Posts from GovConDaily for 02/29/2016

Ramzi Musallam of Veritas Capital Chosen to 2016 Wash100 for GovCon Private Equity Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Veritas Capital Managing Partner Ramzi Musallam as an inductee 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 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts Decline, Ends at Modest Gain for Month

The GovCon Index fell into a decline over the final two hours of trade Monday to end the full session at a loss of 0.351 points to 72.136 but still end February at a gain for the month. The Index rose 0…
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Gen. Daniel Allyn: Army Seeks to Increase Reserve Personnel Mobilization Efforts

The U.S. Army has proposed to expand its deployment of reserve forces in fiscal 2017 to support the Defense Department‘s six combatant commands globally, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jared Serbu writes the military service’s fiscal 2017 budget seeks to fund 1,878 man-years of National Guard and Army Reserve personnel, up 870 from the 1,008 man-years the branch requested for the current fiscal year…
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GAO: DHS Should Involve Executive Steering Panel in HR IT Investment Management

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Homeland Security to involve the executive steering committee in the management of the human resources information technology investment…
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Air Force Cyber Threat Interceptor System Achieves Full Operational Capability Status

The Air Force Space Command‘s Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter weapon system has reached full operational capability status on Feb. 12. AFSPC said Friday the status makes CVA/H capable of serving as the primary enclave defense tool for the Air Force Information Network…
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Sivananthan Laboratories Unit, NASA Launch X-Ray Astronomy Satellite

NASA has launched an X-ray astronomy satellite equipped with an imaging technology developed by EPIR Technologies Inc., a Sivananthan Laboratories company. EPIR built the imaging system for ASTRO-H’s soft X-ray spectrometer designed to measure the energy of soft X-rays in order to view astronomical phenomena, Sivananthan Laboratories said Thursday…
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Report: DHS to Open Up Geodata on Critical US Facilities

The Department of Homeland Security plans to give the public access to an online repository of location data about government facilities, power plants, mining sites, school buildings and other critical infrastructure assets in the U…
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Anne Rung: White House Names 11 Category Managers in 10 Federal Procurement Areas

The White House has appointed 11 category managers who will be responsible for 10 federal acquisition areas as part of the Category Management program. Federal Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the Category Management initiative launched in 2014 aims to facilitate the federal procurement of products and services in an effort to generate savings and reduce duplicate contracts…
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