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IBM to Build Army Private Cloud Facility Under $62M Task Order


IBM (NYSE: IBM) has received a potential five-year, $62 million task order to build and operate a cloud-based computing center for the U.S. Army‘s highly classified data, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes that IBM will establish the pilot Army Private Cloud Enterprise facility at  Redstone Arsenal in Alabama under the task order. The order …

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IBM, Siemens Partner to Push Use of Population Health Management


TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 12, 2016 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Siemens have entered into an alliance that seeks to promote the application of Population Health Management platforms to treat patients afflicted with complex and chronic illnesses, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. IBM said Tuesday the partnership combines its Watson Health cognitive computing systems …

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IBM to Provide AWS Cloud Platform to Australia’s Taxation Agency


TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 10, 2016 — The Australian business of IBM (NYSE: IBM) has secured an estimated $2.4 million contract to supply the country’s taxation agency a cloud platform built on Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) infrastructure, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. ZDNet reported Friday the agency has also previously tapped IBM Australia to …

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William Amelio Named Full-Time Avnet CEO

William Amelio

William Amelio, acting CEO of Avnet (NYSE: AVT) over the past two months, has been appointed to the position on a full-time basis by the board of directors at the Phoenix, Arizona-based technology distributor. He has served on the company’s board since 2014 and brings more than 35 years of business management experience to his new role, Avnet said Thursday. …

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IBM’s Keith Salzman: Blockchain an Emerging Tech With Applications in Health IT

Keith Salzman

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 26, 2016 — Keith Salzman, chief medical information officer at IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) global business services unit, has said blockchain is an emerging technology that can help the healthcare information technology sector address challenges in efficiency and security, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Salzman wrote in a blog post published …

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Jason Kimrey Outlines Supercomputing, Cybersecurity Focus Areas at Intel’s Federal Business


TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 23, 2016 — Jason Kimrey, federal area director at Intel  (Nasdaq: INTC), has said the company seeks to actively engage with federal customers in the high-performance computing and cybersecurity technology areas, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. “It is going to take targeted partnerships and collaboration with government agencies …

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IBM Creates ‘Red Team’ to Test Customer Systems for Vulnerabilities

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 4, 2016 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has formed a team within its security services business that will work to test and identify vulnerabilities in customer computer systems under the leadership of Charles Henderson, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday X-Force Red will consist of ethical hackers and security …

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Weekly Roundup July 25 – July 29 2016: Defense Tech Makers Show Life in 2Q Earnings & more


July 25 – July 29 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson A new earnings season continued to dominate investors’ attention spans this week and those with keen interests in the aerospace, defense and government contracting sectors were no exception. Eleven contractors …

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AFCEA DC Names 2016-2017 Executive Board, Board Members


TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 27, 2016 — The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Washington chapter has named new members to its executive board for 2016 to 2017 as well as additional members to the board of directors, GovCon Executive reported Friday. AFCEA said July 14 it appointed the following executives: Dean Economou, CenturyLink …

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IBM Vet David McOmber Joins QTS as Public Sector, Federal Sales Head

David McComber

David McOmber, a two-decade IBM (NYSE: IBM) veteran and a former vice president in Big Blue’s federal business, has joined data center and cloud computing services contractor QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) as executive VP of public sector and federal sales. QTS said Monday McOmber will also work to build relationships across its …

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