Posts from GovConWire for 05/26/2015

Senate OKs Fast-Track Trade Authority Bill

The Senate has advanced a bill that would grant President Barack Obama and future U.S. presidents the authority to fast-track passage of trade deals, The Hill newspaper reported Friday. Alexader Bolton writes the trade bill was approved by senators in a 62-37 vote Friday and is expected to stir debate at the House of Representatives in the coming weeks…
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ICF’s Sam Visner: Info Security Analysis Group to Develop New Cyber Defense Methods

Sam Visner, vice president and general manager for cybersecurity at ICF International, has said efforts to develop new cyber defense methods require the help of an information security analysis organization, GovInfoSecurity reportedFriday
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Stephen Warren Outlines VA Steps to Address Cyber Issues

Stephen Warren, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ chief information officer, has said the department is making progress on its cyber goals despite the deficiencies highlighted in a recent Inspector General audit, Federal News Radio reported Friday
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Naval Research Lab Secures Space Debris Detection Sensor Patent; Christoph Englert Comments

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s geospace science and technology division has obtained a U.S. patent for a compact sensor designed to help detect small debris in space. NRL saidThursday the concept behind the Optical Orbital Debris Spotter intends to use a conic mirror and a low-power laser to permanently create a light sheet and spot particles that orbit the Earth as tiny as 0…
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May 26 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down on Friday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Friday with a decline of 0.328 points at 75.067 for a second straight day of losses. Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) and Exelis (NYSE: XLS) both reported a jump of 1 percent following news that they are set to close the former’s acquisition of the latter on May 29 after securing approval from the Justice Department and Exelis shareholders…
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Robert Work Speaks to AIA About Defense Innovation

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work highlighted military technology programs, industry collaboration and the defense budget during his speech at an Aerospace Industries Association event held Thursday in Williamsburg, Virginia…
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