Posts from GovConWire for 01/29/2015

Matt Desch, Iridium CEO, Chosen to Wash100 for Global SATCOM Leadership

Executive Mosaic is glad to announce Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, as the newest inductee into the Wash100 — a group of influential leaders in the government contracting industry. He has led the McLean, Va…
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Doug Kitani, IAP Worldwide Services CEO, Inducted into Wash100 for Int’l Logistics Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Doug Kitani, CEO of IAP Worldwide Services, as the newest inductee into the Wash100 — a group of influential leaders in the government contracting industry…
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Douglas McGovern to Lead NGA’s Newly Merged CIO, IT Services Functions; Robert Cardillo Comments

Douglas McGovern, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s research and development arm, has been appointed to lead the agency’s newly merged chief information officer and its information technology services functions…
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Mark Sopp to Retire as Leidos CFO; Roger Krone Comments

Mark Sopp, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 list for 2015, plans to retire from Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) as chief financial officer later this year. He will remain in service until the company finds a successor to the role and afterward will serve as adviser for the transition phase and other corporate matters, Leidos said Wednesday…
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Report: Army, Boeing Negotiate Multiyear Contract on Apache Helicopters

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Army have started negotiations over a multiyear contract for the branch’s procurement of Apache helicopters, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal writes the military service seeks to buy as many as 240 Boeing AH-64s between fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2021 under a deal that could be worth up to $4 billion…
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USAF Wants Boeing 747-8 for Air Force One Replacement

The U.S. Air Force has decided to replace the current presidential aircraft platform with a customized Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 series. USAF said Wednesday it plans to award Boeing with a sole-source contract to modify the company’s 747-8 design for the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program…
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January 28 Market Close: GovCon Index Retreats, Fed Holds to ‘Patient’ Interest Rate Line

The GovCon Index extended its current stretch of declines to a third straight day with a loss of 0.306 points — or 0.432 percent — to close at 71.223 on Wednesday. Boeing (NYSE: BA) recorded the largest gain of any index member — a nearly 5-percent increase — after the company said revenue for its 2014 fiscal year set an all-time high…
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