Posts from GovConWire for 05/18/2015

House Puts $89B Emergency War Funds in $612B Defense Policy Bill

The House has voted 269-151 to pass a $612 billion defense policy bill that puts additional funds for overseas contingency operations to boost defense spending in fiscal year 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday
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20 Companies Win Spots on $8B NETCENTS-2 Infrastructure Services IDIQ

Twenty companies have landed spots on a potential $7.9 billion contract to provide network operations and infrastructure support services across the U.S. Air Force enterprise. Contractors will compete to perform work during the three-year ordering period for this portion of the Network-Centric Solutions-2 program, the Defense Department said Friday
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John Zangardi: Navy to Change Organizational Strategy for Data Center, Cloud Hosting Programs

The Department of the Navy plans to reassign data center consolidation and cloud migration initiatives to the department’s program executive office for enterprise information systems by July, Federal News Radio reported Friday
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May 18 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down on Friday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed slightly down Friday to 75.148 for a change of 0.078 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.11 percent to 18,272.56, the Standard & Poor’s 500 composite index gained 0…
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US Navy Awards $544M Software License Renewal BPA to Insight Public Sector

Insight Public Sector has won a potential $543.72 million contract to renew the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ software assurance and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) software licenses. The blanket purchase agreement covers a one-year base period and two one-year options, the Defense Department said Friday…
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ISC Study Shows Decline in US Cybersecurity Readiness; Dan Waddell Comments

A new ISC study indicates that the federal government’s efforts in recent years to bolster cybersecurity have seen little return on investment. Almost 50 percent of the 1,800 information security professionals surveyed in the U…
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Gulfstream President Larry Flynn to Retire; General Dynamics’ Phebe Novakovic Comments

Larry Flynn, president of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary Gulfstream Aerospace, will retire from his role by the end of June. “Larry Flynn has made significant contributions to General Dynamics and Gulfstream during his long career, most recently with the introduction of three new aircraft in 2014,” Phebe Novakovic, General Dynamics chairman and CEO, said in a statement released Friday…
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