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April 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Holds Positive Against Volatile Markets Ahead of 1Q Defense Earnings Week

The GovCon Index held against choppy trading activity in U.S. markets during the afternoon session Friday to close at a gain of 0.387 points to 76.369 and notch its second consecutive week in the positive. Friday also marks the Index’s seventh weekly gain over the last eight in a stretch that has seen it climb nearly …

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IBM Purchases Optevia in Push to Address Public Sector CRM SaaS Demand

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has purchased systems integrator Optevia in an effort to address a demand for software-as-a-service customer relationship management offerings within the public sector. Optevia will be part of IBM Global Business Services and support the business unit’s digital consultancy practice and CRM leadership, IBM said Friday. Joanna Davinson, IBM public sector lead in …

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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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Weekly Roundup Feb. 16 – Feb. 19 2016: The M&A Deal Leaders in 2016’s Wash100 & more

Feb. 16 – Feb. 19 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Over the past two weeks here, we have taken different looks at Executive Mosaic’s 2016 Wash100 list of the government contracting arena’s most influential voices and pulled out some similarities between …

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Richard Crowe: Booz Allen to Continue VA CRM System Support With $115M Task Order

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has received a potential three-year, $115 million task order to help integrate applications for the Department of Veterans Affairs to manage the agency’s interactions with customers. The order covers application integration, software development, operations, maintenance and project management support services for the Veterans Relationship Management  system,  Booz Allen said Wednesday. The company indicated it will …

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DLT Appoints New CTO, VPs in Series of Exec Moves; Alan Marc Smith Comments

DLT Solutions has made a series of leadership changes that aims to help meet the demand of government clients for cloud, big data, development operations and cybersecurity platforms. “The recent DLT executive appointments are just one of several investments we made this year to continue to make government IT procurement …

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Weekly Roundup Nov 16 – Nov 20 2015: A Post-Paris Look at the Global Arms Trade & More

Weekly Roundup Nov 16 – Nov 20 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Investors made a sharp turn this week to defense and other government contracting stocks after the Friday Paris attacks in anticipation of increased activity in the global weapons market. The GovCon …

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Weekly Roundup Aug 24 – Aug 28 2015: GovCon Index Mirrors US Markets’ Wild Ride & more

Weekly Roundup Aug 24 – Aug 28 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The world has been captivated over the last 10 days by the frenzied selloff in global stock markets then subsequent rebound over the past two days and government …

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CSC Wins FAA Cloud Services Contract

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has won a 10-year, $109 million contract with options to deploy cloud services at the Federal Aviation Administration’s data center, Washington Technology reported Thursday. Nick Wakeman writes the FAA intends to consolidate the data center environment for its headquarters and other facilities in nine regions. CSC …

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Weekly Roundup Aug 17 – Aug 21 2015: Sequestration Discussion Resurfaces, American Systems’ Latest Acquisition & more

Weekly Roundup Aug 17 – Aug 21 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The specter of potential sequestration cuts in fiscal year 2016 — which starts Sept. 30 — surfaced again this week in a letter signed by all 46 Democratic …

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