Posts from GovConWire for 04/23/2015

House OKs Bill to Authorize Digital Threat Data Sharing

The House of Representatives passed a cybersecurity bill by a 307-116 vote Wednesday to limit liability for companies that report threat information to the U.S. government, the New York Times reported Wednesday
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Northrop, US Navy Demo X-47B System in First Autonomous Aerial Refueling; Pablo Gonzalez Comments

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have completed an autonomous aerial refueling test on the Northrop-built X-47B unmanned combat air system aircraft. The X-47B system received more than 4,000 pounds of fuel from an Omega K-707 tanker using the Navy’s probe-and-drogue method during the demonstration off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, Northrop said Wednesday
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Tony Scott: OMB Leads Cyber Program Reviews, Best Practices Dissemination

The Office of Management and Budget is working to boost federal cybersecurity and mitigate potential data breaches and other cyber threats through a review of agency cybersecurity programs and dissemination of contracting best practices…
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Neustar Hires Mark Tonnesen as CISO; Lisa Hook Comments

Mark Tonnesen, formerly an executive consultant at MapMyID, has joined Neustar Inc. (NYSE: NSR) as chief information and security officer. He will oversee the company’s initiatives to develop and secure technology infrastructure and services and the operation of its information technology and product infrastructure, data centers, network and communications systems, Neustar saidWednesday
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April 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Stretches Gain Streak to 3 Days

The GovCon Index rose for a third consecutive day Wednesday as it recorded a gain of 0.164 points to close at 76.242. U.S. stock markets traded in positive territory Wednesday after a new report showed sales of existing homes grew 6…
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Research and Markets Sets 31% CAGR for Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market

A Research and Markets report has forecast the worldwide market for unmanned ground vehicles will enjoy a 31.34 percent growth year-over-year from 2014 to 2019. The research firm said Monday defense agencies use UGVs to examine terrain, supply weapons to soldiers during combat operations, and perform explosive detection and disaster search and rescue efforts…
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