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Air Force, IBM Form Quantum Computing Research Partnership

The Air Force Research Laboratory has collaborated with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to explore the potential applications of commercial quantum technology to U.S. Air Force operations. AFRL said Tuesday it will work with the company's researchers to examine optimization challenges, quantum chemistry simulation and machine learning algorithms on actual hardware through the IBM Q Network.

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SOSi Expands IT, Intell Offerings With Vykin Acquisition; Julian Setian Quoted

SOS International has purchased Tampa, Fla.-based communications and information technology support company Vykin for an undisclosed sum in a move to grow IT and intelligence offerings for the defense sector. SOSi said Wednesday the deal gives the Reston, Va.-based company a spot on the Defense Intelligence Agency's $6B Enhanced Solutions for the IT Enterprise contract and on a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency procurement vehicle for agile and cloud development services.

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IBM-Red Hat Merger Receives EU Approval

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has secured unconditional approval from the European Commission for its proposed acquisition of Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) for $34B cash, nearly two months after the U.S. Department of Justice cleared the transaction. The commission said Thursday the merger, which both companies first announced in October 2018, would not put market competition at risk.

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How the Cloud Will Be the Catalyst to Customs and Border Protection’s IT Modernization Efforts

Last week, we outlined some of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) challenges to their upcoming IT modernization project; today we’d like to suggest some steps that will help ease CBP’s transition to a secure hybrid cloud services model. While CBP has a requirement for secure cloud adoption—and implementing this strategy will help the agency reduce costs while gaining unprecedented agility and flexibility—any shift to a new IT architecture is difficult.

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