Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 03/18/2016

IBM Purchases Optevia in Push to Address Public Sector CRM SaaS Demand

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has purchased systems integrator Optevia in an effort to address a demand for software-as-a-service customer relationship management offerings within the public sector. Optevia will be part of IBM Global Business Services and support the business unit’s digital consultancy practice and CRM leadership, IBM said Friday
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Lockheed’s Systems Made Simple Lands VA Claims Processing Task Order; Horace Blackman Comments

Systems Made Simple has been awarded a five-year task order to help the Department of Veterans Affairs process disability claims and streamline the delivery of benefits to retired service personnel. The Lockheed Martin-owned company won the task order through the Transformation Twenty One Total Technology contract worth approximately $262 million, Lockheed saidThursday
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OMB’s Lisa Schlosser Takes Interim OPM Senior Adviser, CIO Roles; Beth Cobert Comments

Lisa Schlosser, deputy federal chief information officer at the Office of Management and Budget, has taken the temporary roles of senior adviser and CIO at the Office of Personnel Management, FedScoop reported Thursday
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Johns Hopkins APL Develops Multi-Mission Submersible UAV

A team of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory researchers has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle the research team designed to submerge into or launch from deep waters to perform various missions…
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Retired Army Acquisition Asst Secretary Heidi Shyu Joins Aerospace Corp Board of Trustees

The Aerospace Corporation has appointed Heidi Shyu as the newest member of its board of trustees. Shyu brings experience from her previous roles as the assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology at the U…
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ManTech Board Member Stephen Porter Retires, Becomes Director Emeritus

ManTech International has said Stephen Porter will retire from his post in the company’s board of directors and that he will soon serve as Mantech’s first director emeritus. The Fairfax, Virginia-based company said Thursday Porter will continue to contribute his business insights and company knowledge to the board under the new role…
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Raytheon Conducts Multiple Interceptor Test on Patriot With PDB-8 Update

Raytheon has put the updated Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system through a test to evaluate its detection and engagement functions against ballistic missile threats. The Patriot system with the Post-Deployment Build 8 update worked to detect and neutralize a ballistic missile target by firing PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement and GEM-T interceptors in succession, Raytheon said Thursday
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Blue Coat, Tripwire Enter Technology Partnership; Peter Doggart Comments

Blue Coat Systems and Tripwire have forged an alliance that aims to provide incident response teams a new system that works to potentially reduce the number and impact of data breaches. The agreement includes the integration of Blue Coat’s Malware Analysis and Security Analytics network and Tripwire Enterprise to make a model designed to isolate, contain and manage infected devices in a time-efficient manner, Tripwire said Wednesday
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