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November 7 End of Day Report: GovCon Index Down on Thursday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Friday at 68.027 points, a decrease from Thursday’s trading by 0.459 points — or 0.679 percent. Bloomberg reported relatively flat figures on the stock market after new economic data showed a dip in the unemployment rate during October to a six-year low and job creation figures for the month that were lower …

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November 5 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up on Tuesday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Tuesday at 68.521, slightly up 0.082 or 0.120 percent. U.S. stocks ended mixed on the back of anxious investors over the congressional elections and an oil price drop, CNBC reported Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went up 17.60 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17, 383.84, while …

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Air Force Picks 7 for Spectrum Warfare Tech R&D Project

Seven companies have won contracts to help the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory develop technologies for warfighters to operate in a contested electromagnetic environment, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday. John Keller writes the contractors will design and build systems for countering anti-access/area denial threats under the service’s $47 million …

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Executive Mosaic Launches GovConIndex

Executive Mosaic Inc. has launched the Executive Mosaic GovConIndex; a composite index that tracks 30 of the leading publicly traded Government Contracting (GovCon) Companies. The goal of the index is to measure the health and performance of the GovCon industry through changes in the aggregate price of the component stocks. The represented …

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PwC, General Dynamics, DSS, Medsphere Team to Compete for Defense EHR Contract; Scott McIntyre Comments

PwC will lead a consortium comprised of General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology unit, as well as electronic health system vendors DSS and Medsphere to compete for a contract to build the U.S. Defense Department‘s future electronic health records system. PwC said Friday that the team will offer an open architecture EHR platform to the military …

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Christopher Miller: Pentagon Kicks Off Multibillion Dollar EHR Modernization Contract Bidding

The Defense Department has started to formally accept bids for a multibillion dollar contract to help the Pentagon build an integrated health records system, DoD News reported Monday. Jim Garamone writes DoD requires the architecture to be interoperable with the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ EHR platform and with private-sector EHR systems to allow data sharing …

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NOAA Taps 8 Firms for $250M Nautical Chart Data Services IDIQ

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected eight companies to help the agency’s coast survey office update nautical charts for mariners under a potential five-year, $250 million contract. Companies with positions on the Hydrographic Surveying Services contract will compete for task orders to perform work for the maps that are used …

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Cerner to Buy Siemens Health Services for $1B; John Glaser, Neal Patterson Comment

Siemens (NYSE: SI) has agreed to sell its health information technology business to Cerner (NASDAQ: CERN) for $1.3 billion cash following approval from the companies’ respective boards. Cerner said Tuesday that it expects the acquisition to add at least 15 cents in 2015 and 25 cents in 2016 to its non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. “The knowledge and strength of …

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Army Taps 6 Firms for $300M for Armament Center Support IDIQ

Six companies have won positions on a five-year, $300 million contract to help a U.S. Army research and development center obtain materials and services to meet the center’s requirements. The Army received nine bids for the multiple award order dependent contract via the Internet and will determine both funding and work location with …

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Craig Cooning Appointed President of Boeing’s Network and Space Business; Chris Chadwick Comments

Craig Cooning, the former vice president and general manager of space and intelligence systems within Boeing‘s [NYSE: BA] network and space business, has succeeded Roger Krone as president of the N&SS, Boeing said Tuesday. Krone has joined Reston, Va.-based Leidos, where he will serve as the company’s second CEO. “Since joining Boeing …

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