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IBM has identified mobile devices, cloud computing and four other trends that are looking to shape the federal information technology of the future, according to Jane Snowdon, director and chief innovation officer at IBM Federal. In an op-ed for Federal Times, Snowdon writes that mbil...
Companies need to form a strategy to be able to put big data and analytics to work for their business, Kalyan Pamarthy, senior product manager for big data and analytics at Verizon Corporate Technology, said Tuesday. “Big data may be the next frontier, but enterprises should act strat...
Cloud and cybersecurity professionals Siki Giunta and Eddie Schwartz have joined Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ executive leadership team as the company focuses on providing enterprise cloud, managed security and machine-to-machine technology to its clients. VES President John Stratton...
Intel and Alcatel-Lucent have forged a network functions virtualization partnership with the goal of helping mobile operators market products and services through cloud-based technologies. Alcatel-Lucent will build three platforms based on Intel’s architecture for clients to develop...
CH2M HILL will work with a Scotland transportation agency to study options for a highway intended to give drivers access to the town of Laurencekirk, located in the northeastern portion of the country. The company will use the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance and the Design Man...
FIS has been selected to collaborate with the Department of Homeland Security to bolster the cybersecurity infrastructure of financial transactions worldwide. The DHS intends for the partnership to share data with other federal agencies and the private sector with the goal of addressi...
Raytheon has been contracted by the U.S. Army to build 216 satellite-guided artillery shells for $15 million, according to Military Aerospace. M982 Excalibur smart munitions are meant to be able to hit targets that are up to 25 miles away and can be fired straight up in the air from...
G2 Solutions has released a new report that predicts the U.S. Air Force and Navy will spend $524.5 billion combined through 2023 on an operational concept known as Air-Sea Battle. The Air-Sea Battle FY2014: Concepts, Key Programs and Forecast report examined the Navy and Air Force’s p...
A Frost & Sullivan report forecasts that the Pentagon's investment in military equipment and services for special operations will remain constant in the next five years. The study found the U.S. Special Operations Command spent roughly $10.09 million on commercial off-the-shelf produc...
The Naval Circuit Management Office has selected Data Networks Corp. to implement and manage the Pentagon's Defense Information System Network. DNC will also provide support services and long distance communications for the Department of the Navy, DNC says. Under the contract, DNC ...
IBM is providing a private cloud, to a consortium of seven schools in Nova Scotia, Canada in order to help the schools create a new curriculum aimed at developing analytics skills. Slated for operations in early 2014, the cloud hosted at Dalhousie University will be made available to ...
Revolution Lighting Technologies' Seesmart company has won a U.S. Navy contract to provide LED lights for cargo and ammunition vessels of the Military Sealift Command. Revolution Lighting distributor QuaLED Lighting will work to deliver 17,000 four foot and two foot LED tube lights fo...
A new industry research report projects the healthcare analytics market to be worth $21.3 billion by 2020 and grow 25% over the next seven years. The Healthcare Analytics/Medical Analytics Market by Application, Type, End-user, Delivery Mode - Trends & Global Forecasts to 2020 study e...
An Ericsson smart meter communications system designed to work on public 3G networks has been selected by SP AusNet to help efforts for helping regional, low-density areas in Victoria, Australia access smart meters. The energy distribution company aims to use Ericsson's solution to wi...
SAP AG's mobile services division offered free international short message service to Philippine telecommunications operators in order to help Filipinos get in touch with loved ones based overseas after Typhoon Haiyan hit the country. The company partnered with Smart Communications, S...
A new EMC global survey indicates a majority of enterprise technology leaders see big data as having the potential to boost business operations. The sentiment is highest in India, with 92 percent of respondents there believing the technology will improve decision-making, EMC said Thur...
Craig Searle, a 10-year information security industry veteran, has been named as BAE Systems Detica's head of cybersecurity for the Asia-Pacific region. He will oversee the cybersecurity business and work to increase revenue in the telecommunications, critical infrastructure and finan...
Renault and Orange have teamed up to evaluate the potential application of fourth-generation Long Term Evolution connectivity on vehicles. The team will also work to test high-speed mobile technology on various situations, including virtual office, cloud gaming and video conferencing ...
More than two-decade cybersecurity veteran Jim Jaeger takes new role of chief cyber services strategist at General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions. His role is a newly created position within the business' executive management team and Mike Buratowski will succeed Jaeger as c...
IBM has been selected by an Australian rugby team to deploy predictive analytics solution meant to help improve the team's goals of reducing injuries and increasing competitiveness on the field. The NSW Waratahs intends to use IBM SPSS Modeler to track the progress and welfare of its ...
