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August 27 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Extend Rebound on GDP & Job Data

The GovCon Index extended its recovery to a second consecutive day on Thursday with a gain of 1.326 percent to 72.815. Overall, the Index has regained 4.59 percent of its losses from the recent six-day stretch of declines that mirrored larger U.S. market downturns. Economic data that showed U.S. gross domestic product …

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Army Performs Ground Launch Test on Raytheon AIM-9X Block II Missile

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 27, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday on the U.S. Army holding a test-fire session of the AIM-9X Block II missile using a prototype IFPC ground launcher to evaluate the Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) projectile’s intercept-and-destroy capabilities. In the demonstration, the air-to-air missile locked onto, blocked and destroyed …

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Blue Coat CAS 1.3 Threat Detector to be Equipped with Cylance Tech

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 27, 2015 — Blue Coat Systems will pack Cylance artificial intelligence technology to the latest version of its Content Analysis System enterprise network security offering, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Through the partnership, Blue Coat said it seeks to provide predictive analysis to increase CAS malware detection capabilities. …

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AECOM to Provide Navy Radar Systems Support Via SeaPort-e Task Order

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 27, 2015 — AECOM (NYSE: ACM) will provide technical support for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division under a $45 million task order awarded through the SeaPort-e platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. AECOM said the contract includes a one-year base period and four option years, and …

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MSU Empowerment Dinner to Honor HP’s Marilyn Crouther

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 27, 2015 — Marilyn Crouther, senior vice president and general manager for the U.S. public sector at HP Enterprise Services, will receive recognition at a Mississippi State University empowerment dinner for her leadership, public service and contributions to society, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. Crouther, a graduate …

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Accenture Vet Mary Finch Joins AECOM as Chief HR Officer

Mary Finch, formerly senior managing director and chief operating officer for global human resources at Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has joined AECOM (NYSE: ACM) as chief human resources officer and executive vice president. AECOM said Thursday she will be responsible for the company’s talent acquisition, employee compensation and benefits, diversity, HR regulatory …

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Systems Made Simple to Provide IT Support for VA Appointment Scheduling System

Systems Made Simple, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, will provide support for the Medical Appointment Scheduling System of the Department of Veterans Affairs under a potential seven-year,  $623.6 million contract. A notice posted Tuesday on FedBizOpps stated that the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award covers information technology services for MASS, which works to ease the …

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William Weber to Become KEYW President, CEO in October

William Weber, president and chief operating officer of government services contractor XLA since March 2012, will join KEYW Holding (Nasdaq: KEYW) as president and CEO by Oct. 1. Weber will also serve on the Hanover, Maryland-based cybersecurity firm’s board of directors upon his arrival and brings more than 25 years …

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August 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Up 3%, 6-Day Decline Streak Over

A six-day stretch of consecutive declines came to an end for the GovCon Index Wednesday as it recorded a gain of 3.208 percent to 71.862. Non-Index company Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE: OSK) closed up 6.67 percent a day after the Army announced the Wisconsin-based military vehicle maker beat Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and …

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Navy Continues Endurance Flight Tests on Northrop MQ-8C Unmanned Helicopter

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 26, 2015 — The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) continue to perform capability-based testing on the MQ-8C Fire Scout, ahead of operational evaluation later in the year, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Northrop said the unmanned helicopter’s latest endurance flight lasted 11 hours out to a …

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