Posts from GovConWire for 06/18/2015

Army Posts Commercial Mobile Healthcare Tech RFI

The U.S. Army‘s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center is looking into commercial software and related service offerings to supplement the military branch’s mobile health information technology infrastructure…
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Michele Flournoy: Immediate Deal to Undo Defense Budget Caps Unlikely

Michele Flournoy, a former undersecretary of defense for policy and one-time candidate for the Pentagon’s top post, believes a congressional deal to remove defense spending caps is unlikely to happen soon, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday
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US Navy Awards $29M Aircraft Equipment Installation IDIQ to Four Companies

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $29 million contract to Epsilon Systems Solutions, Prism Maritime, Delphinus Engineering and Superior Marine Solutions for the installation of aviation equipment in various ships…
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NASA Awards 10 Contracts for Crowdsourcing Project on Human Space Exploration Challenges

NASA has awarded 10 companies contracts worth a total of $20 million over five years as part of the NASA Open Innovation Service program that aims to crowdsource solutions to human space exploration challenges…
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Research and Markets: Multirotor Drones Market to Hit $2B by 2020

A new Research and Markets report predicts the worldwide market for multirotor drones will hit $2.28 billion by 2020 at a compound annual growth rate of 22.2 percent. The report noted that the capability of drones to carry out missions in extreme conditions is one of the factors that drive market growth, the market research firm said Monday
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June 17 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Climb After Fed Rate Hike Comments

The GovCon Index continued its climb from Monday’s large decline in Wednesday’s trading session to close up 0.190 points and end at 76.438. Investors reacted positively to comments from Federal Reserve officials that they are holding to their forecast of an interest rate hike by the end of the year as Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen wants more evidence of economic growth, according to Bloomberg…
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