Posts from GovCon Daily for 3/30/2015

March 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Advances, Banks and Energy Surge

The GovCon Index started the week of Easter with a gain of 1.230 percent to close at 69.855 on Monday. Energy shares and banks helped drive gains in U.S. markets Monday and traders also watched comments from China’s central bank and the Federal Reserve on their next moves to support economic growth, Bloomberg reported…
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Omar Balkissoon on OG Systems’ Urban Robotics Buy and Geospatial Market Evolution

Omar Balkissoon helped to start Chantilly, Va.-based OGSystems in 2005 and has served as CEO of the systems integration contractor ever since. The company made a push to grow its geospatial market footprint earlier this year through the acquisition of Urban Robotics, a maker of aerial data collection technology…
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ESA Report: 10M Americans Hold Data-Centered Occupations

A report by the Commerce Department‘s Economics and Statistics Administration says data analysis and processing jobs in both the private and public sectors are growing in importance to the U.S…
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Linda Boles on Vion’s Federal Healthcare Partnerships and Roles of Big Data, Cloud

Linda Boles joined Vion in the fall of 2014 to help lead the company’s expansion aims in the federal healthcare market as director of healthcare strategies and business development. The 20-year sector veteran spent seven years at Cisco‘s U…
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Navy to Issue Enterprise Challenge on Data Analytics Rapid-Acquisition Project

The U.S. Navy plans to release an enterprise challenge statement on data analytics functions the service wants to help overhaul its personnel management system, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes that the enterprise challenge statement is part of the Navy’s Innovation Cell experiment to speed up the acquisition process and involve the industry at an early stage…
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Alan Shaffer: Funding Cuts Undermine Pentagon’s Tech R&D Efforts

The Defense Department‘s research and development officials told a House Armed Services subcommittee Thursday the possible return of sequestration in fiscal 2016 will hurt military innovation, Defense News reported Thursday…
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