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GSA Awards $50B EIS Telecom Contract to 10 Companies

Ten companies have been awarded positions on the General Services Administration’s $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract, replacing Networx as the government go-to for telecommunication services, according to a GSA release issued on FedBizOpps today. These companies will vie for agency attention as providers of telecom services ranging from cloud …

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SAIC, Northrop Vet Randy James Named ICF Cyber & Resilience Business Head

Randy James, formerly vice president of cyber at Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC), has joined ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI) as senior VP and general manager of the enterprise cybersecurity and resilience business. James will oversee ICF’s strategy to help organizations counter cyber threats without causing disruption to growth efforts, the company …

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FCC Votes to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to roll back restrictions on internet providers, commonly referred to as “net neutrality” rules. These regulations were put in place under the Open Internet Order of 2015 during Obama’s presidency. By a 2-1 vote led by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, the agency proposed to end …

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Billie Hartless Named Chief HR Officer at Polycom; Mary McDowell Comments

Billie Hartless, formerly human resources vice president at location-based cloud technology company HERE, has been appointed chief human resources officer at Polycom. The collaboration platform provider said Monday Hartless will succeed Laura Owen, who will move on to a new opportunity outside the company. “[Hartless] has a strong track record of …

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Security Industry Vet Christopher Day Joins Invincea as CISO

Christopher Day, former chief technology officer at Packet Forensics, has joined Invincea as chief information security officer of the Fairfax, Virginia-based malware detection and prevention software developer. The more than 20-year information security professional will be responsible for implementing Invincea’s cybersecurity strategies for customers in the commercial and government sectors, the company said Wednesday. Invincea founder and …

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AFCEA DC Names 2016-2017 Executive Board, Board Members

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 27, 2016 — The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Washington chapter has named new members to its executive board for 2016 to 2017 as well as additional members to the board of directors, GovCon Executive reported Friday. AFCEA said July 14 it appointed the following executives: Dean Economou, CenturyLink …

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Weekly Roundup May 30 – June 3 2016: FirstNet Contract Award Countdown Begins & more

May 30 – June 3 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The time has come and gone for industry to throw their hats into the ring in pursuit of the contract to help construct the future nationwide broadband network for …

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DISA Awards $4B Telecom Network IDIQ to Eight GovCon Firms

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded eight companies spots on a $4.3 billion contract to develop telecommunications network services for defense information system transmission requirements. The companies will perform work outside of the continental U.S. through Dec. 20, 2025, if DISA exercises all options under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense …

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Reuters: Verizon Mulls Enterprise IT Portfolio Sale

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is considering a sale of its enterprise-grade technology portfolio in order to concentrate on its consumer market business line, Reuters reported Friday. Liana Baker and Greg Roumeliotis write Citigroup will help examine a potential sale of business landline and Internet services from Verizon’s unit formerly called MCI as well as data center offerings from …

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Microsoft Connects ExpressRoute to Azure Government Cloud

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 2,  2015 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has announced the expansion of its Azure ExpressRoute offering to include Office 365, access to Azure Government Cloud and more global partners, and redesigned billing options, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Yousef Khalidi, Azure networking engineer at Microsoft, said Tuesday the cloud integration service …

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