Posts from GovConWire for 05/08/2015

Vice. Adm. Jan Tighe: Navy Maps 5-Year Cyber Network Protection Plan

The U.S. Navy has developed a five-year strategic plan to build up the military service’s cyber protection teams and weaponize its computer networks, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes the Navy’s cyber strategy involves transforming networks into a warfighting platform for the branch to gain situational awareness, control and secure operations in cyberspace…
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Damon Davis: HHS to Refresh Open Health Data Portal

The Department of Health and Human Services plans to update the HealthData.gov website with the goal of making it easier for users to access public data sets in the repository, Federal News Radio reported Thursday
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GAO: DoD Needs Goals, Metrics for Tech Transition Under Rapid Innovation Program

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to set goals and identify success factors to boost the transition of technologies to defense acquisition programs under DoD’s Rapid Innovation Program…
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US Navy Picks Five Firms for $20M HVAC Construction IDIQ

Five companies have won a combined $20 million contract to design and construct heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems at various U.S. Navy buildings and structures. The companies will perform transportation, supervision, quality control, professional design and management services for the mechanical construction project at the Naval Support Activity Crane Division and Glendora test facility, the Defense Department saidWednesday
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Navy Selects 5 Small Businesses to Provide Passive Security Barrier Services

The U.S. Navy has awarded five small businesses spots on a five-year, $90 million contract to provide passive security barrier services to Defense Department facilities worldwide. DoD saidThursday the companies can compete for task orders on logistics support; installation, development and field supervision of marine facilities; and engineering, design, prototyping and testing of passive water barrier systems…
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May 7 Market Close: GovCon Index Stays Level, Jobs Report to Loom Over Markets

The GovCon Index ended Thursday’s trading session with a nominal gain of 0.015 points to 73.162 as U.S. stocks recorded slight gains ahead of Friday’s payrolls report. Richard Sichel, chief investment officer at Philadelphia Trust Co…
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