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April 21 Market Close:GovCon Index Up With Major Indices Slightly Down

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed up for the third consecutive day to a weekly high of 91.565 positive 0.252 percent. Advancers and decliners split evenly on the day. The major markets declined slightly on the day as investors watch elections in France closely. However all U.S. market ended the week in …

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Sutherland’s Teresa Weipert: Gov’t Eyes Customer Service as Part of Digital Transformation

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 21, 2017 — Teresa Weipert, senior vice president of Sutherland Global Services‘ government solutions unit, has said the government has adopted the concept of the “chief customer officer” as part of its digital transformation and efforts to build on its services to the public. “The Chief Customer …

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Leidos Eyes Technical, Field Work Under Army Tactical UAS Contract; Tim Reardon Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 21, 2017 — Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) will vie for work to provide technical services and field support for the U.S. Army‘s tactical unmanned aircraft systems and associated ground control stations and data terminals as part of a $900 million multi-award contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Wednesday the …

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Red Hat’s Paul Smith to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award in Sales

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 21, 2017 — Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) Senior Vice President Paul Smith has received recognition from the Institute for Excellence in Sales for his leadership in sales efforts as general manager of the software company’s North American public sector business, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. IES will present the 2017 …

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Avaya Previews US, European Emergency Number Groups’ Partnership to Update First Responder Systems

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 21, 2017 — Mark Fletcher, chief architect of Avaya’s worldwide public safety solutions business, is co-chair of an accessibility committee working group within the National Emergency Number Association that has partnered with its European counterpart to standardize a first responder strategy that utilizes modern technology, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The …

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McKinsey Uses Benchmarking Methodology to Measure Gov’t Productivity Through Spending

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 21, 2017 — A McKinsey and Company research organization has unveiled a benchmarking methodology that serves to measure government productivity in terms of the effectiveness and efficiency of its spending, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The McKinsey Center for Government’s Government Productivity Scope works to analyze government expenditures in healthcare, education, public …

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State Dept OKs $195M Follow-On C-17 Sustainment Support Deal for Canada

The State Department has approved a potential follow-on $195 million foreign military sale of sustainment support services to Canada’s fleet of C-17 military cargo aircraft. Canada requested aircraft maintenance, logistics, in-country field services, alternate mission, training and support equipment, software, spares, personnel training and engineering support for five C-17 planes, the Defense Security Cooperation …

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William LaPlante Appointed SVP, GM of Mitre’s National Security Center

William LaPlante, formerly a vice president of Mitre, has been appointed as senior vice president and general manager of the nonprofit research company’s Center for National Security. Mitre said Thursday LaPlante will lead efforts to increase the organization’s strategic value across its Defense Department, intelligence and cybersecurity portfolios. CNS is comprised of two Mitre-operated, federally …

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DLA Awards Potential $925M Contract to American Material Handling Equipment

American Material Handling Equipment has won a potential five-year, $925 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency for the supply of material handling equipment to the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy as well as federal civilian agencies. DLA received 38 offers for the contract via a competitive acquisition process, the Defense Department said Thursday. …

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April 20 Market Close: GovCon Index and Markets Surge On Speculation of Tax Cuts

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed up almost a full percentage point with advancing stocks 29 to 1 versus decliners. U.S. markets surged as the Treasury Secretary comments gave support that the Trump administration would cut taxes soon. At market close WTI was up $0.18 to $50.26 per barrel as traders speculate …

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