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GovExec Continues Growth Trajectory Through Acquisition Strategy; CEO Tim Hartman Quoted

Tim Hartman

GovExec announced on Tuesday that the company has acquired Market Connections, a highly respected research and insights company within the public sector, to further enhance the company’s data and insights products, buyer intent capabilities and content production to support government contractors’ entire go-to-market strategy. Market Connections will accelerate its growth and work to build more products and insights solutions for the public sector.

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Peraton Wins $60M for CDC Hybrid Cloud Managed Services; Tarik Reyes Quoted

Tarik Reyes

Peraton announced Monday that the national security contractor has received a potential five-year, $60 million contract award to provide the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) with data center and cloud management services. The company will use an integrated self-service portal to manage and monitor hybrid private and public cloud services from existing CDC-contracted providers as well as provide and manage new cloud services.

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Vertosoft Named as New Distributor for Harness

Vertosoft

Vertosoft announced on Thursday that the company has been named the new Government Distributor for Harness. Harness’ modern software delivery platform will now be available to Federal, state, and local governments through Vertosoft’s vast Partner network and robust Government Procurement Vehicles. “We are thrilled to add Harness to our technology portfolio," said Chet Hayes, Vertosoft's chief technology officer.

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Peraton Names Mara Motherway to SVP, Government & Customer Relations Role; CEO Stu Shea Quoted

Mara Motherway, former vice president for Government Relations and Military Affairs at Booz Allen Hamilton, has been appointed to the new role of senior vice president of Government and Customer Relations at Peraton. In the newly created role, Mara Motherway will be responsible for driving the company’s public policy and government affairs strategies.

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NCI Awarded $112M Contract Extension From CMS to Continue Support of Medicare Payments; CEO Paul Dillahay Quoted

Paul Dillahay

NCI Information Systems announced on Tuesday that the company has received a five-year, $112 million Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) contract extension from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to advance the agency’s monitoring, measuring, and reporting of Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) improper payments. NCI will expand the deployment of its capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. 

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Accenture Acquires Gevity to Bolster Health Transformation Service Capabilities; Jeffrey Russell Quoted

Accenture

Accenture announced on Thursday that the Canadian branch of the company has acquired Gevity, a strategy and consulting service provider of innovative technology solutions focused on helping healthcare industry client, to expand its capabilities to deliver health transformation services in Canada and internationally.

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Cypress International Launches New Two-Part Series of ‘The Cypress Perspective’ Podcast

The Cypress

Cypress International’s podcast “The Cypress Perspective” recently launched its new two-part series titled Understanding the Future of Naval Aviation on August 5th. Tune into Cypress International’s two-part series on Understanding the Future of Naval Aviation and tune into the three-part series on Unmanned Systems. Upcoming podcasts include Supply Chain Resiliency and Artificial Intelligence.

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Peraton Labs Awarded U.S. Army Contract to Extend UNO Planner for Integrated Planning of Tactical Network; Petros Mouchtaris Quoted

Petros Mouchtaris

Peraton Labs announced on Wednesday that the company has been awarded a one-year, $10.3 million contract with the U.S. Army to extend its Unified Network Operations (UNO) Planner software for the Product Manager Tactical Cyber and Network Operations (PdM TCNO). Peraton Labs will extend UNO Planner to support additional transmission systems and additional planning capability. 

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Blackstone Completes Acquisition of QTS Realty Trust; CEO Chad Williams Quoted

Chad Williams

Blackstone has officially announced that its acquisition of QTS Realty Trust has been completed for approximately $10 billion. The acquisition was completed through the affiliates of Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., and Blackstone Property Partners. Blackstone Senior Managing Directors Greg Blank and Tyler Henritze expressed their enthusiasm for the acquisition and the future of QTS. 

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ECS Receives Multiple Contract Awards on ASTRO IDIQ; COO John Heneghan Quoted

John Heneghan

ECS announced on Tuesday that the company has been named a prime award recipient on the recent General Services Administration's (GSA) ASTRO contract. ECS will leverage the company’s expertise in autonomous aviation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and mission solutions to develop and deploy operational AI/ML algorithms across the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) domain. 

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