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January 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted by Platform Maker Gains Against Red Majority Ahead of Inauguration

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed higher Thursday as gains by large defense platform and product makers helped offset declines by a majority of the GCI’s 30 stocks with mid-tier prime contractors and government services providers in red. U.S. stocks traded lower by comparison with real estate the largest drag on equities in the …

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January 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on Shipbuilder Declines, Financials Drive S&P 500 Lower

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Tuesday on declines from major military shipbuilders and defense technology makers as U.S. stocks traded lower with a 2.28-percent decline by financial shares the main contributor after a three-day weekend for equity markets. GovCon Index laggards outnumbered advancers by an 9-to-1 ratio and overall top performer McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) was the …

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January 17 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Gain on Defense Prime Stock Boost

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday with a 0.464-percent climb to 88.863 as gainers outnumbered laggards at a 2-to-1 ratio with strong performances by defense prime stocks. L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) was GCI’s top net performer while Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) led the listed stocks in percentage gained. The Index’s rebound comes amid investor optimism …

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Lockheed Continues Mentorship of Accurate Machine and Tool

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 13, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) continues to mentor Accurate Machine and Tool under the Defense Department‘s Mentor-Protege Program to develop the small business’ efforts to support more customers and pursue opportunities in the public sector as a prime contractor, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Lockheed said Wednesday it received a three-year …

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RapidSOS Appoints Former Raytheon Chair, CEO William Swanson to Advisory Board

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 13, 2017 — RapidSOS has named William Swanson, former Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) chairman and CEO, to the advisory board of the New York-based emergency communications technology company, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. Swanson has at least 40 years of experience in cybersecurity, defense and communications, RapidSOS said Tuesday. He held various …

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December 31 & 2016 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower, Ends at 16% YTD Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index retreated Friday in the final trading session of 2016 to close a negative December but but a positive year on a boost to defense stocks in the post-election rally that has swept through U.S. markets. The GovCon Index closes 2016 with a year-to-date gain of 16.73 percent as the U.S. stock …

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December 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Advances, US Stocks Turn Red After Russia Sanctions

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index moved higher Thursday on broad gains among defense primes and services contractors as U.S. stocks closed slightly lower in a mostly quiet penultimate trading session for 2016. Investors continued their post-election focus on defense and other GovCon stocks, while the S&P 500 composite index turned slightly negative as markets …

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New CEO Chuck Prow: Vectrus Looks to ‘Fuse Physical & Digital Aspects’ of Logistics Work

Facility and logistics services provider Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) will continue to prioritize information technology and network communications as areas of pursuit for potential growth as the company looks ahead to 2017, its newly-appointed CEO has told GovCon Wire. Colorado Springs-based government services contractor Vectrus has $1.5 billion in bids for new …

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December 19 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Negative Friday Numbers to End 5-Week Gain Streak

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday down 0.177 points to 88.179 following a volatile afternoon trading session for U.S. stocks. Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) led all GCI net and percentage gainers Friday. The Index’s streak of five straight weekly gains also ended with this week’s loss, although GCI has posted a climb of 10.74 percent since the …

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Boeing to Move Defense Segment HQ from St. Louis to Washington DC Region

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will shift the headquarters of its $31 billion defense segment from the St. Louis metropolitan region to the Washington, D.C. area effective Jan. 3, 2017 for top executives to gain closer proximity with government customers, a company spokesperson has confirmed to GovCon Wire. Close to a dozen senior executives including Boeing Defense, …

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