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Kevin Phillips of ManTech International & Paul Smith of Red Hat Among New Members of PSC’s Board of Directors; David Berteau Quoted

The Professional Services Council (PSC) announced new members to its Board of Directors on Friday. Kevin Phillips, chief executive officer of ManTech International and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, became the newest board member after being approved during a PSC board meeting on June 18th.

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IBM Strikes $34B Deal for Red Hat; Ginni Rometty, Jim Whitehurst Quoted

IBM has agreed to acquire Red Hat for approximately $34B in a move both companies expect to create a global hybrid cloud provider. IBM said Sunday it will pay $190M in cash for each share of Red Hat under the deal that is expected to conclude in the latter half of next year, subject to approvals by Red Hat shareholders and regulators.

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Red Hat VP Paul Smith: Many Agencies Embrace Open-Source Tech Programs

Some government and industry executives who presented at a Red Hat-sponsored forum Tuesday believe open source technology can drive ideas for development of other information technology platforms, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Paul Smith, vice president and general manager of Red Hat’s public sector business, told audience at the company’s annual Government Symposium that many …

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Will Roper Offers Updates on Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System, ‘Mad Hatter’ Program

Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, addressed the recent developments in the service’s Mad Hatter program, which uses Agile software development to address issues with the F-35 aircraft’s Autonomic Logistics Information System, during an interview published Monday with Defense News.

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GAO Looks at DoD Inspector General Redundancy

The Government Accountability Office has reviewed the redundancy of activities, including human resources and public affairs, across six inspector general offices within the Department of Defense, GAO said Friday. GAO is working to determine whether IG offices of the Department of the Navy, U.S. Southern Command, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency and Defense Media Activity had cases of fragmentation, overlap or duplication.

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NASA Concludes Preliminary Design Review of Infrared Telescope Instrument

NASA has completed preliminary design review for the wide field instrument of an infrared-based telescope to explore distant space. The space agency said Wednesday that it met the design, schedule and budget requirements of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope's WFI. This milestone allows NASA to commence detailed design and fabrication.

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