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February 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Moves Green on Huntington Ingalls 4Q Beat, US Stocks Pause Rally

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at a new all-time high for a fourth consecutive session on strong fourth quarter earnings from Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) as the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 retreated Thursday after a five-day stretch of record closes. Both the GCI and U.S. equities had set continued record highs during those streaks on …

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February 15 Market Close: GovCon Index & US Stocks Further Extend Record Highs

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index and all three major U.S. stock indices moved further into record-high territory Wednesday after President Donald Trump repeated his plans to cut taxes and simplify the tax code after a meeting with retail company executives. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners by a 9-to-1 ratio as nine of …

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Future CSC-HPE Services Combination to Trade as ‘DXC Technology’

The company set to be formed by the merger of Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) and the enterprise services segment of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) will operate under the “DXC Technology” name upon the deal’s scheduled April 3 closure. CSC said Wednesday the future company will list on the New York …

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February 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted By McKesson Surge, US Stocks Set New Record Highs on Apple & Banks

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index hit a new all-time record close Tuesday on a strong performance from blue chip stock McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) as U.S. equities also reached new highs for a third consecutive session Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony to Senate lawmakers on Capitol Hill. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners …

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MITRE Names Jason Providakes to Succeed Al Grasso as CEO

The board of directors at nonprofit science and engineering research organization MITRE Corp. has unanimously appointed two-decade firm veteran and current Senior Vice President Dr. Jason Providakes to succeed Al Grasso as president and CEO in a transition scheduled to take effect March 6. MITRE said Tuesday Grasso will continue as …

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Chenega Elevates 14-Year Company Vet Tim Lamb to Security Business Unit President

Tim Lamb, president of physical security and fire protection services contractor Chenega Infinity, will transition into a new role of president for Chenega Corp.’s security strategic business unit in July to succeed the retiring Paul Raggio. At that time, Lamb will hold management and oversight responsibilities for seven Chenega-owned businesses: Chenega …

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February 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises on Blue Chip Gains With Trump Tax Cuts in Focus

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rose Monday in tandem with major U.S. equity indices that set new record highs as investors continued to bet President Donald Trump’s plans for lower corporate taxes and regulations can boost economic growth. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners by an 8-to-1 ratio as 10 of its 11 S&P …

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Bill Grabner Appointed Federal Sales Regional VP at Broadsoft

Bill Grabner, a 19-year business development veteran and former BD senior vice president at Phacil, has joined communication software and service provider Broadsoft as regional VP for federal sales, Broadsoft has confirmed to GovCon Wire. Grabner will hold responsibility over engagement functions with federal agencies and industry partners at Broadsoft, which offers …

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February 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Breaks 90 After 2 Months Below Mark, Ends Week Higher

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed above the 90-point barrier for the first time in two months Friday to end the week higher as all three major U.S. stock indices closed at record highs for a second consecutive session on extended investor anticipation over President Donald Trump’s tax announcement within the next …

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February 9 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Lift After Trump Tax Policy Hint

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index climbed Thursday on strong gains by large aerospace primes and services contractors as all three major U.S. stock indices hit record highs in intraday trade after President Donald Trump said he would give a tax policy announcement in the next few weeks. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggards by …

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