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Intelligence Community Convenes for Security Forum

With the elimination of Osama bin Laden, concerns of retaliatory strikes are growing. Add to that the anniversary of Sept. 11 quickly approaching and the United State’s military involvement in the Middle East continuing to anger America’s enemies, it’s no wonder the Intelligence Community is bracing for some type of …

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AT&T Bolsters Virginia Cell Coverage

AT&T is adding and upgrading cell sites in Virginia. The wireless company greeted 2011 with plans to give Verizon a run for its money. Driven by its desire to bump Verizon from its No. 1 perch, AT&T is in the midst of a $19 billion network enhancement plan that will …

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CSC to Support World Trade Center Health Program

CSC announced this week the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health awarded the technology firm a contract to support the World Trade Center Health Program. The NIOSH contract builds on CDC’s Information Management Services indefinite delivery and quantity contract awarded to CSC …

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GD’s Roll-controlled Mortar Passes Army Tests

Precision, reliability and cost-efficiency mark the U.S. Army’s requests to contractors. General Dynamics said it answered that request with the 120mm Roll Control Guided Mortar. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems announced this week the RCGM underwent testing conducted by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at …

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Verizon Credentialing Service PIV-I Certified

Verizon announced this week the federal government awarded the communications company the Personal Identity Verification Interoperable certification. The certification is in recognition of Verizon’s Identity Managed Service offering, and is issued by the Federal PKI Policy Authority. Solutions earning the certification must prove it improves security, reduces fraud and protects …

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CA, VCE Join to Aid Cloud Migration

CA Technologies and the Virtual Computing Environment Company announced this week an alliance to provide private cloud solutions for Vblock Infrastructure Platform. The joint endeavor will focus on development and deployment of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and moving tier 1 enterprise applications to Vblock. The companies claim the cloud-based platform will …

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AT&T Gives Parents More Control

If kids today they think their parents have too much control over almost every aspect of their lives, including cellphone use, they better get used to it. Thanks to AT&T, parents have more say over their kids’ most precious possession as the company recently announced two new enhancements for its …

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Oceus Premiers Xiphos

Fresh from its debut at the 2011 Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems Worldwide conference, Oceus Network’s Xiphos platform became available to government agencies this week. Xiphos is the broadband company’s new fourth-generation Long Term Evolution solution. The family of products is fully interoperable and offers high-speed, high-capacity voice, video …

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Vangent Releases Guide to Good Governance

Maintaining a lean, efficient, competitive edge in today’s budget conscious market is priority one, and Vangent, Inc. wants to help federal agencies get there. The consulting and strategic business process services company released its Guide to Good Governance this week. From cloud-computing strategies to over-all IT architecture, Vangent offers step-by-step …

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GTSI Sterling Phillips Joins Cloud2 Commission

GTSI announced this week CEO Sterling Phillips’ appointment to the Commission on the Leadership Opportunity In U.S. Government on the Cloud. The Cloud2 Initiative is hosted by the TechAmerica Foundation. The commission brings together industry experts from commercial and public sectors, and is tasked with recommending solutions for government cloud …

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Survey Says Employees Hopeful, Ready to Move On

Human resource departments, beware. The job market is improving, and employees are ready to move on. Monster.com released a workplace survey today. Findings revealed employees are no longer content to just have a job. They want jobs that inspire them, and there’s a firm belief among survey responders that their …

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Microsoft CIO Shares Cloud Lessons

While there’s value and virtue in learning from our own mistakes, wouldn’t it be better to learn from the mistakes of others? Tony Scott, Microsoft’s CIO, seems to think so. Scott shared lessons learned in Microsoft’s foray into cloud computing with an audience of CIOs last week at an event …

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SAIC Wins Small Business Partner Award

The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum hosted its annual SECAF Awards Gala last week, honoring small and up-and-coming players in the government contracting industry. Broken into revenue categories, InCadence Strategic Solutions won for SECAF Contractor of the Year under $6 million, Onyx Government Solutions won for SECAF Contractor of …

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