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

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Cisco announced Tuesday their intention to acquire privately held Tail-f Systems for 5 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 Cisco...

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...

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...

Tetra Tech to Provide FAA IT, Security Programs Support

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Tetra Tech Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) will provide information technology and security programs support services to the Federal Aviation Administration under a potential $76 million contract. The company will also perform cybersecurity-related work and help the FAA to handle hazardous materials tracking systems, the company said Wednesday. The FAA’s office of security and hazardous materials safety IT...

Navy Grants HP $138M Continuance for NMCI to NGEN Transition

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The Navy has granted Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services a continuance of $138 million for a continuum of their services contracts issued to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) providing an additional quarter-year of IT service. Sean Stackley, Assistant secretary of US Navy Research Development and Acquisition The 2010 contract, an award of $5.6 billion with an expiration date originally set for...

John Jordan Named President for Wyle’s Weapons Systems Support and Analysis Group; Roger Wiederkehr Comments

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John Jordan, formerly air and missile defense systems division lead of Wyle, has been named president of the company’s CAS group headquartered in Huntsville, Ala. Jordan succeeds George Prueitt and will report directly to Chief Operating Officer Roger Wiederkehr, Wyle said Thursday. “His dedication to our customers’ missions and his focus on providing outstanding service will be key elements...