Horace Blackman, Former VA Office CIO, Joins Lockheed as Health & Life Sciences VP

Horace Blackman
Horace Blackman Horace Blackman, formerly chief information officer and information technology support service director at the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ central office, has joined Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as vice president of health and life sciences. He joined the VA in 2008 and is also a 20-year veteran of information technology strategy planning in the private sector, Lockheed said...

Tor Opsahl, 30-Year Federal Market Vet, Appointed CCSi COO

Dr. Tor Opsahl, who joined Creative Computing Solutions Inc. in 2008 and an executive vice president, has been promoted to EVP and chief operating officer at the Rockville, Md.-based federal engineering services contractor. He has focused on business development and long-term growth as an EVP and helped lead the company to win spots on three contract vehicles with the departments of Homeland Security...

Stu Fleagle: Carpathia Forms Federal Advisory Team of Former Gov’t Leaders

Stu Fleagle Carpathia Hosting has formed a federal advisory group comprising of former government leaders and company executives who will work to help the company address cloud computing security and compliance requirements. The Federal Advisory Council will hold regular meetings to discuss federal trends and develop strategies on how to customize Carpathia’s cloud platform based on the demands...

James Peake, Former VA Secretary, Takes Leadership Reins at CGI Federal

James Peake
James Peake James Peake, who served as veterans affairs secretary between December 2007 and January 2009, has become president of CGI Group‘s (NYSE: GIB) subsidiary for the U.S. federal market — CGI Federal. As VA secretary, Peake oversaw a fiscal year 2009 budget of $97.5 billion and led more than 280,000 people across medical centers, nursing homes, benefits offices and national cemeteries...

Veterans Affairs Seeks Info on Unified EHR Viewer

The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking information on an integrated electronic health record system viewer as the agency plans to update EHR technology used by the VA and Defense Department. The VA’s Office of Information Service Center issued a solicitation Monday for a new EHR system viewer, intended for the Interagency Program Office to use for sharing health information between the DoD...

CCSi Partners to Help the VA Install Healthcare Mgmt Systems; Maggie Bauer Comments

Creative Computing Solutions Inc. and SyntheSys LLC have partnered to work with the Department of Veterans Affairs on installing software and related systems to manage patient care and clinical processes. CCSi will lead the work under a prime contract the VA awarded under its Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology, or T4, contract vehicle, the company said Tuesday. Both companies will also work...

Tom Nixon Promoted to SRA EVP, Chief Growth Officer; Bill Ballhaus Comments

Tom Nixon
Tom Nixon Tom Nixon, senior vice president of SRA International‘s health group since June, has been promoted to executive VP and chief growth officer at the Fairfax, Va.-based technology services contractor. Nixon will continue to lead the health group on an acting basis and work to grow SRA’s pipeline of new business in his new role, the company said Thursday. Bill Ballhaus, SRA president...

Harris to Install VA Medical Center Wireless Network; Wayne Lucernoni Comments

Wayne Lucernoni
Wayne Lucernoni Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won the final and third phase of a potential four-year, $60 million contract to provide a wireless network platform for Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers. The VA aims to expand mobile device usage for 112 medical centers and connect healthcare providers to data at any time from any location under the program, Harris said Thursday. Wayne Lucernoni,...

CACI Wins $14M Task Order to Centralize VA Electronic Data; Ken Asbury Comments

Ken Asbury
Ken Asbury CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has won a $14 million task order to build a data exchange platform intended to help veterans access the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ electronic record system. The company will develop a data access service that will work to share information between the VA, the Defense Department and other agencies, CACI said Monday. According to CACI, the Virtual...

Accenture to Buy Federal Health IT Contractor ASM Research; David Moskovitz Comments

Accenture Federal Services (NYSE: ACN) has inked a deal to acquire defense and federal healthcare contractor ASM Research Inc. for an undisclosed amount as Accenture looks to generate new opportunities in the military health market with customers including the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Fairfax, Va.-based ASM is an employee-owned solutions integrator with offerings in information...

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