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Lockheed Extends Relationship with VirTra

Lockheed Martin Corp. has placed a second order for wireless communication stations from VirTra Systems Inc. The stations are designed work with the Tempe company’s Threat-Fire belt, which simulates return fire by stunning wearers, and are utilized in virtual simulations. Bob Ferris, CEO and president of VirTra said, “I’m energized …

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White House Announces New Tool to Aid in Cybersecurity Reporting

The White House has announced an initiative that will make it mandatory for federal agencies to report compliance with cybersecurity regulations. This will be accomplished through a new software tool which will be released this month in a test version. The tool will collect information that is required under the …

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IBM, Infosys win 5-Year IT Contracts from BP

IBM has won a five-year contract IT contract to manage all of BP‘s business applications and service desk functions, and Indian IT firm Infosys has been awarded a five-year contract to manage manage “a large portion” of the company’s business systems.  The contracts make up a portion of a year-old BP effort to consolidate …

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Navy Awards $48.5 Million Contract to Alion S&T

Alion S&T has won a $48.5 million contract from the US Navy to support the Naval Sea Systems (NAVSEA) Undersea Defensive Warfare Systems Program Office with Anti-Torpedo Torpedo Defensive System (ATTDS) Torpedo Detection, Classification and Localization (TDCL) technology. The contract calls for Alion to develop, implement and test a new …

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Army National Guard Contract Awarded to CSC

A contract to continue work on training courseware has been granted to CSC by the General services Administration’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM). The Blanked Purchase Agreement (BPA), which is for one-year with four one-year options, replaces a previous Army National Guard award for training services from 2003. …

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Siki Giunta Named Fortisphere’s President and CEO

Fortisphere has named Siki Giunta its President and CEO. Giunta will bring over 20 years of corporate guidance and enterprise IT management software experience to bear in order to accelerate Fortisphere’s growth and strategically guide its expansion in the rapidly expanding virtualization market.  Previously, Giunta served as president and CEO of Managed Objects, a business service …

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Intelligent Decisions Opens Orlando, Florida Office

Intelligent Decisions, Inc. has announced today the opening of a new office in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando office will provide all traditional ID capabilities focusing on Engineering and Integration services. ID’s increased Florida presence will support local customers and contracts including recent STOC II contract awards, while helping to secure …

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Billable Hour Under Attack: Is Government Contracting Next?

What do pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, IT player Cisco Systems and credit powerhouse American Express have in common?  They’ve ditched the traditional hourly model for legal fees to cut costs. Pfizer, which spends over $500 million annually on legal fees, says it will cut legal costs by up to 20%, mostly …

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Christine Ferguson of NSI: “Food Safety Plans Could Help States”

The Obama Administration’s plans to upgrade the food safety system could bring welcome relief to local and state agencies who have struggled to prevent food illness outbreaks amid bureaucracy as well as limited resources and federal leadership.  Plans include a new, public health-focused approach to food safety based on three …

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