Posts from GovConDaily for 05/19/2015

May 19 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Dip on Strong Dollar & Housing Report

The GovCon Index retreated Tuesday with a loss of 0.089 points to 75.455 on a day that saw U.S. stocks lose traction late in the trading session. Investors reacted to April’s housing numbers that showed 1…
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Jonathan Scholl to Join Leidos as Health, Engineering President

Jonathan Scholl, chief strategy officer for a nonprofit healthcare delivery system in Texas and a 15-year Boston Consulting Group veteran, will join Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as health and engineering sector president on June 22
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DARPA Seeking Nontraditional Contractors to Help Build Robotic Systems

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has started a program that aims to expedite the process of developing robotic systems for the U.S. military. DARPA said Monday it wants to collaborate with nontraditional developers under the Robotics Fast Track initiative and expects to spend about $150,000 on each project that could deliver a prototype within six to 12 months…
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Kimberly Rice: DISA Continues to Expand Unclassified Level Mobile Device Ecosystem

Kimberly Rice, mobility program manager at the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said the agency continues to grow the number of mobile devices managed at the unclassified level, C4ISR & Networks reported Monday
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House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Proposes Federal Real Estate Mgmt Reform

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has proposed legislation to reform the General Services Administration‘s authority to manage federal real estate and the Federal Protective Service‘s authority to secure federal buildings…
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Dava Newman Starts Deputy Administrator Role at NASA

Dava Newman assumed the role of deputy administrator at NASAMonday after receiving Senate confirmation in April. Newman was sworn Friday into the position, which has been vacant since September 2013 following Lori Garver’s departure, NASA said Tuesday…
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