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Microsoft tells Virginia, 'We will build it'

Virginia has enticed Microsoft Corp. to invest up to $499 million to locate its latest-generation data center in Mecklenburg County, Va.

Granicus expands government cloud computing platform

Granicus Inc., a vendor of cloud computing solutions for government agencies, announced it has acquired Webcasting.com.

Virginia fights computer failures

Computer failures leave Virginia agencies hobbled.

Bedbugs invade file cabinets at SSA offices

The Social Security Administration offices in Queens, N.Y., are under siege from bedbugs.

HP aligns Alabama’s health care system with HIPAA regs

Hewlett-Packard Co. will bring Alabama’s state medical system in line with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act under an eight-year, $135 million technology services contract.

McDonnell names ATS’ Fuchs to Global Strategies Council

ATS Corp. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Sidney Fuchs has been named to the Global Strategies Council of the Southern Growth Policies Board by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

California county dumps SAP

After four years, county abandons ERP system, following a May lawsuit against Deloitte Consulting, its systems integrator.

Five years after Katrina, government IT still feels storm's fury

Five years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, the region continues to rebuild and the federal government is still trying to fix information technology-related problems that the storm and its aftermath exposed.

Google's LA cloud turns into a summer squall

Google Apps misses a key deadline on a $7.25 million contract to install a communications cloud for all Los Angeles municipal workers when the LAPD expresses concerns about security and delayed e-mail messages.

IBM faces loss of $836M data center contract

Texas puts IBM on notice that if it doesn't shape up in the next 30 days, it might get fired from the state's data center consolidation contract.

How big is the oil spill? See how far it would stretch in your hometown

Just how far does the spill from BP's Deepwater Horizon rig really go? It's easy to lose sight of the scale of the millions of gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, but what if the source of the gusher were in your hometown?

Harris will build emergency radio network for NY county

Harris Corp. has received a $30 million contract to build a trunked emergency radio communications system and install terminal equipment to support up to 25,000 public-service and public-safety users in Monroe County, in western New York state.

Northrop could face penalties on Va. contract

Northrop Grumman Corp. could face as much as $5 million in penalties if the giant contractor fails by January 2011 to meet three new conditions negotiated with the state over its much disputed $2.3 billion statewide information technology contract, reports Jeff Schapiro at the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Acquisition boosts SAS’ goal of security market leadership

Business analytics software and services company SAS has acquired Memex, a provider of intelligence management solutions with a strong presence in the law enforcement and homeland security markets.

Verizon, UTC do smart grid homework

Verizon and the Utilities Telecommunications Council energy trade group in September will issue a report on a study they're doing to determine the communications and information technology needed to support the nation's utilities.

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