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Google Withdraws Plans to Bid for DoD’s JEDI Cloud Contract

Google has dropped plans to compete for the Defense Department’s potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement contract, Federal News Network reported Monday. “We couldn’t be assured that it would be aligned with our artificial intelligence (AI) principles,” Aileen Black, an executive director at Google, said of the JEDI contract. …

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Tom Reilly: Cloudera-Hortonworks Merger Aims to Help Enterprises Work Across All Cloud Providers

Tom Reilly, CEO of Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR), told CNBC in an interview that aired Friday the proposed merger of the Palo Alto, Calif.-based software firm with Hortonworks (Nasdaq: HDP) will create a new company that will deliver software across all major cloud service providers. “We work on Amazon, Microsoft, Google, the IBM Cloud, …

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Cubic to Provide Mobile App for Update of SF Bay Area’s Fare Payment System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 1, 2018 — A Cubic (NYSE: CUB) business unit will work with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) to update the smart card-based fare payment technology serving the San Francisco Bay Area under a $394M contract from the region’s transportation agency, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Cubic Transportation Systems said Thursday it will …

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USAF Awards Enterprise IT Network Experimentation OTAs to AT&T, Microsoft

The U.S. Air Force has awarded AT&T (NYSE: T) an $87.4M “other transaction” agreement and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) a $34.4M OTA to set up enterprise information technology networks for experimentation. Both companies will each test a commercial data and voice network service intended to help Defense Department users access applications and …

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General Dynamics Wins Potential $96M Navy BPA for Cloud IT Services

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business has secured a potential five-year, $95.8M blanket purchase agreement to provide cloud services for the U.S. Navy. The BPA has a one-year base term worth approximately $22.4M and four option years and was awarded through General Dynamics Information Technology’s position on the General Services Administration’s Schedule …

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Industry Coalition Unveils Joint Vulnerability Disclosure to Push Cyber Info Sharing

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 13, 2018 — Several technology companies have formed a coalition in an effort to advance cybersecurity transparency and cooperation via the sharing of information on software vulnerabilities, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Cybersecurity Tech Accord said Monday some of the companies that contributed to a Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure …

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ECS to Offer Microsoft Cloud Services Via Partner Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 12, 2018 — ECS has been named a direct partner in a Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) program that enables it to offer the latter’s cloud services to its public and private sector customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The science, technology and engineering company said Monday it will deliver Azure, Office …

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Dell EMC’s Steve Harris: Cloud, Other IT Modernization Elements Part of Agency Digital Transformation

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 6, 2018 — Steve Harris, senior vice president and general manager of Dell EMC‘s federal business, has said the company serves to drive federal agencies’ digital transformation through automation and information technology infrastructure modernization, as well as measures to bolster security and update workforce capability. Harris, …

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$10B JEDI Award to Remain Single Sourced

The Department of Defense has announced its $10 billion, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud services contract will stay single sourced, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. The DoD revealed the decision in their final request for proposals. Single sourcing the award has been highly controversial among defense contractors and information …

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Hitachi Vantara Eyes Portfolio Expansion With REAN Cloud Buy; David Turner, Brian Householder Comment

Hitachi Vantara has agreed to purchase REAN Cloud for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand its portfolio of cloud and managed services offerings designed to help clients expedite their digital transformation efforts across multicloud environments. Hitachi Vantara said Tuesday it expects the acquisition to wrap up later this year …

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