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Dan Bayers, founding editor for the Washington Post's weekly Capital Business section, says government contractors may face leaner times in the near future, citing industry executives and analyst forecasts. Bayers said continued uncertainties in the federal budget are forcing federal ...
Leidos Chairman and CEO John Jumper described his experience in leading Science Applications International Corp. through its split into SAIC and Leidos at the Atlantic Council's Captains of Industry event on his experience, the Washington Post reported Monday. Catherine Ho writes that...
Mergers and acquisitions activity slowed in the second half of 2013 as U.S. companies pulled back investments to minimize risk amid sluggish economies and regions with political tension, the latest KPMG study revealed. The twice-yearly international study tracked 98 completed deals ...
Toshiba has created a new in-house company to bring all its healthcare systems and services businesses under one group as part of an ongoing push to elevate healthcare as a core business strategy. The Healthcare Company will become operational starting July 1 and will aim to strateg...
The geospatial technologies industry is entering a new era marked by greater public-private participation, according to AJ Clark, president of Thermopylae Sciences and Technology.
SafeNet has published a primer on information security and sensitive data for Amazon Web Services users. The ebook contains suggested solutions to protect an enterprise’s critical information assets in the cloud using roots of trust, centralized encryption key management, pre-boot a...
A new KPMG LLP study has forecast increased activity in mergers and acquisitions for 2014 as companies look to broaden their product reach and leverage market conditions that are conducive to business investment. “Today, organizations hold massive amounts of cash, interest rates are e...
Motorola Solutions has built a software kit for law enforcement officers to apply predictive analytics to their workflows in an effort to gain situational awareness and increase closure rates. The Real-Time Crime Center Starter Kit is designed with a real-time intelligence console tha...
Market analysts have tagged four connected devices that could emerge as the most ubiquitous in the coming years as more consumers embrace the Internet of Things. Kristi Essick, in a piece for the Cisco technology news site, cited the latest Raymond James & Associates research, which f...
New Accenture research has suggested that government information technology services must innovate to be better equipped to deal with fiscal challenges, says Tom Greiner, technology practice lead at Accenture Federal Services. “Innovation is the key for federal agencies that must adap...
SAP has engineered a new tool to help organizations make sense of big data using business intelligence reporting and analysis software. The offering based on the SAP HANA platform combines process technology and operational intelligence solutions to contextualize big data insights, SA...
Jon McCabe, formerly vice president of financial planning and analysis at SafeNet Inc., has succeeded Mike Branca as the information security firm's chief financial officer. He will report to President and CEO Dave Hansen and oversee functions such as accounting, tax, controllership, ...
Google has teamed up with the federal government to monitor online pharmacies and protect consumers from counterfeit drugs. Sophie Novack writes the focus has turned to mitigation as verifying and regulating sellers have become difficult, with up to 50,000 Internet pharmacies active t...
Douglas McCrosson, formerly chief operating officer of CPI Aerostructures (NYSE:CVU), has been promoted to president and CEO at the Edgewood, N.Y.-based aircraft structural parts manufacturer. His appointment took effect Thursday and he succeeds Edward Fred, who will remain at the c...
Airbus’ defense and space business unit has been selected to transport the radar antenna and electronics for South Korea’s new observation satellite. Eckard Settelmeyer, Airbus head of Earth observation of space systems in Germany, inked the contract with Hyokoo Lee, CEO of LIG Nex1 C...
Toshiba has reorganized its business to make healthcare as one of its three main portfolios alongside storage and energy. The healthcare push will be implemented on a global scale using “wide-ranging technologies,” with a core strategy to hit a sales target worth $5.9 billion in its f...
Cybersecurity firm Cylance Inc. has obtained $20 million in its second funding round led by Blackstone, Khosla Ventures, Fairhaven Capital and private investors, TechCrunch reported Thursday. Leena Rao writes the company raised $15 million in Series A funding in 2013. Stuart McCl...
Retired Navy Adm. Patrick Walsh has joined iSIGHT Partners as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s cyber range and training facility. Walsh will be responsible for growing the cyber training and security response operations of iSIGHT Partners’ ThreatSPACE busin...
Nokia is said to be considering purchasing U.S.-based networking equipment manufacturer Juniper Networks, MarketWatch reported Friday. Citing a German online publication, MarketWatch says Nokia aims to expand a sales partnership with Juniper and is exploring a merger between Juniper...
