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  • Microsoft, Facebook to Collaborate on Atlantic Subsea Cable Construction Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft, Facebook to Collaborate on Atlantic Subsea Cable Construction Project

    Microsoft and Facebook have agreed to collaborate on the development of a new subsea cable system across the Atlantic Ocean in an effort to expand their cloud and Internet service offerings. Microsoft said Thursday construction work on the 6,600-kilometer “Marea” submarine cable infrastructure will begin in August and is scheduled to be finished by October […] More

  • Former DARPA & Google Exec Regina Dugan to Lead New Facebook Group - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former DARPA & Google Exec Regina Dugan to Lead New Facebook Group

    Regina Dugan, formerly advanced technology and products team lead at Google, has joined Facebook to lead the social networking site's future advanced products development group, Forbes reported Wednesday. Miguel Helft writes Dugan oversaw Google's projects to develop modular smartphones, three-dimensional mapping devices and smart fabrics since 2012. She will lead Facebook's new team called “Building 8” […] More

  • Louise Clements Joins ICF as EVP, Olson Group Lead - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Louise Clements Joins ICF as EVP, Olson Group Lead

    Louise Clements has been appointed as ICF International‘s executive vice president, group lead for the consulting services contractor’s ICF Olson group lead and a member of the company’s executive leadership team. ICF said Monday the former MRM/McCann president of the North America East division holds 26 years of marketing, advertising and engagement experience from previous roles in digital marketing, sales and operational organizations […] More

  • Northrop Unveils National Cyber Competition Finalists; Sandra Evers-Manly Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Unveils National Cyber Competition Finalists; Sandra Evers-Manly Comments

    Northrop Grumman has announced the high school and middle school teams that will compete at the final round of the 2016 CyberPatriot VIII national competition scheduled on April 12. The finalists comprise 25 high school teams and three middle school teams, which will go head-to-head in the one-day event to protect networks and mobile devices from a professional aggressor team, Northrop said […] More

  • Report: 5 Tech Firms Support Apple Stance on Customer Data Protection - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: 5 Tech Firms Support Apple Stance on Customer Data Protection

    Five technology companies back Apple‘s resistance to help the FBI unlock an iPhone to assist in the investigation of a shooting incident that took place in San Bernardino, California, in December 2015, Mashable reported Thursday. Seth Fiegerman writes Apple CEO Tim Cook has argued the de-encryption tool being demanded by federal authorities could set a “dangerous” precedent and compromise the security and privacy […] More

  • Lockheed Expands STEM Program to Singapore; Doug Greenlaw Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Expands STEM Program to Singapore; Doug Greenlaw Comments

    Lockheed Martin has introduced the company's science, technology, engineering and mathematics program to Singapore in partnership with UN Women Singapore. Lockheed Martin said Monday it hosted a STEM event in Biopolis, Singapore, where more than 300 students engaged with U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Carrie Howe, Facebook's Claire Deevy and Guo Huili, Institute of Molecular and […] More

  • Microsoft Adds State-Sponsored Attacks to User Security Report Measures - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Adds State-Sponsored Attacks to User Security Report Measures

    Microsoft has announced the company will begin to notify users of state-sponsored attacks that target their account details in addition to the software maker’s current reporting measures. Scott Charney, Microsoft corporate vice president for trustworthy computing, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the company is taking this step to inform customers if an attack is state-sponsored […] More

  • Facebook to Buy Titan Aerospace to Provide Internet Connectivity Around the Globe - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Facebook to Buy Titan Aerospace to Provide Internet Connectivity Around the Globe

    Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to a TechCrunch article. Sarah Perez writes that Facebook would like to build 11,000 drones in order to blanket parts of the earth that currently do not have internet access, with connectivity. Facebook will utilize Titan Aerospace’s Solara 60 for the project, according to […] More

  • Microsoft Teams with Facebook on Open Compute Project; Bill Laing Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Teams with Facebook on Open Compute Project; Bill Laing Comments

    Microsoft Corp. has joined Facebook Inc.'s cloud initiative which aims to develop and share data center infrastructure designs, The Next Web reported Tuesday. Citing a Microsoft blog article, Kaylene Hong writes the software company intends to contribute its cloud server specification for data center hardware to the Open Compute Project. Bill Laing, Microsoft's corporate vice […] More

  • James Breyer to Leave Dell Board; Michael Dell Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    James Breyer to Leave Dell Board; Michael Dell Comments

    James Breyer, a member of Dell‘s board of directors since April 2009, does not plan to pursue reelection at Dell’s next annual meeting of stockholders in July. Breyer, chairman of the board’s finance committee will continue to serve as a director until that meeting, the company announced Monday. Bloomberg reports Breyer will also step down from […] More

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