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Jane Snowdon Named IBM Federal Chief Innovation Officer

Dr. Jane Snowdon, a 17-year veteran of IBM Research (NYSE: IBM), has been appointed to the newly-created position of chief innovation officer for the company’s U.S. federal business unit, Information Week reports. Elena Malykhina writes she will be responsible for developing big data, cloud computing and mobile strategies for government …

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Cobham Buys Mobile Tech Firm Axell for $131M Cash; Bob Murphy Comments

Cobham Plc has acquired mobile communications technology provider Axell Wireless for $130.9 million in cash as Cobham looks to expand customer base and extend offerings to larger systems. Axell supplies distributed antenna systems and wireless items such as digital repeaters, fiber optics, multi band remotes and networking tools to public …

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Intelligent Decisions Launches Mobile App Subsidiary; Harry Martin Comments

Intelligent Decisions has established a new subsidiary that will develop mobile applications for customers and the business has already developed its first app for the iPad. Information technology industry veteran Greg Eoyang will serve as president of IDApps and app developer Rob Wyland has been named lead engineer, the company …

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Kay Kapoor Joins AT&T As Govt Services President

Kay Kapoor, former CEO of Accenture Federal Services (NYSE: ACN), has joined AT&T (NYSE: T) as president of the government solutions unit. The 25-year government contracting and technology veteran will lead a team of nearly 4, 000 employees that provide information technology and professional services to federal agencies, AT&T said …

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MicroStrategy 4Q Revenue Up 3%

Business intelligence and mobile software provider MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) has announced financial results for the fourth quarter of its 2012 fiscal year, ended Dec. 31, 2012. The company reported a 3-percent year-over-year revenue increase, from $160.3 million to $164.5 million. Revenue for the quarter represents a record for the company, …

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State Dept Plans 5-Year Device Tracking System Contract

The State Department wants an enterprise personnel tracking system for employees and their devices to replace its existing nine-year old tracking system, according to an Oct. 5 FedBizOpps notice. A potential five-year contract would have a performance period of one base year and four option years. The department’s Bureau of …

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Raytheon Wins $164M Tactical Terminals Contract from U.S. Army

Raytheon Co. (NYSE:RTN) has won a $164 million firm-fixed-price contract  for procurement and services supporting the advanced extremely high frequency secure, anti-jam, mobile, reliable tactical terminals. Location of the work will be determined for individual task orders. The estimated completion date is on September 28, 2015.

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ICF to Acquire Web Development Firm Ironworks for $100M Cash

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has signed a definitive agreement to purchase interactive web development firm Ironworks Consulting LLC for $100 million cash, ICF announced Monday. ICF said it expects the deal to increase its earnings per share in 2012 and include a tax benefit that carries a net present value of approximately …

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DHS Accepting Proposals for $3B FirstSource II Contract

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released a draft request for proposals for the FirstSource II program,  a seven-year $3 billion program. The original FirstSource program launched in 2005 and is set to expire in 2012. The draft RFP says DHS officials will be required to use the FirstSource vehicle before looking to …

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Harris, AT&T Forming Public Safety Alliance

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) and AT&T (NYSE: ATT) are forming an alliance to develop LTE wireless solutions for agencies and first responders who require timely access to emergency information. The companies will combine efforts to produce broadband and mission-critical communications systems that can deliver high-speed video and data. Harris said …

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