In an interview with ExecutiveBiz, Dell Perot’s Richard Pineda spoke about what the acquisition means for the industry: “For the federal space, it absolutely enables us to be more competitive. How? From a standpoint of ever decreasing budgets, the mission requirements to support the warfighter must go on. Consolidation, virtualization, enterprise-wide efficiency in delivery – these are the types of services that can only be brought by a product and services company. We have it all under our roof, and the fact that any one of our program managers or sales managers can provide a solution to our customers in a one-stop shop environment is a key differentiator for us in the market. While we now offer hardware as part of an integrated solution, it is important to know that we are focused on delivering solutions that are right for our customers, and do not take a one-size-fits-all approach.”
Red Hat has promoted Tricia Fitzmaurice, who has more than two decades of government and commercial technology sales experience, as director of national security programs for the federal law enforcement and justice sector, Homeland Security Today reported Tuesday.
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has received a potential 10-year, $2B contract to help NASA develop technology concepts and analyze data for robotic space missions. The Aerospace, Research, Development and Engineering Support Services II contract has a minimum ordering value of $50M and a maximum ordering value $1B over the five-year base period. ARDES II would reach its potential value if the five-year option period is exercised.