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Michael Locatis, Randy Phillips, Michael Shank Join Chertoff Group as Senior Advisors; Michael Chertoff Comments

Michael Locatis, Randy Phillips and Michael Shank have joined security and risk management advisory firm Chertoff Group as senior advisors. The three new advisors will work with the company’s professional team focusing on cybersecurity, information technology, intelligence and business development, Chertoff Group said Wednesday. Michael Chertoff, chairman of Chertoff Group, …

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Engility Strikes Cash Deal to Buy Dynamics Research Corp.; Tony Smeraglinolo Comments

Engility Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EGL) has agreed to acquire consulting firm Dynamics Research Corp. (NASDAQ: DRCO) in an effort to gain new customers and contracts, grow scale and diversify its service offerings. Both companies’ board of directors have signed off on the deal for Engility to buy all of DRC’s …

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Jim DuBois Appointed Microsoft VP, CIO; Kevin Turner Comments

Jim DuBois, a two-decade veteran of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), has been promoted to corporate vice president and permanent chief information officer, effective Jan. 1. He will report to Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner and lead the company’s team responsible for information technology programs, infrastructure, processes and service delivery, Microsoft said …

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Cisco, Finmeccanica Form Defense and Civil Market Alliance

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Finmeccanica have agreed to combine both companies’ technology offerings for the defense and civil customers in an effort to pursue business opportunities in the systems integration market worldwide. Finmeccanica’s industry services will be integrated with Cisco’s information technology, networking and communications technologies in order to jointly develop …

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CGI Leverages Logica Acquisition into $100M IT Infrastructure Deal with National Health Service; Trevor Shipman Comments

CGI Group (NYSE: GIB) will build an information technology infrastructure for the National Health Service Foundation Trust in London under a $101 million contract, Computerworld UK reported Thursday. Derek du Preez writes CGI will supply service desk, data networks, desktops, laptops, devices, unified communications tools, infrastructure, videoconferencing equipment and printing services to NHS. …

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Cisco Buys Data Center App Maker Insieme Networks

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has purchased San Jose, Calif.-based data center application developer Insieme Networks for an undisclosed amount. The company introduced an application-centric infrastructure services portfolio in November for partners to deploy data center networking services that work with customer applications, Cisco said Tuesday. At the same time, Cisco said it would …

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Raytheon BBN, GrammaTech Form Malware Detection Tech Team; Jack Marin Comments

A team comprising of a Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) subsidiary and GrammaTech has been awarded a $4.8 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop technologies for protecting information technology devices from malware and other backdoor attacks. Raytheon BBN Technologies and GrammaTech will work to develop techniques and tools …

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Deltek: Federal Cyber Spending to Hit $11.4B By 2018

A new Deltek report predicts that federal contracted spending on cybersecurity will reach $11 billion by fiscal year 2018, $2.4 billion more than fiscal 2013 figures. Growing threats evolving regulations and advances in technology are among the factors highlighted as driving the investments, Deltek said Wednesday. Deltek intends for the Federal Information …

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Tod Weber: Limited Funds Are Driving a New Paradigm in Public Sector IT

Tod Weber, CEO and Chairman of Software AG Government Solutions, sees the federal information technology space changing in the current budget environment. “A new paradigm is emerging in the public sector IT arena as leaders focus on a prove it first and prove it fast mentality before committing their limited …

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NIH Office to Hold New $20B IT Vehicle Competition; Stephen Morris Comments

Both technology manufacturers and resellers will compete under a potential 10-year, $20 billion government-wide information technology contract vehicle run by a National Institutes of Health office, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Marjorie Censer writes that NIH’s Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center intends to award 50 contracts under the Chief Information Officer-Commodities …

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