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Huntington Ingalls Unit Awards Grants for Alabama, Mississippi STEM Projects

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 27, 2016 — The shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has awarded $100,000 in grants to schools in Alabama and Mississippi to fund 25 projects in science, technology, math and engineering, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. The company said Monday its STEM program is in its eighth …

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PwC, India’s NIIT University Join Efforts to Offer Master’s Degree on Cybersecurity


TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 4, 2016 — PwC and NIIT University collaborated to offer a master’s degree program on cybersecurity that seeks to aid the demand for cybersecurity professionals in the coming years in India, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Economic Times reported Monday these soon-to-be professionals will work to secure …

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Microsoft’s Azure-Based Tools to Support Indian State Govt’s E-Citizen Services


TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2015 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has entered into an agreement with the local government of Andhra Pradesh in India for the deployment of cloud-based tools for education, agriculture and e-citizen services, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Indian Express reported Monday the memorandum of understanding covers the implementation of …

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AWS Exec Max Peterson: Cloud Market to Create 14M Jobs

Max Peterson

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 30, 2015 — Max Peterson, a general manager at the worldwide public sector business of Amazon Web Services (NYSE: AMZN), believes cloud computing will produce up to 14 million job opportunities this year, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. BusinessNewsAsia reported Wednesday Peterson told the audience during his keynote speech at Cloud …

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ASRC Federal Subsidiary Gets $130M Contract to Support NASA’s Education Programs


A subsidiary of ASRC Federal will provide research and development, education and program support services to NASA under the $130 million, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity NASA Research Education Support Service contract. The space agency said Saturday Arctic Slope Technical Services will help coordinate competitive education program opportunities and provide logistical, administrative and information technology support for the programs. …

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Horace Blackman: Lockheed to Continue CH33 Work for VA

Horace Blackman

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 15, 2015 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company Systems Made Simple will update the Post 9/11 Chapter 33 GI Bill educational benefits processing system under contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Horace Blackman, vice president for health and life sciences at Lockheed Martin, said …

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Harriet Green Joins IBM to Head Education, Internet of Things Units; John Kelly Comments

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Harriet Green, a former CEO and executive director from both the Thomas Cook Group and Premier Farnell, has joined IBM (NYSE: IBM) as vice president and general manager for the company’s newly-created education and Internet of Things units. IBM said Monday the new units will launch in late 2015 and offer company’s big data, advanced analytics and …

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Carahsoft’s Michael Shrader Points to Public Sector Demand for Analytics-Ready Data

Michael Shrader

TYSONS CORNER, VA September 14, 2015 — Michael Shrader, Carahsoft vice president for intelligence and innovative solutions, has pointed to a growing need for analytics-ready data in the public sector, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. According to VSR, this is among the reasons that have set a demand for value-added resellers in subsectors such …

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Kirk Borne Joins Booz Allen as Principal Data Scientist; Angela Zutavern Comments

Kirk Borne

Kirk Borne, a tenured professor of astrophysics and computational science at George Mason University, has joined Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) as a principal data scientist with the company’s strategic innovation group. The company said Tuesday Borne, who specializes in data science education and research, will assume his duties beginning May 18. …

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Accenture Awarded $966M to Extend Financial Aid System Services Work


Accenture‘s (NYSE: ACN) federal services subsidiary has been awarded a $966 million contract to continue its operations and maintenance services for the Education Department’s federal financial aid system. Accenture Federal Services will continue to perform system operations, customer service, application maintenance and hosting support on the Common Origination and Disbursement system …

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