Posts From GovCon Daily for 3/20/2015

March 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Up 1%, Dollar Weakens on Greece Speculation

The GovCon Index rode across-the-board gains of U.S. stocks Friday to record a climb of 1.152 percent — or 0.817 points — and close at 70.116. Twenty-seven out of 30 total index companies saw their stock prices close in positive territory…
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GSA Plans Final Human Capital, Training Services RFP Release for May

The General Services Administration has said it plans to release two requests for proposals for the Office of Personnel Management‘s human capital and training services contract vehicle on May 19…
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Booz Allen, MicroPact Forge BPM Partnership for Federal Agencies; Kris Collo, Michael Farber Comment

Booz Allen Hamilton and MicroPact have agreed to jointly develop and deliver business process management software offerings to federal agency clients. Booz Allen will provide federal agencies with MicroPact’s entellitrak software development platform as a case management service to build enterprise applications, MicroPact said Wednesday…
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Ed Swallow, Randy Kendall Chosen For New VP Roles at The Aerospace Corp

Ed Swallow, a 12-year Northrop Grumman veteran, will join The Aerospace Corp. on April 4 as vice president of the nonprofit organization’s civil and commercial group. The nonprofit organization said Thursday it also appointed Randy Kendall, vice president of civil and commercial operations, to succeed the retiring Ray Johnson as VP of the space launch business area on July 1…
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Rear Adm. Thomas Moore: Arresting Gear Redesign ‘Critical Path’ in Ford Carrier Program

The U.S. Navy still expects to take in the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier in March 2016 despite a redesign of the warship’s arresting gear, the Daily Press reported Thursday. Hugh Lessig writes Navy Rear Adm…
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Stephen Gold: IBM Aims to Help Commercialize Watson-Powered Healthcare App

IBM has invested in Modernizing Medicine to help that company further develop and launch a Watson-powered, cloud-based mobile clinical decision support application into the marketplace. Modernizing Medicine aims for its schEMA app to analyze large volumes of medical literature to offer clinicians point-of-care data, IBM said Thursday…
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