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Michael Strianese: L3 Eyes Tactical UUV Market With OceanServer Buy

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has bought autonomous unmanned undersea vehicle manufacturer OceanServer Technology for an undisclosed sum, a move that Chairman and CEO Michael Strianese said marks L3’s expansion push into the UUV market. Fall River, Massachusetts-based OceanServer builds lightweight UUVs for military, commercial and international clients, L3 said Tuesday. The business was …

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March 1 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Climb to New Records on Trump Speech & Rate Hike Chatter

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at an all-time high Wednesday for the second time in three sessions as U.S. stocks also extended their record-setting rally in their best one-day performance of 2017 so far with the S&P 500 composite index above 2,400 for the first time during intraday trade after President Donald …

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February 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits Record Close on Trump Military Budget Proposal

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at an all-time record high Monday with large aerospace-and-defense primes the main contributors to gains after President Donald Trump unveiled his proposal to raise military spending 9 percent for the next federal fiscal year. U.S. stocks also posted small gains as the benchmark S&P 500 composite …

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February 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Up, Records 4th Straight Weekly Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed higher Friday to end its fourth straight weekly gain as investors eyed defense stocks after President Donald Trump repeated his election campaign pledge to build up the military during a speech in Washington. U.S. equities also posted narrow gains and the benchmark S&P 500 composite index ended the …

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February 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat, S&P 500 Dips After Fed Minutes

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held flat as the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index traded narrowly lower Wednesday after the most recent Federal Reserve meeting minutes indicated a desire among many policymakers to raise interest rates “fairly soon.” GovCon Index advancers slightly edged decliners 16-14 as seven of its 11 S&P 500 components closed green with Huntington …

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January 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Broaches 1% Decline Amid Market Anxiety Over Immigration Order

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted its largest decline in seven weeks Monday as the general U.S. stock market also saw increased selling activity amid investor concern over the Trump administration’s immigration measure to bar entry into the U.S. from seven Middle East countries. Only three of the GovCon Index’s 30 components advanced …

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Polaris Alpha Targets Cyber, SIGINT Market Expansion Through Intelesys Buy

Polaris Alpha, a portfolio company of investment firm Arlington Capital Partners, has bought cyber, network and software engineering services provider Intelesys for an undisclosed sum in a push to expand presence in the cyber and signals intelligence market. Elkridge, Maryland-based Intelesys works with intelligence community customers to help them fulfill mission critical cyber operations …

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January 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted by Platform Maker Gains Against Red Majority Ahead of Inauguration

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed higher Thursday as gains by large defense platform and product makers helped offset declines by a majority of the GCI’s 30 stocks with mid-tier prime contractors and government services providers in red. U.S. stocks traded lower by comparison with real estate the largest drag on equities in the …

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January 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on Shipbuilder Declines, Financials Drive S&P 500 Lower

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Tuesday on declines from major military shipbuilders and defense technology makers as U.S. stocks traded lower with a 2.28-percent decline by financial shares the main contributor after a three-day weekend for equity markets. GovCon Index laggards outnumbered advancers by an 9-to-1 ratio and overall top performer McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) was the …

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Boeing CEO Says Progress Made on ‘Simplifying Requirements’ for Air Force One After Trump Meeting

Boeing (NYSE: BA) CEO Dennis Muilenburg told reporters Tuesday after his hour-long meeting with President-elect Donald Trump that the company has moved forward on efforts in “simplifying requirements” for the future Air Force One replacement airplane with combat jets also a topic of discussion there. Trump first criticized the presidential aircraft program on …

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