in place or under development and potential points of collaboration for government and business in computer network defense were the key points of discussion at the Potomac Officers Club‘s “2015 Cyber Summit” Thursday in McLean, Va…
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Michael Vickers, DoD Intell Undersecretary, to Retire From Gov’t in April

Michael Vickers, defense undersecretary for intelligence since March 2011, will retire from the federal government on April 30after a four-decade career that saw him hold his current role for a longer tenure than any other official…
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Former GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi Named Federal Area Strategy Lead at Box

Sonny Hashmi, formerly chief information officer at the General Services Administration, has joined Box (NYSE: BOX) to lead the cloud management company’s strategic programs in the federal market…
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Lt. Gen. David Halverson: Military Construction Projects Suffer from Budget Shortfalls

Officials in charge of U.S. military infrastructure programs told a Senate appropriations subcommittee Tuesday that budget cuts have delayed repairs and improvements to the Defense Department‘s mission-critical facilities, DoD News reportedWednesday
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BlackBerry Subsidiary, IBM, Samsung Develop Tablet for Gov’t and Enterprise

BlackBerry‘s Secusmart subsidiary has worked with IBM and Samsung to develop a tablet that supports SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 to enable secure mobile communications for government and enterprise users…
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