Posts from GovCon Daily for 04/08/2015

April 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Up, Markets Flunctuate as Fed Minutes Show Split Over Rate Hike

The GovCon Index closed up Wednesday with a gain of 0.293 points to 69.277 on a day that saw U.S. stocks fluctuate after the release of the Federal Reserve‘s March meeting minutes. Those minutes indicate a split in the Federal Open Market Committee’s membership over when the central bank would raise interest rates, CNBC reported…
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Gary Wang: Army Unveils New Cloud Computing Strategy

Gary Wang, deputy chief information officer of G-6, has announced the release of the U.S. Army’s new cloud computing strategy to schedule resources in order to fulfill mission requirements. Wang wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the Army works to modernize its network and develop processes in order to leverage Defense Department-approved cloud service providers…
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FBI Vet Timothy Murphy Elected to Praescient’s Board of Directors; Yvonne Soto Comments

Timothy Murphy, a former FBI deputy director and previous vice president of corporate compliance at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, has joined Praescient Analytics’ board of directors. Murphy began his career with the FBI as a special agent and later served as associate deputy director and chief financial officer before he was named deputy director, Praescient said Tuesday…
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Kevin Cooley: Upcoming Navy Strategy Eyes Cyber as Warfighting Platform

The U.S. Fleet Cyber Command is developing a strategy to integrate cyber tools with the U.S. Navy‘s warfighting domain to potentially operationalize cyberspace as a platform for warfare, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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NSA Clears Hypori Platform to Manage Classified Mobile Govt Data

The National Security Agency has approved a Hypori cloud environment application to help defense agencies manage and secure mobile information over classified networks. Hypori said Wednesday its Android Cloud Environment client runs on the company’s Virtual Mobile Infrastructure platform and has been placed in the transport layer security apps section of NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified Program Components list…
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NASA to Use IBM’s Bluemix Cloud Platform for Virtual Space Apps Challenge

IBM has partnered with NASA to use the company’s Bluemix cloud platform for the NASA International Space Apps Challenge virtual event, which seeks to facilitate innovation through the development of space exploration applications…
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