Posts from GovConWire for 04/30/2015

DoD General Counsel Stephen Preston to Leave Post; Ashton Carter Comments

Stephen Preston, general counsel and chief legal officer of the Defense Department, will leave the public sector by the end of June after serving six years under the current administration. DoD said Wednesday Preston will rejoin the private sector and teach at Yale Law School as an adjunct professor…
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GSA’s Jim Ghiloni: OASIS Task Orders Total $900M in Ceiling Value

Jim Ghiloni, executive program officer for the General Services Administration‘s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services program, has said task orders under the contracting vehicle currently total $900 million, Federal Times reported Wednesday
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Reports: Sen. Bob Corker Clears Way for Fiscal 2016 Budget Vote

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) has decided to sign a House-Senate joint fiscal 2016 spending resolution after blocking the proposed budget for two days, Politico reported Wednesday. Rachael Blade writes Corker had refused to endorse the blueprint as a negotiator because of what he called an accounting “gimmick” to boost discretionary program funding…
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Kirk Borne Joins Booz Allen as Principal Data Scientist; Angela Zutavern Comments

Kirk Borne, a tenured professor of astrophysics and computational science at George Mason University, has joined Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) as a principal data scientist with the company’s strategic innovation group…
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Army Awards $4B Rifleman Radio Production IDIQ to Harris, Thales

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) and Thales‘ defense and security business have been awarded positions on a potential 10-year, $3.8 billion contract to produce radio systems for U.S. infantry use. Three proposals were submitted to the U…
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April 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls, Economic Growth Report Sends Stocks Down

The GovCon Index mirrored across-the-board losses in U.S. stock markets Wednesday with a decline of 0.678 points to end the day at 74.831. General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), the index’s biggest gainer, saw its stock price jump 3…
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