Posts from GovConDaily for 12/19/2014

December 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Inches Up

The GovCon Index ended the trading week with a gain of 0.293 points — or 0.414 percent — to close at 70.507 on Friday. Investment activity continued to reflect traders’ attitudes toward how major central banks could raise interest rates as the Federal Reserve said this week such an increase will likely not happen soon, according to the Wall Street Journal…
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The Deals, Moves and Shakeups That Drove GovCon in 2014

EDITORS NOTE: The piece below is a special edition of the Weekly Roundup newsletter written by Jim Garrettson, president and founder of this website’s parent company Executive Mosaic, to recap the biggest stories in the GovCon sector for 2014…
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Adnan Ahmed on CNSI’s Contract Vehicle Strategy and Advice for New GovCon Firms

Adnan Ahmed, president of contractor CNSI, and his three other partners founded the Gaithersburg, Maryland-based company in 1994. The information technology and outsourcing services company has since grown to be a holder of prime contracts and positions on major contract vehicles…
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Army Prepares JLENS Airship for NORAD Compatibility Tests; Maj. Gen. Glenn Bramhall Comments

The U.S. Army plans to launch a Raytheon-built cruise missile detector at the Aberdeen Proving Ground next week to test the system’s integration capabilities with NORAD command and control nodes…
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Exelis, Iridium, DISA Demo Satellite-Based Tactical Comms Service; Mark Adams Comments

The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency has collaborated with Exelis and Iridium Communications to test a satellite-based communications service designed to connect military and intelligence personnel anywhere across the globe…
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Robert Work, Philip Dunne Eye US-UK Defense Tech Collaboration

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work and Philip Dunne, British minister for defense equipment, support and technology, met Tuesday at the Pentagon to discuss the countries’ defense programs, DoD News reported Thursday
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Jeffrey Tarr: DigitalGlobe Invests in WorldView Satellite Life Extension

DigitalGlobe has invested an undisclosed amount of money to increase the useful lives of the company’s two older Earth observation satellites. The goal is to extend the WorldView-1 service life by 2…
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