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Matt Desch: FAA Should Decide Soon on Transition to New Aircraft Surveillance System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 21, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has urged the Federal Aviation Administration to make its decision on the transition to a new aircraft surveillance system by the end of 2016, ExecutiveBiz reported March 9. Reuters reported March 8 Desch said at the Satellite 2016 conference that FAA …

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Weekly Roundup Mar. 7 – Mar. 11 2016: GovCon Index, Defense Stocks Show Steady Recovery & more

Mar. 7 – Mar. 11 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The start of March has given investors everywhere a respite of calm so far after a January and February period of across-the-board, worldwide market volatility that carried over from the …

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The 2016 Wash100’s Mix of Companies, Agencies & Trade/Research Groups

As covered here yesterday, GovCon Wire’s parent company Executive Mosaic announced its inductions for the 2016 edition of the Wash 100 — EM’s annual selection of the government contracting arena’s most influential voices. These 100 individuals were chosen by EM’s editorial and organizational leadership as the executives and other leaders …

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October 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Climb on More Earnings Reports

The GovCon Index rose 0.455 points to 77.518 for a second consecutive close at an all-time high on earnings reports from contractors that exceeded Wall Street estimates. Intelsat (NYSE: I) led all Index gainers at 7.9 percent to $6.69 after the global satellite services provider stated earnings above the consensus forecast. L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) rose …

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Weekly Roundup Aug 10 – Aug 14 2015

Weekly Roundup Aug 10 – Aug 14 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Second quarter earnings season has concluded for many GovCon firms and all five of the industry’s most notable U.S.-based identities reported results that surpassed Wall Street analyst forecasts. …

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Matt Desch: Startups’ Microsatellites Plans Present Innovation Possibilities, Challenges for Industry

TYSONS CORNER, VA March 30, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch said recent startups’ plans to build constellations of microsatellites to expand global Internet connectivity present both “interesting innovation” possibilities as well as challenges to the satellite community, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. He noted that the …

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Matt Desch Selected to Wash100 for Leadership in Global Satellite Communications

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA March 18, 2015 – Matt Desch, who heads mobile satellite services company Iridium, has been inducted into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 list of the most influential leaders in GovCon for his leadership role in global satellite communications. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector …

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State Dept Plans 5-Year Device Tracking System Contract

The State Department wants an enterprise personnel tracking system for employees and their devices to replace its existing nine-year old tracking system, according to an Oct. 5 FedBizOpps notice. A potential five-year contract would have a performance period of one base year and four option years. The department’s Bureau of …

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Agilex Helps NASA Address Orbital Debris Threat

Agilex recently provided program support for the International Conference on Orbital Debris Removal, a program co-sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The conference assembled 300 scientists and researchers from around the world to “develop more pragmatic and effective strategies” …

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Lockheed Martin Contracted by U.S. Navy to Upgrade Submarine Communitcations System

Lockheed Martin has teamed up with Granite State Manufacturing (GSM) to design, manufacture, and test an upgraded Multifunction Mast Antenna System in order to improve submarine communication. The contract from the U.S. Navy is worth $6.9 million. Presently, the U.S. Navy uses the OE-538 system for all Navy submarines as …

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