Posts from GovConWire for 03/30/2015

Russell Slifer Named Commerce Deputy Undersecretary for Intellectual Property; Penny Pritzker Comments

Russell Slifer, formerly director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Rocky Mountain regional office in Denver, has been named the Commerce Department’s deputy undersecretary for intellectual property and USPTO deputy director…
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Senate OKs Resolution to Incentivize Use of IoT Technology

The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution that aims to drive adoption of Internet-connectable devices in the United States through an incentive-based approach. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Wednesday the measure promotes Internet of Things innovation to help address economic, societal and consumer challenges…
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Labor Dept Seeks Info on IT Engineering Services Sources for OCIO

The Labor Department is seeking industry input on potential sources of information technology engineering and planning services to support the programs of the agency’s Office of the Chief Information Officer…
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March 30 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Gains on Friday’s Close

The GovCon Index posted a gain of 0.541 points (0.778%) atFriday’s close for 68.986 to mark a second straight day of increase going into the start of earnings season Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 34…
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Douglas Loverro: Pentagon Needs More Funds for Space Defense Programs

Douglas Loverro, deputy assistant defense secretary for space policy, said last week the Defense Department is seeking an additional $5 billion to fund a national security space program in fiscal 2016, DoD News reported Thursday
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