Jerome Hauer Joins Chertoff Group as Security Services Principal; Michael Chertoff Comments

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Jerome Hauer, formerly commissioner of New York’s homeland security and emergency services division, has joined Chertoff Group as principal within the firm’s security services practice. He will be part of Chertoff’s team that works to assist customers in establishing risk reduction and management strategies and executing business continuity plans, Chertoff said Tuesday. Michael Chertoff, executive...

EMCOR to Monitor DHS Facility Contractors; Mike Rodgers Comments

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Mike Rodgers A subsidiary of EMCOR Group (NYSE: EME) has been selected to monitor contractors and subcontractors of a Department of Homeland Security facility in Washington. EMCOR Government Services booked the contract during the third quarter of its 2014 fiscal year and the company will also provide engineering services to DHS, EMCOR said Tuesday. “EGS staff is specially trained and possesses...

DHS Chooses Verizon Subsidiary for Work Eligibility Self-Check Service Contract

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The Department of Homeland Security intends to award a contract to a Verizon (NYSE: VZ) subsidiary to support a technology designed to help prospective workers in the U.S. check their employment eligibility. DHS has selected MCI Communication Services to provide hosted identity and account management services for the federal E-Verify program’s self-check application tool, DHS said Nov. 6 in a...

DHS Issues RFI on Potential Upgrades to Biometric System

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The Department of Homeland Security is seeking information from industry on potential upgrades to the Office of Biometric Identity Management’s current biometric system in order to accommodate a growing population and emerging identity screening applications. DHS said in a notice posted Thursday on FedBizOpps that OBIM plans to develop a new biometric identification and analysis system...

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...

CACI Lands $212M DHS Desktop Services BPA; Ken Asbury Comments

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Ken Asbury CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has been awarded a five-year, $212 million blanket purchasing agreement to provide desktop support services to the Department of Homeland Security. The company will deliver end user support, engineering, field support and call center services to DHS headquarters and components such as the National Protection and Programs Directorate and the Science and...

Viscount Systems Lands DHS DC, Ohio Facility Access Control Contracts; Dennis Raefield Comments

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Dennis Raefield Viscount Systems will provide its access control system to the Department of Homeland Security‘s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under two new contracts to secure government buildings in Ohio and Washington, D.C. The Freedom Access Control suite is designed to leverage the IT infrastructure in managing access points and deploy encryption bridges that assign IP...

Keith Trippie on His New Business Ventures and Transforming Federal IT with Commercial Models

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Keith Trippie Former top Department of Homeland Security official Keith Trippie, who recently rejoined the private sector after more than 10 years with DHS, has embarked on two entrepreneurial business ventures that will be active in the federal and commercial technology spaces, Trippie told GovCon Wire in an interview. Trippie is currently establishing the Trippie Group LLC, a consulting firm that...

Tor Opsahl, 30-Year Federal Market Vet, Appointed CCSi COO

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Dr. Tor Opsahl, who joined Creative Computing Solutions Inc. in 2008 and an executive vice president, has been promoted to EVP and chief operating officer at the Rockville, Md.-based federal engineering services contractor. He has focused on business development and long-term growth as an EVP and helped lead the company to win spots on three contract vehicles with the departments of Homeland Security...

Stu Fleagle: Carpathia Forms Federal Advisory Team of Former Gov’t Leaders

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Stu Fleagle Carpathia Hosting has formed a federal advisory group comprising of former government leaders and company executives who will work to help the company address cloud computing security and compliance requirements. The Federal Advisory Council will hold regular meetings to discuss federal trends and develop strategies on how to customize Carpathia’s cloud platform based on the demands...