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CSRA to Help Update Veterans Benefits Administration’s Disability Claims System; Paul Nedzbala Comments

CSRA’s (NYSE: CSRA) subsidiary SRA International has received a five-year, $233 million task order to update the disability claims processing system of the Veterans Benefits Administration. SRA will aim to shorten the time for the development, adjudication and compensation of claims, CSRA said Tuesday. “Our execution of the [Intake, Conversion, …

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The Telegraph: BAE Secures $290M in UK Nuclear Submarine Prototyping Funds

BAE Systems has received an additional $290 million in contract funds to continue work on a replacement platform for the U.K.’s Vanguard-class nuclear ballistic missile submarines, The Telegraph reported Monday. Alan Tovey writes BAE will use the money to build Successor-class submarine layouts, systems and prototypes for the British navy. The U.K. has invested more than …

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Securityhunter-Led Team to Help Protect SSA Facilities, Personnel Under $200M BPA

The Social Security Administration has awarded a spot on a five-year, $200 million blanket purchase agreement to an industry team led by Securityhunter for the implementation of physical security equipment at 1, 500 agency facilities throughout the U.S. Securityhunter said Monday it will help install and maintain video surveillance, intrusion detection, duress alarm …

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Chris Freer Appointed Sales VP for Leidos Health Group

Chris Freer, formerly vice president of population health at SPH Analytics, has been appointed as VP of sales at the health business group of Leidos (NYSE: LDOS). Leidos said Monday Freer will manage the company’s health group sales strategies, plans and activities to further develop its sales operations, organizational structure and commercial …

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Bill Johnston Joins Grant Thornton as Advisory Managing Director; Rich LaFleur Comments

Bill Johnston, a three-decade federal government industry veteran, has joined Grant Thornton as an advisory managing director. Johnston will be based at the company’s McLean, Virginia office and lead the firm’s government contracting industry practice, where he will support government vendors in contracting, accounting, compliance and regulatory matters, Grant Thornton said …

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February 8 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Tumble 1% on Oil & Financial Losses as Vectrus Joins GCI

The GovCon Index followed the steep downturn in U.S. markets Monday with a decline of 1.027 percent to 70.035 spurred by new declines in oil prices and worries about the pace of future interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve. Monday also represented the first day of Colorado Springs-based government …

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5 Firms Awarded Navy System Testing, Evaluation Contract Modifications

Five companies have each received a six-month contract modification to continue performing analytical test and evaluation work on various systems for the U.S. Navy. Alion Science and Technology, Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), CGI Federal (NYSE: GIB), Gryphon Technologies and Wyle Laboratories will perform work under separate contracts they won in June 2013, …

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Pepco Energy Services Lands $80M Navy Energy Improvement Contract

Pepco Energy Services has received an $80.4 million task order award to refresh energy installations at Naval Station Great Lakes. The company will work to design new lighting, water and sewer conservation systems; repair heating, ventilation and air conditioning technologies and install a 2.2-megawatt solar hybrid array on the Naval Station Great …

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February 8 Morning Report: GovCon Index Returns to Correction; Jobs Report Boosts US Dollar

The GovCon Index closed Friday with a loss of 1.349 percent to 70.204 to go back to correction. The Index also posted a 2.15-percent weekly decline on continued U.S. market volatility and mixed earnings reports from some listed government services companies. Bloomberg reported that the U.S. dollar strengthened after a report from the …

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February 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Tumbles 1%, S&P Down 2% on Tech Losses & Jobs Data

The GovCon Index tumbled back into a correction Friday at a decline of 1.349 percent to 70.204 as U.S. investors reacted to the latest jobs report with a view toward whether the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates again this year. For the week, the Index posted a decline of …

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