John Chen: BlackBerry Invests in Cloud Medical IT Firm NantHealth

BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) has made an investment in NantHealth, a California-based startup that is developing cloud-based information technology for medical applications. The companies seek to develop integrated IT systems to help healthcare organizations comply with privacy rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, BlackBerry said Tuesday. “BlackBerry’s capabilities...

James Peake: DISA Taps CGI Federal to Help Unify Military’s Cloud Security Controls

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James Peake CGI Federal (NYSE: GIB) has obtained a provisional authorization from the Defense Information Systems Agency for the subsidiary’s cloud-based virtual machine services. DISA gave CGI Federal a provisional authority-to-operate approval to deliver cloud security offerings to defense organizations under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, CGI said Monday. “CGI is...

Teri Takai: DoD Plans to Authorize 9 Cloud Providers

The Pentagon aims to further expand commercial cloud availability throughout the military with a plan to certify nine companies to run the services for the military, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes Chief Information Officer Teri Takai told a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing last week that the move was part of the Defense Department’s “aggressive push” toward commercial cloud...

CGI to Help Arizona County Install Cloud ERP System; Daniel Keene Comments

CGI Group (NYSE: GIB) has been awarded potential 10-year, $44.6 million contract to update a legacy system used by the Maricopa County, Ariz. government to manage financial, budgeting and procurement functions. The company will deploy and maintain its Advantage enterprise resource planning software for Maricopa County to automate and consolidate its business processes in a cloud environment, CGI said...

Deltek’s Chris Dixon: Local CIOs Report IT Spending Increases

A study conducted by Deltek and the Public Technology Institute indicates positive signs of recovery for local government spending on information technology, the Washington Post reported Monday. Chris Dixon, a Delter senior manager of state and local industry analysis, writes 235 responses were collected from city and county IT executives, who represent $1.2 billion in buying power. Thirty-one percent...

RSA’s Mike Brown on Information Sharing, Cloud and Big Data’s Role in Protecting Against Cyber Threats

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Mike Brown, the retired Navy rear admiral and current vice president and general manager of RSA‘s global public  sector, recently caught up with ExecutiveBiz to discuss how RSA, the security arm of EMC, is working to fend offOffice Forms Facilitator the next generation of cyber threats. The more-than-30-year military veteran says he takes a cloud, data and trust-centric approach to federal contracting,...

DISA Extends $427M Cloud Storage Contract Proposal Due Date

The Defense Information Systems Agency has pushed back again the deadline on bids for a potential $427 million commercial cloud storage services contract, FCW reported Wednesday. Frank Konkel writes industry proposals for the Enterprise Storage Service II contract are now due Nov. 19, following a one-week deadline extension in October. DISA has updated its solicitation six times since publishing the...

IBM to Build GSA Cloud-Based Order Mgmt System; Anne Altman Comments

Anne Altman IBM (NYSE: IBM) has won a five-year, $30 million contract to build a cloud-based platform for the U.S. General Services Administration to use for processing orders from federal, civilian and military clients. The company will work with GSA to develop and implement the system in order to monitor supplier reports, identify trends and analyze order patterns, the company said Monday. Anne Altman,...

Unisys Survey: One-Third of Govt IT Pros Have Current State, Local Cloud Projects

A Unisys Corp. (NYSE: UIS) survey says 32 percent of government information technology leaders at the state and local levels have cloud computing projects underway. Another 14 percent of respondents said their state or municipality is planning to migrate to a cloud-based infrastructure, Unisys said Tuesday. Commissioned by the Center for Digital Government, the survey polled 109 state and local IT...

Peter Doolan Joins as SVP for Global Enterprise Sales Engineering

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Peter Doolan, Twenty-two-year Oracle veteran Peter Doolan has joined as senior vice president of global enterprise sales engineering. Doolan previously served as group vice president and chief technology officer for Oracle’s public sector operations, where he led the design and construction of information management solutions and oversaw support of Oracle sales to...

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