Accenture Moving NSF Financials To Cloud Computing; Ed Meehan Comments

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Ed Meehan Accenture Federal Services has won a five-year, $24.4 million contract to transition the U.S. National Science Foundation’s financial accounting system to a cloud computing environment. The company plans to host the agency’s 25-year old system in a shared service environment and use commercial-off-the-shelf software for the project, Accenture said Thursday. NSF managed and dispersed...

ICF to Acquire Web Development Firm Ironworks for $100M Cash

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has signed a definitive agreement to purchase interactive web development firm Ironworks Consulting LLC for $100 million cash, ICF announced Monday. ICF said it expects the deal to increase its earnings per share in 2012 and include a tax benefit that carries a net present value of approximately $23 million. Ironworks provides customer engagement solutions across...

Raytheon Books $157 Million to Continue Antarctic Research Support

Raytheon’s (NYSE: RTN) Technical Services Company booked an extension to cover another 12 months of work with the National Science Foundation’s U.S. Antarctic Program. The extension is valued at $157 million. RTSC’s Raytheon Polar Services Company has supported logistics, operations, and maintenance for research programs at three U.S. stations and two science vessels in Antarctica...

Dr. Sharon L. Hays joins CSC as VP, Office of Science and Engineering

Dr. Sharon L. Hays CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced that Dr. Sharon L. Hays has joined the company as vice president of the Office of Science and Engineering for its North American Public Sector (NPS) line of business. Dr. Hays will coordinate science and engineering activities across NPS and help develop new growth opportunities in those areas, including the National Science Foundation’s (NSF)...