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CGI Federal’s James Peake Selected to Wash100 for Leadership in IT Service Delivery

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA February 26, 2015 – James Peake, CGI Federal president, has been chosen to be among this year’s Wash100 most influential leaders in GovCon for his keen leadership on information technology service delivery. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected …

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February 17 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Gains on Thursday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed on a high for the fourth straight day Thursday at 19.503 or 0.231 points. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 46.97 points to 18, 019.35, the Standard & Poor’s 500 composite index rose 8.51 points to 2, 096.99 and the NASDAQ composite index gained 36.22 points to 4, 893.84. Top Percentage Gainers …

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Hitachi Data Systems Acquires Big Data Firm Pentaho; Kevin Eggleston Comments

Hitachi Data Systems Corp. has agreed to acquire Pentaho Corp., a big data integration and business analytics company, for an undisclosed amount. Quentin Gallivan will retain his position as Pentaho CEO and the company will continue to operate as usual upon completion of the transaction that is scheduled in June, …

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February 9 Morning Report: Harris, Exelis Lead GovCon Index Gains

The GovCon Index gained 0.719 points, or 0.96 percent, on Friday for a new record close of 74.186. Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) announced its intent to buy Exelis (NYSE: XLS) for $5 billion, an announcement that sent a price surge of 9.63 percent and 36.25 percent for both companies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 60.59 points to 17, …

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January 26 Morning Report: GovCon Index Closes Friday with Slight Gain

The GovCon Index recorded a gain of 0.211 points (0.290%) to close at a new all-time high of 72.557 on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 141.38 points to 17, 672.60, the Standard &Poor’s 500 was down 11.33 points at 2, 051.82 and the NASDAQ composite index gained 7.48 points to 4, 757.88. Top Percentage Gainers   Company …

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Philippe Llorens Appointed New CEO at Atos-EMC-VMware Alliance

Canopy has named Philippe Llorens as its new CEO to succeed outgoing Jacques Pommeraud, who is bound for Salesforce as senior vice president for success services, Business Cloud News reported Wednesday. Canopy — a three-year-old alliance that comprises Atos, EMC and VMware — makes cloud products and services for the enterprise such as Cisco networking and …

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Peter Hoene Appointed to Lead SES Government Solutions; Tip Osterthaler Comments

Peter Hoene has been named president and CEO of SES Government Solutions, a subsidiary of global satellite operator SES. The U.S. Air Force retired brigadier general will assume the new roles from his current post as corporate vice president for development, SES-GS announced Monday. He replaces Tip Osterthaler, who is set …

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Billy Moore to Take CFO Role at Grant Thornton; J. Michael McGuire Comments

Billy Moore is set to take over from retiring Russ Wieman as chief financial officer of Grant Thornton LLP. Moore will come into the new role on Aug. 1 from his current post as professional standards partner for the firm’s offices in Charlotte, Raleigh and Columbia. He brings with him …

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January 20 Morning Report: GovCon Index Scores Gain on Friday’s Close

The GovCon Index ended a week of trading with an increase of 0.711 points (0.990%) to close at 71.121 on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average reported a 1.10 percent gain to 17, 511.57, the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 1.34 percent to 2, 019.42 and the NASDAQ composite index jumped 1.39 percent to 4, 634.38. Top Percentage Gainers   …

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January 5 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down On Final Day of 2014

The GovCon Index retreated on the final day of 2014, closing Wednesday at 70.629, down 0.884 point, or 1.267 percent. The Nasdaq composite index ended the year at 4, 736.06, down 0.87 percent, the Standard & Poor’s 500 at 2, 058.90, a decline of 1.03 percent, and the Dow Jones industrial average at 17, 823.07, …

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