Posts from GovCon Daily for 3/31/2015

March 31 Market Close: GovCon Index Retreats, Market Shows Jitters Ahead of Earnings Season

The GovCon Index retreated from Monday’s gain to record a loss of 1.154 percent and close at 69.067 on Tuesday. U.S. investors are watching for many economic reports this week such as the jobs report, data on construction and manufacturing and factory orders, CNBC reported…
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Richard Montoni: Maximus to Help Manage Australia Employment Services Program

A Maximus subsidiary has been awarded a five-year contract to oversee a program for helping Australian job seekers and companies meet their employment needs. Max Solutions will run the Australian Department of Employment’s jobactive service, which is meant to replace the Job Services Australia program and slated to debut in July, Maximus said Tuesday…
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HHS Taps BioCryst for Ebola Drug Experiments; Robin Robinson Comments

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals will experiment on a new drug to treat the Ebola virus under a potential $35 million contract with the Department of Health and Human Services. Studies on the experimental drug will occur over the next 18 months in collaboration with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority prior to large-scale production, HHS said Tuesday…
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Peter Newell, Mike Geertsen: DoD Needs Tech Deployment Changes

Some analysts have called on the Defense Department and its defense industry partners to continue work to improve the deployment of new technologies to keep pace with development, DoD Buzz reported Friday…
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Ian Irving: Northrop Expands Long-Term APAC Investment With New Zealand Operations

Northrop Grumman has begun business operations and local industry partnerships in New Zealand to support expansion efforts in the Asia-Pacific region. The company said Monday it decided to officially enter New Zealand after its acquisitions of Australia-based firms M5 Network Security in 2012 and the former Qantas Defence Services in 2014…
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Scott Goldstein Promoted to Brigadier General Rank at Air Force Reserve

The Senate on Friday confirmed the promotion of Jay “Scott” Goldstein from the rank of colonel to brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Goldstein serves as mobilization assistant to the Air Force Research Laboratory’s commander and holds experience in acquisition, cyber, intelligence and space operations…
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