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April 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Boosted By Defense Prime Gains After 1Q Earnings Reports

The GovCon Index soared 1.396 percent to 77.998 Wednesday on a series of pre-market earnings reports from several large defense prime contractors as Boeing (NYSE: BA) overcame an early morning decline to close in positive…
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ManTech Tops Wall Street 1Q Earnings & Revenue Forecast; CACI Misses Analyst 3Q Sales Outlook

Fairfax, Virginia-based government services contractor ManTech International (NASDAQ: MANT) exceeded the consensus analyst estimate for first quarter earnings and revenue, while Arlington-headquartered CACI International (NYSE: CACI) missed Wall Street’s sales outlook for its fiscal third quarter…
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Laurence Brewer Promoted to Full-Time US Chief Records Officer

Laurence Brewer, acting U.S. chief records officer since October 2015, will assume full-time duties as CRO of the U.S. government beginning May 1. Brewer will collaborate with agencies to manage government records and further the Managing Government Records Directive goals, the National Archives and Records Administration said Friday…
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Smiths Detection to Deliver Chemical Detectors Under Army Follow-On Order

Smiths Detection Inc. has received a $17.2 million follow-up order from the U.S. Army to provide chemical detection devices for the Defense Department‘s Joint Chemical Agent Detector program…
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USRA Lands $193M NASA Contract to Support Ames Research Center

Universities Space Research Association has secured a two-year, $193 million contract from NASA to provide academic and university-based program and project support for Ames Research Center’s science and engineering teams…
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Steve Jurczyk: NASA Picks 399 Proposals for Phase 1 Contract Negotiations on Deep Space R&D

NASA has chosen 341 Small Business Innovation Research and 58 Small Business Technology Transfer proposals for deep space programs for Phase I contract negotiations worth $49.7 million. The selected proposals will receive six-month contracts valued at up to $125,000 and support the development of technologies in fields including aeronautics, science, human exploration, operations and space technology, NASA said Thursday…
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David Johnson Named Associate Executive Asst Director at FBI Cyber Crime Unit

David Johnson, formerly an FBI special agent in charge of the San Francisco Division, has been appointed as associate executive assistant director of the bureau’s criminal, cyber, response and services branch…
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Former ICF SVP Dave Cogar Joins DRT Strategies as President; Susan Kidd Comments

Virginia-based management consulting company DRT Strategies has appointed Dave Cogar as its new president. Cogar joined the company in February and has brought more than 25 years of experience as a P&L executive in line with CEO Susan Kidd’s goals to recruit and position senior leaders to support the company’s growth strategy, DRT said Wednesday…
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PSC Urges House Committee Not to Consider Bid Protest Process Reform Proposals

The Professional Services Council has voiced concerns about two potential amendments to a fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill that would reform the current bid protest process for government contracts…
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Sens. Ron Johnson, Tom Carper Ask OMB’s Shaun Donovan on Federal Data Security Guidance Revision

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) have asked the Office of Management and Budget to provide updates on OMB’s efforts to revise a policy on how federal agencies can manage and protect information resources from cyber threats…
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Air Force Awards SpaceX $83M GPS III Satellite Launch Service Contract

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has won a two-year, $82.7 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force build and launch a rocket to send a Global Positioning System III satellite into orbit. The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center received two bids for the firm-fixed-price contract that covers GPS III launch vehicle production, mission integration and operational services, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Raytheon Gets Navy Fire Scout UAS Software Update Follow-On Contract

Raytheon has received a potential $21.6 million contract to continue to provide software updates in support of the 2016 tactical control system Linux cyber baseline of the U.S. Navy’s MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aerial system…
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