George Newstrom: Dell Extends CDC IT Operations Support for 5 Years

Dell has been awarded a five-year, $120 million contract to support information technology systems and applications at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The company said Monday it has been working with CDC for 11 years to manage infrastructure designed to help agency researchers and administrators monitor threats to public safety, health and security. George Newstrom, vice president and...

Dante Caravaggio Named a Parsons EVP and Business Development Lead

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Dante Caravaggio, a more than 35-year project management veteran, has returned to Parsons as executive vice president and director of business development for the firm’s environment and infrastructure unit. He will oversee the unit’s worldwide marketing and sales programs and will work at Parsons headquarters in Pasadena, Calif. in his new position, Parsons said Monday. Caravaggio previously...

Chuck Prow Elevates at IBM to Lead Global Government Sales

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Chuck Prow Chuck Prow, managing partner responsible for IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) global public sector, has been elevated to the role of industry general manager for global governments and will oversee the firm’s sales in hardware, software and services to government globally, Prow broke to GovCon Wire this week. The consulting and technology veteran is now responsible for the firm’s growth...

Air Force Taps 12 Firms for $6B NETCENTS-2 Operations, Infrastructure Contract

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Nine companies have won positions on a potential seven-year, $5.7 billion contract covering network operations and infrastructure services to the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force receive 29 offers for this portion of the Network-Centric Solutions-2 program through a small business competition, the Defense Department said Thursday. Air Force units are required to purchase the services through NETCENTS-2...

IBM Launches Private Infrastructure Cyber Service; Kris Lovejoy Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has introduced a service offering to help private infrastructure companies adopt cybersecurity guidelines released by the White House last week. IBM designed the Industrials Controls Cybersecurity Consulting service for organizations to create a road map for bolstering network defenses and preventing attacks on physical assets, the company said Thursday. The National Institute of Standards...

Army Selects 16 Firms for Comm, Infrastructure Services Vehicle

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U.S. Army photo The U.S. Army has awarded positions on a basic ordering agreement to 16 contractors for worldwide communications and infrastructure support services. The two-year agreement covers work to help the Army install new information infrastructure tools and to update enterprise communication systems. A Feb. 10 FedBizOpps notice lists the Army Contracting Command’s office at Rock Island,...

Research and Markets: Critical Infrastructure Protection Market to Grow 10% Over 5 Years

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A new survey by Research and Markets forecasts the critical infrastructure protection market to grow double digits over the next five years. The “Critical Infrastructure Protection: Global Advancements, Market Forecasts & Analysis 2013-2018” report seeks to highlights countries’ efforts to build up defenses against disruption of assets in event of a terrorist attack. Research and...

State Taps Parsons for Disaster Recovery Bridge Project Two Years Post-Irene; Garry Higdem Comments

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Parsons will build the planned Pea Island Bridge in Dare County, N.C. under a .6 million contract with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the company said Thursday. “Parsons is excited to be chosen by NCDOT to construct this important project,” said Garry Higdem, a Parsons group president, noting the company’s experience in previous disaster recovery projects. The bridge is part...

Tim Yeaton, Craig Muzilla Take SVP Roles in Red Hat Realignment; Paul Cormier Comments

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has moved to realign its products and technologies organization by appointing Tim Yeaton and Craig Muzilla as senior vice presidents for the new infrastructure and applications platform groups, respectively. Yeaton, formerly Black Duck Software’s CEO and once a Red Hat executive, will be responsible for Red Hat’s products and programs such as the platform, virtualization and...

CGI Leverages Logica Acquisition into $100M IT Infrastructure Deal with National Health Service; Trevor Shipman Comments

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CGI Group (NYSE: GIB) will build an information technology infrastructure for the National Health Service Foundation Trust in London under a 1 million contract, Computerworld UK reported Thursday. Derek du Preez writes CGI will supply service desk, data networks, desktops, laptops, devices, unified communications tools, infrastructure, videoconferencing equipment and printing services to NHS. The...