Posts from GovConWire for 11/06/2014

CGI Federal Wins CGP Best Veteran Hiring Program, Excellence in Partnership Award

CGI‘s federal sector business has received an Excellence in Partnership award from the Coalition for Government Procurement, which also named CGI Federal as having the Best Veteran Hiring Program…
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Glen Grippen to Oversee VA’s Phoenix Healthcare System; Lisa Freeman Comments

Glen Grippen, a long-time administrator at the Veterans Affairs Department, will lead the agency’s Phoenix healthcare system as director, Army Times reported Wednesday. Dennis Wagner writes Grippen will succeed Glenn Costie as head of the Carl T…
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Ian King: BAE-Dassault Team Awarded $192M for Anglo-French Combat Aircraft Research

A BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation partnership has been awarded a $192 million contract to perform a feasibility study of the U.K. and France’s proposed combat aerial vehicles. The companies will perform the research to help the governments of France and U…
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ICF International Closes $295M Olson Buy; Sudhakar Kesavan Comments

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has completed the acquisition of Olson, a provider of marketing technology and digital services, for $295 million. ICF bought Olson in cash from private equity firm KRG Capital Partners and other shareholders, ICF saidWednesday
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November 6 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down on Wednesday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Wednesday at 68.400, down 0.093 or 0.137 percent.         Top Percentage Gainers Company Stock Price % Change ManTech International Corp. 29.71 3.30% Navistar 35…
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Troy Alexander: Army Research Lab Maps 20-Year Plan for Military Science, Innovation

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has published a document of the organization’s scientific and technical approaches to strengthen military strategy on land over the next 20 years. ARL said Tuesday its “Science and Technology Campaign Plans for 2015-2035″ document highlights lab work on extramural research, computing, lethality and protection, advanced materials, mobility, analytical processes, human sciences and information technology…
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DoD Inspector General: OUSD (AT&L) Needs Acquisition Quality Mgmt Policy, Oversight

The Defense Department Inspector General has urged the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics to implement a set quality management function and corresponding quality assurance oversight process for acquisition programs…
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Frank Kendall Expects No Major Changes in Defense Spending with New Congress

Pentagon acquisitions chief Frank Kendall said work inside the Defense Department will go on regardless of the coming political climate in a Republican-led Congress, Defense One reported Wednesday. Marcus Weisgerber writes Kendall also believes there will be new opportunities to break congressional gridlock with new leadership in the Senate and House…
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