Posts from GovConWire for 04/14/2015

US Navy Orders Additional Landing Craft, Air Cushion Vehicles from Textron; Tom Walmsley Comments

Textron (NYSE: TXT) has received an $84,087,095 contract option from the U.S. Navy to build additional landing craft, air cushion vehicles. The company will produce crafts 102 and 103 at its New Orleans-based shipyard and deliver the vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2019 under the Navy’s Ship-to-Shore Connector program, Textron said Monday
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Andrea Baier to Lead ICF’s Corporate Growth, Business Development; Sudhakar Kesavan Comments

Andrea Baier, senior vice president and strategic account lead at ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI), has been appointed to lead the company’s corporate growth and business development efforts. She will succeed Isabel Reiff, who will retire on July 31 after a more than two-decade career with ICF, the company saidMonday
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John Veihmeyer: KPMG Makes Healthcare Mgmt Services Push with Beacon Partners Buy

KPMG LLP has agreed to acquire Massachusetts-based healthcare management and technology consulting firm Beacon Partners for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is intended to supplement KPMG’s clinical processing, accountable care organization development, analytics and revenue cycle management service offerings for the healthcare sector, KPMG said Sunday
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Kamara Jones: GSA Updates Federal Acquisition Resources Portal

The General Services Administration has redesigned theacquisition.gov website to help government contracting personnel find rules and guidelines regarding the federal purchasing system. Kamara Jones, GSA deputy press secretary, writes in a blog post published Monday the revamped site employs an interface designed to allow users to search contents of the GSA Acquisition Manual and the Federal Acquisition Regulation document by circular number or effective date…
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April 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Trades Lower, Retail Sales Figures Due

The GovCon Index entered the first full week of earnings season for many blue chip companies with a loss of 0.468 points to 63.527. Investors also will watch the Tuesday release of figures on retail sales and the producer price index, as well as news from Greece on that country’s plans in case talks with international creditors fall apart, according to CNBC…
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