Posts from GovConDaily for 03/26/2015

March 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Snaps 3-Day Loss Streak, Yemen News Sends Oil Price Up

The GovCon Index  closed in positive territory Wednesday for the first time in three days with a nominal gain of 0.280 points to 68.467. News that Saudi Arabia and its Middle East allies started a military operation in Yemen helped drive crude oil futures up 4 percent to $51…
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James Comey Highlights FBI’s Programs, Cross-Cutting Functions in Hill Testimony

FBI Director James Comey discussed the bureau’s efforts to address challenges to national security and law enforcement operations and the coverage of its budget request for fiscal year 2016 in testimony to a House Appropriations subcommittee…
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House Subcommittee OKs Breach Notification Bill; Rep. Michael Burgess Comments

A subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee has approved a bill that would mandate businesses to inform consumers about personal data breaches, National Journal reported Wednesday. Brendan Sasso writes the Data Security and Breach Notification Act, sponsored by Reps…
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Tony Frazier: DigitalGlobe Combines Streaming, Cloud, Big Data for Analytics Service

Satellite and geospatial imagery vendors such as DigitalGlobe have worked to utilize streaming technologies for data mining and analytics operations in environments with high volumes of available data, TechTarget reported Wednesday
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FAA Implements Interim Policy for Commercial Drone Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration is implementing a temporary policy for a streamlined authorization process on commercial drone flights among operators that were granted Section 333 exemptions to the agency’s overall flight ban…
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Lockheed Buys Wind Tunnel in Texas; Mike McWithey Comments

Lockheed Martin plans to upgrade a wind tunnel in Grand Prairie, Texas it has acquired from Triumph Aerostructures. The company previously leased the facility from and has performed subsonic, transonic and supersonic research and development tests there, the company said Wednesday
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