Posts from GovConDaily for 02/17/2016

DIA Director Vincent Stewart Inducted Into 2016 Wash100 for Intell Community Leadership

Executive Mosaic is pleased to induct Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, into the 2016 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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February 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Gain Streak to Third Day on Fed Minutes, Oil Climb

The GovCon Index bounced higher for a third consecutive session Wednesday with a gain of 1.411 percent to 71.348, a close that holds the Index barely in correction territory for a sixth straight day. The Index is 10…
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Guest Post: Keith Salisbury on Transforming Government Through Lessons Learned in Silicon Valley

(Keith Salisbury, vice president for U.S. federal sales at Pivotal, shares his insights about the changing nature of software and how industry works with public sector agencies to build modern software similar to Silicon Valley’s most-admired Internet companies with the goal of transformation in government…
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John Brennan: CIA Works on Cyber Safeguards for US Critical Infrastructure

CIA Director John Brennan has told CBS News in an interview that cyberspace offers a path for U.S. adversaries to attack critical infrastructure such as transportation and financial systems. He said to reporter Scott Pelley in the “60 Minutes” segment aired Sunday the CIA is developing safeguards to protect the country’s key assets from attack vectors…
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Jeh Johnson Describes DHS Involvement in White House Cyber Plan

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said that DHS will be involved in every initiative of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan that President Barack Obama introduced on Feb…
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Heidi Grant: Air Force Sees Demand for C2 Systems Among US Allies

Heidi Grant, deputy undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force for international affairs, has said U.S. allies and international partners are in need of command-and-control platforms for use in high-end fight and humanitarian response missions, Defense News reported Monday…
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FBI Unveils New Redstone Arsenal Hub for Terrorist IED Analysis

The FBI has moved a government repository for improvised explosive devices from the bureau’s laboratory in Quantico, Virginia to a new facility at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. FBI Director James Comey, Sen…
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Scott Kindsvater Selected to US Intell Leadership Role in Anti-Islamic State Group Campaign

Brig. Gen. Scott Kindsvater, assistant deputy commander for U.S. Air Forces Central Command, has been named deputy commander for operations and intelligence with the unit tasked to combat the Islamic State militant group, Air Force Times reported Tuesday…
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