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  • Booz Allen Wins Spot on $12B Veterans Affairs IDIQ - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Booz Allen Wins Spot on $12B Veterans Affairs IDIQ

    Booz Allen Hamilton has been named a prime contractor on the Veterans Affairs Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology contract to support the VA’s modernization and transformation efforts. The firm is one of 14 contractors on $12 billion indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity award. The contract has a five-year period of performance and enables the VA to acquire services […] More

  • Open Source Makes Waves in Government - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Open Source Makes Waves in Government

    Fast on the heels of cloud-computing, open source software is making a big splash on the government IT scene. The VA recently released a RFP for an open source solution for its Veterans Integrated System Technology EHR system, and the Defense Department has jumped on the open source train as well. In response to the […] More

  • VA Sets Out to Map Veteran Genes - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    VA Sets Out to Map Veteran Genes

    Last week, a little-known Veterans Affairs project launched its big mission to discover the affect genes have on health. What began as a pilot project at one VA hospital has blossomed into the Million Veteran Program. Seeking to improve healthcare by personalizing screening and treatment, VA's Million Veteran Program will pull together genetic, military exposure, […] More

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    Concern for VA as Malware Hits Health IT Devices

    Roger Baker, assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, informed the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations that over the previous 14 months 120-plus medical devices have been infected by malware. Baker described attacks from cyber villains as a “critical challenge” before the department as it […] More

  • GAO: Veteran Affairs Easy Cyber Target - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GAO: Veteran Affairs Easy Cyber Target

    Veterans Affairs has made little progress in securing its IT networks, according to a recently released report from the Government Accountability Office. Based on the GAO Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual, the VA was sub-par in the five categories. “VA has also consistently had weaknesses in major information security control areas,” according to the […] More

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