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Ethan Butterfield

Roadblocks ahead for Real ID

Driver's licensing reform stalls without DHS guidance.

NCI wins Norad IT services deal

NCI Inc. won a contract potentially worth $31.3 million to supply IT services to the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the Northern Command.

Veterans Technology Services winners selected

GSA today announced that it has awarded its $5 billion, 10-year governmentwide acquisition contract to 44 service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses.

A better brand

The company once known as AMS has renewed itself as part of CGI Group and is hoping for a banner year in 2007.

SBA regs ruffle feathers

A fair shake in federal contracting is what small IT companies are after. But what constitutes "fair" is a matter for debate, one that is raging around new regulations released by the Small Business Administration in November.

E-voting requires long-term strategy: IDC

Though state and local governments have spent nearly $3.8 billion since 2002 on electronic voting systems, they still have a long way to go before e-voting generates an accurate, timely and secure voting process, according to a new study.

Gateway lands Illinois education work

Sixth-graders and teachers in several Illinois school districts will get Gateway notebook PC's as part of a pilot project using technology to improve education.

Unisys checks in for DOD health care work

Unisys Corp. has won a contract to configure commercial software solutions for billing and accounts receivable operations within the Defense Department.

Digimarc puts stamp on Idaho driver's license security

In a move to beef up the security of its driver's license system, the Idaho Transportation Department has awarded Digimarc Corp. a contract extension.

Alcatel closes Lucent buy

Alcatel-Lucent began operating today as a new company on the completion of Alcatel's purchase of Lucent Technologies Inc.

Lockheed Martin gains altitude with Army surveillance deal

Lockheed Martin Corp.'s tethered aerostat surveillance systems offer the Army and its soldiers a birds-eye view of warfighting action in real-time.

Clean slate

Eleven states will make fresh start on IT strategy in 2007.

Amit Yoran | Survival Guide: Perspectives from the field

Amit Yoran, former cyberczar, takes the reins at NetWitness startup.

A giant leap for first response

Cities move beyond walky-talkies and toward interoperability.

State Dept. re-ups Harris for visa work

Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., won a one-year, $42 million contract renewal from the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs to continue delivering technical support services to more than 230 embassies and consulates around the world.

Indiana names Weaver CIO

As of Dec.r 1, Indiana CIO Karl Browning will become the state's new Transportation Department commissioner and current state chief technology officer Gerry Weaver will step into Browning's post as CIO.

CGI-AMS changes name to CGI

Making good on a promise CGI Group Inc. made when it bought American Management Systems Inc. in May 2004, the Montreal-based company this month changed the name of its U.S. subsidiary from CGI-AMS Inc. to CGI Inc.

Come together

Big states push to consolidate data center operations.

L-1 gets Fla. fingerprint processing under its thumb

Needing help processing more than 70,000 applications annually, the Florida Financial Services Department has tapped L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. to put in place a fingerprint processing network for insurance agents.