Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 07/13/2015

DOE, IBM, Nvidia Unveil Future DOE Centers for Large-Scale Data Computers; Michael McCoy Comments

A pair of Energy Department national laboratories, IBM and Nvidia will build two facilities at the campuses of both labs to facilitate development of applications for large-scale data computing platforms…
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Accenture Subsidiary to Support VA Info Security Program for $300M

A subsidiary of Accenture‘s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business will provide support to the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ Continuous Readiness in Information Security Program under a one-year, $300 million contract…
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Acting CMS Head Andy Slavitt Nominated for Full-Time Post

Andy Slavitt, principal deputy administrator of the Department of Health and Human Services‘ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has received the White House nomination for the CMS leadership role…
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Army Seeks Fragmenting Bullets as XM-17 Handgun’s Standard Ammo

The U.S. Army is in the process of making hollow-point bullets as the standard ammunition as it works to replace the Beretta M9 pistol with the new Modular Handgun System also called the XM-17, the Army Times reported Friday
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NSA Releases New Open Source Cyber Tool; Linda Burger Comments

The National Security Agency has rolled out a new cybersecurity tool intended to help the public and private sectors build up their cyber postures. NSA said Thursday it has shared the systems integrity management platform on its GitHub account as an open source service…
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House Panel’s DHS Appropriations Bill Sets $39B in Discretionary Funds

The House Appropriations Committee’s proposed fiscal year 2016 budget for the Department of Homeland Security includes $39.3 billion for discretionary spending and would block the funding of activities related to President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration…
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