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Potomac Officers Club’s ‘Internet of Things’ Summit Highlights Connected, Converged World


The explosion of appliances, building and automotive systems connected to the Internet and that convergence’s implications for federal agencies was the focal point of discussion at the Potomac Officers Club’s “Internet of Things” summit Tuesday in McLean, Va. Executives from GovCon firms and their agency partners gathered at the forum ...

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April 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Dips, Tech Earnings News Lifts US Stocks


The GovCon Index fell for the second consecutive day Friday to close down 0.238 points at 75.901 and end the week with a 1.16 percent gain from the previous five-day trading period. Corporate financial reports from Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) helped send U.S. markets into nominal positive territory despite continued concern ...

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Scott McIntyre: PwC Adds Google to Military Health Contract Pursuit Team


Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has joined the team of companies led by PwC that is bidding for a multibillion dollar contract to build a new electronic health records system for the U.S. military. PwC said Thursday Google becomes the sixth company to join a team that also includes commercial EHR vendors DSS and Medsphere, MedicaSoft and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). ...

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Google Acquires Enterprise Mobility Tech Firm Divide


Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has acquired mobile device management platform developer Divide for an undisclosed amount in a move aimed at expanding Google’s Android enterprise customer base, InformationWeek reported Tuesday. Thomas Claburn writes that Divide’s mobility software is designed to support both Android and iOS applications and helps IT departments manage ...

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Patrick Gallagher: Advisory Panel to Review NIST’s Cryptographic Guidance


The National Institute of Standards and Technology has formed a new advisory committee to review the agency’s cryptographic guidance, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Billy Mitchell writes the committee includes Vint Cerf of Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Steve Lipner of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Ellen Richey of Visa (NASDAQ: V) and Ron Rivest of the Massachusetts ...

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Google Acquires Solar-Powered UAV Maker Titan Aerospace


Google has purchased New Mexico-based unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed amount as the search giant seeks to build up its image collection and remote area access offerings, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Alistair Barr and Reed Albergotti write that Titan’s nearly 20 employees will remain ...

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Google Glass to Aid Pondera’s Fraud Detection Service for Gov’t Clients; Jon Coss Comments

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Google Glass technology is being considered for possible in-field data access applications by government service providers, such as California-based Pondera Solutions, GCN reported Tuesday. Patrick Marshall writes Pondera is planning to add Glass to its “fraud detection as a service” offering to government clients, along with other Google tools such as ...

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Report: Google Buys Artificial Intell Firm DeepMind for $400M


Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has acquired artificial intelligence company DeepMind for $400 million in an effort to grow its machine learning technology, CNET reported Sunday. Steven Musil writes DeepMind develops algorithms for various applications such as simulations, e-commerce and games by gathering techniques from machine learning systems. Google CEO Larry ...

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Google Buys Robotics Tech Maker Boston Dynamics

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Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has acquired engineering and robotics design company Boston Dynamics for an undisclosed amount, the New York Times reported Saturday. John Markoff writes that Waltham, Mass.-based Boston Dynamics will be integrated into Google’s robotics initiatives led by Andy Rubin, Google’s development lead for the Android operating system. The transaction ...

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