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Weekly Roundup March 28 – April 1 2016: The Federal Angle in NTT Data’s Pickup of Dell Services & more

March 28 – April 1 2016

A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson

An acquisition deal announced this week appears on the surface to have its roots in Tokyo and Texas but its impact will also be felt right here in the Washington region with respect to the federal contracting market.

Round Rock, Texas-based NTT Data — a subsidiary of Japan’s telecom conglomerate NTT – has struck a $3.05 billion deal for the Dell services business formerly known as Perot Systems after the iconic billionaire and two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot.

This deal that contains predominantly commercial components certainly will carry ramifications for federal agencies as both NTT Data and Dell hold prime contracts on some of the government’s most-used vehicles for IT products and services.

ExecutiveBiz, the home of Executive Mosaic’s interviews with GovCon executives, got the inside perspective what the deal means for the federal IT market and agencies from the key leaders at both NTT Data and Dell Services Federal Government.

Tim Conway from NTT Data and George Newstrom of Dell described their outlook for what they called a “complementary” and “synergistic” deal as both businesses offer similar IT services work in the public sector.

For more, please click here to read ExecutiveBiz’s full article and continue reading below for more of the week’s most significant industry developments.


Booz Allen Names Karen Dahut Civil Commercial Group Chief, Susan Penfield Strategic Innovation Head
Both appointments at the McLean, Va.-based consulting contractor were scheduled to take effect Friday.
Craig Reed Joins IT Services Contractor NT Concepts as President, COO
Reed previously held an SVP role at Engility for almost four years and helped lead its spinout from L-3 into an independent contractor.
SAIC FY 2016 & 4Q Earnings Top Street
Wall Street analysts forecast 5-percent growth in revenue for the company in its next fiscal year that runs February-to-January.
DMEA Picks 8 Firms for $7B Follow-On Advanced Tech Engineering Services IDIQ
Awardees will bid for task orders over 10 years to engineer components for the military to address operational issues with electronics’ hardware and software.
VA Picks 3 Firms for $6.8B Medical Disability Exam Support Program
Awardees will help process reports to facilitate delivery of claims benefits to disabled and retired service personnel.
HHS Signs $100M Salesforce Subscriptions BPA; Dave Rey Comments
Department users will have access to the company’s customer relationship management tools in order to share information with citizens.
CFO David Keffer on CSRA’s Entry to GovCon Market & Wall Street, Strategy for 1st Year of Business
Keffer also describes the company’s approach to shareholder return and offers advice for other CFOs at companies that go public.
SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni: Digital Pattern Identification Key in Counterterror Efforts
Testoni spoke live in-studio with CNBC Monday discuss how law enforcement can find terrorists’ “digital footprints.”
Anne Rung, Tony Scott: OMB Seeks to Improve Mobile Device, Service Acquisition Through New Policy
Rung and Scott recommend agencies shift to a broker model where GSA acquires wireless products on behalf of agencies.
Terry Halvorsen: DoD to Focus on Cybersecurity, IT Workforce Retention in 2017
The military’s CIO tells lawmakers his office wants to consolidate more data centers and grow mobile data access throughout the organization.
FedRAMP PMO to Revamp Program’s Cloud Tech Assessment Process
Cloud service providers would have to go through a readiness capabilities assessment with a third-party assessment organization.
NPPD Reorganization Plan Seeks Focus on National Cyber, Physical Infrastructure Security
DHS would also rename the National Protection and Programs Directorate under that plan obtained by the website Lawfare Blog.

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