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President Trump Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday to improve the federal government’s cybersecurity and critical infrastructure, after a spate of high-profile government hackings in recent years, a senior administration official told reporters on a call. “I think the trend is going in the wrong direction on cyberspace,” Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert …

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CBP Chief Ron Vitiello: Border Arrests at ’45 Year Low’ Since November 8

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plays a starring role in President Donald Trump’s new executive orders, and CBP chief Ronald Vitiello spoke Wednesday morning at the Potomac Officers Club about the new opportunities and challenges ahead. Since Trump’s election, CBP has seen a “dramatic change in the flow of …

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Parsons, MIT Hold Workshop on Infrastructure, Smart Cities & Transportation; Biff Lyons Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 4, 2017 — Parsons has led a workshop in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s civil and environmental engineering department to cover infrastructure, smart cities and transportation research, GovCon Executive reported Friday. The company said Thursday the activity was held March and sought to discuss the alignment …

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Carey Smith, Federal Group President at Parsons, Selected for 2017 Wash100

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA March 29, 2017 — Carey Smith, president of the federal group at Parsons, has been added to this year’s Executive Mosaic Wash100 for her leadership in infrastructure and cyber services. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector executives selected by Executive Mosaic’s …

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Reuters: Germany Eyes $966M Lockheed C-130J Aircraft Procurement

Germany looks to procure six C-130J Super Hercules airlifters worth approximately $966 million from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as part of a joint operating agreement with France, Reuters reported Friday. Andrea Shalal writes Germany aims to send a formal request to the U.S. government in 2019 to buy C-130Js in support of European defense cooperation efforts. The report said France …

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March 1 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Climb to New Records on Trump Speech & Rate Hike Chatter

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at an all-time high Wednesday for the second time in three sessions as U.S. stocks also extended their record-setting rally in their best one-day performance of 2017 so far with the S&P 500 composite index above 2,400 for the first time during intraday trade after President Donald …

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February 28 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Hold Lower Ahead of Trump Address

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index and U.S. stocks fell Tuesday at their worst one-day declines over the past month as investors looked ahead to President Donald Trump’s speech before a joint session of Congress at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time for further clues on his economic agenda that has included promises of tax cuts, deregulation …

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February 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits Record Close on Trump Military Budget Proposal

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at an all-time record high Monday with large aerospace-and-defense primes the main contributors to gains after President Donald Trump unveiled his proposal to raise military spending 9 percent for the next federal fiscal year. U.S. stocks also posted small gains as the benchmark S&P 500 composite …

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February 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises on Blue Chip Gains With Trump Tax Cuts in Focus

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rose Monday in tandem with major U.S. equity indices that set new record highs as investors continued to bet President Donald Trump’s plans for lower corporate taxes and regulations can boost economic growth. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners by an 8-to-1 ratio as 10 of its 11 S&P …

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February 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Breaks 90 After 2 Months Below Mark, Ends Week Higher

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed above the 90-point barrier for the first time in two months Friday to end the week higher as all three major U.S. stock indices closed at record highs for a second consecutive session on extended investor anticipation over President Donald Trump’s tax announcement within the next …

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