Posts from GovConWire for 06/16/2015

Pamela McGregor Joins Spear as Strategic Accounts SVP; Gino Antonelli Comments

Pamela McGregor, formerly vice president of defense and advanced programs at Unisys (NYSE: UIS), has been appointed senior VP of Spear‘s strategic accounts division. She will be responsible for helping capture new contracts and customers in the federal government market as well as oversee the company’s efforts to deliver big data analytics and cloud-based technologies to clients, Spear said Tuesday
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DOJ Surveys Potential Sources of Cyber Operations Support

The Justice Department is conducting market research on potential sources of cybersecurity operations support services to the Justice Security Operations Center. In a notice posted June 3 on FedBizOpps, DOJ said it is seeking vendors with the resources and experience to support JSOC’s threat detection, monitoring and response functions…
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Nevin Carr Joins Leidos as US Navy Strategic Account Executive; Michael Leiter Comments

Nevin Carr, formerly vice president at AECOM (NYSE: ACM), has joined Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as vice president and U.S. Navy strategic account executive. The retired rear admiral will oversee the company’s efforts to identify and execute strategic initiatives meant to help clients achieve mission goals, and grow Leidos’ naval and maritime business, Leidos said Monday
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Brad Carson: Pentagon Needs to Implement Flexible Military Workforce System

Brad Carson, acting defense undersecretary for personnel and readiness, has said he plans to overhaul practices in the Defense Department’s military personnel management system, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday
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Commerce Dept’s Penny Pritzker Welcomes 28 New Officers for USFCS, USPTO

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker swore in 27 new officers for the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service and one new intellectual property attache for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during a ceremony last week…
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Report: Brazil Eyes Commercial Satellite Launch Partnership with US

Brazil is considering partnering with the U.S. or Russia to send commercial satellites into orbit from Brazil’s Alcantara spaceport, Reuters reported Monday. Citing several sources, Anthony Broadle and Brian Winter write the Brazilian government could select a partner country in the coming months based on factors such as diplomatic relations and space technology offerings…
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June 15 Market Close: Greece Fears Send GovCon Index, US Stocks to Decline

The GovCon Index mirrored across-the-board declines in U.S. markets Thursday with a loss of 0.529 points to close at 75.809. Health Net (NYSE: HNT), Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) and Serco Group were the only Index companies to see gains — respectively at 2…
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