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IBM, FDA to Study Blockchain Technology Application for Health Data

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 13, 2017 — IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) Watson Health unit has entered into a research initiative with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in an effort to explore blockchain technology application for health data, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday it will work with the agency to study oncology-related …

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Former IBM Federal Lead Anne Altman, Google’s Gayathi Rajan Appointed to Maximus Board of Directors

Anne Altman, former general manager of U.S. federal and government industries at IBM (NYSE: IBM), and Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL) Product Management Vice President Gayathri Rajan have been appointed to the board of directors at government services contractor Maximus (NYSE: MMS). Reston, Va.-based Maximus said Monday Altman and Rajan will take the seats scheduled to be vacated on Jan. …

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Trump Names IBM CEO Ginni Rometty as Strategic & Policy Forum Member

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 7, 2016 — Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM (NYSE: IBM), has been named by President-elect Donald Trump to be a member of the Strategic and Policy Forum,  Executive Gov reported Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday Rometty will join 15 other business leaders on the forum to …

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Former IBM Govt Lead Chuck Prow Appointed CEO at Vectrus

Chuck Prow, a former head of IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) global government business and a 12-year Big Blue veteran, has joined Colorado Springs-based government services contractor Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) as CEO and board of directors member in a transition that took effect Tuesday. Vectrus announced the transition in a Tuesday release and said Ken …

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IBM Lands $149M Contract to Build GSA’s HR, Time & Attendance Systems

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has received a potential 10-year, $149 million contract to provide new human resource and time and management systems for General Services Administration  personnel and external customers. The company will develop self-service HR and T&A systems that GSA customers will be able to access with mobile platforms and help the agency …

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IBM, NVIDIA Develop New Machine Learning Tool

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2016 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and NVIDIA have collaborated to develop a new machine learning tool that will work to train computers to learn in a human-like manner and boost their overall operational speed, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. IBM PowerAI is designed to operate with NVIDIA’s NVLink interconnect technology and deep learning frameworks …

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IBM, Cloud Service Providers Update Offerings to Support Client Requirements; Andras Szakal Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 26, 2016 — Andras Szakal, vice president and chief technology officer of IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) U.S. federal business, has said in a panel discussion that cloud service providers work to deliver purpose-built cloud platforms to meet the needs of both the private and public sectors, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. …

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IBM to Build Army Private Cloud Facility Under $62M Task Order

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has received a potential five-year, $62 million task order to build and operate a cloud-based computing center for the U.S. Army‘s highly classified data, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes that IBM will establish the pilot Army Private Cloud Enterprise facility at  Redstone Arsenal in Alabama under the task order. The order …

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IBM, Siemens Partner to Push Use of Population Health Management

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 12, 2016 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Siemens have entered into an alliance that seeks to promote the application of Population Health Management platforms to treat patients afflicted with complex and chronic illnesses, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. IBM said Tuesday the partnership combines its Watson Health cognitive computing systems …

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IBM to Provide AWS Cloud Platform to Australia’s Taxation Agency

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 10, 2016 — The Australian business of IBM (NYSE: IBM) has secured an estimated $2.4 million contract to supply the country’s taxation agency a cloud platform built on Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) infrastructure, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. ZDNet reported Friday the agency has also previously tapped IBM Australia to …

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