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VA Issues RFI For Cloud-Based Telecommunication

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking industry input on how to move its telephone infrastructure into cloud computing, according to a request for information posted Dec. 23. The VA is asking for a solution that can integrate traditional telecommunications functions with digital-based communications, such as instant messaging and …

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New WTO Agreement Opens U.S. Contractors to New International Business

The World Trade Organization on Thursday reached an agreement on a revised government procurement agreement covering the U.S. and 41 other countries. According to a summary from the U.S. Trade Representative, the revised agreement gives U.S. suppliers access to 150 central government entities in several European Union countries, Israel, Hong …

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Symantec Walks Away from China JV, Takes $530M

Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) has agreed to sell its 49 percent stake in a joint venture with Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei for $530 million. Under the deal, Huawei, which currently holds 51 percent of the share, will attain 100 percent control of the Hong Kong-based company, “Huawei Symantec, ” a joint …

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CSC JV Wins Max $270M Award for Navy Base Telecom, Public Safety Support; Alan Weakley Comments

The U.S. Navy has awarded Kings Bay Support Services, a joint venture of Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) and the Shaw Group (NYSE: SHAW), an eight-year contract to provide base operations support services. The contract is worth up to $270 million if all options are exercised. It includes one base year, …

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William Hoover Comments on AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ Place on $5B Connections II

  AMERICAN SYSTEMS has released information on its position on the recently awarded U.S. General Services Administration federal agency telecommunications, network and communications Connections II contract vehicle. The multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a ceiling value of $5 billion over a term of nine years and three months. The company will compete for …

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GSA Awards Spots on $5B Telecom Contract to 21 Firms

The General Services Administration has awarded 21 companies positions on the $5 billion Connections II telecommunications and network support contract. The GSA calls the award a “one-stop shop for buying telecommunications, network and communications solutions”, which will support existing infrastructure and customized agency needs. The companies will compete for task orders …

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CSC Wins $86M DHS Order to Support Security/Emergency Comm System; Mike Gaffney Comments

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) an estimated $86 million task order to support authorized national security emergency preparedness communications users. The task order has a one-year base period, three one-year options and one four-month option. IT was issued under the DHS Eagle …

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BAE Systems, AT&T, Sprint-Nextel, Verizon Ink DoD Contracts

According to the Department of Defense, “BAE Systems was awarded an $11, 014, 052 firm-fixed-price contract.  This contract is for the acquisition of 390 L-Rod aluminum bar armor kits, associated bracketry required for kit installation, and field service representative support outside the contiguous United States, for the RG-31 Mine Resistant …

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Kerry Bailey on Verizon Business’ ‘Leadership Quadrant’ Placement

Verizon Business was placed in the “Leaders quadrant” in the new report “Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services, North America” by Gartner Inc. According to Verizon, “Gartner examined 17 U.S.-based providers of IT services for business communications systems – including both fixed and mobile connectivity.  Specific IT services …

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