Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/17/2014

IBM Lands Potential $660M NHS Electronic Staff Record Contract

IBM has been selected to maintain the electronic staff record system of the U.K.’s National Health Service under a potential $660 million contract, Computerworld reported Tuesday. Charlotte Jee writes IBM will work to update the system’s user interface, integrate the ESR with NHS’ mail system, record employee photographs and deliver online payslips…
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Rajiv Shah to Step Down as USAID Administrator in Mid-February

Rajiv Shah plans to leave the U.S. Agency for International Development in mid-February 2015 after five years of service as administrator. In an article published Wednesday on USAID’s website, Shah described the agency’s work to help reduce poverty and conflicts as well as promote economic development and national security programs globally…
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GSA to Allot $35M From Spending Bill For Civilian Cyber Campus

The General Services Administration will receive $35 million through the recently passed omnibus spending bill to fund the agency’s plan to open a civilian cyber campus in Washington, the Washington Business Journal reported Dec…
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Brendan O’Connell: Australian DoD Orders Harris-Made Radio Comm Systems

Harris Corp. will provide its Falcon III multiband tactical radios to Australia’s military under a $38 million contract with the Australian defense department. Australia ordered an unspecified number of the company’s AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-152A manpack and handheld radios for voice, data and video connectivity, Harris said Monday
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Congress OKs Revised Bills on Foreign Arms Sales

The Congress has approved two bills that U.S. officials say could impact the approval process for foreign arms sales, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal writes one bill would permit the House of Representatives and Senate foreign affairs committees to seek a 30-day notification of government-to-government arms delivery to other countries…
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