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Patrick Gallagher: Advisory Panel to Review NIST’s Cryptographic Guidance


The National Institute of Standards and Technology has formed a new advisory committee to review the agency’s cryptographic guidance, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Billy Mitchell writes the committee includes Vint Cerf of Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Steve Lipner of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Ellen Richey of Visa (NASDAQ: V) and Ron Rivest of the Massachusetts ...

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Microsoft Buys Cloud Service Provider GreenButton


Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has purchased cloud computing provider GreenButton for an undisclosed amount, TechCrunch reported Thursday. Frederic Lardinois writes Microsoft plans to integrate GreenButton’s technologies into its Azure platform in late 2014. GreenButton and the Azure business formed an alliance in 2011 under which GreenButton marketed its offerings through ...

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Andrew Sullivan, Marty Fischer Take Director Roles at Intelligent Decisions; Rhett Butler Comments

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Andrew Sullivan and Marty Fischer have joined Intelligent Decisions in director roles as the company aims to bring new technologies to the government market. Sullivan will lead sales to the Defense Department and Fischer will serve as director of federal enterprise solutions, ID said Tuesday. Rhett Butler, vice president of sales, said Sullivan ...

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Larry Silver to Head DMI Federal Mobility Business Development; Jay Sunny Bajaj Comments

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Larry Silver, formerly director of U.S. government sales at BlackBerry, has joined DMI as vice president of business development for federal mobility. Silver will work to oversee DMI’s mobile enterprise services for public sector clients, develop integration strategies and advise government partners on managing mobility infrastructures, the company said Thursday. Jay ...

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Ben Fathi Named VMware CTO; Pat Gelsinger Comments


Ben Fathi, formerly senior vice president for research and development at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has been appointed to the role of chief technology officer. Fathi will report directly to CEO Pat Gelsinger and be responsible for the company’s product development and programs, academic partnerships and R&D community, VMware said Wednesday. Gelsinger ...

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Bill Gates Sells $711M in Microsoft Shares

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Chairman Bill Gates sold 20 million company shares worth $711 million during the fourth quarter of 2013, Computer World reported Sunday. Gregg Keizer writes that Gates owns an estimated $13.2 billion in Microsoft common stock as of Friday and remains as the company’s biggest individual stockholder. Gates ...

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Rakesh Narasimhan Named Citrix Desktop Virtualization VP, GM

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Rakesh Narasimhan has been appointed as the group vice president and general manager of Citrix‘s desktop virtualization business. The 25-year industry veteran Narasimhan will be responsible for helping the business strategize its approach and oversee products such as Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp, the company announced Monday. Narasimhan joins Citrix from ...

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