Bill Rowan Discusses His New VMware US Federal Leadership Role

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Bill Rowan Bill Rowan has focused much of his initial attention on communications with VMware‘s customers and the company’s recruiting efforts as the new vice president of the cloud and virtualization firm’s U.S. federal business, he told our sister site ExecutiveBiz. Rowan, who took the role in November, spoke to ExecutiveBiz shortly after his appointment to the role to discuss...

Tom Ferrando: Bridge Growth Partners to Buy CRGT in Federal Market Expansion Push

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Tom Ferrando New York City-based private equity firm Bridge Growth Partners has agreed to purchase federal software development and data analytics services contractor CRGT from an affiliate of Veritas Capital for an undisclosed sum. Bridge Growth said Wednesday that it expects to close the transaction by the end of the year and that Veritas, which acquired CRGT in 2008, will continue to hold a minority...

Mac Curtis: The SI Organization Changes Name to Vencore

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Mac Curtis The SI Organization has rebranded itself as Vencore to highlight the systems engineering provider’s renewed focus on its core business in engineering, cybersecurity and data analytics. The Chantilly, Virginia-based firm said the name change, announced Wednesday, is the culmination of recent business purchases that called for a logo that would encompass its newly acquired solutions...

Wesley Blankinship: Schafer Provides Engineering, Technical Support for DARPA

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Schafer a three-year task order to provide the agency’s Information Innovation Office with scientific, engineering and technical assistance. The company said Jun. 25 it was tasked to support DARPA I2O’s research and development work in the fields of cyber, computing and analytics. According to Wesley Blankinship, Schafer senior...

Rich Sorelle: Exelis Seeks C4ISR, Analytics Portfolio Growth With Celestech Buy

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Rich Sorelle Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has acquired technology development and engineering services firm Celestech in a move to grow Exelis’ portfolio of C4ISR and data analytics offerings. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed and Exelis does not expect the transaction to have a material impact on its second quarter 2014 results, Exelis said Thursday. Celestech builds signal processing systems...

Former DHS Federal Program Manager Eric Hagopian Joins SE Solutions as Data Analytics Director

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Eric Hagopian, a former federal program manager at the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has joined Strategic Enterprise Solutions as technical director for data analytics. SE Solutions said Monday that Hagopian will work to develop offerings for cyber, technology and other customer challenges based on analytics and Agile development principles. “His...

Cynthia Walker Named Salient Data Analytics Center Director; Bill Parker Comments

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Cynthia Walker, a 25-year business intelligence and information management veteran, has joined Salient Federal Solutions as director of the company’s data analytics center of excellence. Walker will have responsibility for developing and implementing strategies to expand the center’s innovation efforts in BI, predictive analytics and big data management, Salient said Thursday. Prior to...

Leidos Leadership Outlines Future Business Plans; John Jumper Comments

John jumper Executive leaders of what will become Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS) leadership have outlined plans for the company after it renames itself from Science Application International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC). Leidos estimates its revenue at $6 billion per year and has approximately 23,000 employees working in businesses focused on national security, engineering and health, SAIC said Wednesday. “The...

SAIC Wins Potential $139M EPA Award for IT Support, Data Analytics

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded SAIC Inc. (NYSE: SAI) a contract potentially worth $139 million to assist the EPA in developing and implementing the agency’s reporting program for greenhouse gases, SAIC announced Thursday. The contract has one base year with four one-year options. SAIC said its work will include: Data analytics Information technology support Technical and engineering...

HP Buys Autonomy Corp to Expand Enterprise Information Offerings

HP (NYSE: HPQ) has acquired control of Autonomy Corporation plc., buying approximately 87.34 percent of Autonomy shares for $33.77 per share in cash. The acquisition positions HP in control of Autonomy and as leader in the enterprise information management space. Autonomy provides IT solutions for unstructured and structured information with data analytics, cloud and workflow management capabilities....