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CenturyLink to Run Data Center Services at 2 NIH Hubs

The National Institutes of Health has awarded CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) a potential 10-year, $62.7 million contract to deliver network connectivity, colocation and data backup services to two NIH facilities. CenturyLink will provide managed data center services to the NIH-run National Library of Medicine and Center for Information Technology, the company …

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HP Awarded Air Force Computer, Workstation Supply Deal; John Solomon Comments

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has been selected to supply desktop computers and workstations to the U.S. Air Force under a Quantum Enterprise Buy procurement agreement. The Air Force will distribute the HP business desktop, notebook PCs and the ZBook mobile workstations to the branch’s bases and facilities worldwide, HP said Wednesday. John Solomon, …

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Northrop Switches With BAE for Prime Contractor Role in AF T-X Trainer Bid

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has taken the prime contractor role in its joint bid with BAE Systems for the potential $11 billion U.S. Air Force T-X trainer contract, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Colin Clark writes Northrop will now lead its partnership BAE, L-3 Link Simulation & Training and Rolls-Royce as they offer BAE’s Hawk trainer jet for the Air …

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Cisco Wraps Up $175M Purchase of Networking Tech Firm Tail-f Systems

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has finalized its acquisition of physical and virtual network systems provider Tail-f Systems for $175 million cash plus employee retention incentives. Tail-f staff members will join Cisco’s cloud and virtualization business and will be led by group vice president and general manager Gee Rittenhouse, Cisco said Wednesday. …

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The Chertoff Group Promotes 3 Execs to Senior Roles; Michael Chertoff Comments

Consulting firm The Chertoff Group has promoted Jim Pflaging, Elizabeth Carter and Marjorie Chelius to serve in senior roles in their respective areas of expertise. Pflaging will serve as principal and head of business strategy, Carter as senior director and Chelius as senior associate, The Chertoff Group said Tuesday. “Each of these individuals has …

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Michele Franci Named Inmarsat Chief Technology Officer

Michele Franci, formerly vice president for the Global Xpress commercial program at Inmarsat, has been named chief technology officer at the satellite communications firm. He will oversee functions such as product and service innovation, network engineering, frequency coordination and space segment development in his new role, Inmarsat said. Franci joined the …

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Francois Boulanger to Take EVP, CFO Roles at CGI Group; Michael Roach Comments

Francois Boulanger, senior vice president and corporate controller at CGI Group (NYSE: GIB), has been promoted to the roles of executive VP and chief financial officer at the Montreal-based technology services provider. Boulanger will assume the position on Oct. 1 and succeed the retiring David Anderson, who will continue on in an advisory role …

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Leidos-CDM JV Wins $120M Army Corps of Engineers Remediation Contract; John Lynch Comments

Leidos-CDM Solutions has won a potential five-year, $120 million contract to perform rehabilitation work on contaminated areas for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Kansas City District. Work under the multiple-award task order contract involves environmental remediation and long-term response action services on polluted areas so that the properties can …

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John Borghese: Rockwell Collins to Help DARPA Build Phased Array Antennas

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have partnered to develop an antenna system for communication, electronic warfare and navigation applications. DARPA picked the company under the agency’s Arrays at Commercial Timescales program to build electronically scanned array antennas that have a reconfigurable interface and can …

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Salient Fed Names David Vennergrund, John Blatchford Data Analytics Center Directors

Salient Federal Solutions has appointed David Vennergrund and John Blatchford to lead two data analytics operations functions within the company’s Data Analytics Center of Excellence headed by Cindy Walker. The company said Tuesday Vennergrund will be director of predictive analytics, while Blatchford will be director of agile business intelligence. Vennergrund holds at least 25 years of experience in IT …

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