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

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

Parsons will build the planned Pea Island Bridge in Dare County, N.C. under a $79.6 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

CGI Group (NYSE: GIB) will build an information technology infrastructure for the National Health Service Foundation Trust in London under a $101 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...

AECOM Wins $209M to Manage Libya Housing Project; John Dionisio Comments

AECOM Technology Corp. (NYSE: ACM) has been awarded a potential 25-month, $209 million contract to serve as lead program manager and main adviser for a housing project in Libya. The company will work to manage the Housing and Infrastructure Board’s capital budget program and to advise the Ministry of Housing and Utilities on common standards and systems of the agency’s other projects, AECOM...

Navy Picks 14 Companies for Potential $900M C5ISR Computing, Infrastructure Services IDIQ

Fourteen businesses have won positions on a potential five-year, $899,543,435 U.S. Navy contract for transport computing and infrastructure services related to C5ISR (command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance). The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic received 21 bids for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee...

Ken Branch Named Parsons Govt Infrastructure Asset Portfolio Mgmt Head

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Ken Branch Ken Branch, a retired U.S. Navy captain and former commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command, has joined Parsons Corp. as asset portfolio management director for the government services group’s infrastructure and environment division. The 25-year infrastructure management veteran will oversee the company’s asset management and planning portfolio for federal...

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