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  • Kurt Hesch: GD Electric Boat Moves From Sea Trials to Delivery for Virginia-Class Submarine - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Kurt Hesch: GD Electric Boat Moves From Sea Trials to Delivery for Virginia-Class Submarine

    General Dynamics Electric Boat has delivered a new Virginia-class nuclear submarine to the U.S. Navy ahead of its commissioning in October as the first of eight vessels in the Block III group. The North Dakota (SSN-784) attack submarine is the 11th ship of its class that Electric Boat has built with Huntington Ingalls Industries‘  Newport News Shipbuilding subsidiary, General Dynamics said Friday. Kurt Hesch, Electric Boat […] More

  • Informatica's Kimberley Williams: Internet of Things Could Transform the Business of Gov't - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Informatica’s Kimberley Williams: Internet of Things Could Transform the Business of Gov’t

    Kimberley Williams, chief strategist for Informatica‘s public sector practice, urges government agencies to keep pace with the commercial sector and look into how the Internet of Things can transform public sector services and operations. Williams wrote in a Federal Times piece published Thursday that the government is wary of the IoT’s relevance to the sector even though IoT has developed in industry […] More

  • Thomas Bussing: Raytheon AI3 Missile Built to Complement Army Ground Weapon System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Thomas Bussing: Raytheon AI3 Missile Built to Complement Army Ground Weapon System

    Raytheon and the U.S. Army have demonstrated the features of the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative missile during a Black Dart military exercise, where the missile intercepted an unmanned aerial system and a cruise missile. The company said Thursday the AI3 missile features a “semi-active” seeker and radar system to detect targets and will be used to support the Army’s Indirect Fire Protection Capability Block […] More

  • Jim Stewart: Teradata Eyes Analytics 'Talent Pipeline' Via Scholarships, Poster Contest, Industry Event - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jim Stewart: Teradata Eyes Analytics ‘Talent Pipeline’ Via Scholarships, Poster Contest, Industry Event

    Teradata has has awarded 13 faculty and student scholarships and chosen 10 finalists in a poster contest as part of Teradata University Network’s Data-Driven Careers program centered on promoting the fields of data warehousing and analytics. The company said Wednesday the scholars and finalists will have free registration for the five-day Teradata 2014 PARTNERS Conference & Expo in October, […] More

  • Marie Huwe: Microsoft Deploys Dynamics CRM for Case Mgmt at Health, Human Services Groups - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Marie Huwe: Microsoft Deploys Dynamics CRM for Case Mgmt at Health, Human Services Groups

    Microsoft‘s Marie Huwe has outlined the company’s work with three health and human services organizations to integrate data analytics into case management systems through the deployment of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM suite. Huwe, general manager of marketing connected campaigns and communications for Microsoft Dynamics, writes Aug. 12 that the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe […] More

  • Carpathia: Healthcare Providers Must Have 'Continuous Diligence' in Compliance - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Carpathia: Healthcare Providers Must Have ‘Continuous Diligence’ in Compliance

    Carpathia has outlined common mistakes it believes healthcare providers make when they want ensure compliance with HIPAA regulations on protected health information as they explore technology trends like cloud computing and dynamic data infrastructure. In a blog entry posted Wednesday, the cloud and managed hosting services company indicated that healthcare providers could face large fines and other sanctions without “continuous diligence” in […] More

  • Northrop's Infrared Countermeasures System Completes Flight Test; Jeffrey Palombo Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop’s Infrared Countermeasures System Completes Flight Test; Jeffrey Palombo Comments

    Northrop Grumman has completed a six-week capabilities test of its Common Infrared Countermeasures system for the U.S. Army‘s UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, wherein the system operated under aircraft flight and staged combat environments. The company said Thursday the laser-based system, which was developed with Selex ES and Daylight Solutions, uses open architecture to interoperate with aircraft missile warning systems. Jeffrey […] More

  • ASI Government: Include Commercial Service Requirements in Cloud Contracts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ASI Government: Include Commercial Service Requirements in Cloud Contracts

    Federal agencies have used different approaches to procure cloud computing products and services and many have indicated they face difficulties when they structure cloud contracts, ASI Government‘s Kymm McCabe, Frank McNally and Anne Laurent say. In a guest post published Tuesday on FCW, the authors point to ASI Government’s cloud acquisition guides, where the company highlighted parts 12 and 39 of the […] More

  • Verizon's Kevin Irland: Shared Services Impacts Financial, Technical, Operational Functions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Verizon’s Kevin Irland: Shared Services Impacts Financial, Technical, Operational Functions

    State and local governments are increasingly adopting cloud and implementing an IT shared services model due to its financial, technical and operational promises, says Kevin Irland, a corporate communications manager at Verizon Enterprise Solutions. Irland writes in a Tuesday blog post that a survey by Grant Thornton, TechAmerica and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers indicated that many governments […] More

  • Deltek's Alex Rossino: VA Spent $153M on Cloud Via T4 Vehicle - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Deltek’s Alex Rossino: VA Spent $153M on Cloud Via T4 Vehicle

    Cloud computing has dominated the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ information technology spending via the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology contract vehicle, totaling an estimated $153 million spread across several projects, according to Deltek‘s Alex Rossino. Rossino, a principal research analyst, writes Tuesday that VA’s cloud spending mainly focuses on mobile and health IT capabilities and services. “In this sense, the […] More

  • David McCurley: Accenture Updates Human Services Software Suite for Federal Data Interoperability - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    David McCurley: Accenture Updates Human Services Software Suite for Federal Data Interoperability

    Accenture has released a new version of its software kit to aid government agencies in processing eligibility and service renewal in online benefits applications, such as Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The company said Tuesday that Human Services Software Suite version 6.1 includes the Public Service Platform, Citizen Self-Service Portal and Benefits Management System products and leverages […] More

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