Carl Hahn Joins Northrop as VP, Chief Compliance Officer; Sheila Cheston Comments

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Carl Hahn Carl Hahn, formerly associate general counsel and trust and compliance officer at IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM), has joined Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as vice president and chief compliance officer. He will succeed the retiring Judy Perry Martinez on Jan. 15, 2015 and report to Sheila Cheston, corporate VP and general counsel, Northrop Grumman said Monday. Hahn most recently led IBM’s compliance...

IARPA Taps IBM, Northrop, Raytheon BBN Teams for Cryogenic Computer Tech Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has selected three industry teams to perform research and development work on a future energy-efficient superconducting computer as part of IARPA’s multi-year Cryogenic Computer Complexity program. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Wednesday that teams led by IBM, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies...

Anne Altman, IBM Federal Head, Lands ‘Executive of the Year’ Honor at GovCon Awards

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Anne Altman, general manager of federal government and industries at IBM, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards‘ “Executive of the Year” honor for leaders of contractors that exceed $300 million in revenue. Altman, a three-decade company veteran who became IBM’s U.S. federal business leader in January 2013, accepted...

DOE Taps IBM, Mellanox, Nvidia Tech for $325M Nat’l Lab Supercomputer Program

The Energy Department will allocate $325 million in funds to develop two new supercomputers at the Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and another $100 million toward future extreme scale supercomputing technologies. Oak Ridge’s “Summit” and Lawrence Livermore’s “Sierra” supercomputers will contain IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) Power Architecture, Mellanox’s...

IBM to Shed Semiconductor Business in $1B Deal With Globalfoundries

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has agreed to sell its global commercial semiconductor technology business to Santa Clara, California-based computer chip manufacturer Globalfoundries for $1.5 billion, which would be paid to IBM over the next three years. The companies said Monday that the deal also includes an agreement for Globalfoundries to serve as IBM’s exclusive server processor semiconductor technology...

IBM Lands Navy Audit Systems Contract

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IBM‘s U.S. federal business unit has received an $8.6 million task order to supply finance and audit systems for the U.S. Navy‘s enterprise resource planning programs. The company will perform work at its Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based facility through Sept. 21, 2015, the Defense Department said Monday. The Navy received three offers for the contract. LinkedInTweet+1E-mail

IBM Buys Cloud Services Firm Lighthouse Security Group; Kris Lovejoy Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has moved to further build its identity and access management offering by acquiring the Lighthouse Security Group subsidiary from Lighthouse Computer Services. Kris Lovejoy, general manager of IBM Security Services, said Monday that IBM made the transaction in order to develop an IAM portfolio that combines both analytics technology and managed services. The company acquired Lighthouse...

Brendan Hannigan: IBM Adds Security Software Firm CrossIdeas to ID Mgmt Portfolio

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has completed its acquisition of security software provider CrossIdeas, a move that IBM Security Systems General Manager Brendan Hannigan said expands his company’s identity and access management product portfolio. “IBM can now provide enterprises with enhanced governance capabilities and transparency into risk from the factory floor to the board room,” he said...

IBM Sells Database Mgmt System to UNICOM; Corry Hong Comments

IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has sold its relational database management system to UNICOM Systems for an undisclosed amount. UNICOM bought the solidDB in-memory system and its Universal Cache feature, UNICOM said Tuesday. The company intends for the acquisition to grow UNICOM’s strategic information technology offerings for customers and partners. “We appreciate IBM’s confidence in our ability to effectuate...

Doug Lane Joins Capgemini Government Solutions as CEO; Tim Bridges Comments

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Doug Lane, a 30-year consulting and information technology veteran, has joined Capgemini Government Solutions LLC as CEO. Lane will report directly to Capgemini U.S. LLC CEO Tim Bridges and be responsible for the Capgemini subsidiary’s strategic direction and service delivery to federal, state and local government clients, Capgemini said Tuesday. Bridges said Lane will work to assist Capgemini’s...