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Hitachi Data Systems Acquires Big Data Firm Pentaho; Kevin Eggleston Comments

Hitachi Data Systems Corp. has agreed to acquire Pentaho Corp., a big data integration and business analytics company, for an undisclosed amount. Quentin Gallivan will retain his position as Pentaho CEO and the company will continue to operate as usual upon completion of the transaction that is scheduled in June, …

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Abt Associates, Stratus Consulting Announce Merger; Jay Knott Comments

Abt Associates has merged with Boulder, Colorado-based Stratus Consulting to form a new environment and natural resources division within Abt. Joshua Lipton, formerly president and CEO at Stratus, has been assigned to lead the new unit and will report to Jay Knott, Abt Associates executive vice president and chief business officer, Abt said …

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Army Selects 3 Companies for Software Products IDIQ

Carahsoft Technology, Four LLC and ImmixTechnology have been awarded positions on a potential five-year, $49 million contract to provide information technology software products to the U.S. Army. The Army will determine funding and performance location with each order under the firm-fixed-price contract, the Defense Department said Wednesday. DoD expects work …

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Northrop to Help IRS Develop Shared Infrastructure; Ed Sturms Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has won a five-year, $62.2 million contract to develop an integrated and shared infrastructure for the Internal Revenue Service. The company’s information technology professionals and subject matter experts will perform architecture, engineering and development services under the task order, Northrop said Wednesday. The contractor will also lead a …

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Lockheed, AM General, Oshkosh Bid for US Army’s Armored Vehicle Program

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), AM General and Oshkosh Defense (NYSE: OSK) have submitted proposals for the U.S. Army’s joint light tactical vehicle program, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes the Army plans to award a single company the firm-fixed-price contract for 50, 000 armored vehicles and the U.S. Marine …

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Boeing to Consolidate Defense, Space Development Functions; Chris Chadwick Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will merge its defense and space business development operations into a single organization with the goal of addressing program risks and cost issues. Chris Chadwick, CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security business, said Wednesday the future BDS development group will “apply engineering expertise, development program best …

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February 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Stays Level as Greece, Ukraine Talks Hang Over Market

The GovCon Index mirrored largely flat activity in the larger U.S. stock market to record a nominal gain of 0.091 points to 68.582. Traders showed concern over the outcome of negotiations between Greece’s new government and finance leaders in the Euro zone and are watching the progress of peace talks between France, …

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Toni Townes-Whitley Appointed Worldwide Public Sector VP at Microsoft

Toni Townes-Whitley, a former executive at CGI Group‘s (NYSE: GIB) U.S. federal market subsidiary, has been appointed vice president of the worldwide public sector at Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to GovCon Wire. At Microsoft, she will lead a team of 2, 000 employees that work with government, …

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Leidos to Integrate Mission Equipment into US Army’s Metrology System; Sam Gordy Comments

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a nearly $46 million task order to integrate mission equipment into the U.S. Army’s metrology system. The company will also perform research, development, engineering, design, purchasing, fabrication, testing, logistics support and shipping services for the platform, Leidos said Wednesday. The contract contains a one-year base …

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PV Puvvada Appointed Full-Time Unisys Federal Systems Head; Peter Altabef Comments

Pv Puvvada, acting president of Unisys‘ (NYSE: UIS) federal systems business since July 2014, has been appointed to the president role on a full-time basis. The 23-year company veteran will lead the organization’s work to deliver security, communications, big data, mobile and cloud computing products in the federal market, Unisys said …

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