Posts from GovConWire for 06/05/2015

Nelson Moe Appointed as Virginia CIO

Nelson Moe, formerly chief information officer at the House of Representatives, has been named CIO of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He will oversee modernization efforts for Virginia’s information technology program beginning on June 8, the state government said Tuesday
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Lockheed to Build 94 F-35s for US, Foreign Military Customers for $920M

Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) aeronautics business will manufacture a total of 94 F-35 Lightning II low-rate initial production fighter jets for several domestic and foreign military customers under a $920…
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IARPA to Host Proposers’ Day for Program on Crowdsourcing, Analytic Thinking

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is inviting potential proposers on the Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation program to attend a Proposers’ Day conference on June 30
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Pentagon to Award $67.8M in Research Equipment Grants to University Researchers

The Defense Department has announced plans to award a total of $67.8 million in research equipment funding to 225 researchers at 111 universities. Army, Navy and Air Force research offices will grant the awards through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program, DoD said Thursday
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U.S., Japan Outline Cyber Defense Strategies

The cyber defense policy working group of the U.S. and Japan has issued a joint statement that outlines both countries’ views on cyberspace and the strategies they intend to adopt in order to address threats…
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Kay Rand Appointed Northrop Electronic Systems Sector Ops VP

Kay Rand, formerly vice president of mission assurance at Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) electronic systems sector, has been named as the sector’s VP of operations. The 33-year company veteran will oversee the management of the organization’s facilities and programs as well as flight testing, capital, environmental, health, safety and fire protection infrastructure, Northrop said Thursday
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Report: OPM Breach Compromises 4M Federal Employee Records

The Office of Personnel Management has fallen victim to a breach that U.S. authorities believe as the work of Chinese government-sponsored hackers, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Ellen Nakashima writes OPM discovered the intrusion in April and said it will inform approximately 4 million former and current federal employees whose personal information may have been exposed…
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June 4 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Slide Ahead of Jobs Report

The GovCon Index lost nearly a full week’s worth of gainsThursday as it closed down 1.864% percent — or 1.117 points — to end at 75.920. A large-scale selloff of U.S. bonds and a lack of news from Greece’s debt talks impacted U…
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