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CBP Moves Customs Duties Collection Processing Tech to IBM Cloud; Sam Gordy Quoted

The Customs and Border Protection migrated its Automated Commercial System’s collections processing functions to IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) SmartCloud for Government platform in June as part of efforts to achieve cost savings and reduce its physical information technology infrastructure, Nextgov reported Friday.

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Signature Reservations Awarded $100M Pentagon Construction Services IDIQ

The Washington Headquarters Services has awarded a four-year, $100M contract to Signature Renovations for construction services at the Pentagon building in Arlington, Va., and surrounding reservation area. The company will perform design-build and bid-build work under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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Weekly Roundup: Capital One Acquires KippsDeSanto; Lockheed Martin, CGI Federal and Amyx Secure Big Contracts; Bell Obtains FAA Certification and Weekly Top 10 Stories

This week, Capital One signed an agreement to acquire KippsDeSanto & Co., a leading investment banking firm focused on serving growth-oriented aerospace/defense, government services and technology companies.  “Joining Capital One was a natural next step in the growth plan for us at KippsDeSanto,” said Kevin DeSanto, co-founder and managing director …

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Red Hat’s David Egts on Four Best Practices to Advance Federal IT Modernization

David Egts, chief technologist for North America public sector at Red Hat, wrote in an FCW commentary piece published Thursday that there are four best practices federal information technology administrators should consider adopting to support their agencies’ IT modernization efforts and one is focusing on people and processes.

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Atlas Research to Help Update VA Claims Processing System; Robin Portman Quoted

Atlas Research has won a contract to help the Department of Veterans Affairs update and simplify its platform for processing disability compensation claims. Washington, D.C.-based Atlas said Thursday it partnered with Amida and Prometheus Federal Services to develop a system for VA personnel to collect evidentiary materials needed to process claims for military veterans.

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E-TAS Lands $97M Contract for Technical Support to DOE Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office

Enterprise Technical Assistance Services will provide technical support services to a Department of Energy project office that oversees environmental legacy cleanup efforts at Portsmouth and Paducah uranium enrichment sites under a potential $97.1M contract, according to a FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday.

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