Scrutiny of IT spending: The new normal

The executive order limiting agencies' ability to provide mobile devices, among other things, is unlikely to be the last measure tightening the limits.

HP decides to keep PC business

Following extensive in-house evaluations, HP under its new CEO decides not to sell off it personal computer business.

Army plans 2012 release of major IT contract

The contract, ITES-3H, will support the Army’s requirements for commercial hardware and more.

General Dynamics wins $3.7B Army procurement contract

General Dynamics C4 Systems Inc. will provide the Army with computer hardware and software procurement assistance under a five-year $3.7 billion contract, according to an Aug. 29 Defense Department announcement.

GTSI provides Army with $159M in biometric ID kits

GTSI Corp. will provide the Army with biometric identification hardware and software kits under a 16-month contract worth $159 million.

Which tablet ruled the FOSE show?

Twelve products are honored in their categories, and a familiar face takes Best in Show.

Honeywell pays almost $500M for mobile networking, satellite commo firm

Honeywell International Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to pay approximately $491 million to acquire EMS Technologies Inc., a provider of connectivity solutions for mobile networking, rugged mobile computers and satellite communications.

Marines go shopping for $880M worth of new computers

The Marine Corps is planning to spend $880 million to buy more than 400,000 desktop and laptop computers as well as a smaller number of commercial and rugged tablet computers through a five-year Marine Corps Common Hardware Suite procurement contract.

Dell to supply VA with $476M in PCs, services

Dell Corp. will provide the Veterans Affairs Department with PCs, technology and services at more than 1,200 VA sites nationwide under a four-year, $476 million contract that will include approximately 600,000 PCs and monitors.

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.

5 mobile technologies you have to master

Technologies for your phone, laptop and tablet are leading a revolution in computing. Are you ready?

General Dynamics boosts AF maintenance program with laptops

General Dynamics Corp. will provide IT support to the Air Force Materiel Command under a three-year, $23 million contract that calls for the purchase, delivery and integration of ruggedized laptop PCs to be used as portable maintenance aids.

PC business selloff story bogus, says HP

Hewlett-Packard Co. is denying press reports that it plans to sell off its PC business. An HP senior vice president blamed the story on “irresponsible reporting.”

Apple launches federal integrator strategy

Apple Corp. is quietly launching partnerships with large and small prime contractors to chase enterprise information system projects. Who are the early adopters?

Ozzie lays out 'post-PC world'

Ray Ozzie, renown for jumpstarting Microsoft's move to the Internet cloud, described a new vision for the company in a "post-PC world."

Apple's iPad to soon face new rivals

RIM and other computer makers are close to releasing new tablet computers to challenge Apple's iPad.

BRAC opens green opportunities at DOD

DOD is greening its facilities as it implements BRAC, but there are also opportunities for individual actions to have a big impact.