Posts from GovConDaily for 04/27/2015

April 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Retreats, Biotech Pulls Down US Stocks

The GovCon Index has continued the third straight day of decline to close down 0.597 points at 75.304. Even with a boost from commodity stocks all three markets declined due to downturn in Biotech stocks according to the Bloomberg Business…
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John Fan: Rockwell Collins Awards F-35 Helmet Display Order to Kopin

Rockwell Collins has awarded Kopin a $1.8 million follow-on order to produce active matrix liquid crystal displays for F-35 flight helmets. Kopin’s SXGA visual technology will be built to integrate with Rockwell’s F-35 helmet-mounted display systems, Dr…
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Cisco Introduces New Threat Intell, Analysis Offerings

Cisco has launched fresh threat intelligence and analysis offerings intended to help security professionals detect and fend off attacks. The company added the AMP Threat Grid to its advanced malware protection portfolio to provide malware threat intelligence and analysis products both on-premise and in the cloud to clients, Cisco said April 7…
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Leidos’ Gib Sorebo: Organizations Must Prepare for IoT’s ‘Unintended Consequences’

Gib Sorebo, chief cybersecurity technologist at Leidos, has recommended that organizations develop policies governing the use of connected devices to protect users from the Internet of Things’ “unintended consequences,” SC Magazine reportedFriday
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Northrop to Upgrade Ship Navigation Systems for Maersk; Jeanne Usher Comments

A Northrop Grumman business unit will perform upgrades on the radar systems and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems on at least 80 vessels of the Maersk Line shipping company. Northrop said Monday its Sperry Marine business will provide its VisionMaster FT products, including the Navigat gyrocompass and Naviknot speed logs, as part of the upgrade…
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Ashton Carter: DoD Wants IT Industry Talent for Agency’s Digital Service Group

The U.S. Defense Department aims to recruit information technology professionals from the private sector to help the agency solve data and IT management problems, Nextgov reported Friday. Mohana Ravindranath writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter mentioned DoD’s plan to form an internal digital service team during a speech last week in Silicon Valley…
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