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Unisys to Help DHS Secure Borders

Unisys has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to develop an identification system for vehicles entering the country from Canada and Mexico, the company announced this week. The Land Border Integration contract with the Department of Homeland Security agency has a base value of $29 …

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Tuesday Tip Jar

This week, Gary Brown of Aegis Consulting shared with ExecutiveBiz tips for how executives can build their brand: “The first step is to spend time thinking about the strategy for your personal brand.  This includes figuring out what is your ’sweet spot,’ that is when does the confluence of your …

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Virginia Hospital Wins Green Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Rockingham Memorial Hospital its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification. Rockingham Memorial, located near Harrisonburg, Va., is only one of seven hospitals nationwide of its size to receive the certification, according to the USGBC website. The green building certification can be …

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BAE Builds Fortified Ambulance for Combat

BAE Systems has constructed a Caiman Multi-Terrain Vehicle, a new armored ambulance for use in combat. The vehicle was launched at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2010 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The Caiman MTV can hold six upright patients or four litters, with an interior system that protects …

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SAP, Siemens Team Up to Enhance Electric Cars

Siemens and SAP have announced they will establish an eCar proof of concept – a working group that will try to advocate increasing partnership among tech companies to create sustainable electric cars. Among others, the working group intends to investigate how to measure energy consumption and generate an invoice of …

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Boeing, Aviation Industry Applaud Biofuel Agreement

USDA and FAA have entered into an agreement to help farmers produce clean biofuel to be used for commercial transportation, Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Measures include implementation of the pilot Biomass Crop Assistance Program, in which USDA provides payment to …

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Government Contractors Garner Prestigious Diversity Rating

A number of government contractors have won diversity honors from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, an organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. A total of 337 companies nationwide received the foundation’s top marks, including Booz Allen Hamilton, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Dell, and HP. The foundation ranked …

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Boeing to Hold Demonstrations, Models at US Army Expo

Boeing will present a number of solutions and products at the U.S. Army Annual Meeting & Exposition, being held next week in Washington, D.C. The Boeing booth will feature information about Army Brigade Combat Team Modernization, the AH-64D Apache, CH-47F Chinook and AH-6 helicopters, C4ISR and cybersecurity solutions; the A160T …

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Friday Features

This week, Debbie Ikirt, CEO of Information Innovators, Inc. and chair of the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Ball shared her young son’s inspiring story about overcoming kidney disease and how the event will benefit local charities. Senior Vice President of CACI Zalmai Azmi spoke to The NewNewInternet about how cyber …

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SAIC Works toward STEM Education for Women

SAIC has donated $25,000 to the Women’s Memorial Foundation, part of the Women In Military Service For American Memorial honoring the 2.5 million women who have served in the armed forces. An addition $10,000 donated by SAIC will support the foundation’s advisory board on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) …

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Vangent Picks Up Health IT Deal

Vangent inked a $15.6 million healthcare IT contract with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology. Vangent will be tasked with promoting the adoption of health information technology, improve methods of health information exchange (HIE) and provide subject matter expertise as program manager for the Federal …

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Intelligent Decisions ‘Fast Growth’ Finish

Intelligent Decisions leaped ahead of the competition and its previous year’s ranking on Everything Channel’s CRN Fast Growth 100 list. ID jumped from being ranked 95 last year to 41. The CRN Fast Growth 100 list recognizes companies that have realized growth rates of more than 26 percent, and average …

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