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HyTrust’s John De Santis: Agencies Should Adopt Platforms for Security Policy Enforcement

John De Santis, chairman and CEO of HyTrust, has said government agencies should adopt a strategic approach to security when moving to the cloud through the implementation of security platforms and controls that work to “enforce security policy” against cyber threats. “By deploying software to continuously enforce policies in real time, …

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Former Guggenheim Exec Jonathan Schildkraut Named CyrusOne EVP, Chief Strategy Officer

Jonathan Schildkraut, formerly senior managing director for equity research at investment and consulting firm Guggenheim Partners, has joined CyrusOne (Nasdaq: CONE) as an executive vice president and chief strategy officer at the Dallas-based data center provider. He will report directly to CyrusOne CEO Gary Wojtaszek and oversee the company’s investments, …

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State Dept OKs $296M Humvee, Rifle Sale to Iraq

The State Department has given Iraq the go-ahead to purchase High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, rifles and other military equipment for the Middle Eastern country’s two Peshmerga infantry brigades and two artillery battalions under a potential $295.6 million foreign military sales agreement. The government of Iraq asked to buy up-armored M1151 Humvees, …

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Eric Shander Promoted to EVP, CFO at Red Hat

Eric Shander, formerly acting chief financial officer, vice president and chief accounting officer of Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), has been promoted to serve as executive VP and CFO at the Raleigh, North Carolina-based software company. Shander will report directly to Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat, and oversee the …

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George Wilson: ECS Federal Buys InfoReliance in Cyber, Cloud Delivery Expansion Push

ECS Federal has purchased cloud and cybersecurity services provider InfoReliance for an undisclosed amount in a move to expand the delivery of cybersecurity, cloud and agile software platforms to clients in the intelligence and defense markets. InfoReliance CEO Andrew Butler will move to ECS to serve as a senior vice …

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Former Kiewit SVP Vern Kuehn Named AECOM Federal Construction Business EVP, GM

Vern Kuehn, formerly a senior vice president at Omaha, Nebraska-based construction, mining and engineering services contractor Kiewit, has been appointed executive VP and general manager of AECOM‘s (NYSE: ACM) newly created federal construction business. He will be based at AECOM’s office in Arlington, Virginia, and lead the new unit’s efforts to help federal government …

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DISA Seeks Proposals for Potential $350M Agency Program Support IDIQ

The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a request for proposals on a potential five-year, $350 million contract vehicle that covers professional support services. DISA said in a FedBizOpps solicitation notice published Friday it seeks bids from service-disabled, veteran- and women-owned small businesses for the Agency Program Support indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The APS multiple-award contract covers …

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Rockwell Collins Closes $8.6B B/E Aerospace Buy in Product Portfolio Diversification Push

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has wrapped up its purchase of airline cabin equipment provider B/E Aerospace (Nasdaq: BEAV) for approximately $8.6 billion in a push to diversify and expand its product portfolio and accelerate its global growth initiatives. The companies originally disclosed the $6.4 billion cash-and-stock transaction in October 2016 and Rockwell …

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SAP NS2’s Carmen Krueger: Agencies Should Have a Framework for Cloud Transition

Carmen Krueger, senior vice president and general manager of cloud operations at SAP (NYSE: SAP) National Security Services, has said government agencies should develop a plan before moving to the cloud in order to determine how cloud adoption would impact service delivery, business processes and mission. Krueger wrote that agencies should have a …

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CenturyLink, Level 3 Get 4 Additional State Clearances for Planned $34B Merger

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) have received regulatory clearances in Maryland, Delaware, Hawaii and Washington, D.C., for the companies’ planned merger that was announced in October 2016. The approvals are in addition to the clearances the firms earlier received from the states of Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Utah and …

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