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Xerox to Buy ACS for $6.4 Billion

Xerox Inc. has agreed to buy IT services firm Affilliated Computer Services, Inc. for $6.4 billion.  The major copier company is following in the footsteps of hardware giants Dell and HP, who recently purchased service companies Perot Systems and EDS, respectively.  The new Xerox-ACS firm would boast over $22 billion …

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NCI awarded another task order at Fort Bragg

Today, NCI Information Systems, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a task order worth $6.4 million by the Fort Bragg Network Enterprise Center (NEC) IT Support Services. It calls for NCI to provide support of the U.S. Army Signal NEC in support of its on-site communications and network support services. …

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Telephonics honored by Lockheed Martin with STAR Supplier Award

On Friday, Lockheed Martin honored Telephonics with its prestigious STAR Supplier Award, given only to suppliers who meet rigorous performance criteria. for its exemplary performance and contribution to the success of Lockheed Martin’s mission. Telephonics earned the award by providing highly capable and reliable radar systems, communications systems, interim contractor …

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Citrix designated NetScaler® “leader” by Gartner

On Friday, Citrix Systems announced that it has has been evaluated and positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant in the 2009 Application Delivery Controllers Magic Quadrant*  report. The report evaluates NetScaler®, a key component of the company’s virtualization, networking and cloud computing strategy. According to Gartner, the definition …

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HP signs seven-year deal with Vale S.A.

On Thursday, HP announced that it has agreed to a seven-year contract with global mining company Vale S.A. to create a green technology infrastructure that aligns with its environmental sustainability agenda. The contract aims to transform Vale S.A.’s technology infrastructure and achieve its strategic growth and cost-containment objectives. The project …

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CA launches “Day One” support for z/OS® V1.11

On Friday, CA announced the launch of “Day One” support for z/OS® V1.11 for its mainframe management software solutions, continuing its history of timing its solutions to coincide with new releases of IBM® System z® operating systems. CA is supporting IBM z/OS V1.11 across more than 165 mainframe management solutions …

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Dept. of State selects DynCorp as awardee under AFRICAP recompete

On Friday, DynCorp was selected by the U.S. Department of State as one of four awardees under the AFRICAP recompete, which supports regional stability in Africa by building the capacity of African countries and regional organizations to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts on the African continent. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is …

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LLNL-led cleanup gets site taken off Superfund list

Using its dynamic underground stripping (DUS) technology, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was largely responsible for the cleanup of Southern California Edison’s Visalia Pole Yard more than 100 years ahead of schedule. As a result, the site is scheduled to come off the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund list this week. …

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CGI to open new facility in Troy

On Friday, CGI Group Inc. and Alabama Governor Bob Riley announced the opening of a new Center of Excellence in Troy, Al. Opening in January of 2010, the new software development and testing facility will serve both commercial and government clients while creating 300 new jobs. “Alabama is honored to …

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CSC Wins Re-Compete for Billion-Dollar TSA Contract

As we reported last week, the Transportation Security Administration has announced that CSC has won the re-compete for the billion-dollar Information Technology Managed Services for a contract formerly held by Unisys.  The contract is worth at least $2 billion, and Unisys could protest the decision. CSC, Unisys, and the TSA …

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