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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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December 12 Morning Report: GovCon Index Registers 6th Straight Weekly Gain as Defense Stocks Continue Post-Election Rally

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday up 0.476 percent to 90.426, with gainers outnumbering laggers by a 2-to-1 ratio, as the climb of defense stocks continues following the election of Donald Trump. McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) was the GCI’s top net advancer while Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) was …

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December 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises, Posts 6th Straight Weekly Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index advanced Friday to complete its sixth consecutive weekly gain in an extended post-election climb that has seen the GCI hit a series of record high closes. The GCI has risen 14.75 percent over six weeks with the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index up 6.26 percent …

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December 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Drops on Steep Prime Declines, SAIC Climbs on Earnings Beat

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Thursday on steep losses among several of its large-cap prime components as U.S. stocks posted a small advance to a new record high close with financial shares the top performers at a 1-percent gain and industrials the largest laggards. Thursday’s decline puts the GCI below 90 points after a …

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