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February 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Up, Investors Await Friday Greece Meeting

The GovCon Index extended its streak of gains to a fourth consecutive day with a Thursday increase of 0.383 points to 70.180. Investors will watch a meeting in Brussels between government officials from Germany in Greece on terms of a bailout of Greece and energy shares dipped with declines in crude oil prices, according to Bloomberg. …

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February 18 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Remain Flat as Fed Minutes Go Public

The GovCon Index recorded a relatively flat trading day Wednesday with a nominal gain of 0.18 points to close at 69.798. U.S. traders mulled the release of the Federal Reserve‘s minutes showed the central bank would exercise continued patience before a potential interest rate increase, according to CNBC. Investors also considered news that …

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February 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Surges as Oil Price Jumps

The GovCon Index made a gain for a third consecutive trading day as it rose 0.69 points — or 0.986 percent — to 69.272 on Thursday. All but one company on the index saw their stock prices increase. An agreement between Russia and Ukraine on a ceasefire and a 4.9-percent jump in crude oil futures …

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February 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Stays Level as Greece, Ukraine Talks Hang Over Market

The GovCon Index mirrored largely flat activity in the larger U.S. stock market to record a nominal gain of 0.091 points to 68.582. Traders showed concern over the outcome of negotiations between Greece’s new government and finance leaders in the Euro zone and are watching the progress of peace talks between France, …

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January 28 Market Close: GovCon Index Retreats, Fed Holds to ‘Patient’ Interest Rate Line

The GovCon Index extended its current stretch of declines to a third straight day with a loss of 0.306 points — or 0.432 percent — to close at 71.223 on Wednesday. Boeing (NYSE: BA) recorded the largest gain of any index member — a nearly 5-percent increase — after the company said revenue for its 2014 …

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Amy Steinberg to Lead Vistronix’s Analytics, Modernization, Cyber Defense Operations; Paul Falkler Comments

Amy Steinberg, formerly a management executive at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has joined Vistronix as vice president and general manager of analytics, modernization and cyber defense operations within the national intelligence sector. She will oversee the national intelligence sector’s program execution and growth, business development and employee retention, Vistronix said Thursday. …

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Steve Comber Joins ManTech as Health Business SVP, GM

Steve Comber, formerly president of Leidos‘ (NYSE: LDOS) health group, has joined ManTech International (NASDAQ: MANT) as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s federal health business unit. “Federal health (information technology) is a strategic focus for ManTech, ” George Pedersen, ManTech chairman and CEO,  said Tuesday. At ManTech, Comber …

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Andy Maner: IBM-Epic Team Forms Advisory Group for Potential DoD EHR Project

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Epic have formed a Military Health System advisory group to provide industry best practices in support of the team’s contract bid for the modernization of the Defense Department‘s healthcare management system. A press release posted Thursday on FierceHealthIT stated that the group will help guide the IBM-Epic team in the …

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SAIC Founder Robert Beyster Dies at Age 90

Dr. Robert Beyster, the iconic founder of Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) and a legend in the GovCon sector, died Monday morning of natural causes at age 90, the family said on Beyster’s personal blog Monday. Beyster founded SAIC in 1969 as an employee-owned company and it has since grown to a …

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The Deals, Moves and Shakeups That Drove GovCon in 2014

EDITORS NOTE: The piece below is a special edition of the Weekly Roundup newsletter written by Jim Garrettson, president and founder of this website’s parent company Executive Mosaic, to recap the biggest stories in the GovCon sector for 2014. In this year-end issue, Jim wraps up the year with a …

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