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William Amelio Named Full-Time Avnet CEO

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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VA Taps IBM, Bombas, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation for MyVA Partnership Program

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 20, 2016 — IBM (NYSE: IBM), Bombas and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation will support the Department of Veterans Affairs in the delivery of healthcare to military veterans, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. VA said Monday it has teamed with the three organizations under the MyVA Strategic Partnership Initiative for public-private partnerships in …

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7 Companies Land Spots on $142M Defense Contract Administration System Support IDIQ

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The Defense Contract Management Agency has awarded seven companies spots under a potential 10-year, $142 million contract to provide modernization and sustainment services for a system DCMA uses to administer defense contracts and contractor payments. The Defense Department said Friday awardees will vie for task orders to support the Mechanization of Contract Administration Services system and related …

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IBM Partners With Romania to Open Cognitive Computing Innovation Hub

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 8, 2016 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has partnered with the government of Romania to establish an innovation center in the country that will focus on cognitive computing technologies to promote entrepreneurship, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Business Review reported Wednesday the European and National Romanian Innovation Cognitive Hub will work to advance …

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