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Hitachi Vantara Eyes Portfolio Expansion With REAN Cloud Buy; David Turner, Brian Householder Comment

Hitachi Vantara has agreed to purchase REAN Cloud for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand its portfolio of cloud and managed services offerings designed to help clients expedite their digital transformation efforts across multicloud environments. Hitachi Vantara said Tuesday it expects the acquisition to wrap up later this year …

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Greg Hayes: UTC Targets Q3 2018 for Rockwell Collins Deal Completion

Greg Hayes, CEO of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has said the company is “on track” with the regulatory clearance process and in the final phase of completion with regard to its pending $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), The Gazette reported Tuesday. “We expect the transaction to close here …

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Mike Twyman: Cubic Acquires Shield Aviation’s Assets in C4ISR Portfolio Expansion Push

Cubic (NYSE: CUB) has completed the acquisition of Shield Aviation’s assets through its ISR Systems subsidiary in an effort to broaden its command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms. Cubic said Tuesday it expects the transaction to help expand its mission solutions business’ C4ISR tech portfolio for expeditionary …

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Louis Berger Adds James Bach, Nick Ivanoff, Thomas Lewis to Board; Ernest Portfors Retires as Board Chair

Louis Berger has announced the appointment of James Bach, Nick Ivanoff and Thomas Lewis to the board of directors and the retirement of Ernest Portfors after two years as board chairman. Bach is a 35-year Louis Berger veteran who currently serves as president of the firm’s international division, the company …

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RSA’s Steve Schmalz: Agencies Should Integrate Security From the Start of IT Modernization

Steve Schmalz, field chief technology officer of public sector at Dell Technologies’ (NYSE: DVMT) RSA subsidiary, has said government agencies should update their security platforms as they modernize their information technology infrastructure. “The key is making sure to incorporate security from the start because changing the infrastructure will require agencies …

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Bryan Rich Named Accenture Federal AI, Analytics Lead

Bryan Rich, formerly senior vice president of analytics strategy at Novetta Solutions, has joined Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business as managing director of analytics and artificial intelligence solutions. Rich will collaborate with Accenture Federal Services’ technology and data science teams to develop project management, architecture and design capabilities in …

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Report: CGI Federal Lands $530M Cyber Task Order Under CDM DEFEND

CGI’s (NYSE: GIB) federal business has received a potential $530 million task order to provide cybersecurity services to federal agencies under the next iteration of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. The task order awarded under the CDM Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense acquisition strategy covers support …

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Virtustream’s Tim Bock: Holistic Evaluation of App Portfolios Key to Cloud Adoption

Tim Bock, Dell public alliance manager at Dell Technologies’ (NYSE: DVMT) Virtustream subsidiary, has said agencies seeking to migrate resources and workloads to the cloud should move their focus from infrastructure to functionality and applications through holistic evaluation of app portfolios. Bock wrote that conducting such an assessment could help agencies “understand …

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Boeing Reports $2.1B in Government, Commercial Services Orders; Stan Deal Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced on Monday approximately $2.1 billion worth of services orders, contracts and agreements with government agencies and commercial customers at the Farnborough International Airshow in the U.K. The company said Monday the agreements and orders span across its global services business’ capability areas that include training and professional …

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Reports: Lockheed, DoD Reach ‘Handshake’ Deal for Lot 11 F-35s

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the Defense Department have reached a “handshake agreement” for the company to produce 141 F-35 fighter aircraft for the U.S. and foreign partners, Defense News reported Sunday. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, said in a statement the joint program office and Lockheed are …

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