An IBM team of scientists used a luminescent polymer to demonstrate the concept of Bose-Einstein condensation, which the company hopes can lead to advances in building quantum computers. Researchers aim to develop a computing system that makes use of optoelectronic architecture to pro...
Toyota and Microsoft are conducting a joint study into the potential ways information technology can be used to reduce distracted driving, even before a driver gets behind the wheel. Microsoft technologies display information on the side window of a vehicle and will be integrated a ...
IMS has moved to bolster its evidence services footprint in the healthcare market by acquiring analytics firm Pygargus. Pygargus’ patient information extracting and integrating technologies will be integrated into IMS Health’s RWE offering for various applications, including epidemiol...
Engagor and Winvale have teamed up to offer social media services to government agencies at the federal, state and local levels. Winvale will make Engagor's customer engagement platform available to agencies on a General Services Administration information technology contract vehicle,...
NASA has introduced an online tool for businesses and individual users to secure licenses for their new inventions built through using NASA research. The QuickLaunch tool, designed at NASA’s Silicon Valley, Calif.-based research center, works to help users gain access to NASA’s portfo...
Airbus and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have agreed to conduct a research on aerospace applications of digital manufacturing technology as Airbus seeks cheap methods to build aircraft. Airbus and Neil Gershenfeld, director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, will work tog...
Link Solutions will perform IT support work for a U.S. Army chemical and biological defense center under a small business vehicle. The company will work under an information technology infrastructure library framework to offer network operations, VTC and service desk support for the E...
A recent survey conducted by Grant Thornton has found that many chief financial officers in the U.S. are showing a lack of confidence in the economy’s improvement in the coming six months. About 60 percent of over 1,600 chief financial officers in the country interviewed for the “2013...
ARINC has teamed up with the Anne Arundel County Public School System to formulate an unmanned aerial systems course for STEM students. Rolf Stefani, senior director of ARINC's technology innovation center, and South River High School technical education teacher Rob Tompkins, who join...
A new study released by Xerox's WDS company has found that about 61 percent of 550 U.S. consumers prefer smartphones with practical use over those built with the latest specifications. The study intended to monitor smartphone selection and buying behavior of consumers across the coun...
Trident Technical College is building a $70 million training facility in North Charleston, S.C. designed to keep up with the booming aeronautics industry in the area, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. The college expects to receive $51 million from the state, nearly $19 million...
Agilex has been named the recipient of this year's innovation award from the Northern Virginia Technology Council during an event in Washington, D.C. Aside from the 2013 NVTC Innovator Award for Agile Systems Development, Agilex was also named a finalist in the mobility category, Ag...
Robert Holliday, a 30-year veteran in the telecommunications industry, has retired from his role as vice president and general manager of mobility at AT&T in upstate New York. Holliday managed sales and operations of 460 employees, 47 AT&T retail locations and 390 retailers and deal...
A new analysis from Frost & Sullivan indicates smart energy system usage will increase as more utilities companies integrate big data technology into their business strategies. Energy companies’ interests are shifting toward using business intelligence and analytics to make sense of t...
Jeff Lowinger, a former executive vice president at Bell Helicopter, has joined Eaton as senior vice president and chief technology officer for the power management company's industrial sector. Lowinger will oversee the segment's new product development and technology road mapping fun...
The Smithsonian Institution has upgraded its network capabilities with an aim to improve public access to a collection with over 400 terabytes of data, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes the agency is nearing completion of the Internet 2 update, which is a nat...
Rep. Mike Rogers has told CNN that lawmakers were not given formal notices about the negotiations with Iran. Rogers, the House Intelligence Committee head, said the ranking members and chairmen knew most of the classified information and the Iran deal should have been discussed at C...
IBM and Marist College are evaluating a cloud computing technology intended to help keep communications services running during natural calamities. The new invention will work to migrate voice and data applications to safer data centers within minutes, IBM said Thursday. Casimer De...
Deloitte has integrated a resource management accelerator into Salesforce.com’s marketing cloud tool. The combined tool seeks to help with customer insights, business productivity and customer experience for the client and is intended for media and entertainment, financial services, h...
Stephanie Fulbright, formerly corporate real estate director at General Electric, has joined Eaton Corp. as senior vice president of global real estate. Fulbright will report directly to Treasury SVP Trent Meyerhoefer and be based at Eaton’s Beachwood, Ohio-based center, Eaton said We...