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6 Firms Awarded NASA Deep-Space Habitat Concept Devt Contracts

NASA has awarded six companies separate contracts worth up to $65 million combined to help the agency research concepts and develop ground prototypes for deep space habitats. Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA),  Sierra Nevada, Bigelow Aerospace and NanoRacks were chosen through the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 initiative, the agency said Wednesday. The six companies will …

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August 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Dragged by Northrop & Other Defense Prime Losses

The GovCon Index stumbled Monday and failed to carry over momentum from Friday’s strong July jobs report as declines by major defense primes weighed on the GCI and losses by healthcare shares dragged down U.S. stocks. GovCon Index laggers outnumbered gainers by a 2-to-1 ratio and four of its 11 S&P 500-listed stocks posted gains with Northrop Grumman (NYSE: …

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Weekly Roundup August 1 – August 5 2016: Leidos Further Details Post-Merger Picture & more

August 1 – August 5 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Government contracting’s M&A and financial aspects took center stage again this week and GovCon Wire hit on all the major events as Executive Mosaic’s home of market-moving news for the sector. …

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August 4 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts Slight Loss, US Markets Eye Jobs Data

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held lower Thursday against narrow movement by U.S. stocks as investors looked ahead to the July jobs report for release Friday before the opening bell. The GovCon Index declined 0.176 points to 82.300 and three of its 11 S&P 500-listed stocks closed in positive with Boeing (NYSE: BA) and McKesson Corp. (NYSE: …

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Air Force Issues RFP on Launch Support Services for 2019 GPS III Mission

The U.S. Air Force has begun a solicitation to procure launch vehicle production, mission integration and operational services for the Global Positioning System III-3 satellite. The military service said Wednesday it will award a firm-fixed-price contract for an Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle service after the branch evaluates interested vendors’ proposals with a “best value” source …

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August 1 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Friday Decline, Ends July With 5.58% Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday down 0.065 points to 82.248 to post weekly and monthly gains of 0.460 points and 5.58 percent, respectively. The Index remained in neutral range following second-quarter earnings reports from government contractors such as Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) and Leidos (NYSE: LDOS). Top GovCon Index Net Gainers Symbol Company …

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July 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Holds in Neutral, Ends July in Green

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index remained stuck in neutral range for a second consecutive session Friday as investors continued to gauge second quarter earnings reports from government contractors with additional statements due next week. The GovCon Index nudged down 0.065 points to 82.248, which puts the GCI at respective gains of 0.460 points for the …

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Weekly Roundup July 25 – July 29 2016: Defense Tech Makers Show Life in 2Q Earnings & more

July 25 – July 29 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson A new earnings season continued to dominate investors’ attention spans this week and those with keen interests in the aerospace, defense and government contracting sectors were no exception. Eleven contractors …

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Northrop CEO Eyes Tech Services Segment Reposition Versus Sale or Spinoff

Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) chief executive signaled to investors Wednesday that he would rather reposition its technology services segment to different focus areas rather than pursue a sale or spinoff of the division. Falls Church, Virginia-based Northrop created the technology services segment at the start of this year from a realignment initiative originally …

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Bloomberg: USAF Expects Sept. Release of GAO’s ‘Declassified’ Bomber Contract Bid Protest Ruling Documents

The U.S. Air Force could finish a declassified copy of the Government Accountability Office‘s decision to uphold the military branch’s selection of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) over a Boeing (NYSE: BA)-Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team for the Long Range Strike Bomber program around late September, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Anthony Capaccio writes the Air Force will redact GAO’s findings in the …

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