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DARPA Selects Industry, Academic Research Teams for Potential $1.5B Electronics Resurgence Initiative

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has chosen multiple research teams from the commercial and academic sectors to address microelectronics innovation challenges as part of an initiative worth up to $1.5 billion over five years. DARPA said Tuesday the Electronics Resurgence Initiative covers six “Page 3” programs that seek to explore …

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IBM, VA Continue Work Under Partnership on AI-Based Cancer Treatment Identification

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 23, 2018 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Department of Veterans Affairs have extended their partnership aimed at utilizing artificial intelligence technology to help identify treatment options for retired service members with cancer, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday VA oncologists, under the National Cancer Moonshot …

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Report: IBM, Lockheed, Other Companies to Advise New White House Council on US Workforce

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 20, 2018 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) are among the companies that have been named to an advisory board for a new council co-led by Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and Presidential Adviser Ivanka Trump that focuses on the U.S. workforce, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Bloomberg …

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DISA Picks 14 Companies for $7.5B Systems Engineering Support IDIQ

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded 14 companies spots on the unrestricted track of a potential 10-year, $7.5 billion contract vehicle for systems engineering, innovation and technology services. DISA received 35 proposals for the unrestricted portion of the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that has a base term of five years and one …

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IBM Builds ‘Summit’ Supercomputer to Back AI, Energy Research at Oak Ridge Nat’l Lab

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 12, 2018 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has designed a computer system for an Energy Department-backed national laboratory in Tennessee to support research in areas such as artificial intelligence, advanced materials and energy, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. DOE said Friday the recently unveiled Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National …

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Bart & Associates President Jonathan Evans Adds CEO Title

Jonathan Evans, president of Bart & Associates since 2015, has assumed additional duties as CEO of the McLean, Va.-based government information technology services contractor. Evans’ appointment took effect Friday, June 1, after he was elected by the board of directors to succeed Kion Yap, who will continue to serve as a …

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Fortinet’s Bob Fortna Named AFCEA International Vice Chairman

Bob Fortna, president of Fortinet’s (Nasdaq: FTNT) federal business, has been elected to AFCEA International’s board of directors as vice chairman. Fortna will assist the board chairman in overseeing AFCEA’s affairs and serve on the nonprofit organization’s budget and finance committee as vice chairman, AFCEA said Thursday. The announcement of his …

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Red Hat Adds IBM Vet Alfred Zollar to Board of Directors

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 9, 2018 — Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has appointed Alfred Zollar, a veteran of IBM (NYSE: IBM), to its board of directors, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Zollar has served as a division general manager for network computer software, as president and CEO for the Lotus Software division …

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IBM Cloud-Based Collaboration Tech Cleared Under FedRAMP

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 27, 2018 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has secured approval under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to offer its collaboration platform to government customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Federal Times reported Wednesday that John Hamilton, manager of operations for FedRAMP, unveiled the authorization of IBM Connections on Twitter …

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IBM’s Andras Szakal Lands Award for Work on Open Tech Standards

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 26, 2018 — Andras Szakal, vice president and chief technology officer of the U.S. federal business at IBM (NYSE: IBM), has received recognition from The Open Group industry consortium for his contribution to drive innovation through open technology standards, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The organization said Friday Szakal …

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