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Mitre Veteran Raymond Haller, 60

Raymond Haller, a senior vice president at Mitre Corp., has passed away at the age of 60. Haller joined Mitre after he completed his electrical engineering degree at Union College in 1977. Haller’s career at Mitre included roles such as chief engineer of the naval systems and technology division and director of the economic and …

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April 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Stuck in Neutral, US Stocks Dip

The GovCon Index recorded a nominal gain for the second consecutive trading day to the tune of 0.064 points for a closing figure of 76.092. U.S. stocks saw nominal losses despite gains in the oil market during the afternoon session and positive earnings reports from financial services firms Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, the …

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Billy Maynard to Join Health Net as Federal Services Group President

Billy Maynard, formerly a partner at professional services firm InfiniTek, will join Health Net on May 1 as president of the company’s federal services business unit. He succeeds Thomas Carrato, who will retire after three years in leadership of the unit, Health Net said Tuesday. Maynard has managed InfiniTek’s strategic programs …

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Serco’s US Arm Lands $187M in FAA Air Traffic Control Mgmt Contracts; Dan Allen Comments

The North American subsidiary of Serco Group has been awarded two contracts worth up to $187 million combined to help the Federal Aviation Administration carry out air traffic control work in 11 states across the U.S.’ western region. Serco Inc. will assign air traffic control specialists and safety managers to 58 towers under the FAA’s Contract Tower program …

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NASA to Enter Contract Talks for Research, Tech Transfer Proposals; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA‘s solicitation for aerospace research and technology under phase two of its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs will move forward to contract negotiations. The agency said Wednesday the 149 proposals have total estimated value of $118.1 million and involve 117 U.S. small businesses and research institutions from …

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April 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Rebounds, Earnings Give US Stocks Jolt

The GovCon Index snapped a two-day streak of declines Wednesday to record a nominal gain of 0.048 points and close at 76.028. Positive earnings reports from blue chips such as Intel, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase helped send U.S. stocks up Wednesday and earnings shares rode a 2-percent oil price …

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Casey Coleman to Join Unisys’ Federal Arm as Civilian Agencies Group VP; PV Puvvada Comments

Casey Coleman, formerly client executive vice president at AT&T‘s (NYSE: T) government solutions business, has joined Unisys (NYSE: UIS) as group vice president for civilian agencies at the company’s federal business. Unisys said Wednesday Coleman will oversee service and product delivery to the company’s federal civilian agency clients. “Her expertise in areas like cloud, mobility, security …

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Kurt DelBene Rejoins Microsoft as Corporate Strategy, Planning EVP; Satya Nadella Comments

Kurt DelBene, who left Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) in 2013 after he led its Office division, has returned to the company to serve as executive vice president for corporate strategy and planning. He will report directly to CEO Satya Nadella and be responsible for helping identify investment opportunities in the technology …

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NIH Selects 65 Vendors on New $20B IT Commodities GWAC

The National Institutes of Health has awarded 65 companies positions on the five-year, $20 billion Chief Information Officer – Commodities and Solutions governmentwide acquisition contract, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Michael O’Connell writes that CIO-CS succeeds the Electronic Commodities Store III contract, which will remain valid through May 9. “This GWAC is intended …

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Navy Awards 13 Companies Spots on $49M ISR R&D Support Contract

The U.S. Navy has selected 13 companies as contractors on its five-year, $49 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support the service’s research and development work on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday the vendors will perform work at locations in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South …

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