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Acendre Names Miranda Ashby Federal Sales SVP; Mike Giuffrida Comments

Miranda Ashby, formerly senior director of federal sales at Cornerstone OnDemand, has joined cloud-based talent management software provider Acendre as senior vice president of federal sales. Ashby will work to support the company’s business development team to address the talent management needs of federal agencies, Acendre said Thursday. “Miranda is a seasoned and proficient leader …

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February 25 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Advance on Durable Good Orders Data

The GovCon Index held strong from a choppy morning session Thursday and ended at a gain of 1.134 percent to 72.570, which brings the Index out of correction territory after a one-day re-entry at the previous session’s close. The Index was in correction, or 10 percent down from its most recent high, for 13 days …

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NASA Books SpaceX for 5 More ISS Cargo Resupply Flights; Cheryl Warner Comments

SpaceX has been awarded five additional flights by NASA to transport cargo to and from the International Space Station under a contract signed in December 2015, Space News reported Wednesday. Peter B. de Selding writes the flights are valued at approximately $700 million total and raises to 20 the number of …

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State Dept OKs $225M UAE Request for C-17 IR Countermeasures, Logistics Services

The State Department has cleared a potential $225 million foreign military sale of Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure systems and logistics support for the United Arab Emirates’ C-17 military transport planes. Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will act as principal contractors for the sale,  the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday. The deal covers eight Globemaster III AN/AAQ-24 …

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Tribalco Adds John Gregorits, Ronald Crocker to Capture Team; Kevin Moss Comments

Tribalco has appointed John Gregorits and Ronald Crocker to its capture team in an effort to support its long-term growth efforts and expand its contract vehicle portfolio. Gregorits, formerly senior director of business development at Vencore, will serve as Tribalco’s vice president of capture, Tribalco said Wednesday. In this role, …

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Leanne Caret Named President, CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Leanne Caret, a 28-year veteran of Boeing (NYSE: BA), has been elected by the board of directors to serve as president and CEO of the company’s defense, space and security segment beginning March 1. She will succeed Chris Chadwick, who has led the $30.88 billion BDS segment since December 2013 …

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Jennifer Roseman Appointed Three Wire Systems’ VetAdvisor EVP; Dan Frank Comments

Jennifer Roseman, formerly Three Wire Systems’ senior vice president and VP for the company’s VetAdvisor program, has been named executive VP of VetAdvisor services. Roseman will oversee the implementation of veteran outreach programs with the goal to help veterans avail of health screenings and reintegration coaching services, Three Wire said …

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February 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Cuts AM Decline, Falls Short of Positive Close as US Stocks Gain

The GovCon Index climbed back from a more than 1-percent fall in morning trade Tuesday but fell short of a full turnaround in the final hour, down 0.059 points to 71.756 in activity that mirrored U.S. stocks’ reversals as oil prices held positive. Crude oil futures in New York settled up 28 cents to …

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Comtech Completes Estimated $431M Purchase of TCS; Stanton Sloane Comments

Comtech Telecommunications (Nasdaq: CMTL) has wrapped up its acquisition of TeleCommunication Systems for approximately $430.8 million in cash. TCS stockholders secured cash of $5.00 per share as the company’s common stock ceased trading on the Nasdaq Global Market at market close Tuesday following the completion of the purchase, Comtech said Tuesday. Comtech …

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FTC Approves Dell’s $67B EMC Purchase

The Federal Trade Commission has given Dell the green light to continue its approximately $67 billion cash-and-stock acquisition of enterprise data storage company EMC (NYSE: EMC). FTC approved the potential EMC-Dell combination after a 30-day waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act expired Monday, EMC said Tuesday. “Our teams are …

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