November 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Up as Investors React to China, Europe Moves

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The GovCon Index ended the last full trading week before this year’s Thanksgiving holiday with a modest gain of 0.687 percent Friday to close at 69.600. According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. stocks made gains that reflected how investors reacted to comments from the European Central Bank’s chief that its stimulus program could grow in an effort to jump-start growth. China’s...

November 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Stays Flat, US Stocks Rise

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The GovCon Index recorded a nominal increase Thursday to close at 69.118 — 0.005 percent up from Wednesday. Bloomberg reported that energy and small-cap shares drove gains across the U.S. stock market Tuesday, increases that offset investors’ worries over weak growth worldwide. A purchasing managers’ index for factories and services activity in the Eurozone reached its lowest...

Louis Addeo, ManTech EVP, to Retire at Year’s End

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Louis Addeo Louis Addeo, executive vice president of corporate development and strategic acquisitions at ManTech International (NASDAQ: MANT), plans to retire from the company on Dec. 31. He informed the company of his plans Monday, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The news was first reported by Jill Aitoro of the Washington Business Journal. Addeo has held his current role...

Patrick Antkowiak Promoted to CTO, Corporate VP at Northrop

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Patrick Antkowiak Patrick Antkowiak, formerly a vice president and general manager at Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) electronic systems sector, has been promoted to chief technology officer and a corporate VP by the company’s board of directors with immediate effect. The company said Thursday that Antkowiak, a 33-year Northrop veteran, will develop and oversee the company’s technology...

November 19: GovCon Index Shows Little Change as Fed Releases Policy Meeting Minutes

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The GovCon Index remained flat from Tuesday’s closing figure as the index declined 0.341 percent to close at 69.115. Stocks held relatively level after the release of the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting minutes that indicated the central bank wants to keep interest rates low and that the Fed is still concerned over medium-term inflation, CNBC reported. Fed members expect inflation to...

Next Year’s Sequester the Focus at Potomac Officers Club’s ‘FY 15 Budget & Procurement Summit’

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The continuing resolution currently in place that expires on December 11 and the role of research and development work in that effort were the key points of focus Wednesday at the Potomac Officers Club‘s “FY 15 Budget & Procurement” summit Wednesday in McLean, Virginia. An audience of executives from the GovCon and government communities heard from several of their peers from...

November 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises as Traders Find Positivity From Japan, Europe

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The GovCon Index rose 0.9 percent during Tuesday’s trading day to close at 69.350. ATK (NYSE: ATK) and Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) recorded the largest increases among listed companies as both firms said Tuesday they will continue to pursue the two-part transaction that sees ATK’s sporting group become an independent company and Orbital acquire ATK’s aerospace and defense businesses. Many...

November 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Kicks Week Off With Small Loss

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The GovCon Index started the new trading week with a Monday close of 68.753 — a decline of 0.247 percent, or 0.169 points. Stocks on the three major market indices remained level as well in a day that saw reports surface of Japan’s extended recession and a decrese in small-cap shares, according to Bloomberg’s market summary. Bloomberg also cited U.S. economic data that showed a...

Kamal Narang: SRA to Extend Development Work for CDC-FDA Vaccine Info Database

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Kamal Narang SRA International has been awarded a potential five-year, $18 million contract to help develop and maintain applications and process data for a vaccine information system used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. The company will also carry out medical coding, clinical research, information technology and outreach efforts for the Vaccine...

Anne Altman, IBM Federal Head, Lands ‘Executive of the Year’ Honor at GovCon Awards

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Anne Altman, general manager of federal government and industries at IBM, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards‘ “Executive of the Year” honor for leaders of contractors that exceed $300 million in revenue. Altman, a three-decade company veteran who became IBM’s U.S. federal business leader in January 2013, accepted...