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Microsoft Expanding its Strategic Partnership with ServiceNow; Satya Nadella Quoted

Microsoft Corp. and ServiceNow announced on Tuesday that its strategic partnership with ServiceNow is expanding to enhance the integration and optimization of the companies’ products, platform and cloud capabilities. The partnership will enable enterprise customers to accelerate their digital transformation and drive new levels of insight and innovation.

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Executive Order Directs DHS, Other Agencies to Strengthen Cyber Workforce; Kevin McAleenan Quoted

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring the federal government to implement measures to build up the country’s cybersecurity workforce. The EO directs the Department of Homeland Security to establish the Federal Cybersecurity Rotational Program that would allow government cyber and information technology professionals to work at DHS through temporary assignments to facilitate knowledge sharing, DHS said Thursday.

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Enlightenment Capital Purchases Trowbridge and Trowbridge, Cass Panciocco Named CEO

Trowbridge and Trowbridge announced on Monday that Enlightenment Capital completed the financial purchase of the company to fuel their continued growth and expansion. Cass Panciocco, the chief operating officer, is assuming the role of president and chief executive officer of Trowbridge.

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KeyW Agrees to Merger with Jacobs; Bill Weber Quoted

In a merger announced Monday Jacobs will acquire KeyW for $11.25 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at $815 million, including $272 million of KeyW debt. The deal affects two companies with interests in high level government cyber security contracts.

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DHA, VA Healthcare Merger Enters Strategy Dev’t Phase

The Defense Health Agency announced an effort to merge the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs’ healthcare systems is in the “strategy development stage,” Bloomberg Government reported Monday. Pat Murray, deputy director of the National Legislative Service for Veterans of Foreign Wars, said the DoD VA Health Care Staffing Services initiative will help the VA provide timely health services to veterans.

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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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