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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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Researcher Calls for Appointment of Chief Data Officers at Federal Agencies

Jane Wiseman, a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, has called on the heads of federal agencies to appoint a chief data officer or establish a data management position at their respective departments. Wiseman made the recommendation in a recently released report, noting the inability of government agencies to leverage data in decision-making due to sheer volume.

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Paul Lawrence Named VA Undersecretary for Benefits

Paul Lawrence, former public sector vice president of Kaiser Associates, has been appointed to serve as the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ undersecretary for benefits, effective today. He holds decades of accounting experience, having held leadership roles at several companies, including Ernst & Young, Accenture, MITRE, PwC and IBM, VA said Monday. Lawrence also …

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Report: Army Vet Paul Lawrence Nominated VA Undersecretary for Benefits

President Donald Trump has nominated Paul Lawrence, a retired U.S. Army captain and current vice president of Kaiser Associates‘ public sector business, to serve as Department of Veterans Affairs undersecretary for benefits, Military Times reported Wednesday. Lawrence, if confirmed by Congress, would lead the Veterans Benefits Administration and oversee the agency’s efforts to …

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NIST Backs University-Led Computing, Storage Material Research Effort

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded initial funds to support a Purdue University-led research project that seeks to develop new semiconductor materials for storage and novel computing applications. NIST said Friday the New Materials for Logic, Memory and Interconnects effort will explore technologies to support innovation within the U.S. semiconductor …

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