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Horace Blackman, Former VA Office CIO, Joins Lockheed as Health & Life Sciences VP

Horace Blackman, formerly chief information officer and information technology support service director at the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ central office, has joined Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as vice president of health and life sciences. He joined the VA in 2008 and is also a 20-year veteran of information technology strategy …

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ICF to Collect, Analyze Cancer Data for CDC; Don McMaster Comments

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has won two recompete contracts worth $10.2 million combined from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to help manage data for two CDC components. The company will work to build up CDC’s data collection in order to help states follow-up on progression, recurrence and vital …

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Gary Bloom: MarkLogic Eyes M&A Deals, Public Listing

Database software maker MarkLogic could evaluate potential acquisitions between the next six and 12 months and also consider a merger with a larger publicly-traded company, according to a report from Oracle World. MarkLogic CEO Gary Bloom told Oracle World that either Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) or IBM (NYSE: IBM) could position themselves to acquire …

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GSA Seeks Ideas to Aggregate, Report Travel Data

The General Services Administration has asked industry to submit ideas for what tools and services the agency can use to aggregate and report information on travel spending into a single platform. Agencies collectively spend $15 billion per year on travel services and the government’s visibility into annual travel spend is …

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Jacobs to Help AF Integrate Commercial Technology, Manage Data

Jacobs Technology has won an $8, 527, 294 contract from the U.S. Air Force to help configure and manage data and integrate commercial off-the-shelf technology, among other engineering and technology acquisition support services. The cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract also includes a foreign military sales component for the company to travel internationally …

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SRA Building AF Aircraft Tracking System; George Batsakis Comments

SRA International has won a potential five-year, $29 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force build an information technology system for tracking aircraft parts, tools and support equipment. The Fairfax, Va.-based company will develop and integrate products aimed at automatically capturing, aggregating and transferring data on aircraft through machine-readable …

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Accenture To Update USDA Food Safety Data System; Ed Meehan Comments

FSIS is responsible for overseeing labeling and packaging of meat, poultry and egg products in the U.S. Ed Meehan, head of Accenture’s federal civilian agency portfolio, said the company will help FSIS protect the country’s food supply infrastructure. “Federal agencies are faced with the challenge of transforming and improving how …

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Mark Gerencser On Harnessing Big Data’s ‘Big Implications’ for Business

Harnessing big data offers companies the potential to use analytics to upgrade product and service lines, adapt to consumer needs and better understand the impact of their business decisions, Mark Gerencser writes in an upcoming issue of University of Maryland, University College’s Achiever magazine. But, big data’s “big implications” for business growth are …

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CSC Wins $103M NASA Computing, Data Support IDIQ

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has won a potential $103 million contract to provide NASA computing and technical services for the agency’s high-end computing program, NASA said Friday. The cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract’s performance period starts March 1 and ends Feb. 28, 2018. Under the contract, the company will support satellite …

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Vistronix Buys Geospatial Data Software Maker Technology Associates; Deepak Hathiramani Comments

Vistronix has acquired Stafford, Va.-based Technology Associates International Corp., a maker of geospatial and data visualization software for U.S. military and civilian agencies. Vistronix did not disclose terms of the deal and said 450 Technology Associates employees will join Vistronix. Deepak Hathiramani, chairman and CEO of Vistronix, said the company …

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