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Navy Outlines Data Center Closure Goals, Commercial Push; Ari Astles Comments

The U.S. Navy plans to consolidate more than 12, 000 servers and close 67 data centers, Federal Times reported Monday. Nicole Blake Johnson writes the Navy originally planned to close 4, 932 servers by fiscal 2017 and has close-to-tripled its goals. Citing a request for information, Johnson reports the Navy will also …

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Microsoft to Roll Out Government-Focused Cloud For U.S. Agencies; Susie Adams Comments

As part of a larger company release of cloud computing-based products, programs and partnerships, Microsoft announced this week it will roll out a public cloud environment for data, applications and infrastructure designed exclusively for use by U.S. federal, state and local government agencies. In a blog post entitled “Coming soon: Government-focused …

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Lockheed Relocates Labor Dept Data Center; Frank Armijo Comments

Lockheed Martin has relocated a data center for the Labor Department under an agreement to help the agency accomplish its part in the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative. The move represents the first milestone of a potential seven-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to consolidate DOL data centers and eventually migrate these to …

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DISA Issues Draft RFP for $450M Commercial Cloud Contract; Warren Suss Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to start the process of awarding a potential five-year $450 million contract for cloud-based computing services by the end of August, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Bob Brewin writes DISA released a draft request for proposals Monday for a project covering storage, database hosting and virtual …

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GSA Picks 43 Small Businesses for IT Commodity Program; Mary Davie Comments

The General Services Administration has selected 43 small businesses to provide information technology products to agencies, GSA said Thursday. Under the National Information Technology Commodity Program, companies provide agencies equipment such as mobile devices, computers and equipment for teleconferencing and data centers through blanket purchase agreements. GSA sells nearly $1.7 …

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KGS Wins Spot On $715M VA Data Center Contractor Team

KGS is on the winning team for a $715 million Department of Veterans Affairs task order to consolidate and manage the VA’s data centers, the company announced Monday. The Fairfax, Va.-based technology services firm will act as a primary subcontractor to Systems Made Simple on the VA’s T4 vehicle, supporting …

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Xerox to Support Texas Cloud Systems on $848M Contract

Xerox (NYSE: XRX) won an $848 million contract to provide statewide cloud-based services in Texas, the company announced Monday. The company will help the Department of Information Resources create secure cloud computing-based services by consolidating the state’s data centers under the eight-year contract. The contract will provide more than 500 jobs …

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CMS Opens $18B Competition for Data Center Contract

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is opening an $18 billion competition for a 10-year contract vehicle that would provide the CMS a single avenue to buy data center services, according to a Washington Post report. Alexander Serbau, Deltek senior analyst for health and human services, told the Post …

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Dell Hires Former Va. Tech Secretary As GM of Defense, National Security

  Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) has hired George Newstrom to be executive director and general manager for its federal government defense and national security business, effective immediately, Washington Technology has learned. The appointment is for a new position at the company. Newstrom will report to Rich Pineda, president of Dell Services …

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