Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 07/24/2015

OptumRx, Catamaran Complete Merger; Mark Thierer Comments

Optum has closed the merger of its pharmacy care services business OptumRx with Catamaran Corp. as part of efforts to expand the delivery of personalized pharmacy care to at least 65 million patients…
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Former Engility Exec Joseph Leonelli Joins Nonprofit ATCC as Federal Solutions VP

Joseph Leonelli, formerly vice president for national security systems and solutions at Engility (NYSE: EGL), has joined the nonprofit bioresource center ATCC as vice president for federal solutions. Leonelli will be in charge of the growth and management of ATCC’s federal solutions organization as it works to address global health security, biodefense and other medical issues…
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Josh Sawislak Joins AECOM as Global Resilience Director; Jason Prior Comments

Josh Sawislak, formerly associate director for climate adaptation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, has joined AECOM as global director of resilience. He will report to Jason Prior, group chief executive of buildings and places at AECOM’s end market group, and will oversee the company’s strategic initiatives for climate adaptation and resilience efforts, AECOM said Thursday
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Senate Committee OKs $21M in Additional OPM Cybersecurity Budget

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would increase the Office of Personnel Management‘s fiscal 2016 budget by $24 million, Nextgov reported Thursday. Jack Moore writes about $21 million of the additional funds would go toward a program to fix information technology security issues at OPM…
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Northrop Co-Hosts Small Business Tech Brainstorming Sessions; Dan Verwiel Comments

Northrop Grumman helped the U.S. Missile Defense Agency host an event May 20 to brainstorm technological ideas with smaller companies as part of the Defense Department‘s Small Business Innovation Research initiative…
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Derek Schoettle: IBM Eyes Cloud Data Service Expansion Through Compose Purchase

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has acquired database-as-a-service company Compose for an undisclosed amount to help further the development of cloud-based mobile and web applications. “Compose’s breadth of database offerings will expand IBM’s Bluemix platform for the many app developers seeking production-ready databases built on open source,” Derek Schoettle, general manager of IBM’s cloud data services business, said Thursday
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