Posts from GovConDaily for 01/31/2017

January 31 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat to Record Monthly Loss, Aerospace Primes Lead Declines

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed flat Tuesday with large prime aerospace contractors the main laggards and services companies the predominant gainers as U.S. stocks also fell on continued investor uncertainty over White House policies…
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Pierre Chao, Renaissance Strategic Advisors Founding Partner, Added to 2017 Wash100 for GovCon Investment Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Pierre Chao, founding partner of Renaissance Strategic Advisors, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena…
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John Borghard on CA Technologies’ Rally Software Buy & Cloud Priorities at Agencies

John Borghard leads all public sector activities for global software company CA Technologies in the U.S. federal, state and local government markets along with those in Canada. Borghard has held the role of senior vice president for public sector sales since April 2013 and is responsible for CA’s push into technology areas such as cloud computing and virtualization…
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Senate Sets Up Final Vote on Rex Tillerson’s Nomination as Secretary of State

The Senate voted 56-43 to move forward with the final vote on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Rex Tillerson, former ExxonMobil CEO, as secretary of state, Reuters reported Monday. Patricia Zengerle writes the Senate could carry out the final confirmation vote as early as Feb…
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NIST Evaluates RF Signal Performance in Factory Settings

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has examined the propagation of radio frequency signals in three different factory settings. The study was part of NIST’s Wireless Systems for Industrial Environments project that engages private sector partners in efforts to boost the security and reliability of industrial wireless communication platforms, the agency said Monday…
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NASA Event to Highlight Snow-Bound Water Resource Measurement Project

NASA plans to hold a media day on Feb. 13 at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado to discuss an agency project that aims to measure the amount of water in snow with remote sensing methods. More than 100 scientists from U…
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DoD Officials: Trump’s Memo Does Not Alter Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair’s Advisory Role in NSC

Officials at the Defense Department have said Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will continue to provide military advice to the National Security Council, DoD News reported Monday…
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Lt. Gen. James McConville: Army Eyes Integrated Personnel and Pay System

Lt. Gen. James McConville, the U.S. Army‘s deputy chief of staff, has said the service branch plans to update its personnel management system in an effort to gain knowledge on the behaviors and skills of active-duty and reserve troops…
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ViON Gets Top Small Business Fundraising Award for Heart Walk Efforts; Liz Anthony Comments

ViON has received the Top Small Business Fundraising Company award in recognition of its efforts during the 2016 Greater Washington Heart Walk. The company said Monday it raised $30,000 in funds during the Heart Walk event held Nov…
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ITRC-CyberScout Report: Govt-Military Sector Accounted for 7% of US Data Breaches in 2016

A new report by CyberScout and the Identity Theft Resource Center says the government and military sector represented 6.6 percent of the total number of U.S. data breach cases in 2016 with 72 incidents reported…
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VIDEO: Call For Fire! | Southwest Marines train for deployment

Marines with Task Force Southwest fired the M224 60mm mortar and M121 A1 120mm mortar at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The Marines practiced firing, cleaning and immediate action techniques in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan…
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