Chuck Prow Elevates at IBM to Lead Global Government Sales

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Chuck Prow Chuck Prow, managing partner responsible for IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) global public sector, has been elevated to the role of industry general manager for global governments and will oversee the firm’s sales in hardware, software and services to government globally, Prow broke to GovCon Wire this week. The consulting and technology veteran is now responsible for the firm’s growth...

Deltek’s Chris Dixon: US Governors Highlight Education, Public Safety on Their 2014 Agendas

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A Deltek analyst says U.S. governors highlighted education public safety, justice and social services as areas for policy initiatives in their 2014 state of the state addresses, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Chris Dixon, a Deltek senior manager of state and local industry analysis, believes that contractors could shape their business development strategies around these state-level goals. Dixon...

Stacy Schwartz, Paul Girardi Promoted to VP Ranks at AT&T Government Solutions

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Stacy Schwartz Stacy Schwartz and Paul Girardi, both formerly executive directors of sales at AT&T Government Solutions (NYSE: T), have been promoted to vice president at the telecommunications company’s federal government division. Schwartz will serve as VP of public safety and Girardi has been appointed VP of business development, AT&T said Tuesday. A 17-year company veteran, Schwartz...

Harris Wins Intl Public Safety Radio System Contract; Steve Marschilok Comments

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Steve Marschilok Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won a $31 million contract to install a nationwide radio system for emergency responders in Trinidad and Tobago, Harris said Friday. The company aims to have more than 6,500 emergency responders in the military, law enforcement and government sectors connected to one interoperable system via Harris radios already in use. “Trinidad and Tobago is connecting...

KBR Wins $127M for US Base Operations Support; Rich Ambrose Comments

Rich Ambrose KBR (NYSE: KBR) has won a $127 million contract to provide base operations support services for U.S. troops stationed in Africa, the company said Wednesday. The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract contains one base year and three option years, which could extend work through 2017. Work at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti and Manda Bay, Kenya will include public...

Oceus Names 20-Year Vet Jim Patterson Special Programs Lead; Randy Fuerst Comments

Jim Patterson Oceus Networks has appointed Jim Patterson vice president of special programs, giving him responsibility for leading pursuit of new markets in the defense and intelligence sectors through new partnerships and applications. Randy Fuerst The Reston, Va.-based broadband provider said in a release he will also be responsible for financial performance, strategy and execution across international,...

Microsoft Names 17-Year Cisco Vet Laura Ipsen Worldwide Public Sector Lead

Laura Ipsen, Microsoft Microsoft Corp. has appointed Laura Ipsen corporate vice president of Microsoft’s worldwide public sector organization, Microsoft announced Tuesday. Ipsen will lead company sales and marketing to government, public and national security, education and nonprivatized healthcare customers in more than 100 countries. Ipsen will report to Susan Hauser, corporate vice president...

CSC JV Wins Max $270M Award for Navy Base Telecom, Public Safety Support; Alan Weakley Comments

The U.S. Navy has awarded Kings Bay Support Services, a joint venture of Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) and the Shaw Group (NYSE: SHAW), an eight-year contract to provide base operations support services. The contract is worth up to $270 million if all options are exercised. It includes one base year, four one-year options and three award options. The joint venture will provide the support at...

Harris, AT&T Forming Public Safety Alliance

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) and AT&T (NYSE: ATT) are forming an alliance to develop LTE wireless solutions for agencies and first responders who require timely access to emergency information. The companies will combine efforts to produce broadband and mission-critical communications systems that can deliver high-speed video and data. Harris said customers will benefit from network agility that delivers...

Accenture to Improve Fed Energy Regulators’ Financial Management

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has won a five-year contract worth $10.8 million with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to provide Oracle’s PeopleSoft application hosting and support services. Accenture will expand and upgrade existing software applications to enable the commission to access, interpret and organize information. The goal is to improve efficiency by transforming information into...