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    Red Hat Teams For City Open Source Tech Program; Ashesh Badani Comments

    Red Hat is working with a non-profit organization to help U.S. cities engage with citizens through using open source, cloud computing technology. Code for America will bring Red Hat's OpenShift platform-as-a-service offering to CfA Fellows and partner communities for no cost, Red Hat said Thursday. CfA Fellows use OpenShift to build, test, deploy and manage […] More

  • IBM Installing Private Cloud For Data Center Project; Kevin Hill Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM Installing Private Cloud For Data Center Project; Kevin Hill Comments

    IBM has won a potential $267 million contract from the state of Ohio to build a private cloud computing system as part of a project aimed at updating the state’s information technology infrastructure. The state’s computing center supports more than 1,600 applications on 2,700 servers, using a $108 million budget, the company said Thursday. Under […] More

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    Xerox Unveils Healthcare Mobile Device Mgmt System; Ken Bradberry Comments

    Xerox has released a new cloud computing-based healthcare product designed to help customers monitor their enterprise-wide mobile devices, Healthcare IT News reports. Diana Manos writes that Xerox will deploy the mobile device management system from a private cloud via a utility-based system to help healthcare organizations manage their security policies and compliance. Ken Bradberry, Xerox chief technology […] More

  • Cubic Building Bus Arrival Info System For Internet, Mobile - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cubic Building Bus Arrival Info System For Internet, Mobile

    Cubic‘s transportation systems segment has won an estimated $27 million contract to build and help integrate a system for informing city bus riders of location and arrival times. New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority wants Cubic’s Bus Hardware system to help make MTA’s Bus Time information system accessible to riders on via the Internet, mobile applications […] More

  • Dan Harris: SAIC Helping Warfighters Produce Info Under $250M IDIQ - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dan Harris: SAIC Helping Warfighters Produce Info Under $250M IDIQ

    Science Applications International Corp. holds a position on a $249 million prime contract to develop command and control applications for the U.S. Air Force‘s Air Combat Command. SAIC will perform work under the six-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in McLean, Va., and Morgantown, W.Va., SAIC announced Wednesday. The company and six other contractors will compete for task […] More

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    Microsoft Buys Cloud Monitoring Firm; Bob Kelly Comments

    Microsoft has acquired start-up cloud monitoring company MetricsHub for an undisclosed amount in a move. MetricsHub participated for three months in the Accelerator, Microsoft’s mentorship program through which it invests in 10 cloud-developing startups, CNet reported Monday. Participants then present their products to Microsoft executives and investors. As part of the deal, MetricsHub has lifted […] More

  • Everest Group Names Dell A Top Healthcare App Outsourcing Provider - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Everest Group Names Dell A Top Healthcare App Outsourcing Provider

    Global management consulting Everest Group has selected Dell number one for three categories in its measurements of healthcare provider application outsourcing service providers. Dell’s services segment took the top spot for the leaders, major contenders and emerging players categories for Everest Group’s Performance| Experience|Ability|Knowledge matrix, Dell said Tuesday. Everest Group cited the company’s cloud-based electronic medical […] More

  • SAIC Teams with IntegenX to Pursue Threat Reduction IDIQs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SAIC Teams with IntegenX to Pursue Threat Reduction IDIQs

    Science Applications International Corp. has teamed with IntegenX to jointly pursue Defense Threat Reduction Agency contracts for supporting the detection of weapons of mass destruction. SAIC will integrate its software and biodefense capability with IntegenX's RapidHIT System to offer an integrated system that uses DNA-based identification of biothreat agents. “Teaming with SAIC will give the U.S. government […] More

  • Symantec Forms Partnership To Secure App Developer Devices - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec Forms Partnership To Secure App Developer Devices

    Symantec and Giesecke & Devrient have agreed to develop protected security applications for smartphones and tablets in a move aimed at helping application developers deliver products and services that meet security requirements. Under the partnership, Symantec will use G&D’s Trusted Service Manager to update the company’s mobile apps and protect the apps’ cryptographic keys and […] More

  • LGS To Install, Test Voice Net For Army Comm Facility; Kevin Kelly Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    LGS To Install, Test Voice Net For Army Comm Facility; Kevin Kelly Comments

    LGS Innovations has won a contract worth at least $49 million to help update a U.S. Army communications facility intended to be the branch’s central information systems hub in Southwest Asia. The Herndon, Va.-based subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent facility will act as the exclusive contractor for engineering, installing and testing the Army’s network and voice infrastructure, […] More

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    Teradata: Discovery Platforms, Applications To Help Define Big Data In 2013

    Analytic data company Teradata has identified discovery platform and application growth as among its top five predicted trends in big data for 2013. Chief information officers will also move beyond from purchasing storage to deploying big data platforms and organizations will also want systems that run both traditional and big data analytics, the company said […] More

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