Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 07/23/2015

Report: OPM to Award Contract for Clearance Files Breach byAug. 14

The Office of Personnel Management plans to award a contract by mid-August for notification and identity protection services that the agency plans to provide people affected by the security clearance files breach, Nextgov reported Wednesday
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Tommy Gardner Joins Jacobs as Head of Mission Solutions Technology Unit; Darren Kraabel Comments

Tommy Gardner, formerly chief technology officer at systems engineering firm Scitor, has joined Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) as head of its Mission Solutions business’ technology arm. He will oversee sales, corporate operations and growth strategies for the delivery of data analytics, Internet-connected tools and cybersecurity platforms to the company’s clients in the government sector and intelligence community, Jacobs saidWednesday
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Senate Bill Would Give DHS Oversight of ‘Dot-Gov’ Cybersecurity

Six senators have proposed a bipartisan bill to give the Department of Homeland Security power to monitor and manage the cybersecurity of U.S. government agency websites, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the 2015 Federal Information Security Management Reform Act would allow DHS to direct any civilian agency to take a legal action when the organization’s information system faces the risk of a breach…
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Alion Science in Acquisition Talks with Veritas Capital

Veritas Capital plans to acquire Alion Science and Technology Corp. (NYSE: ALON) for approximately $300 million in equity, Dow Jones reported Wednesday. Hillary Canada writes Alion Science dismissed plans for an initial public offering in favor of the acquisition deal…
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BlackBerry to Acquire AtHoc by Q3 FY 2016; John Chen Comments

BlackBerry (Nasdaq: BBRY) is in the process of acquiring networked crisis communications provider AtHoc as part of efforts to expand the latter’s business globally and deliver integrated applications for mass communications…
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SAP Unveils New Public Service for Urban Governments; Isabella Groegor-Cechowicz Comments

SAP has introduced a fresh public service offering in an effort to expand its program meant to help urban governments address citizen needs. Branded as SAP Future Cities, the service is developed to assist city officials worldwide in engaging with the public, collecting tax and revenue, and delivering other services through shared management practices, SAP said Wednesday
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