Posts from GovConWire for 10/21/2014

October 21 Morning Report: GovCon Index Slightly Up at Market Close

The GovCon Index closed at 63.843 on Monday, up by 0.008 point (0.012%) from Friday’s close. U.S. markets closed higher on the back of a Standard & Poor’s 500 index gain of 17.25 points and Nasdaq composite index close of 57…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Thruster, Power Systems for US 2020 Mars Rover

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded contracts from NASA and the U.S. Energy Department to develop thruster propulsion and electrical power systems for a rover that is slated to launch in 2020. The contract with NASA calls for the company to produce 16 thrusters that are similar to the ones used to put NASA’s Curiosity rover down on the red planet in 2012, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Friday
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Michelle Lee to be Nominated as Commerce Undersecretary for IP, USPTO Director

The Obama administration has named Michelle Lee, deputy undersecretary at the Commerce Department and deputy director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as potential nominee to the post of undersecretary for intellectual property and USPTO director…
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iRobot to Upgrade U.S. Navy’s Robotic Systems; Frank Wilson Comments

iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) has won a three-year, $13 million contract to upgrade the U.S. Navy‘s man transportable robotic systems. The company will also build MTRS spare parts for the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Indian head explosive ordnance disposal technology division under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, iRobot said Monday
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Booz Allen Buys Genova Technologies’ Health IT Portfolio; Kristine Martin Anderson Comments

Booz Allen Hamilton has moved to expand its federal health information technology business by acquiring Genova Technologies‘ healthcare assets for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is intended to supplement Booz Allen’s work to deliver technical and engineering health IT services to the U…
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Dan Batrack: Tetra Tech Lands EPA Superfund Work in 8 Southeast States

Tetra Tech (NASDAQ: TTEK) will provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s Region 4 Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team with technical and advisory support services under a five-year, $76 million contract…
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Sanjeev Bhagowalia is New Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary, CIO

Sanjeev Bhagowalia has joined the Treasury Department as deputy assistant secretary and chief information officer, Pacific Business News reported Friday. Duane Shimogawa writes the official comes into his new role after serving as Hawaii state CIO since July 2011 and later technology and cybersecurity advisor to Gov…
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Grant Thornton CEO Stephen Chipman to Become Senior Vice Chair

Stephen Chipman, who will be succeeded by Mike McGuire as CEO of Grant Thornton in 2015, will take the role of senior vice chair at the global consulting and professional services firm onJan. 1, 2015
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