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Study Finds IT Survives Budget Cuts

A study released last week by INPUT, a Deltek-owned government contract consulting firm, found IT consultants may escape the budget ax threatening to fall on government contractors. Fueled by the government-mandated move to cloud computing, government IT service contracts are expected to increase over the next four years, from $38.1 …

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GDIT Celebrates Placement of 100,000th Inventory Mark

General Dynamics Information Technology celebrated placement of its 100,000th inventory mark in support of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Unique Item Identification program in yesterday’s  ceremony at the Marine Corps Base Quantico. The team commemorated the occasion by placing a special IUID tag on a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement cargo vehicle. With …

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Avaya CEO Kevin Kennedy to Address Enterprise Connect 2011

Avaya CEO Kevin Kennedy will deliver a keynote address at Enterprise Connect 2011, an enterprise communications conference and exhibition. According to the firm, “Kennedy will discuss the current state of the multimedia communications industry, including why business collaboration is an important element to enterprise communications and how it is changing …

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Unisys Offers Pay-Per-Use Software Platform

Unisys Corporation began offering subscriptions to its Application Modernization Platform last week. A recent study conducted by Unisys found federal IT executives believed lack of software modernization posed a threat to mission-critical government capabilities. Security concerns coupled with financial constraints on government spending prompted Unisys to design AMPS to be …

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Hispanic IT Council Honors CSC’s Jose Jimenez

CSC announced yesterday the Hispanic IT Executive Council honored Jose Jimenez, president of the CSC’s North American Public Sector Strategy and Development Group, for leadership in the information technology industry. “Jose brings deep knowledge and extensive expertise to his leadership of our public sector strategy and development function, and I’m …

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Individuality Key to Successful Job Search

They say just getting in the door is half the battle. Getting a resume through the human resources department can feel like a herculean effort. Once that first seemingly insurmountable hurdle is cleared, the interview looms ready to block entry. With about four applicants duking it out over every one …

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BAE Systems Building Wins LEED Certification

BAE Systems announced this week the U.S. Green Building Council awarded its new Rockville, Md., facility a silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. A LEED certification recognizes eco-friendly buildings designed with energy-conserving measures such as energy savings, water efficiency and indoor air quality in mind. Designed and constructed …

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Lockheed Launches 3G Wireless System

Lockheed Martin announced the launch this week of its MONAX 3G wireless communications system. Designed to deliver real-time video and data directly to soldiers in the field, MONAX connects commercial off-the shelf smartphone to a ground or airborne MONAX XG Base Station through a small, portable, battery powered MONAX Lynx …

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Booz Allen Offers Soldiers Jobs

Military personnel face a multitude of challenges reintegrating into civilian life. Made worse by an uncertain economy in recent years, the career change from active duty to nine to fiver can be a bumpy road. In an attempt to help smooth the way and fill administrative, acquisitions and technical openings, …

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Iridium, Satellite Telecoms See Gains in Broadband Efforts

With smartphones and high-speed Internet making inroads across the nation’s networks and President Barack Obama making a high-profile promise in his State of the Union address to bolster broadband networks, The Washington Post reports that satellite telecommunications firms could stand to gain the most. That’s because so-called “terrestrial” broadband lines …

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