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Federal News Radio: Navy Taps 4 Firms to Provide IT Platforms Through Innovation Cell Program

ExecutiveBiz - Federal News Radio: Navy Taps 4 Firms to Provide IT Platforms Through Innovation Cell Program

The U.S. Navy has selected Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, VMware, Citrix and Tellabs to provide information technology systems and services for integration with the Navy Marine Corps Intranet as part of the Innovation Cell program, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes the Navy launched the Innovation Cell initiative in March in an …

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Woolpert Eyes Aerial Info Collection Services Through Leica LIDAR Purchases; Jeff Lovin Comments

ExecutiveBiz - Woolpert Eyes Aerial Info Collection Services Through Leica LIDAR Purchases; Jeff Lovin Comments

Woolpert has purchased three light detection and ranging systems from Hexagon subsidiary Leica Geosystems in an effort to expand its airborne data acquisition services. Jeff Lovin, senior vice president and director of government solutions at Woolpert, said in a statement released Tuesday the company will use the LIDAR-based Leica ALS80 aerial laser …

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Frank Kendall OKs Consolidated Shipboard Networks Program's Full Deployment

ExecutiveBiz - Frank Kendall OKs Consolidated Shipboard Networks Program's Full Deployment

The Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services program has achieved full deployment approval after Frank Kendall, acquisition chief at the Defense Department, signed an acquisition decision memorandum on the CANES program, Chips magazine reported Friday. Steven A. Davis writes the CANES program aims to reduce shipboard network workload through information technology modernization …

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Casey Coleman: IT Procurement Process Needs Industry-Gov’t Dialogue

ExecutiveBiz - Casey Coleman: IT Procurement Process Needs Industry-Gov't Dialogue

Casey Coleman, vice president of Unisys‘ federal civilian business group, government and industry need more communication in order to help fulfill information technology procurements. Coleman wrote in a blog post published Tuesday that some companies may not understand the government’s desired outcome when dialogue is absent. “Without effective dialogue between government and industry, …

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David Wennergren: Agencies Need IT-Savvy Acquisition Personnel

ExecutiveBiz - David Wennergren: Agencies Need IT-Savvy Acquisition Personnel

David Wennergren, senior vice president of technology at the Professional Services Council, believes government agencies need what he called information technology-savvy acquisition professionals to achieve their goals, FCW reported Friday. Wennergren said the government lacks enough federal technology professionals to perform IT development works at present, Sean Lyngaas and Mark …

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Deltek's Alex Rossino: Pentagon's Cloud Adoption Guide Leaves Out References to Competition

ExecutiveBiz - Deltek's Alex Rossino: Pentagon's Cloud Adoption Guide Leaves Out References to Competition

The Defense Department's best practices document on cloud adoption does not mention ways on how agencies can choose and compete contracts among accredited cloud service providers, Alex Rossino writes in a blog post for Deltek. Rossino, a principal research analyst at Deltek, highlighted areas he believes the Best Practices Guide for Department …

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Raytheon's Randall Fort: Contractors Boost Investments in 3-D Printing Research

ExecutiveBiz - Raytheon's Randall Fort: Contractors Boost Investments in 3-D Printing Research

Randall Fort, director of programs security at Raytheon, has told Federal News Radio defense contractors have started to increase their research investments in three-dimensional printing platforms due to potential benefits that such technologies offer. “There will be staggering efficiencies that will come about which will mean government contractors will be …

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Dan Bennewitz, John Lind: QTS Targets Hybrid IT, Cloud Growth Through Carpathia Buy

ExecutiveBiz - Dan Bennewitz, John Lind: QTS Targets Hybrid IT, Cloud Growth Through Carpathia Buy

QTS aims to grow its offerings for federal government and commercial enterprises to manage hybrid information technology environments through its $326 million acquisition of Carpathia that closed in June, two QTS executives have told ExecutiveBiz. Those environments present the combined company with an opportunity to shift agencies away from a …

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General Dynamics’ Tony Cothron, Lynn Schnurr Eye Continued IC-Industry Cyber Collaboration

ExecutiveBiz - General Dynamics' Tony Cothron, Lynn Schnurr Eye Continued IC-Industry Cyber Collaboration

Tony Cothron and Lynn Schnurr of General Dynamics believe that the growing number of cybersecurity threats has driven collaboration between industry and the intelligence community, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Meredith Somers writes that Schnurr, vice president for defense intelligence at the company, told the station that the two sectors have collaborated together on areas such …

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Nat’l Defense Magazine: DoD’s LPTA Contracts Up 10% Between FY 2009-13

ExecutiveBiz - Nat'l Defense Magazine: DoD's LPTA Contracts Up 10% Between FY 2009-13

The Defense Department's increasing use of “lowest price-technically acceptable“ procedures to buy information technology systems and services has raised some concerns among some IT defense contractors, National Defense reported Wednesday. Sandra Erwin writes DoD's use of LPTA bids to award contracts rose from 26 percent of total awards in fiscal year 2009 to 36 percent …

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SPA Lands Acquisition Oversight Support Contract With JIDA; Kirk Donald Comments

ExecutiveBiz - SPA Lands Acquisition Oversight Support Contract With JIDA; Kirk Donald Comments

Systems Planning and Analysis has been awarded a potential three-year, $7.3 million contract to provide acquisition management support services for the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency. SPA said July 23 it will work to develop policies, procedures, systems and learning materials related to reporting, systemic analysis, program management and other aspects of …

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