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Weekly Roundup Feb. 1 – Feb. 5 2016: The 9 Three-Time Wash100 Winners in 2016’s Class & more

Feb. 1 – Feb. 5 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Last week in this space, we announced the 2016 edition of Executive Mosaic’s annual Wash100 list, our selection of the government contracting arena’s most influential leaders and voices from both the public …

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February 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls 2% on Harris Revenue Forecast Cut, Oil Declines Weigh on US Markets

The GovCon Index slumped back into a correction — at least 10 percent down from its most recent high — Tuesday with a decline of 2.124 percent to 70.226 spurred by Harris Corp.‘s (NYSE: HRS) move to cut projected revenue for the company’s 2016 fiscal year. Shares of Harris plummeted 9.78 percent after 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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Northrop Posts 3% Profit Decline for 2015 on Lower Sales, Stock Buybacks Lift Year’s Earnings Past Street’s Outlook

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) — one of 30 companies listed in Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index — has reported a 3.86-percent decline in profit for its 2015 fiscal year compared to 2014 on lower sales in space and restricted programs and a modest increase in pension costs. Net earnings for 2015 …

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Rolls-Royce Receives $154M Air Force C-130J Spare Engines, Sustainment Contracts

Rolls-Royce has received $154 million in contracts from the U.S. Air Force to produce spare engines and sustain the propulsion system of the Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) C-130J aircraft. Rolls-Royce will complete the production of AE 2100 engines for the Air Force and Saudi Arabia under a $77.9 million foreign military sales …

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January 27 Market Close: Boeing, Booz Allen, Textron Declines Drag GovCon Index Below 70 to 3-Month Low

The GovCon Index plunged 2.438 percent to 69.664 in its first close below the 70-point mark for the first time in almost four months to keep the 30-company listing in a correction, or at least 10 percent down from its most recent high. Boeing (NYSE: BA) — also a Dow …

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January 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls Back Into Correction Ahead of Earnings Week for ‘Big Five’ Contractors and Others

The GovCon Index retreated with a loss of 1.295 percent to 70.580 Monday in a move that puts the Index back into a correction, or 10 percent off its most recent high, for the second time this month. Monday’s plunge starts a week in which investors who follow defense and government contracting sectors await a batch of …

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Weekly Roundup Jan. 18 – Jan. 22 2016: Analysts Call Defense Stocks Steady in Wild Market & more

Jan. 18 – Jan. 22 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Volatility in financial markets has become a fact of life all over the world and has sent investors questioning where the opportunities are in the midst of headwinds such as declining …

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State Dept Clears $2B Sale of F-16 Weapons, Logistics Services to Iraq

The State Department has approved Iraq’s request to buy munitions, weapons, related equipment and logistics support services for F-16 fighter jets from the U.S. government under a potential $1.95 billion foreign military sales agreement. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday that Iraq will use the weapons systems and logistics services to support …

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Investment Firm Platinum Equity Inks Deal to Buy PAE

Los Angeles-based investment firm Platinum Equity has agreed to purchase Arlington, Va.-based government services contractor PAE from New York City-headquartered private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg for an undisclosed sum in a deal the parties expect to close by February 2016, the companies said Monday. Lindsay Goldberg purchased PAE for $350 …

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