Rob Anderson: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon to Help Marine Corps Test Mobile Devices

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The U.S. Marine Corps has selected AT&T (NYSE: T), Sprint (NYSE: S) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) for a program to test the use of personal devices by civilian and uniformed employees at work, Federal Times reported Friday. Nicole Blake Johnson writes 20 loaned devices running the Android and Apple’s iOS operating systems will be used for the four-month beta testing. Rob Anderson, chief of the...

HP Enterprise Services to Take Over As HealthCare.gov Web Host

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Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has won a contract to take over as web hosting provider for HealthCare.gov in a move that will transition the federal health insurance marketplace to a new data center, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Spencer E. Ante writes that HP Enterprise Services will take in $38 million for the work under the Department of Health and Human Services award and that efforts...

Report: Eddie Schwartz Joins Verizon as Cyber Intell Head

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Eddie Schwartz, formerly chief information security officer at EMC (NYSE: EMC) security arm RSA, has been appointed to head the corporate security and cyber intelligence practice at Verizon (NYSE: Z), Reuters reported Tuesday. Jim Finkle writes Dave Martin, EMC’s chief security officer, will succeed Schwartz on an interim basis. Schwartz worked to help RSA bolster its cyber defense product portfolio...

Michael Maiorana Appointed Verizon Public Sector Head

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Michael Maiorana, formerly a region president at Verizon Wireless (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), has been appointed senior vice president of public sector markets for Verizon’s enterprise solutions business. He succeeds Susan Zeleniak, a 16-year company veteran who has retired after a 39-year career in the telecommunications industry, Verizon said Monday. Maiorana most recently served as president of...

Verizon Wireless Receives 6-Month Federal Protective Service Contract Extension

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Verizon Wireless (NYSE: Z) has received a six-month, $787,000 extension on its contract with the Federal Protective Service to continue providing the agency with mobile devices and services, GSN reported Tuesday. Jacob Goodwin writes the extension period covers three base months and a three-month option period to continue the contract through Feb. 20, 2014. The contract covers communications services,...

Verizon Board Declares 53-Cent Dividend, 7th Straight Annual Increase

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Verizon‘s (NYSE: Z) board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 53 cents per share on the company’s common stock, 1.5 cents higher than the previous quarter. This represents the seventh consecutive year that the board has approved a quarterly dividend increase and the new dividend is 6 cents higher on an annual basis, going from $2.06 per share to $2.12 per share, Verizon...

GSA, Telecom Firms Sign Govt-Wide Mobile Service BPA; Kay Kapoor Comments

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AT&T (NYSE: T) Sprint (NYSE: S), T-Mobile and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) have signed a blanket purchase agreement with the General Services Administration to centralize service plans for agencies under one government-wide purchasing vehicle. The agency intends to consolidate wireless services under this strategic sourcing initiative and grant agencies access to a shared pool of minutes over the next five...

AT&T, Verizon, A&T Systems Win $200M VA Mobile Device IDIQ

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AT&T Mobility (NYSE: T), Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) and telecommunications infrastructure firm A&T Systems have won positions on a potential $200 million contract to provide mobile devices and services to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA also plans to acquire voice, text and data services through the five-year National Mobile Devices and Service program, according to a May 7 FedBizOpps...

Smartronix $2.5B GSA Cloud Email Team Includes Terremark, Verizon; Susie Adams Comments

Susie Adams Smartronix‘s team to provide government agencies cloud computing-based email services under a $2.5 billion General Services Administration blanket purchase agreement includes Terremark and Verizon. Smartronix said in a release the team also includes two other companies certified to provide agencies with Microsoft products, as Microsoft technology will be a central offering from the...

Verizon, AT&T to Provide DISA iPads for Mobility Test

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded contracts to Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and AT&T (NYSE: T) for Apple and Samsung mobile devices, Federal News Radio reports. Jason Miller reports DISA made the purchase with aims at expanding its program to acquire commercial mobile devices. According to Nextgov, the agency acquired the iPad 3s, Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablets and air time for a Defense Department...

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