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February 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Up, Records 4th Straight Weekly Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed higher Friday to end its fourth straight weekly gain as investors eyed defense stocks after President Donald Trump repeated his election campaign pledge to build up the military during a speech in Washington. U.S. equities also posted narrow gains and the benchmark S&P 500 composite index ended the …

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February 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower on Services & Industrial Declines

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted its biggest one-day decline in a month Thursday with services and industrial components the largest drags in a session that saw U.S. equities struggle for clear direction as investors looked for more clarity on President Donald Trump’s economic agenda. GovCon Index decliners outnumbered advancers by a 5-to-1 ratio …

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NASA Enlists 8 Firms for Small Spacecraft, Launch Vehicle Tech Maturation Program

Eight companies have received contracts worth a combined $17 million to help NASA advance small launch and space vehicle technologies under the second round of the agency’s Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Tipping Point Technologies program. NASA said Thursday each contract contains a performance period of two years, technical progress-related milestone fees and a provision for industry …

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February 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat, S&P 500 Dips After Fed Minutes

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held flat as the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index traded narrowly lower Wednesday after the most recent Federal Reserve meeting minutes indicated a desire among many policymakers to raise interest rates “fairly soon.” GovCon Index advancers slightly edged decliners 16-14 as seven of its 11 S&P 500 components closed green with Huntington …

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Weekly Roundup February 13 – February 17 2017: Our 4 Four-Time Wash100 Selections & more

Weekly Roundup February 13 – February 17 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson As part of the continuing rollout of our 2017 Wash100 class, this week we want to highlight a select group of executives who continually shape the government contracting …

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February 15 Market Close: GovCon Index & US Stocks Further Extend Record Highs

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index and all three major U.S. stock indices moved further into record-high territory Wednesday after President Donald Trump repeated his plans to cut taxes and simplify the tax code after a meeting with retail company executives. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners by a 9-to-1 ratio as nine of …

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Air Force Vet John Bird Named VP of Orbital ATK’s Washington Operations

John Bird, formerly a senior director in Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) Washington, D.C. operations office, has been promoted to vice president of Washington operations for the Dulles, Va.-based aerospace and defense company. Orbital ATK said Wednesday Bird will oversee government relations, strategy and business development activities in the Washington region for the company’s …

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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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Orbital ATK Lands Potential $119M Army Tank Round Development, Production Contract

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has secured a potential $119 million contract to help the U.S. Army develop 120-millimeter ammunition for the Abrams Main Battle Tank. The company said Wednesday it will support the development and qualification of the service branch’s Advanced Multi-Purpose round over a 30-month period under the contract’s base term valued at $45 million. …

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NASA Targets March 19 Launch Date for Orbital ATK’s 7th ISS Cargo Delivery Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 7, 2017 — NASA looks to launch an Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft on March 19 for the company’s seventh commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The space agency said Friday the spacecraft will be launched aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket …

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