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April 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Stretches Gain Streak to 3 Days

The GovCon Index rose for a third consecutive day Wednesday as it recorded a gain of 0.164 points to close at 76.242. U.S. stock markets traded in positive territory Wednesday after a new report showed sales of existing homes grew 6.1 percent in March from February to hit the highest level in 18 …

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General Dynamics NASSCO to Help Navy Sustain Littoral Combat Ships

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) NASSCO subsidiary has won a potential $96.3 million contract to sustain Littoral Combat Ships that are visiting or stationed at a naval base in San Diego. The contract has a $24.2 million initial amount and will reach its full potential value if all options are exercised, the Defense …

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Andrew Bailey: Louis Berger to Continue DLA Energy Fuel Facility Support

A division of Louis Berger will provide design, construction, operations and maintenance services for fuel facilities at Fort Bliss in Texas under a 19-year, $21.6 million contract with the Defense Logistics Agency Energy. The company said Tuesday the contract covers services for two contractor-owned/contractor-operated and four government-owned/contractor-operated facilities for bulk and retail aviation refueling work. “We …

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Amazon, Microsoft Vet Paul Beda Joins Smartronix as Principal Cloud Architect

Paul Beda, formerly lead solutions architect and evangelist for Amazon Web Services‘ (NASDAQ: AMZN) worldwide public sector and GovCloud region, has joined Smartronix as principal cloud architect and strategist. He will aid in Smartronix’s effort to develop the CloudAssured product offerings, cloud managed services and cloud consulting services, Smartronix said …

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Raytheon to Supply GPS Navigation Payload for FAA’s GEO Satellite System

Raytheon will provide GPS air navigation technology to support the Federal Aviation Administration‘s space-based Wide Area Augmentation System under a $103 million contract. The company said Tuesday it will field the payload that will be incorporated into the WAAS system’s geostationary Earth orbit satellite and two ground uplink stations. “The WAAS system is a …

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KPMG Buys Triad’s ServiceNow Professional Services Practice; Brian Jewett Comments

KPMG has acquired the ServiceNow professional services practice of Reston, Virginia-based cloud service provider Triad Technology Partners to supplement its advisory practice for chief information officers. “This acquisition enables Triad to expand our reach and breadth through KPMG’s extensive investments and global team, ” Brian Jewett, general manager of ServiceNow, said Tuesday. Triad …

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Globecomm Extends Data Tracking Services for NATO; Paul Knudsen Comments

Globecomm has been awarded a $6.8 million contract to keep providing personnel tracking services for NATO’s Communications and Information Agency. The company said Tuesday that it would continue to perform onsite support for the GPS-based force tracking system designed to monitor data and messaging traffic. The system is intended to help NATO …

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April 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises, Mixed Earnings Stall US Markets

The GovCon Index recorded an increase for the second consecutive day as it closed up 0.323 points to end the day at 76.078. U.S. stock markets recorded a mixed day after a new slate of financial reports from many blue chip companies showed they beat Wall Street estimates on earnings per share …

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Report: Poland Selects Raytheon for Missile Defense System Contract

Poland has decided to award Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) a contract to build a midrange missile defense system for the Polish military, Reuters reported Tuesday. Marcin Goettig cites a report from Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper that says Polish government and defense leaders are scheduled to hold a press conference Tuesday to discuss Poland’s military …

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Karl Nell Joins Ensco as National Security Solutions VP; Boris Nejikovsky Comments

Karl Nell, a former deputy chief of staff for strategic planning at the U.S. Army Reserve, has joined Ensco Inc. as vice president of the company’s national security solutions division. Ensco said Monday he will oversee division’s work in areas such as sensor development and integration; chemical, biological and geophysical phenomenology; software applications and …

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