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Microsoft, USDA Launch Food Data Analysis Tools Challenge

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TYSONS CORNER, VA July 29, 2015 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has launched a contest that challenges participants to design a data analysis tool that could be  used to help design national agriculture and food supply resiliency programs, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The $60,000 Innovation Challenge will make available Microsoft Azure-hosted datasets compiled by the ...

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Microsoft’s Wes Anderson Tackles Big Data, Tech Drivers in Federal

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TYSONS CORNER, VA July 28, 2015 — Wes Anderson, vice president of worldwide public sector services at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), discussed the company’s plan to make data interactive for government users in a wide-ranging interview with ExecutiveBiz posted Monday. He also highlighted transparency and tight budgets as perennial technology drivers ...

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July 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Down On Tech Stock Performance


The GovCon Index trailed down following the U.S. markets to close at 76.057, a loss of 0.086 points. Apple (Nasdaq: APPL), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) all turned in disappointing results; pulling down the NASDAQ composite index reported by Bloomberg. A rally in bank stocks helped stem off a steeper decline in the ...

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Dell-General Dynamics-Microsoft Team to Help USAF Adopt Cloud Collaboration Tech


A team comprising Dell, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) will help to construct a cloud-based online productivity and collaboration platform for the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force’s Collaboration Pathfinder system will be built to employ a U.S. Defense Department-dedicated version of Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud technology, the military ...

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Commerce Department Signs Microsoft Software, Services BPA


TYSONS CORNER, VA June 22, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — The Commerce Department has picked Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) to provide the agency’s software products and related service updates under a three-year blanket purchase agreement, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. “The BPA aggregates all of Commerce’s purchases each year while providing the department with ...

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Kelley DeConciliis Joins Remote Medical Int’l as Federal Systems VP

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Kelley DeConciliis, formerly vice president of federal systems CliniComp International, has joined global medical logistics provider Remote Medical International in the same capacity. DeConciliis will manage operations related to the company’s $95 million contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development and oversee federal accounts and operations at its Washington-based office, the company ...

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Otto Berkes Assumes CTO Role at CA Tech

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TYSONS CORNER, VA June 2, 2015 — GovCon Executive reported Monday on CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) announcing Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) veteran Otto Berkes as its new chief technology officer. Berkes comes to CA Tech from HBO, where he led enterprise technology operations and oversaw development of the company’s online streaming service, after ...

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Microsoft’s Curt Kolcun: Agencies Less Wary of Cloud Migration

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TYSONS CORNER, VA May 26, 2015 — Curt Kolcun, vice president for Microsoft’s (Nasdaq: MSFT) U.S. public sector business, indicated that government agencies are now less apprehensive of cloud computing technologies, thanks to wider adoption that has shown how they could be applied to each organization’s unique mission, ExecutiveBiz reported ...

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US Navy Awards $544M Software License Renewal BPA to Insight Public Sector


Insight Public Sector has won a potential $543.72 million contract to renew the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ software assurance and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) software licenses. The blanket purchase agreement covers a one-year base period and two one-year options, the Defense Department said Friday. Insight Public Sector will perform the ...

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April 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Dips, Tech Earnings News Lifts US Stocks


The GovCon Index fell for the second consecutive day Friday to close down 0.238 points at 75.901 and end the week with a 1.16 percent gain from the previous five-day trading period. Corporate financial reports from Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) helped send U.S. markets into nominal positive territory despite continued concern ...

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