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AWS to Support Organization of American States’ Cyber Education Efforts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 17, 2017 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) has entered into an agreement to work with the Organization of American States in efforts to educate and engage member nation-states on cybersecurity matters, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. AWS said Friday the partnership will facilitate the publication of whitepapers, scheduling …

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Huntington Ingalls CEO Named Board Member at National Association of Manufacturers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 17, 2017 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) CEO Mike Petters has been added to the National Association of Manufacturers’ board of directors, where he will help advance manufacturing policy agenda, GovCon Executive reported Monday. NAM said Friday Petters joins other industrial leaders in working to promote the trade association’s …

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L3 Subsidiary to Develop Simulator for Army Nuclear Effects Laboratory

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 17, 2017 — An L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) subsidiary will design, build and test a simulation platform for the U.S. Army‘s nuclear effects laboratory at the White Sands Missile Range under an $18.5 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Friday L3 Applied Technologies will also integrate, manage, document …

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AWS, Microsoft Unveil Deep Learning Interface for Machine Learning Model Dev’t

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 17, 2017 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) have collaborated to launch a deep learning library that will work to support the development, prototyping and deployment of machine learning models, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Microsoft said Thursday the open source Gluon platform seeks to facilitate …

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General Dynamics Unit to Continue Navy Shipyard Support in Connecticut, South Carolina

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 17, 2017 — A General Dynamics subsidiary (NYSE: GD) will continue to provide shipyard services in support of the U.S. Navy‘s nuclear-powered submarines and moored training ships under a $28.6 million exercised contract option, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Friday General Dynamics Electric Boat will procure or …

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Google’s Aileen Black: Cloud a ‘Fueling Agent’ in Big Data Analytics

Aileen Black, executive director, industry lead and group leader for the U.S. government at Google’s cloud business, has said government agencies should consider three factors when migrating to the cloud and one of those is to understand the cloud’s capability to address the gap between the mission or user and …

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CGI Federal Lands $900M State Dept Contract for Passport Production Support

The State Department has awarded CGI‘s (NYSE: GIB) federal business a potential five-year, $900 million contract to continue to produce passports and provide passport application processing services for the Bureau of Consular Affairs. The contract also includes onsite administration and management at 24 passport agencies and three passport centers across …

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HDS Federal Adopts ‘Hitachi Vantara Federal’ as New Corporate Name; David Turner Comments

Hitachi Data Systems’ federal business has officially used Hitachi Vantara Federal as its new company name in an effort to advance the delivery of big data, analytics and internet of things platforms and services to government and commercial clients. Hitachi Vantara Federal said Monday the rebrand seeks to reflect its …

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Huntington Ingalls Wins Potential $386M USS Boise Submarine Overhaul Contract

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division has won a potential $385.7 million contract to help the U.S. Navy plan and implement engineering overhaul activities for the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Boise in fiscal year 2019. The Navy received two offers for the project through a competitive bidding process on FedBizOpps and …

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Former Army CIO Robert Ferrell Named WWT Federal Strategy VP

Robert Ferrell, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, has joined World Wide Technology as vice president of federal strategy. Bryan Thomas, VP of federal sales at WWT, said in a statement published Monday Ferrell will become a member of WWT’s federal leadership team and support the company in its innovation …

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