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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

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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

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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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Rich Bristow: Cubic to Continue Supporting Army Personnel Training Programs


Cubic (NYSE: CUB) has received four task orders worth $9.63 million combined to help the U.S. Army develop instructional methods and tools intended to prepare current and future warfighters. The company’s applications business will provide educational technology and training management services to the branch’s Mission Command Center of Excellence, Command …

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Maggie Hallbach to Head Verizon’s State & Local Gov’t, Education Markets Team

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Maggie Hallbach, a 17-year Verizon Enterprise Solutions (NYSE: VZ) veteran, has been promoted to a vice president position in the telecommunications company’s public sector business and will work with state, local government and education institutions. Kevin Irland, manager of corporate communications at Verizon, said Monday that Hallbach recently led the Lean Six Sigma program to foster …

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Deltek’s Chris Dixon: US Governors Highlight Education, Public Safety on Their 2014 Agendas


A Deltek analyst says U.S. governors highlighted education public safety, justice and social services as areas for policy initiatives in their 2014 state of the state addresses, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Chris Dixon, a Deltek senior manager of state and local industry analysis, believes that contractors could shape their business development strategies around …

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Steve Harris Appointed Dell Federal VP, GM

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Steve Harris, a 16-year sales veteran at Dell and an executive in the company’s public business group, has been appointed vice president and general manager of the technology maker’s federal government organization — Dell Federal. He will oversee the company’s portfolio of federal government and federal channel business and work with …

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Aneesh Chopra, Former Federal CTO, Helps Spearhead Startup Hunch Analytics

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Aneesh Chopra, who served as the U.S.’ first federal chief technology officer, helped co-found Arlington, Va.-based data analytics incubator Hunch Analytics in October 2013 and serves as an executive vice president there. The company works with healthcare and education leaders to use new data sets and algorithms for decision-making processes …

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Lore Systems’ Tien Wong on Navigating the Federal Market, the Future of Innovation and GovCon M&A Trends


On April 18, Lore Systems Chairman and CEO Tien Wong joined a bevy of government contracting industry and innovation leaders on a panel for the official launch of the Ballston Innovation Initiative. The 3-month initiative will connect Capitol-region leaders and entrepreneurs from across the public, private and non-profit sectors in an effort …

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