Posts from GovConWire for 06/11/2015

DARPA to Host Technology Forum in St. Louis; Arati Prabhakar Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a three-day forum in St. Louis starting Sept. 9 to discuss the latest advances in science and technology and their implications for the country’s national security and society…
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Frost & Sullivan: Urbanization, Global Connectivity to Drive ‘Internet of Things,’ Cloud Adoption in Smart Buildings

A new Frost & Sullivan analysis says that worldwide connectivity, urbanization and digital convergence of information technology systems are likely to spur the demand for Internet of Things and cloud-based platforms in smart buildings…
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AWS, Community Energy to Build Solar Farm in Virginia; Jerry Hunter Comments

Amazon Web Services and Community Energy will build and operate a new solar farm in Accomack County, Virginia, that will work to generate 170,000 megawatt hours of solar energy a year beginning October 2016…
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Gartner: Internet of Things, Hybrid Cloud Among Govt IT Trends in 2015

Gartner has released a list of the 10 biggest information technology trends that it believes could help government agencies when they plan and develop IT strategies. The research firm identified a digital workplace that offers access to social, mobile and data platforms as its no…
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Treasury: US Deficit Fell 37% in May

The Treasury Department disclosed the U.S. budget deficit for the past 12 months amounted to $412 billion, the smallest one-year shortfall recorded since August 2008, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday
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June 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises 1%, Bank Gains Lift US Market

The GovCon Index bounced back from a two-day stretch of lossesWednesday to record a gain of 1.675 percent — or 0.944 points — and close at 76.252. U.S. stocks rose with banks and financial stocks as among the drivers of Wednesday’s trading activity and investors also cheered news that Greece and its creditors could be near a deal on a bailout, according to the Wall Street Journal…
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