Neil Bacon Named Public Sector Head at Salesforce.com Partner Tquila; Mark Wakelin Comments

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Neil Bacon, former public sector liaison director at PSNGB, has joined Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) Platinum Partner Tquila as head of the public sector business. Bacon has served 15 years working with government prior to his appointment to the newly created position at Tquila, the enterprise software provider said Monday. Mark Wakelin, Tquila CEO, said his company expects Bacon’s public sector...

Maggie Hallbach to Head Verizon’s State & Local Gov’t, Education Markets Team

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Maggie Hallbach Maggie Hallbach, a 17-year Verizon Enterprise Solutions (NYSE: VZ) veteran, has been promoted to a vice president position in the telecommunications company’s public sector business and will work with state, local government and education institutions. Kevin Irland, manager of corporate communications at Verizon, said Monday that Hallbach recently led the Lean Six Sigma...

John Landwehr Named Adobe’s First Public Sector CTO

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John Landwehr, a 12-year veteran of Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE), has been appointed as the first public sector chief technology officer at the computer software firm. His appointment is effective immediately and he will lead efforts to help government customers adopt technology platforms designed to manage digital and mobile workflows, Adobe said Monday. Landwehr will also oversee the company’s...

Jim Taylor Joins Grant Thornton as Public Sector Financial Services Managing Director

Jim Taylor, a more than 30-year government finance veteran, has been named managing director of the financial management and assurance services line within Grant Thornton‘s global public sector group. He most recently served as a senior adviser at the Internal Revenue Service, where he worked with the IRS commissioner to integrate departmental activities related to the Affordable Care Act, Grant...

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...

Robert Carey Joins CSC to Lead Public Sector Cyber Business

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Robert Carey Robert Carey, former principal deputy chief information officer at the Defense Department, has joined Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) as a vice president and general manager in the company’s cybersecurity business line. He will oversee the company’s cyber business in the public sector, CSC said Monday. Samuel Visner, vice president and general manager for global cybersecurity...

Mac Curtis: The SI Org Eyes Adjacent Market Growth Through QinetiQ NA Services Group Buy

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Mac Curtis The SI Organization has moved to grow its footprint in fields such as cybersecurity and analytics by agreeing to purchase QinetiQ North America‘s services and solutions group. The SI expects to close the deal in the second quarter of calendar year 2014 after regulatory approvals have been completed, the company said Tuesday. Reuters reports the transaction is valued at up to $215...

Rafael Borras, Former DHS Undersecretary, Takes Senior Adviser Role at AT Kearney

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Rafael Borras Rafael Borras, formerly undersecretary of management and acting deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined A.T. Kearney‘s consulting practice as a senior adviser. “His combination of public and private sector leadership experience will be particularly important as we help public sector organizations fulfill their missions with leading practices drawn...

Camber to Buy Avaya Government Solutions’ IT Consulting Arm; Pierre-Paul Allard, Walter Batson Comment

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Camber Corp. has moved to build up its lifecycle support services portfolio by agreeing to buy Avaya Government Solutions‘ information technology professional services consulting group for $100 million. The companies expect to close the deal within 90 days, pending regulatory approvals and other closing conditions, Avaya said Monday. Avaya will keep its portfolio of federal product sales and...

Jack Reagan Joins Grant Thornton Public Sector Audit Team; Srikant Sastry Comments

Jack Reagan, a two-decade KPMG LLP veteran, has joined Grant Thornton‘s global public sector practice to help carry out financial management and audit services. The Virginia-based certified public accountant and government financial manager previously served as a partner at KPMG and at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Grant Thornton said Tuesday. Srikant Sastry, managing principal of Grant Thornton’s...