State and Local

Northrop agrees on $5M tab for computer outage

Company's payment includes corrective actions it owes Virginia after Northrop's equipment failed, crippling several state agencies last year.

Savvy agencies want IT that lowers costs, improves efficiencies

The economic crisis and government budget cuts may be forcing feds to tighten their belts, but that hasn't stopped them from embracing today's latest technology, according to a new survey. In fact, it's those new tech solutions that are helping them survive during the cash crunch.

SF government media provider buys Chicago software maker

Granicus Inc., a government media provider, has acquired Daystar Computer Systems, a provider of agenda management products and services to government agencies. Financial details of the transaction were not reported.

Booz Allen sells S&L transportation business

CH2M Hill is buying one of its units, but Booz Allen remains committed to federal transportation market.

HP captures $700M San Diego outsourcing deal

HP will focus on data centers, mobility and citizen services as it takes over San Diego County's IT operations.

7 communities win $26M for cross-border SOS messaging

The Homeland Security Department names seven communities as winners of a one-time demonstration program to help communities on the Mexican and Canadian borders acquire new technologies for interoperable communications.

Medical marijuana creates budding business opportunity

The legal pot industry has prompted small businesses to roll out new software to meet its growing needs.

State, local Schedule 70 buys top $600M in fiscal 2010

Purchases on the General Services Administration's Schedule 70 by state and local governments as well as public educational groups grew 7.5 percent in federal fiscal 2010 to $608 million, according to a new report from Input.

CGI takes on $399M California tax project

The company will improve tax collection and processing procedures that could bring in $2.8 billion in new revenue.

Northrop, UMBC spur growth of cybersecurity solutions firms

Northrop Grumman Corp. and the University of Maryland Baltimore County Research Park Corp. on April 21 officially opened the Cync Program incubator facility to attract more technology companies to develop solutions to counter cybersecurity threats.

Northrop hires staff as it readies new HQ

Northrop Grumman is gutting its new headquarters in Falls Church, Va., to be ready for a late-summer move-in. Only about half of its California-based staff will make the move.

Some Northrop workers get notice of layoffs, possible furloughs

Northrop Grumman units have given notice of possible layoffs and furloughs in Virginia and Alabama, according to news reports.

Wisconsin lawmakers urge single vendor for VA, DOD health records upgrade

Five Wisconsin lawmakers are urging the VA and Defense departments to consider the benefits of a single vendor for an electronic health record system, according to a Nextgov report.

HP wins big payout on Nevada’s Medicaid program

Hewlett-Packard Co. has won a five-year, $176 million services agreement with the Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy to strengthen Medicaid operations and help position the state for health care reform.

CBP to spend $750M on Arizona border technologies

Mark Borkowski, assistant commissioner of Customs and Border Protection's Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, outlined procurement plans for the next phase of border security in the southwestern United States.

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