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Kaspersky Lab Banned from Federal Contracts

After a review by the General Services Administration, the White House and intelligence agencies, Russian cybersecurity software firm Kaspersky Lab may no longer sell to federal agencies via civilian acquisition contract vehicles. Kaspersky was dropped from the pre-approved vendors list provided by NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract vehicle and …

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Federal Employees Set to Receive 1.9 Percent Pay Raise

The House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee passed its 2018 appropriations bill via voice vote Thursday afternoon. The bill does not offer an alternative to President Donald Trump’s 1.9 percent raise offered in his budget proposal, which means federal employees have cleared a hurdle to receiving a pay boost next …

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Senate, House Disagree on Creation of U.S. Space Corps, NDAA Priorities

The House Armed Services Committee voted down an amendment that would have halted the creation of a U.S. Space Corps and instead moved forward with the provision as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which passed late Wednesday night. The provision creates a separate military branch for space …

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House Passes Bill to Repeal Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations

The House passed the Financial Choice Act Thursday to eliminate Dodd-Frank, a massive set of banking regulations that were instituted in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. The bill, sponsored by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas,) passed on a near party-line vote.   “Dodd-Frank represents the greatest …

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House passes short-term CR to keep government open another week

Just hours before the deadline, Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government for an additional week. The House voted 382 to 30 Friday to approve the spending deal and the Senate unanimously approved it. House and Senate staffers and appropriators will work through …

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Erich Sanchack, SVP & GM of Federal Sales at CenturyLink, Added to 2017 Wash100

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA March 22, 2017 — Erich Sanchack, senior vice president and general manager of CenturyLink‘s federal business, has been chosen for this year’s Executive Mosaic Wash100 for his leadership in federal telecommunications and virtualization. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector executives selected …

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February 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted By McKesson Surge, US Stocks Set New Record Highs on Apple & Banks

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index hit a new all-time record close Tuesday on a strong performance from blue chip stock McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) as U.S. equities also reached new highs for a third consecutive session Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony to Senate lawmakers on Capitol Hill. GovCon Index advancers outnumbered decliners …

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Weekly Roundup January 16 – January 20 2017: Trump Transition Is Here, New Wash100 Next Week & more

Weekly Roundup January 16 – January 20 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson All eyes were on Washington today as Donald Trump took the oath of office on Capitol Hill to become the 45th President of the United States and officially …

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Former H&R Block Exec Theresa Pattara Named Iron Mountain VP of North America Govt Affairs

Theresa Pattara, a former H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) senior director for public policy and advocacy, has joined Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) as vice president of North America government affairs with responsibility over the implementation of a company-wide government engagement strategy. Iron Mountain said Tuesday the 20-year public policy and compliance veteran will promote …

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September 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted By Defense Tech Maker Gains, Fitch Ratings Backs Sector

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Tuesday on gains by defense technology makers as U.S. stocks also rose with jumps by technology and retail shares in conjunction with investor optimism on new consumer confidence data. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggers at a 4-to-1 ratio and all 11 of its S&P 500 companies advanced as co-listed stocks represented seven of …

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