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MapR Gets Recognition for Big Data Management Tech; Doug Natal Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 27, 2017 — MapR Technologies has received recognition for its converged data platform offering that works to manage the big data of enterprise customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Oct. 19 it was awarded the “Best Big Data Product or Technology” in the internet-of-things category by Datanami and was …

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Iron Mountain Opens New Data Mgmt Center in Wichita, Kansas

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 27, 2017 — Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) has established a new 22,000-square-foot data management facility in Kansas that will work to provide document storage and shredding services to customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the facility has a storage capacity of 350,000 records boxes and will …

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UK Gov’t Invests Over $100M in CAE-Operated Pilot Training Simulation Center

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 27, 2017 — A CAE-operated helicopter simulation facility in England has received an estimated $118.8 million investment from the U.K. defense ministry to advance training capabilities for the country’s future naval and air force pilots, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The U.K. government said Tuesday the funds will support training programs …

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IBM to Help Build 1st Phase of Scotland’s Social Security IT Platform

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 27, 2017 — IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) business in the U.K. will develop the first phase of Scotland’s social security information technology system under an estimated $11 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Scottish government said Wednesday the IT contract works to facilitate the implementation of the Best Start Grant …

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Forcepoint Appoints Sean Berg Global Govts Business SVP, GM

Sean Berg, formerly vice president of sales at Forcepoint‘s global governments business, has been appointed as senior VP and general manager of the same unit. Forcepoint said Wednesday Berg will oversee the unit’s profit-and-loss functions, growth strategy and efforts to provide security technology platforms to U.S. and international government customers. Berg joined Forcepoint in …

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IT Vet Archana Deskus Named HPE Global CIO

Archana “Archie” Deskus, formerly chief information officer at oil and gas company Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHGE), has joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) as global CIO. HPE President Antonio Neri wrote in a blog post posted Thursday Deskus will help advance an information technology strategy as the company works to …

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AECOM Subsidiary Concludes Transition on $3.6B USAF Range Services Contract; John Vollmer Comments

AECOM’s (NYSE: ACM) URS Federal Services subsidiary has wrapped up the transition phase for a potential 16-year, $3.6 billion contract that covers range support services to the U.S. Air Force. URS Federal Services completed the transition after the service branch addressed a protest that delayed commencement of contract work, AECOM said Thursday. John Vollmer, …

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GSA Picks 70 Companies for VETS 2 IT Support GWAC

The General Services Administration has awarded 70 companies spots on a potential 10-year, $5 billion governmentwide acquisition contract for information technology support services. GSA said in a FedBizOpps award notice posted Thursday it received 187 bids for the Veterans Technology Services 2 contract vehicle through a request for proposals issued …

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Peraton Offers Tech-Enabled Emergency Response Services Under Army Program; Stu Shea Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 26, 2017 — Peraton will vie for work to perform technology-based services for emergency response management as part of the U.S. Army‘s Deployable Adaptive Global Responder Support program, ExecutiveBiz reported Oct. 17. The company said Oct. 17 it will provide the services through its position under a potential $480 …

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October 26th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Down While Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed down for the fourth consecutive day losing 1.307 points from Monday. The GCI ended the day at 108.321 off 0.782 percent with declining shares outpacing advancing 19 to 11. The three major indices closed mixed on the day as the House approved the new proposed budget …

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