Posts from GovConWire for 04/28/2015

IoT Shifts Security Focus From Device Mgmt to Data Access Control

The Internet of Things is changing the way businesses manage network and data security by focusing on data access using unified computing architectures rather than interoperability of various device platforms, CSO reported Monday
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MIT Awarded $3B to Help Run National Security Tech R&D Hub

The U.S. Air Force has awarded the Massachusetts Institute of Technology a potential $3 billion contract to manage a federally funded research and development center in Lexington, Massachusetts, for national security projects…
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Lockheed Lands USAF C-130 Aircrew, Weapon Training Contracts; Jim Weitzel Comments

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded more than $80 million in contracts to provide C-130 flight training systems and services to the U.S. Air Force. The company said Monday it will deliver a weapon systems trainer and a loadmaster part-task trainer for the C-130J transport aircraft at a U…
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FBI Outlines Plans to Outsource Cyber Personnel

The FBI plans to release a request for proposal on May 6 to outsource cyber professionals and support services under a $100 million contract, Nextgov reported Monday. Frank Konkel writes the FBI is looking for a contractor that can “recruit, retain and replace” subject matter experts…
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Steve Wadey Assumes CEO Role at QinetiQ

Steve Wadey, formerly managing director of MBDA’s U.K. business, has taken on his new role as CEO at QinetiQ. Wadey, whose appointment was announced in January 2015, is tasked to steer QinetiQ’s organic-plus growth strategy and lead more than 5,000 employees in the U…
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Sarah Allen: Veteran Talent, Expertise Key to Leidos Mission

Sarah Allen, chief human resources officer at Leidos, said the company’s veteran employees are central to its mission to provide science and technology support to the government, health and engineering sectors…
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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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