Posts from GovCon Daily for 3/24/2015

March 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Dips as Dollar, Oil Figures Rise

The GovCon Index closed at a coss for a second consecutive day Tuesday as it recorded a decline of 0.318 points to 69.709. A 6-cent increase in crude oil and another increase in the U.S. dollar against other currencies drove U…
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Lockheed, Air Force Start Marshall Islands Space Fence Radar Construction; Steve Bruce Comments

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force have started to construct an S-band ground-based radar system at Kwajalein Atoll on the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Space Fence will replace the Air Force’s legacy space surveillance system to monitor objects in orbit and predict space-based collisions, Lockheed said Monday…
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IDC: FY 2015 Civilian IT Spending to Exceed Defense Agencies

A new study by IDC Government Insights forecasts IT spending among civilian agencies to exceed initial fiscal year 2015 projections by $4.5 billion by September and exceed spending of civilian agencies by 15…
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Hughes’ Tony Bardo: Agencies Should Consider GSA Schedules During Wait for NS2020 Telecom Vehicle

Tony Bardo of Hughes Network Systems has recommended that federal agencies use the General Services Administration‘s schedule program to acquire emerging information technology or telecommunication services as they wait for GSA to launch its Network Services 2020 acquisition vehicle…
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General Dynamics Tests MUOS Satellite Comm Functions With Digital Radios; Chris Marzilli Comments

General Dynamics‘ mission systems business has tested the voice and data satellite communications between the U.S. Navy‘s Digital Modular Radios and the U.S. Army‘s AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios with the Mobile User Objective System…
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Rep. Adam Schiff: Congress Could Address NSA Reform After Passage of Cyber Legislation

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has said Congress will likely prioritize the passage of cybersecurity legislation before lawmakers tackle potential changes in the National Security Agency‘s mass surveillance authority, National Journal reported Sunday…
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