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February 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits Record Close on Trump Military Budget Proposal

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at an all-time record high Monday with large aerospace-and-defense primes the main contributors to gains after President Donald Trump unveiled his proposal to raise military spending 9 percent for the next federal fiscal year. U.S. stocks also posted small gains as the benchmark S&P 500 composite …

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February 27 Morning Report: GovCon Index Gets Boost as Trump Reaffirms Military Buildup Plan

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted a 0.625-point climb Friday to record a fourth consecutive weekly gain as defense stocks received a boost from President Donald Trump’s reiteration of his presidential campaign pledge to build up the military. GCI advancers outnumbered decliners by a 4-to-1 ratio with Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) …

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February 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat, S&P 500 Dips After Fed Minutes

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held flat as the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index traded narrowly lower Wednesday after the most recent Federal Reserve meeting minutes indicated a desire among many policymakers to raise interest rates “fairly soon.” GovCon Index advancers slightly edged decliners 16-14 as seven of its 11 S&P 500 components closed green with Huntington …

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STG Makes Intell Community Push Through $119M Deal for Preferred Systems Solutions

Reston, Va.-based government technology services contractor STG Group has agreed to acquire software engineering and computing provider Preferred Systems Solutions for $119 million in a push to add new footprints in the intelligence community and other national security agencies. STG said Tuesday it expects to close the transaction by the end of March pending …

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Ian Bell, Marc-Olivier Sabourin Take New Leadership Roles at CAE’s Defense & Security Segment

Ian Bell, formerly head of the Europe/Middle East/Africa region at CAE (NYSE: CAE), has been named vice president and general manager for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East within the Montreal, Quebec-based company’s defense and security segment. CAE also appointed Marc-Olivier Sabourin, formerly regional operations director and deputy general manager for the firm’s Europe …

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Former CACI SVP Rick Dansey Named Defense Programs SVP at TeraThink

Rick Dansey, founder of Ignitis and a former executive vice president at CACI International (NYSE: CACI), has been appointed to the role of senior vice president for defense programs at management and technology consulting services contractor TeraThink. TeraThink said Monday Dansey will offer more than 28 years of executive experience to oversee the …

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Report: BAE to Name COO Charles Woodburn as Chief Executive

BAE Systems plans to formally appoint Chief Operating Officer Charles Woodburn as CEO  of the British defense contractor before the year ends, Sky News reported Monday. Mark Kleinman writes BAE’s board of directors could announce their selection of Woodburn to succeed CEO Ian King before or in conjunction with the Feb. 23 release of the company’s …

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February 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises on Blue Chip Gains With Trump Tax Cuts in Focus

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rose Monday in tandem with major U.S. equity indices that set new record highs as investors continued to bet President Donald Trump’s plans for lower corporate taxes and regulations can boost economic growth. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners by an 8-to-1 ratio as 10 of its 11 S&P …

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February 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Breaks 90 After 2 Months Below Mark, Ends Week Higher

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed above the 90-point barrier for the first time in two months Friday to end the week higher as all three major U.S. stock indices closed at record highs for a second consecutive session on extended investor anticipation over President Donald Trump’s tax announcement within the next …

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February 9 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Lift After Trump Tax Policy Hint

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index climbed Thursday on strong gains by large aerospace primes and services contractors as all three major U.S. stock indices hit record highs in intraday trade after President Donald Trump said he would give a tax policy announcement in the next few weeks. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggards by …

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