Posts from GovConWire for 02/26/2016

Iridium CEO Matt Desch Chosen to 2016 Wash100 for NEXT Program Investment Leadership

Executive Mosaic is glad to announce Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch, for the second consecutive year, as an inductee into the 2016 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena…
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NCI CEO Brian Clark Chosen to 2016 Wash100 for Growth Outlook, GovCon M&A Environment Vision

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce NCI CEO Brian Clark as an inductee into the 2016 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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General Atomics to Buy Ducommun’s Aerospace, Defense Tech Services Business

General Atomics has agreed to acquire aerospace and defense technical services business Miltec from electronics manufacturing company Ducommun for approximately $14.6 million cash. The transaction is subject to customary closing terms and is intended to increase General Atomics’ technical expertise in developing small satellites, hypersonic vehicles and similar platforms, General Atomics said Thursday…
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Motherboard: FBI Detects Pro-Islamic State Group Hacking Activities

The FBI has issued a warning about a series of hacking activities against U.S. networks that it believes are conducted by sympathizers of the Islamic State militant group, Motherboard reported Tuesday…
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Acendre Names Miranda Ashby Federal Sales SVP; Mike Giuffrida Comments

Miranda Ashby, formerly senior director of federal sales at Cornerstone OnDemand, has joined cloud-based talent management software provider Acendre as senior vice president of federal sales. Ashby will work to support the company’s business development team to address the talent management needs of federal agencies, Acendre said Thursday…
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VA, DoD Launch Care Transition Effort for Service Members, Veterans

The Department of Veteran Affairs and the Defense Department have launched an interagency effort that seeks to assist the transition of service members and veterans who need complex care management as they transfer within or between the DoD and VA healthcare systems…
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DARPA Taps General Dynamics for Classified Network Support Contract

General Dynamics has received a one-year, $25.4 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to support classified information technology systems at the agency’s mission services office…
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February 25 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Advance on Durable Good Orders Data

The GovCon Index held strong from a choppy morning session Thursday and ended at a gain of 1.134 percent to 72.570, which brings the Index out of correction territory after a one-day re-entry at the previous session’s close…
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