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Weekly Roundup Aug 3 – Aug 7 2015

Weekly Roundup Aug 3 – Aug 7 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Two of the Defense Department’s top civilian leaders traveled to Silicon Valley this week for discussions with a new arm of the Pentagon started earlier this year …

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Lee Aber Named ID.me Security, Risk Management VP

Lee Aber, a former director at cloud software firm Opower, has joined ID.me as vice president of security and risk management at the McLean, Virginia-based digital identity verification services company. The 20-year industry veteran will oversee incident response, security, vulnerability management and compliance programs in his new position, ID.me said …

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Aamir Hussain Joins CenturyLink as EVP, CTO

Aamir Hussain, a former chief technology officer and managing director at Liberty Global, has joined CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) as executive vice president and CTO. He will lead work to automate many of CenturyLink’s products, focus on customer experiences and help manage company platforms and technologies, CenturyLink said Tuesday. Hussain was …

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DHS Awards $3B Communications Equipment IDIQ

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $3 billion contract to a group of companies for tactical communications services, according to a FedBizOpps posting. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity has two base years and three option years. Services will range from providing communications equipment, infrastructure and related services. Awardees include: ACG Systems …

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GovCon Wire’s August M&A Activity Recap; 7 of 11 Deals are for IT Specialists

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) may have made the biggest splashes in the acquisition market in August, announcing upcoming $12.5 billion and $11.7 billion cash purchases of Motorola Mobility and Autonomy Corp., respectively. But, government contractors were very active as well, making and announcing a steady clip of purchases and focusing particular …

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Lockheed’s Savi Technology Names William Maggs CTO

Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company named William Maggs Chief Technology Officer (CTO). According to the firm, “Maggs, who also becomes Savi Technology’s Senior Vice President (SVP)-Technology Operations, formerly was CTO at Palm, Inc., and worked at mobile handset companies Motorola and Sony Ericsson in Advanced Technology and …

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