November 10 End of Day Report: GovCon Index Holds Relatively Level From Friday’s Close

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The GovCon Index ended Monday’s trading day at 68.240 — a nominal increase of 0.311 percent from Friday, or 0.213 points. CNBC reported that the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 composite index both closed Monday at record highs on the heels of positive earnings reports and price increases of healthcare stocks during the trading day. The Dow closed 0.23 percent higher...

November 7 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up on Thursday’s Close

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The GovCon Index closed Thursday at 68.486, up 0.086 or 0.126 percent. Reuters reported Thursday market optimism over anticipation that the European Central Bank may be getting ready with new measures to bolster the eurozone. The Dow Jones industrial average hit a record high, up 69.94 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,554.5, while Standard & Poor’s 500 closed 7.64 points, up.0.38 percent,...

Christine Walrath: ICF to Help HHS Evaluate National Suicide Prevention Programs

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ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) has won a potential five-year, $18.5 million task order to help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services review federally funded suicide prevention programs. ICF said Monday it will also work with HHS’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to design, implement and disseminate strategies for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline center...

October 29 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up on Tuesday’s Close

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The GovCon Index closed Tuesday at 67.274, up 1.081 or 1.581 percent. Positive earnings pulled up U.S. markets with the Dow Jones industrial average closing 17,005.75 points, up 187.81 (1.1%), and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index at 1985.05, up 23.42 points (1.2%), USA Today reported Tuesday.   Top Percentage Gainers Company Stock Price % Change Maximus Inc. 46.37 5.53% Textron 40.49 4.11% ICF...

October 23 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down at Market Close

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The 30-company GovCon Index closed at 64.584 on Wednesday, down by 0.270 point or 0.419 percent from the previous day. The Standard & Poors 500 index dropped 0.7 percent to 1927 points, the Nasdaq composite index registered an 0.8 percent fall to 4383 and the Dow Jones industrial average inched down 0.9 percent to 16,461 as markets reacted to news of falling oil prices and a shooting in...

Sudhakar Kesavan: ICF’s $295M Buy of Olson Targets Digital Tech Market

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ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has agreed to purchase marketing technology and digital services firm Olson from KRG Capital Partners and other shareholders in a $295 million cash transaction nearly one year after ICF acquired CITYTECH and Mostra. Fairfax, Virginia-based ICF expects the transaction to close within the next month as part of its efforts to grow its customer engagement portfolio...

October 16 Morning Report: GovCon Index Enters Day at Half-Percent Decline

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The GovConIndex will enter Thursday’s trading day at 62.418 points — down 0.367 points from Wednesday’s figures, or a decline of 0.592 percent. CNBC reports that more economic data will become public on Thursday, such as the weekly jobless claims numbers, industrial production figures, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve survey and the National Association of Home Builders’...

ICF Wins $100M NIH Health Informatics BPA; Ellen Glover Comments

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ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has won a five-year, $100 million blanket purchase agreement to provide clinical information management services to multiple National Institutes of Health facilities and partner organizations. The company said Tuesday it will continue helping NIH institutes and centers collect, analyze and disseminate a range of biomedical, health and disaster data. Work will also include...

Mary Schwarz: ICF to Help National Cancer Institute Run Anti-Tobacco Program

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ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has won a potential five-year, $100 million blanket purchase agreement to provide communications support to the National Cancer Institute for a tobacco cessation program. The company said Monday the BPA with the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health and NCI covers messaging strategy support and added communications work across...

Andrew Robinson: ICF to Help Establish Pension Agency’s IT Program Mgmt Group

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ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has won a four-year, $25 million task order to help the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. create and operationalize a department that would manage PBGC’s information technology programs. The company said Thursday it will provide subject matter and technical consulting services to build the PBGC IT program management office. “We are committed to employing program...