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VA Awards Veteran Entrepreneur Programs

The Veterans Administration last week announced its Industry Innovation Competition awards. The spotlighted projects submitted by commercial and nonprofit organizations will help veteran entrepreneurs and veteran health IT. “Continuously evaluating new solutions drives VA’s transformation and helps us deliver better care with responsible cost containment,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs …

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Terror Alerts Arrive at a Cellphone Near You

Washingtonians will soon see emergency alerts on their phones. A sneak preview of the coming notification system can be found in the Big Apple’s version. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg introduced today NYC’s Personal Localized Alerting Network. The system provides local natural disasters, terrorist and other emergency alerts to …

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VA Sets Out to Map Veteran Genes

Last week, a little-known Veterans Affairs project launched its big mission to discover the affect genes have on health. What began as a pilot project at one VA hospital has blossomed into the Million Veteran Program. Seeking to improve healthcare by personalizing screening and treatment, VA’s Million Veteran Program will …

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IBM Tape Stores Big Data

The immense amount of data drawn from the multitude of electronics encountered on a daily basis has huge potential for business, but offers a unique challenge. Where do you store all that information? IBM has a solution. Last week, the business intelligence firm announced the creation of its tape library …

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Siemens Shows Jobs Exist

Unemployment rates are back up, gas prices hit a pocketbook pounding high and the national deficit continues to rise. Experts say the economy is sputtering toward a recovery and jobs are available. The unemployed scoff at that assessment. Clearly, the nation is suffering a disconnect somewhere. In the spirit of …

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IRS Delays 3 Percent Withholding

The Internal Revenue Service is giving government contractors a break. The 3 percent withholding requirement has been pushed back a year. The delay was announced Monday in the Federal Register and is being heralded by the industry as a smart decision in an economy where cash flow is everything. Part …

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IT Experts Speak at UK Technology Conference

Technology luminaries will grace the stage next week when CRN Partner Connect launches its Free Channel Seminars next week. The U.K. event will host keynote addresses from Google’s Peter Lorant, Barry Ridgeway and James Akrigg of Microsoft and David Chalmers and Kevin Matthew of HP. Simon Baker, software group cloud …

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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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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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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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