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Former Honeywell Defense & Space Chief Carey Smith Joins Parsons as Federal Unit Head

Carey Smith, former president of Honeywell‘s (NYSE: HON) defense and space business, has joined Parsons Corp. as president of the Pasadena, Calif.-based engineering and infrastructure services contractor’s U.S. federal business unit. Parsons said Tuesday Tom Roell will return to his full-time post as vice chairman and chief risk adviser after …

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Boeing Appoints Stanley Deal New CEO of Commercial-Defense Global Services Org

Stanley Deal, a 30-year aerospace industry veteran and a senior vice president at Boeing (NYSE: BA), has been named president and CEO of a newly-established global services business unit that brings together functions from the Chicago-based company’s commercial and defense segments. He will directly report to CEO Dennis Muilenburg as a …

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Cubic FY 2017 Guidance Falls Below Street Outlook, Contractor Expects Defense Order Delay Resolutions

GovCon Index-listed Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) issued earnings and revenue guidance below Wall Street’s consensus outlook for the company’s 2017 fiscal year started Oct. 1 with expectations of delayed orders from the Defense Department to be received over the next 12 months. San Diego-based Cubic said in October the DoD funding delays would impact …

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November 21 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts 2nd Straight Weekly Gain Amid Defense Stock Outlook

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index recorded a 0.134-percent or 0.117-point increase Friday to 87.249 to register its second consecutive weekly gain as investors continue to have a positive outlook on defense stocks compared to healthcare and other sectors. GCI gainers outnumbered laggards Friday with L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) as the best net performer and Leidos (NYSE: …

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November 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower as Defense Primes Slow Post-Election Surge

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Wednesday on sell-offs in its largest defense prime components as U.S. stocks also held modestly down with financial stocks and utilities among the most notable decliners. GovCon Index laggards outnumbered gainers by a 2-to-1 ratio and all 11 of its S&P 500 components fell with Lockheed Martin …

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November 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Post-Election Gain Streak Ends With 1% Decline, US Stocks Advance

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ended its four-day post-election gain streak with a 1-percent decline Tuesday as investors sold defense shares that had surged since Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential election victory Nov. 8. In contrast, U.S. stocks were lifted Tuesday on bounces in technology and energy shares as the latter sector rose in conjunction with …

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Arlington Capital Partners Merges EOIR With Proteus Technologies, Intelligent Software Solutions to Form Polaris Alpha

Arlington Capital Partners has established a new company known as Polaris Alpha after the Washington-based private equity firm merged its portfolio company EOIR Technologies with cybersecurity firm Proteus Technologies and data analysis platforms provider Intelligent Software Solutions. Polaris Alpha will work to provide software and other technology platforms across ground, maritime, aerial, space, electromagnetic …

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November 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts 4th Straight 1%-Plus Gain, AECOM Surges on CEO’s Infrastructure Comments

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index added at least 1 full percent for a fourth consecutive session Monday to new all-time high as defense primes continued to lead gainers and construction company AECOM (NYSE: ACM) also climbed after its CEO offered investors a positive outlook on U.S. infrastructure spending. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered …

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November 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Ends at Record High With 5% Surge, Investors Bet on Defense Spending Uptick

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index climbed 5 percent for a record one-day gain and closing value Wednesday as investors made large buys of shares in large defense primes on expectations of increased defense spending under incoming Pres. Donald Trump after his watershed election win Tuesday. The U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index …

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Orbital ATK Backs Govt Satellite Orders to Help Offset Weak Commercial Market Demand

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) said Tuesday the aerospace and defense contractor sees satellite orders from military and other government agencies as a counterbalance to continued soft demand from commercial customers. CEO David Thompson told investors the Dulles, Virginia-based company forecasts orders from the defense community, NASA and other science agencies to represent 75-80 …

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