Posts from GovConDaily for 06/08/2015

June 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Dips, Transport Losses Weigh on US Markets

The GovCon Index retreated Monday with a decline of 0.462 points to close at 75.485. A 1.7-percent drop in the Dow’s transport segment sent U.S. stocks down during Friday’s session as investors continued to speculate on the timing of the Federal Reserve‘s next interest rate increase, according to CNBC…
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Gulu Gambhir on Leidos’ R&D Agenda and STEM Education, Hiring Partnerships

Gulu Gambhir oversees Leidos‘ research and development initiatives and the direction of the company’s technology offerings in his roles as senior vice president and chief technology officer…
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Army Secretary John McHugh to Leave Post in November

U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh will step down from his role byNov. 1, 2015 after weeks of discussions with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work. “Secretary McHugh has been a tremendous public servant for decades, and he has helped lead the Army through a period of challenge and change,” Carter said in a statement released Monday…
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LGS to Help CenturyLink Update DoD’s Research, Engineering Network; Tim Meehan, Kevin Kelly Comment

LGS Innovations will work as a subcontractor for on an initiative to upgrade the Defense Department’s Research and Engineering Network under a potential 10-year, $750 million contract awarded to CenturyLink in 2012 by the Defense Information Systems Agency…
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OFPP’s Anne Rung Issues Guidance on Reverse Auctions

Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, has issued new guidance on how agencies should use reverse auctions to drive price reductions, competition and small business participation…
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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: DoD Should Eye ‘SATCOM as a Service’ Model

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, has called on the U.S. government to reform how it acquires satellite communications technologies and move toward what she called a “SATCOM as a Service” setup…
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