Serco set to upgrade Air Force data into new integrated system

Serco Inc. will provide the Air Force with a range of data migration services under an 18-month task order valued at approximately $24.5 million.

NCI gains new task order for BRAC work at Fort Bragg

NCI Information Systems will increase its assistance in the installation of new data center facilities at Fort Bragg, N.C., under a second task order worth approximately $4.2 million. Earlier this month, NCI won a $48.9 million Base Realignment and Closing task order.

Equinix unveils plans for new area data center

Equinix Inc. has unveiled plans to build two new data centers, one of them a 152,000-square-foot International Business Exchange center in Ashburn, Va.

Carpathia Hosting locks up purchase of ServerVault

ServerVault has been acquired by Carpathia Hosting, a provider of managed hosting services for enterprises and federal agencies. Financial terms of the transaction were not released.

Three ways to help your government customer be green

Industry can play a crucial role in helping their customers reduce power consumption.

State plans small-business competition for data center consolidation

The State Department plans to award a task order for help with its data center consolidation program.

Alion amps up RF spectrum services for NOAA

Alion Science and Technology will supply a wide range of radio frequency spectrum services to NOAA under a five-year, $4.4 million contract.

Security upgrades highlight DISA buying surge

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to bolster security features embedded in its far-flung networks and data centers via several acquisition projects planned for the twilight of fiscal 2009.

DOD: Can virtualization make security more manageable?

Virtualization technology may be used to deal with the Defense Department's network security problems.

Disaster recovery improving, but downtime still hurts

A Symantec survey reveals the "rising [disaster recovery] pressures on organizations caused by soaring downtime costs and more stringent IT service-level requirements to mitigate risk to the business."

CGI Federal provides software support to GSA

CGI Federal will provide maintenance and software support for the General Services Administration's financial management system under a five-year contract valued at $52 million.

IT services growth buoys IBM

IBM Corp. creates the Business Analytics and Optimization Services unit to help customers make better decisions and analyze potential consequences and outcomes of their decisions.

PCs just the beginning for Dell

Dell continues to forge alliances with partners as it moves into providing solutions to customers trying to manage complex IT infrastructures.

CGI helps EPA improve environmental data exchange

CGI Federal Inc. will support the Environmental Protection Agency’s data exchange system under a three-year, $67 million contract.

General Dynamics to upgrade DISA computing services

General Dynamics Information Technology will support and improve technology infrastructure for the Defense Information Systems Agency under a new contract.

Eye on M&A

IBM Corp. might acquire Sun Microsystems to expand its data centers capabilities before an anticipated consolidation in the server market, according to market watchers.

Green initiatives begin to make business sense

The argument grows more compelling for an eco-friendly approach to government contracting.

IDC: Stimulus to pump billions into federal IT

The new stimulus law will pump approximately $2.5 billion into federal agencies for technology funding, according to IDC.

VCs wait for a new dawn

With the national economy in a deep recession and the Obama administration putting billions of dollars into recovery and bailout programs, venture capital firms are simultaneously cautious about new investments and guardedly optimistic about the future.

CSC and Vision Technologies to upgrade EPA technology

Computer Sciences Corp. and its protégé company Vision Technologies Inc. will provide infrastructure services to the Environmental Protection Agency under an eight-year contract that has a cumulative value of $102 million.