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Former VA CIO Rob Thomas Named Leidos Strategic Accounts, Govt Relations VP; Gerry Fasano Comments

Rob Thomas, formerly chief information officer and acting assistant secretary for the office of information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has joined Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as vice president for strategic accounts and government relations. Thomas will help Leidos advance organic growth strategies and client relationships in his …

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IT Vet Archana Deskus Named HPE Global CIO

Archana “Archie” Deskus, formerly chief information officer at oil and gas company Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHGE), has joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) as global CIO. HPE President Antonio Neri wrote in a blog post posted Thursday Deskus will help advance an information technology strategy as the company works to …

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Qualys’ Mike Poulos: Automation-Based Continuous Monitoring Key to Agencies’ Cybersecurity Efforts

Mike Poulos, technical director of U.S. federal operations at California-based cloud security services provider Qualys (Nasdaq: QLYS), has said federal agencies should develop a continuous monitoring program in order to protect their information technology infrastructure amid the increasing number of cyber threats. Poulos wrote that such a program should be based …

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Senate, House Disagree on Creation of U.S. Space Corps, NDAA Priorities

The House Armed Services Committee voted down an amendment that would have halted the creation of a U.S. Space Corps and instead moved forward with the provision as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which passed late Wednesday night. The provision creates a separate military branch for space …

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Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team (AWCFT) To Manage Data from Drone Surveillance

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work announced the creation of the Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team (AWCFT) which will manage the masses of data currently collected by drone surveillance. Known as Project Maven, the team will accelerate the Defense Department’s integration of big data and machine learning, reports GCN. Masses of data have been …

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Federal Reserve Exec Bajinder Paul Named InfoZen Strategy & Solutions VP

Bajinder Paul, formerly associate director at the Federal Reserve System, has joined InfoZen as vice president of strategy and solutions for the Bethesda, Maryland-based information technology services provider’s federal business. Raj Ananthanpillai, chairman, CEO and president of InfoZen, said in a statement released Monday the company expects Paul to leverage …

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International SOS Appoints IT Vet Ramesh Munamarty as Group CIO

Ramesh Munamarty, former Verint Systems chief information officer, has been named group CIO at medical and travel security services company International SOS. Munamarty will drive strategic imperatives such as enterprise information technology, digital transformation and business process optimization for the business, International SOS said Thursday. The 25-year IT veteran moved to Singapore to …

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Report: VMWare’s Bask Iyer Takes Additional Role as Dell Inc. Interim CIO

Bask Iyer, chief information officer and internet of things manager at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has assumed the additional role of interim CIO of Dell Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Steven Norton writes a spokesman for Dell told the Journal that Iyer took the acting CIO post after Dell Inc. CIO ML Krakauer filed …

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TASC, Lockheed Vet Barbie Bigelow to Join Jacobs as CIO; Kevin Berryman Comments

Barbie Bigelow, a former senior vice president and chief information officer at Engility’s (NYSE: EGL) TASC subsidiary, will join Pasadena, Calif.-based construction services contractor Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) as SVP and CIO. Bigelow will directly report to Chief Financial Officer Kevin Berryman and start in the role on March 14, Jacobs said Tuesday. …

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Kevin Neifert Named Raytheon’s New CIO

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 22, 2015 — Kevin Neifert, chief information officer of Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) integrated defense systems business, has been appointed corporate CIO effective Jan. 1, GovCon Executive reported Monday. Raytheon said Wednesday Neifert will now report to Rebecca Rhoads, corporate vice president and president of the company’s …

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