Posts from GovConDaily for 05/18/2015

May 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Starts Week With Gain, Housing Reports Due

The GovCon Index bound back from the previous trading day’s loesses Monday with a gain of 0.413 points to 75.561. U.S. stocks recorded gains across-the-board Monday as investors await the release of housing reports this week as they seek to determine the timing of a potential interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve, according to Bloomberg…
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Bill Bodie Returns to Parsons in Middle East, Africa EVP Role

Bill Bodie, head of business development for Fluor Corp.’s (NYSE: FLR) government group since the fall of 2013, has been appointed an executive vice president of the Middle East and Africa business at Parsons, where he worked for the five years prior to Fluor…
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Ed Sayadian: Exelis Completes Factory Acceptance Verification for Aireon Data Processing System

Exelis has completed a series of factory acceptance tests for the Aireon-built aircraft surveillance data processing and distribution ground system. Ed Sayadian, vice president of civil and aerospace systems at Exelis, said Monday the company conducted the factory acceptance test to confirm that the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast surveillance technology meets all requirements and interfaces…
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Defense News: Navy Could Hold USS Enterprise Disposal Contract Competition

The U.S. Navy is examining the potential of a contract competition to help the branch dispose of the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise aircraft carrier, Defense News reportedSunday. Christopher Cavas writes that the Naval Sea Systems Command is considering the use of commercial services to dismantle the Enterprise due to potential capacity or cost limitations with the service’s current arrangement at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard…
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Mitre, AtrocityWatch Sign Analytics Tech License Agreement; Mark Maybury Comments

AtrocityWatch has licensed a social analytics technology from Mitre Corp. in an effort to help peacekeepers forecast humanitarian atrocities globally. Mitre said Wednesday the nonprofit organization intends to use the platform to detect early indicators of war crimes, genocide and other crimes against humanity…
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Beth Cobert: Gov’t Modernization Focused on Agile Customer Service

Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, has highlighted technology and customer service as among the main items in the government’s larger modernization effort, GovExec reported Thursday
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