Posts from GovConWire for 06/09/2015

SpaceX Completes Crew Dragon Launch Escape Test; Gwynne Shotwell Comments

Space Exploration Technologies has received a $30 million payment from NASA after the company completed the launch escape system test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft’s eight SuperDraco engines produced a nearly 15,000-pound thrust and lifted the spacecraft off a platform at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida during the test on Saturday, NASA said Monday
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Naomi Lefkovitz: Privacy Risk Mgmt Framework Supplements NIST Cyber Efforts

Naomi Lefkovitz, senior privacy policy adviser at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has outlined the potential impact of the agency’s privacy risk management framework on the government’s overall cybersecurity effort, FierceGovernmentIT reported Monday
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Geoff Evans: Boeing Subsidiary to Operate US Navy Tactical Mobile Program

A Boeing (NYSE: BA) subsidiary has been awarded a five-year, $76.2 million contract to develop, field and maintain the U.S. Navy’s tactical mobile program. Geoff Evans, Tapestry Solutions general manager of logistics information management systems, said Monday the company would operate and support existing and future TacMobile services…
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General Dynamics Gets Army OK for Full WIN-T System Production; Chris Marzilli Comments

General Dynamics has received approval from the U.S. Army to commence full-rate production of the company’s wireless battlefield communication systems for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 program…
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Leidos to Help USAID Facilitate Malaria Vaccine R&D Projects; Jerry Hogge Comments

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has been awarded a potential five-year, $23.7 million contract to support the U.S. Agency for International Development‘s efforts to research and develop a vaccine against malaria…
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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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