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U.S. CIO Margie Graves: Thanks to 2015 Cyber Security Sprint, Feds Avoid Wannacry Virus

Acting U.S. CIO Margie Graves said that thanks to the 2015 federal cybersecurity sprint, federal agencies were able to avoid the devastating WannaCry ransomware virus that infected more than 200,000 people and organizations in over 150 countries. When asked at the Public Sector Innovation Summit how security protocols implemented in …

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Andy Malay Named Coupa Regional VP for Federal Govt Sector

Andy Malay, former director of public sector sales and business development at IBM‘s Workday business, has joined spend management software vendor Coupa Software as regional vice president for the federal government sector. He will be responsible for establishing Coupa’s value-as-a-service spend optimization model in an effort to help federal clients address contract management and procurement …

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November 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Ends at Record High With 5% Surge, Investors Bet on Defense Spending Uptick

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index climbed 5 percent for a record one-day gain and closing value Wednesday as investors made large buys of shares in large defense primes on expectations of increased defense spending under incoming Pres. Donald Trump after his watershed election win Tuesday. The U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index …

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Accenture Purchases Defense Point Security in Federal Cyber Expansion Push

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has agreed to buy Alexandria, Virginia-based cybersecurity company Defense Point Security for an undisclosed amount in a strategy to expand the global consulting firm’s cyber defense platforms and services for federal agencies. Accenture said Wednesday DPS will operate as a subsidiary within the firm’s Accenture Federal Services organization. AFS CEO David Moskovitz said …

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Former ASRC Federal Exec Bob Smith Named X3M Systems COO; Ehsan Bozorgi Comments

Bob Smith, former chief operating officer of ASRC Federal‘s information and technical solutions operating group, has been appointed to the same position at Greenbelt, Maryland-based X3M Systems. X3M Systems said Friday Smith will bring nearly 40 years of technical service delivery experience in the federal market to his new role and will work to establish and manage …

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HPE to Buy Silicon Graphics International for $275M in Big Data Analytics, HPC Market Push

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has agreed to purchase Milpitas, California-based high-performance computing platforms provider Silicon Graphics International (Nasdaq: SGI) for approximately $275 million cash in a push to expand its footprint in the HPC and big data analytics markets. SGI said Thursday the price of the transaction is $7.75 …

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Red Hat’s Adam Clater: Automation Could Help Federal Agencies Facilitate Cloud Adoption

Adam Clater, chief cloud architect at Red Hat‘s (NYSE: RHT) North America public sector organization, has said federal information technology administrators should implement a strategy that seeks to automate application management, security and deployment in order to facilitate workload migration to the cloud. Clater wrote that federal agencies should also …

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Karl Jensen Joins CH2M as SVP, Federal Portfolio Lead

Karl Jensen, formerly senior vice president of business development at CACI International (NYSE: CACI), has joined Colorado-based engineering firm CH2M as SVP and federal portfolio lead. In this capacity, Jensen oversees the development and delivery of engineering services and platforms to government agencies. At CACI, he was responsible for the …

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Parsons Eyes Growth Through Reorganization, Names Mary Ann Hopkins Federal Unit Head

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 6, 2016 — Parsons has reorganized its business structure into five units that will work to drive growth opportunities as part of the company’s Forward initiative, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Parsons said Monday Mary Ann Hopkins, president of its government services group, will head the new federal unit …

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Sal Fazzolari Joins eGlobalTech as COO; Sonya Jain Comments

Sal Fazzolari, formerly senior vice president of strategic development at CRGT, has joined eGlobalTech as chief operating officer at the Arlington, Virginia-based management and information consulting company. The 28-year industry veteran will be responsible for the company’s strategic and business growth programs in his new position, eGlobalTech said Tuesday. Sonya …

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