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Weekly Roundup June 20 – June 24 2016: Brexit Vote Fallout Reaches Defense Stocks & more

June 20 – June 24 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson   Thursday’s highly-anticipated and historic “Brexit” vote in the U.K. led investors all over the world and so many other interested stakeholders to speculate over the implications of Britain’s potential …

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AWS, CSRA, Microsoft Get Provisional Authorization Under FedRAMP High Baseline

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 24, 2016 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN), CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) have been designated cloud service providers under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program‘s high baseline security level, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The companies met the high baseline requirements that the FedRAMP program management office released …

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Unisys Gets AWS Government Competency Status; PV Puvvada Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 23, 2016 — Unisys (NYSE: UIS) has entered into an Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) partner program that provides the former an AWS Government Competency designation for its delivery of cloud platforms to government agencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Partner companies that demonstrate technical proficiency in providing cloud services to …

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Weekly Roundup June 6 – June 10 2016: TSA Enlists Industry to Move Airport Lines & more

June 6 – June 10 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Long lines at airport security checkpoints have dominated the headlines lately and the agency responsible for protecting these hubs unveiled a new effort this week that enlists private sector help …

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Salesforce to Migrate Core Services to AWS Public Cloud Platform

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 27, 2016 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) will provide a public cloud platform to support Salesforce‘s (NYSE: CRM) services as the latter seeks to expand its international infrastructure, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. AWS said Wednesday Salesforce plans to migrate core services such as Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud, …

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AWS Offers Cloud Training for Military Vets, Spouses Under ‘Joining Forces’ Initiative

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 10, 2016 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) has committed to offer $7 million in cloud computing training for 10, 000 service members, veterans and military spouses to assist career transitioning efforts,  GovCon Executive reported Monday. The company said Thursday its pledge is in support of the administration’s Joining …

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AWS Cloud Supports New Online App Store for Intelligence Community

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 29, 2016 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) has provided the private cloud infrastructure that hosts an online marketplace for the Intelligence Community to purchase software applications and developer tools, Executive Gov reported Thursday. Nextgov reported Wednesday that the IC Marketplace hosted on AWS’ C2S platform was launched last …

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April 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Holds Positive Against Volatile Markets Ahead of 1Q Defense Earnings Week

The GovCon Index held against choppy trading activity in U.S. markets during the afternoon session Friday to close at a gain of 0.387 points to 76.369 and notch its second consecutive week in the positive. Friday also marks the Index’s seventh weekly gain over the last eight in a stretch that has seen it climb nearly …

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Report: AWS, CSRA, Microsoft to Receive FedRAMP High-Impact Rating

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 8, 2016 — Cloud service providers Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN),  CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) are due to receive high baseline certifications under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Federal Times reported March 21 that FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich told the publication the finalized …

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February 11 Market Close: GovCon Index, S&P 500 Fall to 10% YTD Plunges on Growth Fears & Boeing SEC Probe Report

The GovCon Index fell victim to across-the-board selloffs in global financial markets Thursday with a decline of 2.113 percent to 68.747, a figure that puts the Index at a decline of 11.34 percent from the start of the year. Still in a correction, Thursday’s plunge sent the GCI below 70 …

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