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Report: IBM Names New Sales, Consulting Leads

IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) CEO Virginia Rometty has named Bruno Di Leo as senior vice president of sales and distribution and Bridget Van Kralingen as senior vice president of the company’s consulting unit, Bloomberg reports. Both appointments represent promotions for each executive and are Rometty’s first promotions since becoming CEO …

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‘Fierce’ Competition for New NATO Cyberwar Contract; US Firms Eye Foreign MKTs

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is collecting contract bids today from more than 300 companies across its 28 member nations to expand the alliance’s cybersecurity capabilities, the Wall Street Journal reported today. The initial award is for $42 million, but Daniel Michaels cited industry officials as saying a contract win …

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Education Issues RFI for Contract, Purchasing Cloud System

The U.S. Education Department is seeking ideas on how to transfer several of its system to cloud computing, according to a request for information posted Nov. 18. The RFI asks for ideas for how to implement infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service for the department’s central automated processing system, known as EDCAPS. The …

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NOAA Awards IBM Potential $502M IDIQ for Supercomputing System

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract by the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) that is worth up to $502 million. The contract has a maximum length of 10 years with a five-year base period, a three-year option period and a two-year transition option. According a 2010 proposal released by …

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GovCon Wire’s October M&A Activity Recap: Active Tech Sector, One Big Spinoff

The technology sector was one to watch in October’s merger and acquisition landscape, and a dominant player in the government contracting industry completed a significant transformation. GovCon Wire recorded 10 acquisitions in October and the first week of November, up from the eight we covered in September. Acquisitions IBM (NYSE: IBM) looked …

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IBM Wins DARPA Award for Language Translation, Communication Technology

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has been awarded a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract to create technology that translates multiple foreign languages in all genres. The company will develop technology that can retrieve information from the translated material and enable bilingual communication via speech or text. Work is expected to be completed by Sept. …

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IBM to Acquire Product Development Firm Platform Computing

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Platform Computing. Although the financial terms have not been disclosed, the acquisition is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter of 2011. Platform Computing provides applications that fuel product development and critical business decisions, among other services. In combination with IBM systems, …

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