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Intel’s Steve Orrin, Kevin Fiftal Weigh In on ‘Trusted Computing’ Tech

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 28, 2015 — Intel’s (Nasdaq: INTC) Steve Orrin and Kevin Fiftal discussed the advantages of a “trusted computing” platform to help address federal IT’s security challenges in cloud-based data centers, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. “Through trusted computing, administrators can verify the trust of the virtual infrastructure, identify …

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IBM Expands Storage Software with Cloud Backup

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 28, 2015 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has added a cloud-based backup feature to its Spectrum Protect storage software offering, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. IBM said it also updated Spectrum Accelerate to now support storage and compute assets same-server consolidation. About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic …

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Boeing Plans JV for Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 28, 2015 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) plans to form a joint venture in Saudi Arabia to help establish a future rotorcraft support center in the Mideast kingdom, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said it signed an agreement to undertake the sustainment capabilities building project with Saudia …

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FEMA Chooses AT&T for Claims Center Comms System Updates

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 28, 2015 — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded AT&T (NYSE: T) a contract to provide contact center support as part of the agency’s communications modernization initiative, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. AT&T said it will subcontract Interactive Intelligence for the new work, which includes providing scalable and …

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ICF Interactive Earns Amway Vendor Award for Innovation

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 27, 2015 — ICF International’s (Nasdaq: ICFI) ICF Interactive business area has been named Amway’s 2014 Vendor of the Year, citing its work on the MyBiz portal, a digital business management tool for Amway business owners, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. “We are honored to receive an …

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Army Performs Ground Launch Test on Raytheon AIM-9X Block II Missile

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 27, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday on the U.S. Army holding a test-fire session of the AIM-9X Block II missile using a prototype IFPC ground launcher to evaluate the Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) projectile’s intercept-and-destroy capabilities. In the demonstration, the air-to-air missile locked onto, blocked and destroyed …

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Blue Coat CAS 1.3 Threat Detector to be Equipped with Cylance Tech

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 27, 2015 — Blue Coat Systems will pack Cylance artificial intelligence technology to the latest version of its Content Analysis System enterprise network security offering, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Through the partnership, Blue Coat said it seeks to provide predictive analysis to increase CAS malware detection capabilities. …

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AECOM to Provide Navy Radar Systems Support Via SeaPort-e Task Order

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 27, 2015 — AECOM (NYSE: ACM) will provide technical support for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division under a $45 million task order awarded through the SeaPort-e platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. AECOM said the contract includes a one-year base period and four option years, and …

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MSU Empowerment Dinner to Honor HP’s Marilyn Crouther

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 27, 2015 — Marilyn Crouther, senior vice president and general manager for the U.S. public sector at HP Enterprise Services, will receive recognition at a Mississippi State University empowerment dinner for her leadership, public service and contributions to society, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. Crouther, a graduate …

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Navy Continues Endurance Flight Tests on Northrop MQ-8C Unmanned Helicopter

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 26, 2015 — The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) continue to perform capability-based testing on the MQ-8C Fire Scout, ahead of operational evaluation later in the year, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Northrop said the unmanned helicopter’s latest endurance flight lasted 11 hours out to a …

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