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IBM’s Keith Salzman: Blockchain an Emerging Tech With Applications in Health IT

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 26, 2016 — Keith Salzman, chief medical information officer at IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) global business services unit, has said blockchain is an emerging technology that can help the healthcare information technology sector address challenges in efficiency and security, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Salzman wrote in a blog post published …

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IBM Creates ‘Red Team’ to Test Customer Systems for Vulnerabilities

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 4, 2016 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has formed a team within its security services business that will work to test and identify vulnerabilities in customer computer systems under the leadership of Charles Henderson, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday X-Force Red will consist of ethical hackers and security …

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IBM Vet David McOmber Joins QTS as Public Sector, Federal Sales Head

David McOmber, a two-decade IBM (NYSE: IBM) veteran and a former vice president in Big Blue’s federal business, has joined data center and cloud computing services contractor QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) as executive VP of public sector and federal sales. QTS said Monday McOmber will also work to build relationships across its …

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VA Taps IBM, Bombas, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation for MyVA Partnership Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 20, 2016 — IBM (NYSE: IBM), Bombas and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation will support the Department of Veterans Affairs in the delivery of healthcare to military veterans, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. VA said Monday it has teamed with the three organizations under the MyVA Strategic Partnership Initiative for public-private partnerships in …

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IBM Partners With Romania to Open Cognitive Computing Innovation Hub

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 8, 2016 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has partnered with the government of Romania to establish an innovation center in the country that will focus on cognitive computing technologies to promote entrepreneurship, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Business Review reported Wednesday the European and National Romanian Innovation Cognitive Hub will work to advance …

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IBM, UK Defense Ministry Develop Cyber Aptitude Test Service for Military

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 27, 2016 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the U.K.’s defense ministry have released the Defense Cyber Aptitude Test assessment service for the military at the IBM HR Summit 2016, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Recruiter reported Thursday DCAT works to evaluate a service member’s latent ability to work in cyber-related fields in …

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DISA Awards $320M Contract to IBM for Commissary POS Hardware Replacement

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has been awarded a potential 10-year, $319.6 million contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency to update the current point-of-sale system at U.S. military commissaries worldwide. The company will support Commissary Advanced Resale Transaction System modernization efforts in all Defense Commissary Agency locations globally, the Defense Department said Friday. DoD noted the single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity …

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IBM Vet Jennifer Chronis Joins Amazon Web Services to Lead DoD Business

Jennifer Chronis, a former vice president in IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) federal business and 15-year “Big Blue” veteran, has joined cloud computing services contractor Amazon Web Services as general manager for the Defense Department market, AWS has confirmed to GovCon Wire. Chronis will oversee accounts related to the four U.S. service branches and all DoD organizations …

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IBM, George Washington University Partner on Cyber & Homeland Security Task Forces

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 1, 2016 — IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) Center for the Business of Government has partnered with George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security to set up four task forces that work to support relevant policy research and analysis efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. John Lainhart and Christopher …

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IBM’s Keith Salzman: US Should Focus Some Healthcare Funds to Social Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 27, 2016 — Keith Salzman, chief medical information officer for IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) global business services, believes one-third of the U.S. government’s $3 trillion healthcare budget has been underutilized, Executive Gov reported Wednesday. Salzman wrote in an IBM Center for the Business of Government blog entry posted …

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