Lockheed to Update Australian Military’s Processing Services for $855M; Raydon Gates Comments

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Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Australian business arm has been awarded a potential $855.8 million contract to centralize the processing services of that country’s defense department. Peter Lawrence, the department’s chief information officer, said Wednesday that Australia has set goals for integrating “infrastructure and applications, improving the overall effectiveness...

Scott Svabek: DHA Wants Small Businesses Involved in $20B IDIQ

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The Defense Health Agency has started to conduct market research before it moves to finalize a 10-year, $20 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract by March 2016, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes DHA officials plan to reorganize the Defense Department‘s healthcare activities through a strategic sourcing approach. Col. Scott Svabek, DHA’s acting...

Preferred Systems Solutions Buys Global Services & Solutions, Names Jim Ballard Federal Services President

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Jim Ballard Preferred Systems Solutions has acquired Global Services & Solutions Inc. for an undisclosed amount in a move to pursue business opportunities within the Defense Department. PSS also appointed Jim Ballard, formerly president of GSS, as president of its federal services group, the company said Thursday. “The acquisition of GSS strengthens our long-standing commitment to working with...

Andrew Bryden: SRA Int’l Introduces New Brand Identity

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Andrew Bryden SRA International has moved to clarify its identity and highlight the company’s effort to fulfill customer demands by introducing a new brand identity. Andrew Bryden, vice president of communications and public affairs at SRA, told GovCon Wire Friday that the company unveiled a new logo and tagline to capture its identity. “SRA has invested significant time and resources over the...

Diana Gowen Heads to Deep Water Point as Principal Consultant

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Diana Gowen Diana Gowen, formerly head of CenturyLink‘s (NYSE: CTL) public sector business, has joined business navigator firm Deep Water Point as that company seeks to expand its reach in the information technology and telecommunications spheres. The 30-year industry veteran will lead teams in support of both civilian and defense clients, Deep Water Point said Tuesday. John Johnson, former...

Potomac Officers Club Presents Army Enterprise IT Requirements Event

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The Potomac Officers Club is set to hold an Army information technology requirements event this Wednesday, July 30 at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner. Past POC events with government presenters include the “Thriving in the post-Sequestration GovCon era” event and “Big Data Analytics – Critical Support for the Agency Mission.” POC holds gatherings of GovCon executives between 12 and 15 times...

IBM Sells Database Mgmt System to UNICOM; Corry Hong Comments

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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...

Iron Bow Wins $150M IT Contract with Commerce Dept.

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Iron Bow Technologies, has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce for IT hardware focusing on network-related products. The five-year blanket delivery order, issued under the National Institutes of Health Electronic Commodities Store III, has an estimated total value of $150 million and has the potential to be available for use by any of Commerce’s 12 operating units, Iron...

Cisco Acquires Tail-f Systems for $175M

Cisco announced Tuesday their intention to acquire privately held Tail-f Systems for $175 million, a plan set in motion by AT&T to reshape and virtualize telecommunications networks in the cloud. Cisco aims to incorporate Tail-f into its cloud and virtualization group to increase marketability in telecom infrastructure, the company said in the release. Hilton Romanski, senior vice president of...

Keith Trippie, Monte Ford Join Visionary Integration Professionals’ Board; Jonna Ward Comments

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Keith Trippie and Monte Ford, information technology veterans, have joined the board of Visionary Integration Professionals. Trippie is the founder and CEO of The Trippie Group LLC, a provider of cloud computing and big data consulting services, VIP said Wednesday. “Bringing two accomplished individuals to our board who clearly share that passion and commitment to excellence is a pivotal next step...