Federal records managers are looking to the government to provide additional support to help them meet the requirements needed to adopt electronic recordkeeping processes, a MeriTalk survey found. According to the poll published Tuesday, three out of four respondents agree that the Pr...
Research firm IDC has predicted that the big data and analytics market will hit $16.1 billion in 2014 at a rate faster than the overall market growth for information technology. Gil Press writes infrastructure will account for 45 percent of the market, services 29 percent and software...
Bogdan "Bob" Fedorciow, an international technology business veteran, has joined transportation management system company Eyefreight as executive vice president of international business. Fedorciow brings more than 25 years of experience and lead international sales efforts related to...
“Stephen’s leadership has successfully guided Grant Thornton through one of the most challenging times of our profession and our economy, and today we are the strongest of any time in our 89-year history,” said Dave Wedding, chairman of the Partnership Board of Grant Thornton. “His man...
The Food and Drug Administration has given Philips approval to market a breast cancer screening system in the U.S. Royal Philips has received approval from the the Food and Drug Administration to offer a medical digital imaging technology that is designed to electronically evaluate tr...
CNSI and a University of Maryland health research center have formed a partnership to develop a white paper for a webinar, where industry stakeholders and policymakers will discuss health IT innovations. Researchers at CHIDS will collaborate with CNSI engineers to carry out a series o...
A survey commissioned by Xerox says 83 percent of adults in the U.S. are concerned about the security risks involved with using electronic health records. Eighty-three percent of adults in the U.S. are concerned about the security risks involved with using electronic health records, a...
A new report by MarketsandMarkets says the big data market could reach around $15 billion in value within the next five years. The report categorizes the big data market by products and services, regions and vertical sectors as well as analyzes market drivers and restraints, Marketsan...
A new study from RnR Market Research says the U.S. government cloud computing market will be worth around $18 billion by 2018.
The U.S. recently went through a similar transition, accelerated in 2005 when FCC policy led to a major change in market dynamics - and potentially to a world-leading LTE network. Major regulatory changes could be afoot in the Europeans telecommunications market as the European Commis...
George Newstrom, head of Dell's federal government defense and national security business, outlines the evolution of information technology from mainframes and servers to "disruptive" technologies such as cloud computing and mobile devices. Platform one saw mainframes and terminals hi...
The Defense Department wants to put more prototyping into weapon development programs as the government wants to identify potential problems before committing more money to a program, says the Pentagon's head of the science, research and testing budget. Alan Shaffer, assistant secreta...
PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian sounds the alarm on how sequestration affects air travelers and its numerical impact on the U.S. GDP. In an April 22 column for Business Insider, PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian gives a first-hand account of one impact he saw as a result of sequestration that he ...
Former Capitol Hill staff director and budget analyst believes Pentagon needs a sequestration deal more than any other DC community. Jim Dyer, principal at the Podesta Group, told a Center for Strategic and International Studies panel discussion Wednesday lawmakers will not undo seque...
ARINC Inc. has been selected to implement multiple information technology systems to improve passenger experience at Jacksons International Airport in Papua New Guinea. Products to be utilized are AirDB airport operational database, VeriPax passenger reconciliation system, vMUSE passe...
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement started to provide its employees up to 17,000 iPhones for work and personal use as the agency moves to replace its Blackberry devices. ICE selected the iPhone after evaluating other types of smartphones such as Android devices and analyzing Bla...
The Defense Department has reduced the total amount of drones it wants to buy for fiscal year 2014 but some unmanned aerial vehicles could see increased purchases if Congress approves the request. Gray Eagle, Reaper, Global Hawk, Raven and Shadow are among the several types of unmanne...
Federal agencies spent close to $4.9 billion on Big Data resources during fiscal year 2012 and that number could grow to $5.7 billion in 2014. Research firm Deltek estimates federal big data spending will grow to $7.2 billion by 2017 as agencies strive to handle ever-increasing volume...
In a monthly take on the state and future of the government contracting deals market, investment banker Bob Kipps finds that deals are down more than 37% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2013. But, activity is brewing beneath the surface that could mean heightened activity for ce...
Management consulting firm A.T. Kearney outlines three steps for Defense Department to manage sequestration, healthcare costs and ending wars. Sequestration is one of several circumstances the Defense Department currently faces in managing its budget as the department is also seeing c...
As important players, such as the president, and institutions, such as Congress, hone focus on improving both sides of the U.S. cybersecurity posture, the current budget environment calls into question the ability of agencies and Congress to prioritize and appropriate the funds necessa...