David Smith

Jim McCarthy, the Host of ‘The Bridge’ Discusses the Challenges Facing the Burgeoning UAS (Drones) Marketplace

With new developments in aerial technology growing faster than legislature can adapt, a disconnect has emerged. The applications of unmanned aerial systems (UAS or Drones) are vast and far-reaching, but where will the regulatory line be drawn between hobbyists and the military? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently estimated that by …

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September 18th Morning Report: Friday Close – GovCon Index Moves Up and S&P500, DJIA Set New Highs

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) set a monthly high during the course of the week. Friday’s close saw the GCI moving up 0.782 percent to 102.302. Advancing shares outpaced declining 5 to 1. The three major indices all closed Friday in the positive. The S&P500 broke the 2500 threshold reaching a new …

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The Bridge on TV – September 17th Show Discusses With Noblis – Threats of Any Kind

Within the proverbial dust cloud of the global fray, adversaries of all kinds abound. Could an antagonistic government take down our power grid or cripple our infrastructure through cyber assault? Are agricultural vulnerabilities more of a threat than a pathogen epidemic? Should the possibility of chemical attack be more of …

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September 11th Morning Report: Friday Close – GovCon Index and Markets All Down For The Week

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) ended Friday down .745 percent from Tuesday’s opening value. Friday saw the platform companies Navistar International, BAE Systems, Textron Inc., and Boeing all sharing the top four slots of the GCI, all posting in excess of 1.0 percent gains. The short trading week saw the major …

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The Bridge on TV – The Impact of Prolonged Uncertainty on GovCon

As 2017 comes to a close, uncertainty has become a recurring theme in the government and its contracting counterparts. Whether from intra-party polarization, the ever looming debt ceiling, obfuscation between Capitol Hill and the private sector, or the seemingly untethered gauge of normalcy in these mercurial times, all can attest …

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September 5th Morning Report: Friday Close – GovCon Index and Markets Enter Labor Day Weekend in the Positive

The Friday before Labor Day the Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) continued to climb for the fifth consecutive day to close up 0.588 percent to 102.099. ICF (NYSE; ICFI), topped the GCI with 7.18 percent gain on the day and 8.10 points or 18.7 percent on the week. The major indices all closed Friday with positive …

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The Bridge on TV Talks With Soraya Correa About the Future Needs of DHS

In an encore airing, Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, DHS, Identifies the current needs of the agency, and how contractors may best align themselves to better support DHS’s central mission of providing security and protection to our nation. Next, we join Greg Simon, Director of the Biden Cancer Initiative since …

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The Bridge on TV Talks With Rick Tracy and Matt Barrett about Cybersecurity

The Bridge on TV aired Sunday featuring Rick Tracy, Chief Security Officer, Telos Corporation and Matt Barrett, Program Manager, Cybersecurity Framework, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). These industry leaders shared their viewpoints on Improving Government-Industry Cooperation in Cybersecurity. Highlights from the show include: Barrett commented that “Cybersecurity can’t be combatted by cybersecurity …

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August 28th Morning Report: Friday Close – GovCon Index and Markets End The Week Up

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed up for the week gaining 0.845 points to 99.871 posting the largest gain in three weeks. The major indices closed the week in the positive. The S&P500 advanced on the week by 0.70 percent to 2,443.05, while DJIA gained 0.69 percent to  21,813.67, and the NASDAQ Composite …

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The Bridge on TV to Discuss Improving Government-Industry Cybersecurity Cooperation

Learn how security gaps between Government and industry threaten your data and your identity. Watch as Rick Tracy, Chief Security Officer, Telos Corporation; and Matt Barrett, Cybersecurity Framework Program Manager at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), share ideas for improving Government-Industry cybersecurity cooperation. Join them, and moderator Jim …

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