Posts from GovConWire for 05/13/2015

Sens. Booker, Hoeven Propose Interim Safety Rules for Commercial UAS

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) have introduced a bill that establishes a framework for innovation and interim guidelines for commercial unmanned aircraft system operations. An announcement posted Tuesday on Booker’s website states that the proposed Commercial UAS Modernization Act will include safety rules for small commercial UAS flying in U…
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HII Appoints George Jones, Tim Farrell to VP Positions; Brian Cuccias Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has appointed George Jones as vice president of operations and Tim Farrell as vice president of new U.S. Navy programs. Jones will be in charge of shipbuilding operations from construction through delivery, while Farrell will head contract capture efforts for shipbuilding programs with the Navy, HII said Tuesday
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Georgia Tech Inducts Northrop VP Chris Jones Into Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni

The Georgia Institute of Technology has inducted Christopher Jones, corporate vice president and president of technical services at Northrop Grumman, into the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni for his achievements in the field of engineering…
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DoD Vet Lynne Halbrooks Joins Holland & Knight as Partner; John Hogan Comments

Lynne Halbrooks, formerly acting inspector general of the Defense Department between 2011 and 2013, has assumed the role of partner at Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia offices…
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Liam Walsh: KPMG Wraps Up Beacon Purchase

KPMG LLP has closed its purchase of Beacon Partners to add clinical management and technology consulting offerings to KPMG’s healthcare advisory services portfolio. “We seek to provide our clients with additional expertise in electronic health records implementation and optimization services,” Liam Walsh, KPMG’s U…
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DHS Interested in Commercial Biometric ID Tech Procurement

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a request for information on commercial off-the-shelf software applications that can help the agency to match, store, analyze and share biometric information…
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May 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Down, US Markets See Slight Losses

The GovCon Index declined for the second consecutive trading session Tuesday with a loss of 0.421 points to 73.488. Gains in Treasury bonds and energy shares helped offset losses in U.S. markets earlier in a day that saw raw material stocks decline, according to Bloomberg…
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