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Cerner, Accenture, Leidos Join Forces for Pentagon EHR System Competition

Medical information technology firm Cerner is partnering with Accenture Federal Services (NYSE: ACN) and Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) in pursuit of health IT system work at the Defense Department, Modern Healthcare reported Thursday. Joseph Conn writes the Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract’s total value is estimated to be $11 billion …

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Bob Laclede to Lead immixGroup Public Channel Strategies in VP Role; Art Richer Comments

Bob Laclede, formerly director of public sector sales and marketing at Avnet Technology Solutions, has joined immixGroup Inc. as vice president for channels. He will be responsible for developing and implementing public sector channel strategies that are intended to drive revenue growth for the company and its information technology business …

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Chris Miller Expects DoD EHR Contract to Draw Multiple Bidding Teams

Chris Miller, executive officer for the Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization program, expects at least four teams of contractors to bid on the 10-year DHMSM contract, FCW reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian reports the project’s goal is to build a new infrastructure for managing the electronic health records of 10 million soldiers, …

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Eric Single: Air Force B-2 Bomber to Get Weapon, Comm Tech Upgrades

The Air Force has launched a B-2 Spirit technology overhaul project with the goal of extending the operational lifespan of its stealth bombers through 2058, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. Kris Osborn writes that Eric Single, Air Force chief of the Global Strike division, said the service’s B-2 fleet will be …

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IMS Health to Buy Cegedim’s CRM, Information Solutions Portfolio; Ari Bousbib Comments

IMS Health (NYSE: IMS) will pay $520 million cash to acquire Cegedim businesses that deliver information solutions and customer relationship management systems in the healthcare market. The agreement includes Cegedim’s OneKey reference database platform as well as CRM products that work to help life sciences organizations manage sales and marketing …

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Jim Taylor Joins Grant Thornton as Public Sector Financial Services Managing Director

Jim Taylor, a more than 30-year government finance veteran, has been named managing director of the financial management and assurance services line within Grant Thornton‘s global public sector group. He most recently served as a senior adviser at the Internal Revenue Service, where he worked with the IRS commissioner to …

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Dr. Robert Wah: CSC, HP, Allscripts Team to Pursue Military Health IT Contract

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) and Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) have partnered to compete for the Defense Department‘s multi-billion dollar Healthcare Management System Modernization contract. The companies aim to provide an enterprise platform that will work to integrate DoD’s disparate military e-health records systems and to help connect …

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Richard Montoni: MAXIMUS’ $150M Stock Buyback Plan Wins Board Approval

The board of directors at MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS) has approved the company’s plan to repurchase as much as $150 million in company shares. MAXIMUS said Monday that shares acquired through the repurchase program will be held as treasury stock and be used for employee stock issuance and general corporate purposes. …

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Jason Seibel: Justice Dept Taps Lockheed Subsidiary for Occupational Health Assessment Work

A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) subsidiary has won a five-year contract to provide medical and vocational assessment services for a public safety worker benefits program run by the Justice Department. QTC will assess the health records, functional capacity and employability skills of eligible members under the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits …

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John Veihmeyer: KPMG Looks to Expand Tech Consulting Operations With Zanett Buy

KPMG LLP has bought Cincinnati-based business consulting firm Zanett Commercial Solutions in an effort to help enterprise customers manage revenue and risks through technology. Zanett is an Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) platinum partner and helps organizations implement applications for healthcare, government and manufacturing use, KPMG said Monday. KPMG seeks to deliver …

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