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Luanne Pavco of IBM is Chosen to Wash100 for Leadership in Enterprise, Analytics

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA February 26, 2015 – Luanne Pavco, IBM managing partner and federal industry lead, has made it to this year’s Wash100 list of the most influential leaders in GovCon for her contributions to the enterprise and analytics sector. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector …

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Bloomberg: Robert LeBlanc Named IBM SVP of Cloud Business

Robert LeBlanc, formerly senior vice president of IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) software and cloud services group, has been named SVP of the company’s cloud computing business unit, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Alex Barinka writes LeBlanc will report to CEO Virginia Rometty. Martin Schroeter, chief financial officer of IBM, said in an October earnings …

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Andy Maner: IBM-Epic Team Forms Advisory Group for Potential DoD EHR Project

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Epic have formed a Military Health System advisory group to provide industry best practices in support of the team’s contract bid for the modernization of the Defense Department‘s healthcare management system. A press release posted Thursday on FierceHealthIT stated that the group will help guide the IBM-Epic team in the …

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IBM, Cray to Help NOAA Expand Supercomputing System; Anne Altman Comments

IBM has been selected to upgrade the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s supercomputing system for forecasting. Cray has also partnered with IBM for the work to expand the capacity of NOAA’s two operational supercomputers to 2.5 petaflops by October 2015, the agency said Monday. “These capabilities enable NOAA experts and researchers to make forecasts …

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IARPA Taps IBM, Northrop, Raytheon BBN Teams for Cryogenic Computer Tech Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has selected three industry teams to perform research and development work on a future energy-efficient superconducting computer as part of IARPA’s multi-year Cryogenic Computer Complexity program. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Wednesday that teams led by IBM, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary received research …

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Anne Altman, IBM Federal Head, Lands ‘Executive of the Year’ Honor at GovCon Awards

Anne Altman, general manager of federal government and industries at IBM, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards‘ “Executive of the Year” honor for leaders of contractors that exceed $300 million in revenue. Altman, a three-decade company veteran who became IBM’s U.S. federal business leader in January …

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DOE Taps IBM, Mellanox, Nvidia Tech for $325M Nat’l Lab Supercomputer Program

The Energy Department will allocate $325 million in funds to develop two new supercomputers at the Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and another $100 million toward future extreme scale supercomputing technologies. Oak Ridge’s “Summit” and Lawrence Livermore’s “Sierra” supercomputers will contain IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) Power Architecture, Mellanox’s Interconnected and NVIDIA’s Volta …

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IBM to Shed Semiconductor Business in $1B Deal With Globalfoundries

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has agreed to sell its global commercial semiconductor technology business to Santa Clara, California-based computer chip manufacturer Globalfoundries for $1.5 billion, which would be paid to IBM over the next three years. The companies said Monday that the deal also includes an agreement for Globalfoundries to serve as IBM’s …

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IBM Lands Navy Audit Systems Contract

IBM‘s U.S. federal business unit has received an $8.6 million task order to supply finance and audit systems for the U.S. Navy‘s enterprise resource planning programs. The company will perform work at its Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based facility through Sept. 21, 2015, the Defense Department said Monday. The Navy received three offers for the contract.

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IBM Buys Cloud Services Firm Lighthouse Security Group; Kris Lovejoy Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has moved to further build its identity and access management offering by acquiring the Lighthouse Security Group subsidiary from Lighthouse Computer Services. Kris Lovejoy, general manager of IBM Security Services, said Monday that IBM made the transaction in order to develop an IAM portfolio that combines both analytics technology and managed …

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