Posts from GovCon Daily for 04/21/2015

April 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises, Mixed Earnings Stall US Markets

The GovCon Index recorded an increase for the second consecutive day as it closed up 0.323 points to end the day at 76.078. U.S. stock markets recorded a mixed day after a new slate of financial reports from many blue chip companies showed they beat Wall Street estimates on earnings per share but missed projections for revenue, according to CNBC…
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Jack London: Hires for Character Key to Ethical Cultures in Organizations

(Jack London, recipient of the 2015 Wash100, is executive chairman of the board at CACI International) People are always the foundation of success for any organization. Therefore, recruiting and keeping top talent is one of the biggest challenges any leader has in maintaining the success and growth of their organization…
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Commerce Dept Enlists Tech Giants for Big Data Project; Penny Pritzker Comments

The Commerce Department will work with Amazon.com, Google, IBM, Microsoft and the Open Cloud Consortium on a big data project to figure out how to apply environmental data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for efforts to support the U…
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Military Times Ranks Lockheed as Top Defense Employer on ‘Best for Vets’ 2015 List

Lockheed Martin came in as the top-ranked aerospace and defense contractor in the 2015 edition of Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets” list, which evaluates how companies recruit and retain veterans for their workforces…
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Mark Naggar: HHS Pushes ‘Agile’ IT Procurement Model Shift

Mark Naggar, program manager for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services‘ Buyers Club, has said that HHS is moving away from a waterfall model toward an agile method to accelerate the agency’s acquisition cycle, Fedscoop reported Monday…
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Keith Trippie Proposes Strategies to Manage Federal IT Programs

Keith Trippie, CEO of The Trippie Group consulting firm, has recommended that U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott implement measures to help federal information technology executives address their agencies’ operational and technical issues…
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