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BlackBerry Receives VA Crisis Comms Platform Order; John Chen Comments

BlackBerry Receives VA Crisis Comms Platform Order; John Chen Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

BlackBerry has received a $20 million order to deliver a communications platform for the Department of Veterans Affairs' notification and personnel accountability systems in an effort to help protect employees and contractors during crises. The company's AtHoc networked crisis communication system will work to centralize response activities and provide real-time status …

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Bill Ballhaus Joins Blackboard as Chairman, President & CEO

Bill Ballhaus Joins Blackboard as Chairman, President & CEO - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Bill Ballhaus, former president and CEO of SRA International, has joined educational technology firm Blackboard as its chairman, president and chief executive. He replaces Jay Bhatt, who will remain with the company as a special adviser to the chairman, Blackboard said Monday. “I am excited to join Blackboard and continue its …

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DC Public Transportation Agency to Adopt BlackBerry AtHoc Emergency Communication System

DC Public Transportation Agency to Adopt BlackBerry AtHoc Emergency Communication System - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Washington, D.C.’s public transportation agency has chosen a BlackBerry division to implement a unified network for agency personnel, first responders and local emergency organizations to communicate in the event of a crisis. BlackBerry said Tuesday the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will use AtHoc‘s Connect alerting and crisis communication platform to distribute information to and from Metro’s enterprise monitoring, …

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Lockheed to Update Veterans Educational Benefits Processing System; Horace Blackman Comments

Lockheed to Update Veterans Educational Benefits Processing System; Horace Blackman Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Lockheed Martin's Systems Made Simple subsidiary to update a system the VA uses to process educational benefits for veterans and their families. Systems Made Simple will collaborate with the VA to identify and select beneficiaries, monitor education outcomes and refresh interfaces for the Chapter 33 system, Lockheed …

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Intel, Big Cloud Analytics to Develop Sensor-Based Tools Via Lockheed's Health Tech Alliance; Horace Blackman Comments

Intel, Big Cloud Analytics to Develop Sensor-Based Tools Via Lockheed's Health Tech Alliance; Horace Blackman Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Intel and Big Cloud Analytics will collaborate to develop sensor-based platforms designed to collect patient data for use in population and individual health analysis through a Lockheed Martin-led healthcare alliance, BSMInfo reported Monday. The Lockheed Martin Healthcare Technology Alliance is comprised of Intel, Cloudera, Montgomery College, Cisco and Illumina and aims …

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Horace Blackman: Lockheed to Support VA Through Subsidiary’s Medical Scheduling Tech Contract

Horace Blackman: Lockheed to Support VA Through Subsidiary's Medical Scheduling Tech Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with Lockheed Martin-owned company Systems Made Simple to update an infrastructure that VA uses to schedule medical appointments for veterans. Systems Made Simple said Monday that VA’s Medical Appointment Scheduling System will be built to help manage the department’s electronic health records, …

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BlackBerry Joins National Cyber Security Alliance; Edward Hearst, Michael Kaiser Comment

BlackBerry Joins National Cyber Security Alliance; Edward Hearst, Michael Kaiser Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event

BlackBerry has joined the National Cyber Security Alliance, a nonprofit organization that collaborates with the Department of Homeland Security, corporate sponsors and nonprofit representatives to promote digital privacy and raise awareness on cybersecurity. Edward Hearst, vice president of U.S. government business development at BlackBerry, will represent the company on the NCSA …

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Lockheed Forms Healthcare Tech Alliance; Horace Blackman Comments

Lockheed Forms Healthcare Tech Alliance; Horace Blackman Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Martin has formed a healthcare technology alliance to consolidate the health information technology services of partners such as academic institutions and medical technology firms. The company said Wednesday group members include Cisco, Cloudera, Illumina, Intel and Montgomery College. Alliance members will work to develop technology services for efforts to protect patient data, …

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BlackBerry Obtains DoD Approval for Public Key Infrastructure; David Kleidermacher Comments

BlackBerry Obtains DoD Approval for Public Key Infrastructure; David Kleidermacher Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

BlackBerry Ltd. has received a new Defense Department approval to deploy the company’s mobile device public key infrastructure credentials throughout the department. DoD personnel will use the BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 smartphones to access and share data without the use of common access card tools for security, BlackBerry said Thursday. …

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SAIC Deploys Customer Training Materials Through Blackboard System; Josh Jackson Comments

SAIC Deploys Customer Training Materials Through Blackboard System; Josh Jackson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Science Applications International Corp. has signed up for the Blackboard Partnerships program to deploy the company's training materials to clients through Blackboard's learning management system. SAIC customers will have access to coursework, experimentation, war-gaming, analysis services and education tools tailored for various requirements through the Blackboard Learn portal under the …

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Black Box Lands $103M Managed Services Deal With Miami-Dade Aviation Dept

Black Box Lands $103M Managed Services Deal With Miami-Dade Aviation Dept - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Black Box Corp. has received an eight-year, $103 million contract with the Miami-Dade Aviation Department for data network, telecommunications and shared airport tenant services at Miami International Airport and general aviation airports in the county. The company said Monday the contract provides managed services for airport tenants and passengers. Jeff Barton, vice president …

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Roger Lawler: Black Box to Help DOE Manage Federal Comms Infrastructure in Tennessee

Roger Lawler: Black Box to Help DOE Manage Federal Comms Infrastructure in Tennessee - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Energy Department has awarded Black Box Network Services a potential five-year, $33.4 million contract to help update, run and maintain a federal integrated communications network located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Black Box said Wednesday it will also provide telecommunication services to DOE and other government offices throughout the …

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