Simon Szykman Joins Attain as Federal Services Division CTO; Manish Agarwal Comments

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Simon Szykman Simon Szykman, former chief information officer at the Commerce Department, has joined Attain LLC as chief technology officer of the company’s federal services division. Szykman will oversee Attain’s strategic corporate partnerships and go-to-market strategies, Attain said Friday. “As federal services CTO, Simon will play an integral role in Attain’s mission to...

DigitalGlobe Targets $400M Hi-Res Satellite Imagery Market; Yancey Spruill Comments

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Yancey Spruill DigitalGlobe Inc. (NYSE: DGI) is seeking to enter the higher-resolution satellite imagery global market which is worth around $400 million annually, Reuters reported Friday. Abhirup Roy and Mridhula Raghavan write DigitalGlobe last year applied with the Commerce Department for a permit to increase the resolution of its images from 50 centimeters to 25 cm. “There is a market opportunity...

Lisa Hook: Neustar Extends Deal to Run US Domain Name for Commerce Dept

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Lisa Hook Neustar (NYSE: NSR) will continue to administer the official domain name of the U.S. under a potential five-year contract extension with the Commerce Department. The company has managed the domain since 2001 and will be responsible for handling a network of registrars selling the .US domain names under the contract, Neustar said Wednesday. The contract is for three base years and contains...

OPM and SBA Pick Up New CIOs in Donna Seymour and Renee Macklin

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Donna Seymour, OPM Renee Macklin has been named the new chief information officer of the Small Business Administration, Federal News Radio reports. Macklin joins SBA from the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration. Jason Miller writes that her predecessor Chase Garwood will return to the Department of Homeland Security as part of the Science and Technology Directorate‘s...

Commerce Dept Awards Public Safety Net Technical Support BPA

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The Commerce Department has awarded a $67.2 million blanket purchase agreement to three companies for technical services to support a future nationwide communications network for first responders. Awardees will compete for task orders to perform work and the department received five proposals for the two-year BPA, the department said in a Sept. 4 FedBizOpps notice. Information Management Resources, Redhorse...

Strongbridge Corp. Expands Work with HUD, Wins Communications and Outreach Deals in Q1 2013

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Strongbridge Corp. has had an active first quarter to the 2013 year, as it expanded work with a key customer in the Department of Housing and Urban Development and continued to secure public-facing communications, help desk and outreach contracts. Here is a recap of some of their activity, updated to include some related activity from April. The firm signed a supplemental agreement on Jan. 15 to provide...

Report: WH Cyber Exec Order Coming Wednesday

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The White House will release an executive order Wednesday aimed to set up voluntary U.S. cybersecurity standards for companies that operate critical infrastructure, Bloomberg reports. Federal agencies are to consider incorporating the cybersecurity standards into existing regulations, Bloomberg reports, citing two White House officials. Eric Engleman and Michael Riley report the order also directs...

ICF Appoints DHS’ Jeffrey Neal to Manage Company Performance, Human Capital

ICF International (NYSE: ICFI) has appointed Jeffrey Neal as a senior vice president to manage company performance and support its human capital. The company said Neal’s leadership and expertise will improve the performance of ICF clients and deliver innovation in governance, strategy, performance improvement and human resources. Neal most recently served as the chief human capital officer for...

Raytheon Wins First-ever Public Safety LTE contract, Will Deploy 15-Site Communications System

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has won the first competitive public safety longterm evolution contract in the U.S. For the $8.7 million award, Raytheon will design, configure and install a 15-site 4G LTE communications system over the next 21 months to serve Adams County, Colo., and the adjacent Denver community. The system will give public safety users access to next-generation broadband capabilities such...

Amanda Simpson Named to Commerce Department Post

President Obama has appointed Amanda Simpson Senior Technical Adviser to the Commerce Department. In a statement, Simpson said “I’m truly honored to have received this appointment and am eager and excited about this opportunity that is before me.” Simpson is a former test pilot and 2004 YWCA “Woman On The Move”and has been active in the aerospace and defense industry for...