Engility Awarded 3-Year VA IT Services Contract; Tony Smeraglinolo Comments

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Tony Smeraglinolo The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) a potential three-year, $31 million contract to deliver a range of information technology services across the agency. Engility will support almost 100 IT systems that are designed to manage VA health, benefits and enterprise data, the company said Friday. Tony Smeraglinolo, president and CEO of Engility,...

Stephen Warren: VA to Acquire ‘Commercial, Off-The-Shelf’ Scheduling System

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The Department of Veterans Affairs intends to issue a request for proposals by the end of September 2014 to acquire a new medical appointment scheduling system that would contain new management-based scheduling software. “VA chose a full- and open-competitive strategy to acquire a ‘commercial, off-the-shelf’ scheduling system,” Stephen Warren, the VA’s chief information officer, said Monday. “We...

George Pedersen: ManTech to Buy 7Delta in Healthcare IT Push

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George Pedersen ManTech International (NASDAQ: MANT) has agreed to purchase Columbia, Md.-based technology management contractor 7Delta for an undisclosed sum that includes cash on hand and funding from ManTech’s existing line of credit. Fairfax, Va-based ManTech expects to close the transaction in May and anticipates the deal to increase its earnings per share in 2014, the company said Wednesday. George...

Former IRS, VA Official Todd Grams Heads to Deloitte’s Federal Services Practice

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Todd Grams Todd Grams, former chief of staff at the Internal Revenue Service, has joined Deloitte Federal Government Services and will work with agencies on initiatives in areas such as enterprise risk management and financial management. Grams, also a former chief information officer and chief financial officer at the IRS, returned to the tax agency in June 2013 to start an enterprise risk management...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...