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  • Lockheed-Run Sandia Lab Gets DOE Contract Renewal to Manage Regional Test Centers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed-Run Sandia Lab Gets DOE Contract Renewal to Manage Regional Test Centers

    Sandia National Laboratories has received a three-year contract renewal from the Energy Department to manage regional test centers that assess the performance, reliability and economic viability of solar photovoltaic technologies. DOE’s SunShot Initiative funds the RTC program launched in 2012 that works to make solar energy have similar costs in comparison with other electricity forms by 2020, Sandia said Tuesday. […] More

  • Lynn Orr: DOE Funding Program to Support Clean Energy, Grid Modernization Initiative - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lynn Orr: DOE Funding Program to Support Clean Energy, Grid Modernization Initiative

    The Energy Department will allot $25 million in funds to aid the efforts of software developers, solar companies and utilities to integrate solar energy into the power grid in support of DOE’s Grid Modernization Initiative. The Enabling Extreme Real-Time Grid Integration of Solar Energy funding program seeks concepts for utility distribution system planning and operations that work to utilize sensing, communication […] More

  • SAP Targets 100% Renewable Energy Usage for Data Centers; Peter Graf Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SAP Targets 100% Renewable Energy Usage for Data Centers; Peter Graf Comments

    SAP plans to transition its data centers and facilities to having 100-percent renewable energy-powered infrastructures in 2014 as part of company efforts to reduce carbon emissions amid its cloud business push. The software conglomerate also targets its 2000 levels of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, the company said Monday. Peter Graf, chief sustainability officer at SAP, […] More

  • Microsoft Seeks Greener Data Centers with Fuel Cell Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Seeks Greener Data Centers with Fuel Cell Tech

    Microsoft Research is developing miniature power plants that it plans to use in efforts to power more environmentally-friendly data centers in the future, Wired reported Tuesday. Klint Finley writes the Redmond-based software company is using new miniaturization and fuel cell technology as it aims to halve the energy it takes to power a data center. […] More

  • Keith Walker: Latest IBM Patent Aims for “˜Greener Cloud' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Keith Walker: Latest IBM Patent Aims for “˜Greener Cloud'

    IBM has developed a technique that is intended to manage data centers in a more environmentally-friendly way. The company intends for cloud service providers to access greener options of redistributing workloads such as routing requests to an underutilized system or during off-peak hours, IBM said Friday. Keith Walker, IBM master inventor and co-inventor on the […] More

  • IBM to Help E.ON Use Green IT for Smart Meters; Martin Hauske Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM to Help E.ON Use Green IT for Smart Meters; Martin Hauske Comments

    IBM has won a contract to provide a cloud platform for E.ON Metering's smart metering information technology infrastructure in Germany. The new Intelligent Energy Service Enablement Platform is designed to help deploy and manage digital meters,as well as integrate renewable and distributed energy systems, IBM said Monday. E.ON will migrate to an IBM SmartCloud environment and […] More

  • SAP to Help Waste Mgmt Company Use Mobile for Processes - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SAP to Help Waste Mgmt Company Use Mobile for Processes

    SAP will provide mobile products to Bee'ah, an environment and waste management company in the Middle East, the Emirates News Agency reported Monday. The report, said Bee'ah intends to use SAP products to automate processes and manage operations. “We are always looking for new ways to improve our performance and future prospects,” said Salim Al […] More

  • Microsoft, Accenture Partner for Smart Buildings Project in Seattle; Bill Mitchel Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft, Accenture Partner for Smart Buildings Project in Seattle; Bill Mitchel Comments

    Microsoft and Accenture are teaming up in an effort to help the city of Seattle increase energy efficiency across 2 million square feet of commercial property, Greenbiz reports. Heather Clancy writes that Microsoft is working with the Seattle City Light and Seattle 2030 District for the program. Buildings that will undergo Microsoft’s smart building transformation […] More

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    Lockheed to Continue UK Cloud Storage, Software Services

    Lockheed Martin U.K. has won a 12-month contract to continue providing cloud computing infrastructure and software to the British government, the company announced Monday. Under the new G-Cloud IT 2 framework, the company will provide the government tools for computing and storage, e-mail and collaboration, cloud strategy, integration and security. The framework also covers green […] More

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    Lockheed Moving DOL Data Centers to Cloud; Frank Armijo Comments

    Lockheed Martin will consolidate the Labor Department‘s data centers and move them to a secure data center, then ultimately move them to a cloud computing environment. The company said it won a potential seven-year, $59.4 million contract to help DOL fulfill its part in the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (click here to read ExecutiveGov’s […] More

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    CBP Considering Green Radio Disposal

    Customs and Border Protection agency is looking for a company that can melt or shred the agency’s extra or outdated electronic gadgets, Nextgov’s Allya Sternstein reports. According to a May 8 solicitation, CBP said it is considering using a vendor who can recycle metal and plastic waste. Hard drives or any other technology component with […] More

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    ITT Deemed Green in Newsweek’s Green Rankings

    ITT Corp. was named among the top U.S. publicly traded companies in the 2011 Newsweek Green Rankings for its continual commitment to instilling environmentally responsible practices. It received the 150th spot of 500 U.S. corporations recognized. ITT has been recognized each year since the inception of the list in 2009. The policies and programs that ITT has […] More

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