Posts from GovCon Daily for 12/22/2014

December 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits 30 for 30 in 1% Climb

The GovCon Index started the week of Christmas with a gain of .903 points — or 1.250 percent — to close at 71.280 on Monday. All 30 companies on the GovCon Index recorded gains in a day that saw the index extend its streak of gains to a fourth consecutive trading day…
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Marina Martin: Digital Access for Veterans High on the VA’s Agenda

Marina Martin, chief technology officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is leading VA’s efforts to streamline online customer services and establish a digital services team that will work to bring agile tools and practices to the agency, FCW reported Friday…
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Contractors Eye Laser Tools as Emerging Tech, Lockheed CTO Ray Johnson Offers 5-Year Outlook

Lasers could become one of the most sought-after technologies in defense as manufacturers work to improve their accuracy, power and versatility in ever-smaller form factors, the Washington Post reported Friday…
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Marc Allen Named Boeing International President; Jim McNerney Comments

Marc Allen, president of Boeing’s financing subsidiary Boeing Capital Corp., will become president of the aerospace and defense company’s international business organization on Feb. 15. Boeing International, effective Feb…
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Iris Bombelyn: Lockheed MUOS-3 to Expand Navy Satellite Comms Coverage

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin team has encased the latest Mobile User Objective System satellite within its payload fairing ahead of the scheduled Jan. 20 launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket…
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ICF’s Ellen Glover Re-Elected PSC Chair, Committee Shuffles Exec Panel and Board

Ellen Glover, an executive vice president at ICF International, has been reappointed chairwoman of the board of directors of the Professional Services Council. John Goodman, chief operating officer of Accenture Federal Services, and Kathleen Flanagan, president and CEO of Abt Associates, were respectively re-elected as vice chair and secretary, PSC said Thursday…
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