Posts from GovCon Daily for 05/1/2015

May 1 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Up, Biotech Recovery Helps Lift US Stocks

The GovCon Index started the month of May with a rebound from two days of losses to close Monday up 0.679 points — or 0.908 percent — and end at 74.060. Gains in the biotechnology sector from the previous day’s losses and higher Treasury yields helped U…
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Cybercom Issues RFP for $475M Network Security Services Contract

The U.S. Cyber Command has published a request for proposals on a potential five-year, $475 million contract for information technology and cybersecurity support services, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes Cybercom could issue up to 20 task orders for vendors to help build offensive and defensive tools for the command to deter attacks on military networks…
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Stephanie Hill: Lockheed, FAA Collaborate to Implement NextGen ATC Automation System

Lockheed Martin has helped the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration build and implement a computer system to manage air traffic flow in national airspace. The En Route Automation Modernization infrastructure is designed to replace a legacy air traffic control platform that FAA has used to monitor planes flying at a high altitude, Lockheed said Thursday…
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General Dynamics Previews Cyber Sensor Threat ID Tech; Nadia Short Comments

General Dynamics has developed a new National Security Agency-approved sensor software product for security operators to detect and prevent network intrusions with the company’s TACLANE-1G encryptor…
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David Shedd Joins Noblis NSP Board

David Shedd, formerly acting director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, has been appointed to the board of directors at a component of nonprofit science and technology organization Noblis — Noblis NSP…
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AWS’ Teresa Carlson: Silicon Valley Firms See Federal Collaboration Opportunity

Teresa Carlson, vice president of the worldwide public sector at Amazon Web Services, has observed that Silicon Valley-based technology companies have seen an opportunity to collaborate with federal agencies, she told the Washington Business Journal in an interview published Thursday…
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