Posts from GovCon Daily for 04/14/2015

April 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on Mixed Day for US Stocks

The GovCon Index mirrored a mixed day for U.S. stocks Tuesday as it closed down 0.105 points to 76.004. Bloomberg cited increases of energy shares in tandem with oil prices and a decline in technology stocks as among the drivers of Tuesday’s trading activity…
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Tim Hurlebaus Takes President Role at CGI Federal

Tim Hurlebaus, former senior vice president of the national security and defense programs unit at CGI Federal (NYSE: GIB), has taken the role of president at the Montreal-based company’s federal services subsidiary…
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Private Equity Firm Marlin to Buy General Dynamics’ Fidelis Cyber Business

Los Angeles-based investment firm Marlin Equity Partners has agreed to purchase threat detection services business Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions from General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) for an undisclosed sum…
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Vinny Sica: Lockheed Develops Software-Based Satellite Ground Control Platform

Lockheed Martin has developed a framework to embed customized applications into the company’s ground station system offerings for satellite missions. The company aims for its ground station app technology to integrate commercial tools, software and an open architecture, Lockheed said Tuesday…
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Frank Kendall: BBP Initiative Promotes ‘Incremental’ Defense Acquisition Reform

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall has said the Defense Department‘s strategy for Better Buying Power is to reform the department-wide acquisition system through “incremental progress,” DoD News reported Monday…
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DARPA Eyes Near-Zero-Power Tech to Extend Sensor Operational Life

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking proposals on near-zero-power sensor technologies as part of the Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations program to address current power limitations of remote wireless military sensors…
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