Posts from GovConWire for 07/06/2015

Susannah Fox Outlines HHS Proposal to Further Agency Innovation

Susannah Fox, chief technology officer of Department of Health and Human Services, has shared the department’s action plan intended to further HHS’ innovation goals. Fox wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the proposals are based on gains from a discussion with the HHS Innovates Awards winning agencies and on the department’s analysis of the HHS employee viewpoint survey results…
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S3 Awarded $1.2B NASA Facility Support Services Contract

Syncom Space Services has been awarded a potential $1.2 billion contract to help NASA run and maintain the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and Stennis Space Center in Mississippi…
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GAO: Regulators Need Analytics, Oversight for Review of Banks’ IT Systems

A new report by the Government Accountability Office indicates the need to provide data analytics tools and oversight authority to financial regulators to support information technology examinations at banks and other depository institutions…
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Cornell Technical Services Gets $101M Evaluation Support Contract from NASA

Cornell Technical Services has won a potential five-year, $101 million contract to evaluate proposals, analyze space missions and conduct independent reviews for offices under NASA’s Langley Research Center…
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NIST Proposes Smart Card, Email Security Strategies

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public comments on two agency-proposed cyber frameworks to help businesses secure emails and mobile-based personal identity verification credentials…
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Eric Rosenbach Appointed DoD Chief of Staff, Eric Fanning Named Acting Army Undersecretary

Eric Rosenbach, deputy chief of staff of the Defense Department, has been appointed to succeed Eric Fanning as the department’s chief of staff beginning on Monday, DoD News reported Thursday. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said he believes Rosenbach “brings the right blend of strategic acumen, technological expertise and managerial skill to help me lead the department during an important time in its history…
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Orbital ATK Lands $25M Munitions Reprogrammer Logistics Contract with US Air Force; Bill Kasting Comments

Orbital ATK has been awarded a five-year, $25 million contract to engineer and repair the munitions tester and reprogrammer system of the U.S. Air Force and foreign military sales clients. The company will also perform technical and logistics services for the automated test systems division within the Agile Combat Support Directorate at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia under the contract, Orbital ATK said Thursday
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July 6 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down on Thursday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Thursday at 74.719 to end last week’s final trading day with a decline of 0.081 points. Health Net (NYSE: HNT) soared 10.01 percent over news of its $6.3 billion acquisition from health insurer Centene (NYSE: CNC)…
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