Ace Info wins $145M Coast Guard IT contract

Ace Info Solutions Inc., a small-business Homeland Security Department contractor, will provide the Coast Guard with a range of information technology services, thanks to a five-year, $145 million Core Technologies Services contract from the Coast Guard Operations Systems Center in Kearneysville, W.Va.

GlobalNet snares 3 FDA contracts totaling $81 million

GlobalNet Services Inc. will provide a variety of IT services to the Food and Drug Administration under three recently awarded contracts that have a combined value of $81 million.

IBM sharpens network offerings by purchasing Blade

IBM Corp. is buying Blade Network Technologies, a private data-routing technology company. Financial terms were not reported.

BAE will assure security of FBI networks

BAE Systems Inc. will provide critical information security safeguards to the FBI under a $40 million task order awarded on the five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity Information Assurance Program Support contract vehicle, which is valued at $134 million.

Put your broadband connection to the test

FCC adds tools to broadband plan Web site that can show you whether you're getting the speed you're paying for. Here's how to find out.

SAIC adds virtual world software to simulations portfolio

SAIC has acquired a software product line from Forterra Systems Inc. that offers users an interactive virtual environment in which to collaborate, train and learn.

Oracle outlines Sun integration plans

Oracle Corp. laid out its plans for integrating Sun Microsystems' software and hardware systems into its own product lineup, including the Solaris operating system, the NetBeans IDE and the MySQL database.

Oracle-Sun deal gets green light

The European Commission today cleared Oracle's $7.4 billion agreement to acquire Sun Microsystems, paving the way for the two companies to close the deal.

VMware breaks into new market after buying Zimbra

VMware on Tuesday said it is acquiring Zimbra from Yahoo, extending VMware's reach beyond system virtualization.

Contractors go toe-to-toe over mobile radio business

Harris Corp. and Boeing Co. touted their tactical radio offerings at the recent Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting.