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Federal CIO Tony Scott to Address Potomac Officers Club’s 2015 Fall Cybersecurity Summit

TYSONS CORNER, VA., ‘October 6, 2015 — The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has announced that Tony Scott, Federal Chief Information Officer, has joined the lineup of speakers for the Fall 2015 Cybersecurity Summit. The Summit will be held on Thursday, October 15th from 7:00 AM – 12:30 …

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Navy Selects BAE for FSSR IDF Research

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 13,  2015 — The Office of Naval Research has chosen BAE Systems to design and develop a full-spectrum staring electronic receiver for demonstration under a $10.9 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The work will include research into an FSSR with instantaneous direction finding, with an estimated October …

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Dave Rey: Salesforce Offers Analytics Cloud for Govt Agencies

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 13,  2015 — Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) has announced that its Analytics Cloud analytics cloud platform has obtained FedRAMP certification and is now available on Salesforce Government Cloud, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. “Analytics Cloud is the first cloud analytics platform designed for anyone—not just IT or data scientists—to explore …

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Raytheon-Led WTA Hits 5M Training Events Milestone

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 13,  2015 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) celebrated its five millionth training event as team lead of the Warrior Training Alliance, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said the warfighter-focused program has saved millions in costs on the U.S. Army FOCUS contract initially awarded in 2008. “Reaching these unprecedented …

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Thomson Reuters Taps IBM Watson Cognitive Technology

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 12,  2015 — IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) Watson cognitive offerings are now available to Thomson Reuters clients that seek data insights via content analytics, natural-language processing and evidence-based learning technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Thomson Reuters said Thursday the collaboration is part of its customer-focused mission to leverage …

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FAA, CACI Set to Evaluate UAS Tracking Tech

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 12,  2015 — The Federal Aviation Administration has engaged CACI International (NYSE: CACI) to carry out evaluation work on sensor technology that can be used to track drones, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. FAA said the assessment exercise is part of the agency’s Pathfinder program geared to elevate …

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ULA Sends NRO Payload, 13 CubeSats to Orbit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 12,  2015 — United Launch Alliance launched a payload aboard an Atlas V rocket for the National Reconnaissance Office last week, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Oct. 8 launch designated as NROL-55 also sent to orbit 13 GRACE CubeSats that are designed to perform experiments on tracking, …

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Steven Griffin to Lead Vencore’s NASA Engineering Services Contract; Mac Curtis Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 12,  2015 — Vencore has announced Steven Griffin’s appointment as senior vice president and program manager of the company’s NASA engineering services contracts at Kennedy Space Center, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. Vencore said Tuesday Griffin has program and operational management experience in the defense and federal …

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Angela Messer: vArmour, Booz Allen in AWS Cloud Security Partnership

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 12,  2015 — Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) Web Services now offers enterprise security and data workload management support in collaboration with vArmour, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. VArmour officials said Monday the company’s partners, among them Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), help clients on AWS with “application-level workload security, control …

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October 12 Morning Report: GovCon Index Records 2nd Straight Positive Week, Enters Earnings Season

The GovCon Index closed 74.198 Friday, up up 0.425 points from Thursday’s close and the Federal Reserve‘s release of its September meeting minutes. The record is the second straight positive week heading into earnings reports season, with Honeywell (NYSE: HON) slated to be the first GovCon Index company to release third quarter financial …

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