Posts from GovCon Daily for 04/16/2015

April 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Stuck in Neutral, Oil Carries US Stocks Up

The GovCon Index recorded a nominal gain for the second consecutive trading day to the tune of 0.064 points for a closing figure of 76.092. U.S. stocks saw nominal losses despite gains in the oil market during the afternoon session and positive earnings reports from financial services firms Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street Journal reported…
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Former Lockheed CTO Ray Johnson Joins QxBranch Board; Michael Brett Comments

Dr. Ray O. Johnson, formerly chief technology officer and senior vice president at Lockheed Martin, has joined Washington-based quantum computing analytics firm QxBranch as a member of the board of directors…
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Former OFPP Head Dan Gordon to Retire From GWU Law School

Dan Gordon, an associate dean at George Washington University Law School and former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, plans to go into full retirement by July, FCW reported Wednesday…
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Robert Coen: NIH Seeks to Adapt IT Needs in ‘Evolving’ Marketplace Through New GWAC

Robert Coen, director of the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, believes that the agency’s new Chief Information Officer-Commodities and Solutions governmentwide acquisition contract addresses agencies’ changing IT needs…
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Booz Allen to Implement Cyber Tools at 8 Agencies for DHS’ CDM Program

Booz Allen Hamilton will implement cybersecurity tools across eight government agencies under a $39.3 million task order contract for the Department of Homeland Security‘s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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Lockheed’s Charles Croom: Cybersecurity a ‘Game of Economics’

Lockheed Martin uses computer forensic tools to identify sophisticated threat actors that probe the firm’s cyber networks, FCW reported Tuesday. Sean Lyngaas writes that Lockheed shares threat profiles collected at the company’s security intelligence center in Gaithersburg, Maryland, to the FBI and the U…
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