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Amazon, Microsoft Emerge as Final Competitors for $10B DoD JEDI Cloud Contract

A spokeswoman for the Department of Defense said Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) are the last two contenders for DoD’s potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement contract, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Elissa Smith, a spokeswoman for the Pentagon, said Microsoft and Amazon were the only companies that met …

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Arlington County Board OKs Incentive Package for Amazon Northern Virginia HQ Project

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has received approval for government incentives with regard to its plan to establish a new headquarters at development sites operated by JBG Smith (NYSE: JBGS) at National Landing in Arlington, Va. JBG said Monday the Arlington County Board’s five members on Saturday cleared an incentive agreement that would …

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Northern Virginia, NYC to House Amazon’s Two New HQs

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has officially chosen New York’s Long Island City and Northern Virginia’s Arlington to accommodate its new headquarters with plans to invest $5B and generate at least 50K jobs across the two sites. “These two locations will allow us to attract world-class talent that will help us to …

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Former Fluor Exec Kevin Leonard Joins Vectrus as Facility, Logistics Services SVP

Kevin Leonard, former vice president of contingency operations at Fluor‘s (NYSE: FLR) government group and a retired U.S. Army major general, has joined Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) as senior VP of the Colorado Springs-based company’s facility and logistics services business. Vectrus said that Leonard will oversee the unit’s efforts to develop and implement short- and long-term growth …

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AWS Names CSRA a Managed Service Partner

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 9, 2017 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) has named CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) a Managed Service Partner to allow the latter to offer proactive cloud monitoring, automation and management services to its clients, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. CSRA said Tuesday it received the designation after it underwent an evaluation of its …

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CSRA Unveils New Tagline, Website as Part of Rebranding Effort

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 25, 2017 — CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) has unveiled a new tagline and website as part of a rebranding effort to showcase the company’s goal to attract and nurture talent and facilitate innovation to support customer missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the redesigned website features a blog …

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CSRA Offers AWS Commercial & Govt Cloud Platforms Via GSA IT Schedule 70

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 23, 2017 — CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) has entered into an agreement with Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) to offer the latter’s commercial and government cloud platforms through the General Services Administration‘s IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Government clients can now purchase AWS services along with CSRA’s strategy, …

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AWS Gets FedRAMP High Baseline P-ATO for 3 GovCloud Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2017 — The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program‘s Joint Authorization Board has awarded Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) a provisional authority to operate three of the company’s GovCloud offerings, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday its Amazon Relational Database Service for MyZQL, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) …

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Amazon Delivery Drones to Employ Backup Comms Interface to Protect Packages

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 3, 2017 — Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) will employ a backup communications interface for its delivery drones as a first line of defense against jamming, hacking and human attacks, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company plans to utilize a “mesh network” of multiple autonomous vehicles upon the compromise of …

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