Posts from GovConWire for 12/12/2014

Booz Allen’s Karen Dahut Outlines Ways to Drive Innovation

Karen Dahut, an executive vice president at Booz Allen, has outlined several components and systems to drive innovation across an organization. Dahut, head of Booz Allen’s strategic innovation group, authored a blueprint that highlights methods for harnessing an organization’s capabilities and developing avenues for fresh ideas, Booz Allen said Thursday
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Belden Moves To Buy Tripwire Cyber Tech for $710M

Belden sought to expand its threat response and cybersecurity portfolio with the planned acquisition of vulnerability management firm Tripwire for $710 million in cash. John Stoup, Belden president and CEO, said Tuesday the imminent purchase is an “important and natural” move for a company that provides signal transmission products for vital network applications…
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Defense Department Announces F-35 Maintenance Sites in Europe; Christopher Bogdan Comments

The Defense Department has announced various maintenance and upgrade locations for the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 joint strike fighter in Europe, DoD said Thursday. Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, executive officer for the F-35 Lightning II program, said Italy will open facilities for F-35 initial air frame maintenance and repair by 2018 through a $1 billion investment, Claudette Roulo reports…
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FMR Cuts CSC Share to 4.86%

FMR LLC has slashed its share in Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) to 4.86 percent, Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. Jill Aitoro writes the Fidelity parent company trimmed its stake to 6…
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December 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Rebounds, Retail Sales Report Drives Stocks Up

The GovCon Index regained some ground Thursday with an increase of  0.379 percent — or 0.264 points — to close at 69.478. Stocks recovered some losses from the week after the release of data on an increase in consumer spending during the month of November and a report that indicates fewer Americans applied for first-time jobless benefits that month last week, according to the Wall Street Journal…
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