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Weekly Roundup June 20 – June 24 2016: Brexit Vote Fallout Reaches Defense Stocks & more

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June 20 – June 24 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson   Thursday’s highly-anticipated and historic “Brexit” vote in the U.K. led investors all over the world and so many other interested stakeholders to speculate over the implications of Britain’s potential …

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AWS, CSRA, Microsoft Get Provisional Authorization Under FedRAMP High Baseline

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 24, 2016 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN), CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) have been designated cloud service providers under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program‘s high baseline security level, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The companies met the high baseline requirements that the FedRAMP program management office released …

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Microsoft’s Susie Adams: Feds Should Focus on Device Security as IoT, Mobility Grow

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 20, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Federal CTO Susie Adams has said federal agencies should consider Internet of Things technology in efforts to secure devices within their networks, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. She told MeriTalk in an interview published June 13 that such an approach to cybersecurity focuses on …

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Report Names 10 Key Companies in Growing UCaaS Market

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 17, 2016 — Research and Markets predicts that the unified communications-as-a-service market will post a compound annual growth rate of 11.2 percent through 2022 due to increased investments, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The market research firm said May 26 the rise of business process outsourcing in the banking, financial services, insurance and …

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Microsoft, Facebook to Build Subsea Cable System to Support Internet, Cloud Services

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 31, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) will work with Facebook on a project to construct a subsea cable system across the Atlantic Ocean in support of efforts to expand their Internet and cloud services, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Frank Rey, director of global network acquisition for Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure …

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Microsoft Plans 2-Part Strategy to Counter Terrorist Content Online

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 25, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) plans to revise the terms of use for company-hosted consumer Web services and establish partnerships with nongovernment organizations in efforts to curb online terrorist activities, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Friday it will work to eliminate terrorism-related content online and at …

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Microsoft Hosts ‘Pushups for Charity’ in NY; Wes Anderson Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 19, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has hosted the Boot Campaign’s Pushups for Charity challenge at the company’s flagship store in New York as part of National Military Appreciation Month, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the challenge aims to raise awareness on military veteran support. Wes …

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Report: AWS, CSRA, Microsoft to Receive FedRAMP High-Impact Rating

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 8, 2016 — Cloud service providers Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN), CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) are due to receive high baseline certifications under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Federal Times reported March 21 that FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich told the publication the finalized high …

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Microsoft, Partners to Build Solar Power Facility in Virginia

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 21, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has entered into a public-private partnership with Dominion Virginia Power and the government of Virginia to build a facility that will work to provide solar energy to the state, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Dominion Virginia Power said Wednesday the facility is expected …

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IBM Purchases Optevia in Push to Address Public Sector CRM SaaS Demand

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IBM (NYSE: IBM) has purchased systems integrator Optevia in an effort to address a demand for software-as-a-service customer relationship management offerings within the public sector. Optevia will be part of IBM Global Business Services and support the business unit’s digital consultancy practice and CRM leadership, IBM said Friday. Joanna Davinson, IBM public sector lead in …

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