October 28 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up on Monday’s Close

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The GovCon Index closed Monday at 66.193, up 0.200 or 0.301 percent. Top Percentage Gainers Company Stock Price % Change ICF International Inc. 34.11 1.82% Orbital 29.51 1.65% CGI Group Inc. 33.83 1.41% Raytheon Co. 99.37 1.27% Exelis Inc. 16.99 1.25% Market Summary Advancing Issues 19 (63.33%) Declining Issues 10 (33.33%) Unchanged Issues 1 (3.33%) The Executive Mosaic GovCon...

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’...

Leo Ryan: UNC-Led Team, USAID Aim to Help Int’l Partners Build Up Health Info Monitoring

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The United States Agency for International Development has selected a consortium led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Carolina Population Center to help the agency work with other countries to build up their health information systems under a potential $180 million associates cooperative agreement. UNC says the Measure Evaluation Phase IV program’s goal is to help...

CSC Vet Sam Visner Joins ICF as Cybersecurity Business SVP, GM

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Sam Visner Sam Visner, a 35-year cybersecurity and intelligence veteran and a former Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) executive, has joined ICF International as senior vice president and general manager of the Fairfax, Virginia-based company’s cybersecurity business. “Sam is a recognized authority in cyber policy, programs and technology. Bringing Sam to ICF demonstrates our commitment...

Gene Rodrigues Joins ICF in VP Role; Mike Mernick Comments

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Gene Rodrigues, formerly a senior director at utility company Southern California Edison, has joined ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) as a vice president. He holds more than two decades of experience in utility policy and program development, multisector resource planning and energy conservation services, ICF said Monday. Mike Mernick, an ICF senior vice president, said Rodrigues will work to help...

Sudhakar Kesavan: ICF to Buy Belgium-Based Mostra for Europe Market Push

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ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has moved to grow its communications services portfolio in Europe by agreeing to buy Brussels, Belgium-based Mostra S.A. for an undisclosed amount. ICF intends for the acquisition to increase its earnings per share starting in the second quarter of its 2014 fiscal year and will adjust the company’s 2014 metrics to reflect the transaction, ICF said Tuesday. Sudhakar...

ICF to Support EPA’s Human Health Risk Evaluation Program; Jennifer Welham Comments

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ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has won a potential five-year $33 million contract to resume support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s efforts to assess health risks of chemicals on humans. The re-compete contract was awarded by EPA’s Office of Research and Development to help the National Center for Environmental Assessment evaluate chemical dangers and other environmental...

Debra Tomchek Joins ICF in VP Post; Jeffrey Neal Comments

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Debra Tomchek, formerly executive director of the Department of Homeland Security‘s chief human capital office, has joined ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) as a vice president. The 15-year federal senior executive veteran led DHS to develop and implement a department-wide program on how to plan a multi-sector workforce that works to address mission risks, ICF said Tuesday. Tomchek joins the...

ICF to Help EPA Manage ID Credential Cards; Bill Jacobs Comments

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ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has won a potential five-year, $14.6 million contract to help the Environmental Protection Agency implement an identity management system for employees. The re-compete contract to support the agency’s Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 initiative has one base year and four option years, ICF said Tuesday. “We are excited to have the opportunity to...

ICF Names 25-Year Utility Vet Seth Hulkower Energy Group SVP; Sergio Ostria Comments

Seth Hulkower ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has appointed 25-year utility executive veteran Seth Hulkower senior vice president for the energy, environment and transportation group. Sergio Ostria The company said he will design and implement the company’s strategy to grow business in the distribution arena for electric operations, customer operations and business process outsourcing. From...