INDUS SVP Mike Bowers spoke with GovCon Executive recently about which markets he considers to be emerging in the industry: “Call it what you want: social media, networking, collaboration, Web 2.0, this administration is very focused on improving communication and the sharing of information. We just recently completed a project at Goddard Space Flight Center you may have heard of it: It’s called NASA Spacebook. We supported that customer, assisted in building that application, and we are taking what we learned from that on the road. We’ve called on a number of other customers and have several proposals in the works. We think that’s an area that’s going to get some play in the future. I don’t know if you’ll see hundred-million-dollar projects, but I do think what you’ll see will be projects that will be very visible and they are sitting at the highest level of a customer organization. And I think that’s important to us.”
Carahsoft Technology has expanded its role as an Amazon Web Services distributor by offering the AWS suite of cloud-based products and services via the General Services Administration's IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle.
Private equity firm AE Industrial Partners has agreed to acquire heavy-lift rotorcraft manufacturing and operations services provider Columbia Helicopters for an undisclosed amount. AEI said Thursday Columbia Helicopters CEO Steve Brandy will continue to serve in his position and Nancy Lematta will keep her majority share as part of the transaction.