State and Local


McDonnell appoints deputy for Duffey

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Friday named Aaron Mathes deputy secretary of technology. He will serve under Secretary of Technology Jim Duffey.

How Virginia and Northrop saved a $2.4 billion contract

Northrop Grumman Corp. and Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration modify a troubled 10-year, $2.36 billion statewide outsourcing contract.

CSC, Google join forces on LA cloud computing project

Los Angeles is about to get a cloud thanks to a joint venture between Computer Sciences Corp. and Google Inc., which are building a cloud e-mail system to replace the existing Novell GroupWise service for the city’s municipal agencies.

Raytheon sees a new market in public safety

Raytheon Co., which has been supplying communications electronics to the Defense Department for decades, is using that expertise in an aggressive attempt to widen its footprint in the civilian market.

IBM's fight over canceled contract heads to court

IBM and Indiana sue each other over whether millions are owed to Big Blue for a canceled contract to reform the state's welfare system.

Capgemini wins job fixing Nevada unemployment IT systems

Capgemini Government Solutions has won a $27.9 million contract to replace existing systems and technologies at the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation and deliver an unemployment insurance modernization solution.

ACS to manage California Medicaid info system

Affiliated Computer Services Inc. will assume the management of California’s Medicaid Management Information System under a 10-year, $1.6 billion contract.

Unisys wraps up $135M sale of health unit

Unisys Corp. has completed the previously announced sale of its health information management business to Molina Healthcare Inc. for $135 million in cash, subject to adjustment, the company announced today.

Yes, Virginia, it’s official: Northrop Grumman HQ to commonwealth

Northern Virginia will be the new corporate home of Northrop Grumman Corp., according to a joint announcement by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Wes Bush, Northrop chief executive officer and president.

HP wins $119 million Kansas Medicaid contract

HP Enterprise Services wins a two-year, $119 million extension to continue supporting the state of Kansas.

HHS awards $267M for health IT regional centers

The Health and Human Services Department funds centers designed to help doctors and rural hospitals use health IT.

14 win a piece of Virginia's new broadband initiative

Virginia awards contract to 14 companies as part of an effort to bring broadband services to the entire state.

Stimulus stokes $23B in health IT opportunities

Health IT programs at the state and local level are booming thanks to the economic stimulus law, which funded nearly $23 billion for electronic health records and health information exchanges during the next six years.

Recession fuels demand for modernizing human services systems

The economic climate might be creating headaches for state and local agencies, but the growing need for human services will create new opportunities for systems integrators in 2010.

State and local market rich with IT opportunities

Information technology spending by states and localities will remain strong in 2010, but the deep recession is forcing them to rethink how IT delivers services.

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