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DISA Picks 14 Companies for $7.5B Systems Engineering Support IDIQ

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded 14 companies spots on the unrestricted track of a potential 10-year, $7.5 billion contract vehicle for systems engineering, innovation and technology services. DISA received 35 proposals for the unrestricted portion of the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that has a base term of five years and one …

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DSA’s Paul Strasser Elected IAC Executive Vice Chair

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council has announced the election of Paul Strasser, executive vice president of information management solutions group at Data Systems Analysts, as executive vice chair of IAC, effective July 1. Strasser, who currently serves as vice chair for finance at IAC’s executive committee, will …

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Cerner Lands Potential $10B VA EHR Deployment Contract

Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) has received a potential 10-year, $10 billion contract to help the Department of Veterans Affairs deploy the same electronic health record platform the Defense Department currently adopts. Robert Wilkie, acting VA secretary, said in a statement published Thursday that VA already has $782 million in fiscal 2018 funds to …

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Report: Coast Guard to deploy DoD’s EHR system under single contract

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced plans to field the same electronic health record system that the Defense Department currently adopts, Healthcare IT News reported Tuesday. A FedBizOpps notice posted Monday says the Defense Health Agency plans to execute a contract modification in order to incorporate the Coast Guard into …

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Report: Accenture to Help CBP Employ 5K Border Patrol Agents Under $297M Contract

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has won a potential five-year, $297 million contract to help the Customs and Border Protection recruit and employ 5,000 border patrol agents, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. CBP received five bids for the contract that also covers the recruitment of 2,000 customs officers and 500 employees for …

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Ed Meehan Promoted to Accenture Federal Business COO

Ed Meehan, formerly head of safety and citizen services portfolio at Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business, has been promoted to chief operating officer of that same unit. Meehan succeeds John Goodman, who took over as CEO of Accenture Federal Services on Nov. 20, the company reported. He said he …

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Report: VA, Cerner in Talks Over Terms of 10-Year EHR Modernization Contract

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) are in the final phase of negotiations over the terms of a potential 10-year contract to build and deploy a new electronic health record system across 1,600 VA facilities and community health providers, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. VA wants Congress to incorporate …

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Mike Leff, Chris Smith Take New VP Roles at AT&T’s Public Sector Group

Mike Leff, formerly vice president of strategy and operations at AT&T’s (NYSE: T) public sector organization, has been named VP of the telecommunications company’s defense business. Leff will directly report to Xavier Williams, president of AT&T’s public sector and wholesale solutions business, the company said Thursday. Leff is a two-decade public sector …

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Army, Booz Allen Vet Susan Lawrence Joins Accenture Natl Security Practice

Susan Lawrence, formerly a senior vice president for Booz Allen Hamilton’s (NYSE: BAH) defense market group, has been named a managing director within the national security practice at Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business. The 40-year U.S. Army veteran will help Accenture Federal Services’ clients develop and implement mission support and …

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Former VA CIO Rob Thomas Named Leidos Strategic Accounts, Govt Relations VP; Gerry Fasano Comments

Rob Thomas, formerly chief information officer and acting assistant secretary for the office of information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has joined Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as vice president for strategic accounts and government relations. Thomas will help Leidos advance organic growth strategies and client relationships in his …

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