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Who is sending mysterious laptops to governors?

The FBI is investigating unsolicited laptop computers sent to several governors’ offices.

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BIO-key buy might be first of many for InterAct

The $11 million purchase of BIO-key International Inc.'s law enforcement division is likely only the first of several to come for InterAct911 Mobile Systems Inc.

State CIOs want bigger role in health IT opportunity

State CIOs can play a critical role in deployment of health IT, according to a new report.

Experts sought for voting machine standards

The Election Assistance Commission is filling four slots reserved for experts in its Technical Guidelines Development Committee, which is revising the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines used by states to certify voting equipment. An updated version of the VVSG has been released for public comment.

L-1 wins contract to boost security of Calif. driver's licenses

L-1 Identity Solutions won a $62.8 million contract from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to continue providing secure driver's license solutions.

CGI system will continue to find best buys for Virginia

CGI Group Inc. will continue to help the financially strapped Commonwealth of Virginia process state purchases under a contract extension valued at $70 million.

GTSI wins award to bolster security at Oakland port

GTSI Corp. will strengthen security at California’s Oakland port facilities under a $7 million contract.

New execs to spur Ericsson push into government markets

Ericsson Federal Inc. has hired six new executives to support its current government customer base and its plans to aggressively push further into the federal, state and local government markets.

Real lD vs. PASS ID turns on technology debate

Backers of a new driver's license security program say the current Real ID program's costly IT requirements are unnecessary and won't work for states.

SAIC snaps up R.W. Beck

Science Applications International Corp. will acquire R.W. Beck Group Inc., a provider of business and technical consulting services related to engineering, energy and infrastructure.

i2 acquires Knowledge Computing Corp.

I2 Inc. has acquired Knowledge Computing Corp., a provider of analysis software to law enforcement agencies.

GovDelivery helps government broadcast messages to the public

The founders of government-to-citizen communications company GovDelivery Inc. discuss how they have harnessed the power of Web. 2.0.

10 stories you've been following

These daily news stories received the most traffic on WashingtonTechnology.com during June.

New virtualization solutions can cut desktop costs

Desktop virtualization aims to lower the costs and increase the security of desktop computers, but agencies must determine which approach — or combination of methods — best suits their needs.

Keane picks up a New York piece of BearingPoint

Keane's acquisition of BearingPoint will strengthen the company's state and local government business.

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