Posts from GovConWire for 04/24/2015

Ashton Carter Unveils New DoD Cyber Strategy

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has released a new strategic plan for the Defense Department to secure cyberspace operations and strengthen cybersecurity of weapon systems, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday
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Ellen Tauscher Elected to BAE Board; Roberth Fitch, Linda Hudson, Kenneth Minihan End Terms

Ellen Tauscher, a former U.S. representative and a financial sector veteran, has joined the board of directors of BAE Systems Inc. She begins her three-year term at the company on Friday, BAE Systems said Thursday
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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General

Loretta Lynch has received confirmation from the Senate as the U.S. attorney general more than five months after President Barack Obama nominated her for the position, The New York Times reported Thursday
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House Clears Second Cyber Info Sharing Bill in a Week

The House voted 355-63 Thursday to pass a bill to encourage government and industry data sharing on cyber threats and protect companies from disclosure liability, Federal News Radio reportedThursday. Jason Miller writes the House passed the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act a day after the chamber approved the Protecting Cyber Networks Act by a 307-116 vote…
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April 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Stalls, Earnings Drive US Stocks Up

The GovCon Index dipped into negative territory Thursday to close down 0.103 points at 76.139. Investors reacted positively to financial reports from blue chip technology stocks such as IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) after stocks traded lower in the morning session, according to CNBC…
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Northrop to Produce IMUs for Raytheon Targeting Systems; Bob Mehltretter Comments

Northrop Grumman has agreed to manufacture inertial measurement units for integration into Raytheon-built optical targeting systems under an agreement that will run through 2018. Raytheon’s space and airborne systems unit placed a $2 million initial purchase order for LN-200 IMUs in December, Northrop said Thursday
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