Posts from GovCon Daily for 05/13/2015

May 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Up, US Markets Show Little Change

The GovCon Index traded higher in Wednesday’s session to record a gain of 0.479 points and end the day at 73.965. U.S. stocks showed little movement during a trading session that saw investors react to data that showed the Eurozone’s economy grew at its fastest three-month pace in close to two years, according to the Wall Street Journal…
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Alan Shaffer: Pentagon Adopts Navy Program for ‘Skunk Works’ Pilot Project

Alan Shaffer, the Defense Department’s acting assistant secretary for research and engineering, has said the department selected a U.S. Navy program as its pilot project under the military’s new “skunk works” weapons system acquisition approach, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Space Education Center Aims to Encourage STEM Learning

Lockheed Martin has partnered with the Space Foundation to establish a new learning facility to encourage science, technology, engineering and math study. The Lockheed Martin Space Education Center is located at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is built with a $400,000 grant from the company, the foundation said Wednesday…
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Vion Launches Platform for Rapid Big Data Analysis; Tom Frana Comments

Vion Corp. has introduced a preconfigured tool designed to help commercial enterprises, government agencies and military branches process, analyze, deploy and secure big data workloads in short amounts of time…
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Array Lands AF Supply Chain Data Systems Modernization Contract; Mark Douglas Comments

The U.S. Air Force has chosen Array Information Technology to upgrade the data systems that back the supply chain platform the military branch uses to support its aerial combat missions. The company said Tuesday it will work with NTT Data, PracTrans and TSRI to make enhancements to the Air Force Integrated Logistics System-Supply, which delivers mission-related equipment for the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve divisions…
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IBM Picks 16 Cities for ‘Smarter Cities’ Grants

IBM will provide pro bono consulting services to 16 municipalities around the world in an effort to address issues with citizen services through 2016 through a new set of grants awarded under the company’s Smarter Cities Challenge program…
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