Posts from GovCon Daily for 04/13/2015

April 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Trades Lower, Retail Sales Figures Due

The GovCon Index entered the first full week of earnings season for many blue chip companies with a loss of 0.468 points to 63.527. Investors also will watch the Tuesday release of figures on retail sales and the producer price index, as well as news from Greece on that country’s plans in case talks with international creditors fall apart, according to CNBC…
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Katrina McFarland: DoD Wants Access to Commercial IP Rights for Open Architecture Strategy

The Defense Department seeks to access data rights for systems that DoD acquires from industry as part of the agency’s open architecture strategy under Better Buying Power 3.0, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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Sonny Hashmi: Industry Partners, Tech Skills Development to Drive Federal IT

Sonny Hashmi, former chief information officer of the General Services Administration, has highlighted the agency’s role in moving forward federal information technology during the four years he has worked on GSA’s IT efforts…
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DoD’s Michael Gilmore: Agencies Could Address Security Flaws During Software Development Process

Some government and industry executives have said at a Consortium for IT Software Quality-hosted forum that security management should be part of an organization’s software design and specifications, GCN reported Wednesday…
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DLA Taps Sikorsky for Potential $480M Spare Parts Contract

Sikorsky Aircraft will provide spare parts for various U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy weapon systems under a potential five-year, $480 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency…
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DLA Orders $173M in Boeing Aircraft Control Spare Parts

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a four-year, $173.5 million contract to produce aircraft control surface depot level repairable spare parts for the U.S. Navy. The company will perform work in Missouri through April 30, 2019, under contract with the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, the Defense Department said Friday…
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