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  • Bill Phelps, Adam Sohn Take Lockheed Comms VP Roles - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bill Phelps, Adam Sohn Take Lockheed Comms VP Roles

    Bill Phelps, former director of worldwide media relations at Lockheed Martin, has been appointed vice president for external communications of the company. Lockheed said Wednesday it also named Adam Sohn, former director of strategic communications at Amazon‘s devices and services business, as VP of space communications. Phelps will succeed Nettie Johnson, who will retire from by the end of […] More

  • Microsoft Aims to Help Combat Terrorism Through Online Strategies, Partnerships - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Aims to Help Combat Terrorism Through Online Strategies, Partnerships

    Microsoft has outlined the steps the company plans to take with the use of digital technology and the Internet in an effort to help counter terrorist activities online. The company said Friday it seeks to tackle terrorism-related content posted on its web services while it maintains the users' rights to privacy, freedom of expression and the right to access information. […] More

  • Wes Anderson on Microsoft's Interactive Data Push for Agencies, GovCon's Tech 'Drivers' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Wes Anderson on Microsoft’s Interactive Data Push for Agencies, GovCon’s Tech ‘Drivers’

    Wes Anderson serves as vice president of worldwide public sector services at Microsoft and leads a team that offers information technology services to U.S. and international government agencies. Anderson, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 list for 2015, previously held the VP title for U.S. public sector services at Microsoft and also created and led the […] More

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    Microsoft Adding Bing Search Tools To Office

    Microsoft is releasing five new Bing applications for its Office 2013 and Office 365 product lines, Information Week reports. Michael Endler writes Microsoft aimed to aimed to add search functionality into Word and Excel, similar to other Bing tools available on the Xbox, Windows Phone and Windows 8 platforms. Users pay perpetual fees in exchange […] More

  • Cyber Threats Abound for World IPv6 Day - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Threats Abound for World IPv6 Day

    Wired magazine calls it the “nerdiest holiday ever” and the “biggest geek party since Pi Day,” but around the world, some are taking World IPv6 Day very seriously. “Granted it isn't up there with the World Cup final, or the opening ceremony of the Olympics, but today many of the key players, including Google, Facebook, […] More

  • Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to Collaborate on Search Engine Results - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to Collaborate on Search Engine Results

    Internet search giants Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have joined forces to standardize HTML markup codes via the Schema project to ensure their search results remain relevant. The Schema project is designed to use a standard vocabulary for data markup across various web pages. With more than 100 schemas, or HTML markup tags, already in place, […] More

  • Kayak, Microsoft Take on Google - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Kayak, Microsoft Take on Google

    In David-and-Goliath style, Microsoft's Bing and Kayak are teaming up to take on industry giant Google. The partnership announced last week gives Kayak exclusivity in Bing Travel U.S. flight search results. Bing and Kayak formed an alliance to fight Google's acquisition of ITA Software, a software developer for the travel industry. The two companies claimed […] More

  • Search Engines Capturing Data, Two Ways to Address the Issue - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Search Engines Capturing Data, Two Ways to Address the Issue

    Privacy advocates have consistently questioned the data capture policies of large scale search engines, such as Google, Microsoft Bing and Yahoo. Google and Microsoft have each taken widely different approaches to the issue. Microsoft search engine Bing announced Monday a change to its Internet Protocol (IP) address capture policies that is designed to limit its […] More

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    Microsoft Embeds Alerts about Scams in Search Engine

    Microsoft has added alerts to its search engine Bing in an effort to educate users about scams on the Internet. Microsoft is working with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Federal Trade Commission, and Western Union to effectively launch the series of public-service announcements on common scams. The ads come up in searches commonly exploited […] More

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