Education Issues RFI for Contract, Purchasing Cloud System

The U.S. Education Department is seeking ideas on how to transfer several of its system to cloud computing, according to a request for information posted Nov. 18. The RFI asks for ideas for how to implement infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service for the department’s central automated processing system, known as EDCAPS. The RFI states the EDCAPS system has five components: Financial...

SAIC Commits $300K to UMBC for Science, Math Initiatives; Larry Cox Comments

Larry Cox SAIC (NYSE: SAI) will support a new active-learning initiative at University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a $300,000 commitment. According to SAIC, “[the initiative] draws on the latest technology and education research to help students succeed in critical introductory mathematics and science classes.” “In this age of increasing global competition, it is essential...

SAIC Donates 200K More to STEM Education; CTO Amy Alving Comments

Amy Alving SAIC (NYSE: SAI) is continuing its firm-wide commitment to students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education with an additional $200,000 pledge to Project Lead The Way (PLTW). SAIC donated $400,000 to PLTW last year. According to the firm, “PLTW partners with middle schools and high schools to prepare students for the jobs of the 21st century by engaging...

Raytheon Launches New MathMovesU Site

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has launched a new site for its “MathMovesU” to celebrate the initiative’s fifth anniversary. According to the firm, “this expanded resource provides an interactive online destination for middle school students, parents, educators and others interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education excellence. The new website is the latest...

Cyber Criminals to Fear the Turtle-SAIC Partnership; Larry Cox on Partnering with UMD

Larry Cox SAIC (NYSE: SAI) is working alongside the University of Maryland (UMD) in support of the “education, research, and technology development” of cybersecurity. According to the firm, “SAIC will coordinate and share cyber-related research between the UMD Cybersecurity Center (MC(2)) in College Park, Md., and SAIC’s Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) in Columbia, Md., to...

HP Wins Deal to Support Early Childhood Education System in Florida; Dennis Stolkey Comments

HP Enterprise Services inked a $20 million contract with the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation to create and oversee the Early Learning Information System (ELIS) for the enhancement of the state’s early learning programs. According to the firm, “ELIS is a consolidated information system that manages the early learning programs used by 300,000 Florida families whose children attend...

Chicago Public Schools Makes Smart Upgrade with Oracle’s Help; Mark Johnson Comments

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) announced that Chicago Public Schools has upgraded to the company’s E-Business Suite Release 12.1 to enhance functionality and growth while contending with strict budgetary and staffing constraints. According to the firm, “Chicago Public Schools has been able to reduce the previous systems customizations with minor impact to its 6,000 users – from procurement clerks...

Joe Ayers on Dell’s Continuing Commitment to West Point

The incoming Plebe class at the United States Military Academy at West Point received Dell laptops and accessories for the 10th consecutive year. Along with the personal computers, Dell provides West Point students with storage solutions, printers and accessories. “Providing our nation’s military and educational institutions innovative and progressive technology solutions is a privilege,”...

Raytheon Joins CTEq to Further Commitment to STEM Education

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has joined the Change the Equation (CTEq) initiative to further the firm’s efforts to support the nation’s science, technology, engineering and  mathematics (STEM) education capabilities. CTEq founding member firms include Time Warner Cable, Sally Ride Science, Kodak, Intel and Xerox. “Raytheon is proud to partner with Change the Equation, and we look forward...

SAIC, Larry Cox Praised for Aerospace Education Efforts

SAIC's Larry Cox SAIC (NYSE: SAI) won the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award from the Air Force Association (AFA) for contributions to aerospace education. Larry Cox, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager, will be at the Air and Space Conference and Technology Expo held Sept. 13-15 in Washington, D.C., to claim the award. According to the firm, “the award honors outstanding achievements...