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Market Connections Clients Among Top 40 Finalists Announced for ACT-IAC’s 2018 Igniting Innovation Awards

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Market Connections would like to congratulate our current and past clients: Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM Global Business Services, Leidos, Microsoft, AT&T and the U.S. Department of Education for their recognition as top innovators and selection as finalists for ACT-IAC’s 2018 Igniting Innovation Awards. Clients and nominated programs include: “We are proud to see companies so…Read More

General Dynamics Wins Bidding War and Finalizes Acquisition of CSRA Inc.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Congratulations to our long-time client, General Dynamics on their recent acquisition of CSRA Inc. After months of due diligence, analysis and evaluation, on April 3 they announced its completion, valued at approximately $9.7 billion (composed of an all-cash bid of $6.9 billion and assumption of CSRA’s $2.8 billion debt). With CSRA’s cybersecurity and data-analytics business and…Read More

CPARS Ratings Are Falling: Service Declining or Standards Increasing?

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Do You Really Know How You’re Performing? Federal contractor performance ratings over the past eight years have fallen from “excellent” to only “satisfactory”. A recent study by Ultimus Performance LLC (UPLLC) identifies a clear and consistent decline in federal contractor performance (CPARS) ratings and a growing proportion of “satisfactory” ratings at the expense of “exceptional”…Read More

DOD Cybersecurity and Modernization Efforts Most Likely to Move Forward with New Federal Budget

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

In February, the Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA) passed, lifting caps on spending and paved the way for significant increases in discretionary spending across defense and civilian agencies. With the passing of BBA 2018, the defense discretionary funding cap was increased by $80 billion in FY2018 and $85 billion in FY 2019. What does…Read More

How Are You Recruiting Veterans?

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Every year, nearly 250,000 service members transition out of the armed services. They take with them knowledge and skills that not only benefit military organizations, but any company serving the federal government. They tend to be educated, disciplined, and professional individuals with strong work ethics. Focusing recruiting efforts on them makes sense on every metric.…Read More

Winning Contractor: AMERICAN SYSTEMS Wins $30M Navy Contract for Advanced Air Vehicle Training Support

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) 4.3 Air Vehicle Engineering Department awarded a five-year $30.3 Million Single Award IDIQ contract to AMERICAN SYSTEMS. NAVAIR’s mission is to provide full lifecycle support of naval aviation aircraft, weapons, and systems operated by Sailors and Marines and provide efficient, high-quality air vehicle engineering support for the U.S.…Read More

Why You Need to Invest in Your People

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Every year, Fortune unveils a list of the 100 best places to work, and Great Places to Work analyzes the factors that land companies on this list. These factors are the kind of things companies and agencies are looking to uncover when they commission recruitment branding, because these are the very things that attract bright…Read More

What Makes a Workplace Great?

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Every year, Fortune unveils a list of the 100 best places to work. As researchers, we like to look at the data and see the trends. That’s why we are thrilled Great Places to Work analyzed the various factors that landed companies on this list to come up with three predictions for the workplace of…Read More

Top Innovator: Forbes Names CoStar Group One of the World’s Most Innovative Growth Companies

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, Forbes added CoStar Group, Inc. to the Forbes World’s Most Innovative Growth Companies list. This honor highlights the company’s continued dedication to revolutionizing commercial real estate and multifamily industries by providing innovative software and solutions. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to unlocking new opportunities for businesses and consumers alike…Read More

Top Innovator: Lookout Unveils The Mobile Risk Matrix

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

What if enterprises had a standard for measuring the spectrum of mobile risk that provided visibility into the prevalence of threats, software vulnerabilities, and behaviors & configurations? Well, now they do. In May, Lookout unveiled the Mobile Risk Matrix, a framework illustrating the array of mobile risks across app, device, network, and web & content vectors,…Read More

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