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ViON to Help DISA Use IBM Servers Under Potential $171M IDIQ; Tom Frana Comments

ViON has received a potential 10-year, $170.9 million contract to supply chip sets for the Defense Information Systems Agency to use IBM-built (NYSE: IBM) servers. Under the contract, ViON will provide System P computer chips for the Power Systems server platform at multiple DISA facilities on an on-demand basis, the company said Wednesday. …

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Former IBM Security Lead Mathew Newfield Appointed Unisys CISO

Mathew Newfield, former director of the global managed security services business at IBM (NYSE: IBM), has joined Unisys (NYSE: UIS) as chief information security officer. He will lead a corporate team that aims to design, develop and implement an information security and risk program across Unisys’ regions and businesses, which include …

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DISA grants DoD Impact Level 5 authorization for IBM IaaS cloud platform

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 12, 2018 — The Defense Information Systems Agency has granted IBM (NYSE: IBM) a provisional authorization to host Impact Level 5 data at the Defense Department and other federal customers through its multitenant cloud computing service, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The authorization allows IBM to offer its SmartCloud for …

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John Pereira Named Intell Community Fellow at IBM Center for The Business of Government

John Pereira, intelligence industry leader for defense and intelligence at IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM)  global business services unit, has been named an intelligence community fellow at the IBM Center for The Business of Government. IBM said TuesdayPereira will lead the center’s thought leadership activity related to the government intelligence enterprise and offer …

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IBM Plans ‘Neuromorphic Supercomputer’ Delivery to Air Force Lab by Summer

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 31, 2018 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) is scheduled to deliver a neuromorphic supercomputer to the U.S. Air Force in the summer to support the Air Force Research Laboratory’s work in deep neural network learning and information discovery, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Signal Magazine reported Monday that the supercomputing system …

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IBM Vet Anne Altman Named Siemens Govt Technologies Board Chair; Barbara Humpton Comments

Anne Altman, former general manager of federal and government industries at IBM (NYSE: IBM), has joined Siemens’ U.S. government technologies business as chairman of the board of directors. Altman succeeds Stanley McChrystal, a retired U.S. Army general who became board chairman in 2011, the company said Thursday. “Anne brings a unique depth and …

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Report: James Kavanaugh to Succeed Martin Schroeter as IBM CFO

James Kavanaugh, formerly senior vice president for transformation and operations at IBM (NYSE: IBM), has been named chief financial officer of the company, Reuters reported Thursday. Kavanaugh’s appointment took effect Thursday and he will succeed Martin Schroeter, who will replace the retiring Bruno Di Leo as SVP for global markets, …

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IBM’s Sam Gordy Urges Multi-Vendor DoD Contract for Cloud Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 22, 2017 — Sam Gordy, general manager of IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) federal business, urged the Defense Department to select multiple vendors for its planned procurement of commercial cloud computing services for unclassified, secret and top secret workloads in 2018, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 13. Gordy said in a Nextgov report …

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IBM’s Nicole Gardner Previews Company Plan to Hire 2,000 Additional Vets

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 18, 2017 — Nicole Gardner, a vice president at IBM (NYSE: IBM) and head of its Public Service Eminence Academy within the global business services unit, said during a panel discussion that the company aims to hire 2,000 more military veterans, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Park Cities …

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IBM Vet David Hathaway Named Vectrus IT, Network Comm Services SVP

David Hathaway, formerly vice president, partner and head of defense and intelligence industry team at IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) global business services unit, has joined Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) as senior VP for information technology and network communication services, GovConWire has learned. Hathaway oversees the development and implementation of network communications and …

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