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DC TV Station to Air Govt Cloud Computing Special; Mark Weber Comments

Washington-based television station WRC will air a 30-minute television program at 12 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday and Sunday on cloud computing in the public sector. “Gov Innovate: Cloud Computing” will feature two federal panels and a state and local panel that will discuss how agencies can adopt cloud technologies …

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Siemens to Supply 116 Wind Turbines for Green Power Plant

Siemens Energy will manufacture 116 wind turbines that Portland General Electric intends to use for a power plant to supply about 84, 000 U.S. households with renewable electricity. Components of the equipment to be installed at the 267-megawatt Tucannon River Wind Farm in Washington state will be fabricated at facilities …

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Maureen Carter Named Deloitte Digital Creative Director for Public Services; Rob Frazzini Comments

Maureen Carter has been named creative director at Deloitte Digital with responsibility for initiatives designed to help federal clients modernize the delivery of public services. The former Nickelodeon digital brand creative vice president has worked for several entertainment firms including BMG, Comcast and Time Warner, Deloitte said Tuesday. “Maureen’s appointment …

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Postal Service Picks SecureKey for Federal Cloud-Based ID Program

The U.S. Postal Service has awarded Toronto-based SecureKey Technologies a potential three-year,  $15, 125, 000 contract to implement a cloud computing-based authentication platform for the federal government. The agency received 18 proposals for the Federal Cloud Credential Exchange program and rated technical criteria as more important than price when evaluating proposals, the agency said …

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Textron Wins $640M for Air Force Cluster Bombs

Textron Defense Systems (NYSE: TXT) has won a $640, 786, 442 contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for 1, 300 cluster bomb units. This modification to a firm-fixed-price contract supports a foreign military sales agreement with Saudi Arabia, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The Air Force is obligating $410, 218, 248 …

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Linda Hudson to Retire From BAE

Linda Hudson plans to retire as president and CEO of BAE Systems Inc., the British contractor’s U.S. subsidiary no later than March 31, 2014. She will also step down from her positions as executive director of the BAE Systems plc board and as a member of the company’s executive committee …

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NASA Kicks Off Potential $10B Govt-Wide IT Acquisition

NASA has started accepting proposals for contracts worth between $5 and $10 billion combined for information technology products and services for up to 10 years. The Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V acquisition contract is available to all federal agencies and includes a five-year base period with a five-year option, NASA said …

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IBM to Blueprint Air Force ERP Personnel, Pay System

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has won an $11, 861, 333 contract to blueprint and design an enterprise resource planning system for the U.S. Air Force. The branch aims to integrate its military personnel and pay processes into one system under the Air Force Integrated Personnel and Pay System program, the Defense Department said …

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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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DRC, Army Directorate Ink Big Data Tech R&D Pact

Dynamics Research Corp. has signed a cooperative research and development agreement with a U.S. Army directorate to develop and evaluate technologies for the Distributed Common Ground System. The company will work with intelligence and information warfare directorate in the Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center under the partnership, DRC said Tuesday. …

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