Keith Seaman Joins VMware as Public Sector Healthcare Tech Chief; Lynn Martin Comments

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Keith Seaman, former assistant deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has joined VMware’s (NYSE: VMW) public sector team as chief technology executive for healthcare. The 28-year veteran will lead the company to promote the use of information technology programs in public health service delivery, VMware said Thursday. “We’re excited to welcome Keith to the...

HP Names Former VA Healthcare COO Laura Miller a Public Sector Principal

Laura Miller Laura Miller, a former chief operating officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ healthcare system, has joined HP Enterprise Services (NYSE: HPQ) as healthcare client principal for the U.S. public sector. The company said the 30-year public health veteran will work with clients such as the VA, the Military Health System and the Department of Health and Human Services. At...

Jim Traficant Comments on Harris $80M DoD, VA Health Integration Contract Win

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will integrate electronic health records for the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs under an $80.3 million contract, the company announced Thursday. The departments will share information as military service members move from active duty into retirement, said Jim Traficant, president of healthcare solutions. Military retirees who move from the Pentagon’s health...

VA Wants Email, Office Software in Cloud Computing

The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to move email and office software to cloud computing, according to a request for information posted Friday. The VA said it wants use the Cloud-Based Office Automation and Collaboration Pilot to implement automated and interoperable cloud-based office software. The VA plans for the pilot run between six and 12 months. Vendors submitting white papers should...

VA Issues RFI For Cloud-Based Telecommunication

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking industry input on how to move its telephone infrastructure into cloud computing, according to a request for information posted Dec. 23. The VA is asking for a solution that can integrate traditional telecommunications functions with digital-based communications, such as instant messaging and videoconferencing. The department said the idea is to have...

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...

SAIC to Develop, Manage Long-Term VA Benefits System

SAIC Inc. (NYSE: SAI) has won a Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic task order to provide engineering and program support for the long-term provision of benefits to military veterans. The contract is potentially worth more than $24 million with a one-year base performance period and two one-year options. The company will develop applications and provide operational services required to...

Lockheed Completes Acquisition of Medical Services Contractor QTC Holdings

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed its acquisition of QTC Holdings, the largest provider of outsourced medical evaluation services to the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. QTC provides IT case management services and health care expertise. It processed more than 450,000 evaluations last year. Previous acquisition coverage: August 23: Lockheed to Acquire Healthcare...

SAIC Announces Prime Position on $12B Veterans Affairs IT IDIQ; Steve Comber Comments

SAIC (NYSE: SAI) announced today it has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide IT services in support of the transformation twenty-one total technology program. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year base period and a $12 billion ceiling value. SAIC said it will provide IT services for networks and software covering the entire...

Avaya to Support 11 VA Dept. IT Offices on BPA; Steve Derr Comments

  Steve Derr, Avaya Government Solutions Avaya Government Solutions has been awarded one of three spots on a two-year blanket purchase agreement to support the Veterans Affairs Department‘s IT office. BPA orders will support 16 major VA initiatives across its 11 key IT offices, including a U.S. Defense Department and VA interagency program. “The ambitious initiatives outlined by the...

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