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Former CIA CTO Gus Hunt Joins Accenture as Federal Cybersecurity Practice Lead

Accenture’s federal services business has hired Gus Hunt, formerly chief architect for hedge fund company Bridgewater Associates, to lead the company’s federal cybersecurity practice. Hunt, who has also served as chief technology officer of CIA, will be in charge of Accenture’s portfolio of cyber hunting, incident response, cloud migration and data-centric security technologies for …

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IDC Report Names Unisys Among Federal System Integrator Leaders; PV Puvvada Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 12, 2016 — An IDC MarketScape vendor assessment report has recognized Unisys‘ (NYSE: UIS) security and cloud offerings and ranked the company as a “leader” among systems integrators for the federal government, GovCon Executive reported Friday. IDC stated that Unisys supports federal clients through specific government domain practices and cost management strategies, …

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Microsoft Offers Azure Government Usage Price Calculator

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 12, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has unveiled a new pricing tool that works to estimate the cost of using the Azure Government cloud computing platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. A Microsoft blog post published Tuesday said government agency users can use the tool to calculate their monthly bill …

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Box’s Paul Chapman: Digital Apps Based on ‘Micro-Services’ Key to Government Collaboration

Paul Chapman, chief information officer at cloud storage firm Box (NYSE: BOX), has said government agencies should adopt “micro-services” to build digital applications that work to allow citizens and end users to share resources and collaborate on any device. Chapman wrote such micro-services aim to help organizations develop integrated shared …

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Dell Closes Merger With EMC, Unveils ‘Dell Technologies’ Brand

Dell and EMC have completed their $67 billion cash-and-stock merger to form enterprise information technology company Dell Technologies (NYSE: DVMT) that is forecast to generate $74 billion in annual revenue. Dell Technologies will run as a privately controlled IT firm and offer clients a portfolio of technology platforms in the areas of hybrid …

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QTS Hires Andrew Wild as CISO; Jon Greaves Comments

Andrew Wild, formerly a chief information security officer at Lancope, has joined cloud computing and data center services provider QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) as CISO. Wild previously served as chief security officer for cloud security and compliance services provider Qualys before he joined Lancope,  QTS said Wednesday. “Andrew was the …

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SAP NS2’s Carmen Krueger: Federal Agencies Should Consider Agility in Cloud Adoption Strategy

Carmen Krueger, senior vice president of cloud operations at SAP (NYSE: SAP) National Security Services, has said federal agencies should consider agility as one of the key factors when it comes to the development of a strategy for cloud deployment. Krueger wrote that there are three areas in which a cloud …

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Amazon Web Services Grants ‘Government Competency’ Status to DLT Solutions

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 18, 2016 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) has awarded DLT Solutions a Government Competency certification for the latter’s work to drive cloud readiness at government agencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. DLT said Tuesday the certification builds on its status as an AWS Managed Service Provider and membership in the AWS …

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Unisys to Update USDA Computing Applications Under Potential $232M Contract; Casey Coleman Comments

Unisys (NYSE: UIS) has won a potential eight-year $232 million contract from the Agriculture Department to continue to update applications and provide software development and maintenance services for USDA’s rural development agency. USDA made the award through the National Institutes of Health‘s Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 3 contract vehicle in support of …

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SOS International Lands State Dept Contract for Media Analysis Support in Afghanistan

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 12, 2016 — SOS International‘s Exovera subsidiary will provide its EV3 cloud-based media analysis software to support the U.S. diplomatic mission in Afghanistan under a five-year contract with the State Department, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. SOSi said Wednesday EV3 will work to monitor and analyze traditional and social media activities in Kabul then …

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