Mergers and Acquisitions

FAA puts IT projects on fast track

The Federal Aviation Administration is slowly saying good-bye to IT projects that take multiple years to deliver results, and is assigning select projects six-month deadlines, according to a senior official.

9 hot companies to watch in 2011

Challenges are nothing new for government contractors, but 2011 promises to keep even established players on their toes.

Experts warn: Government ill-prepared for cyberattacks

An overwhelming percentage of security experts say cyberattacks against companies and government are increasing but neither group is properly equipped to protect itself, according to a cybersecurity survey released today.

Bursting the bubble for federal contractors

The $1 billion acquisition of Stanley by CGI Group of Montreal might be a harbinger of tough times ahead for federal contractors.

Big things in store for GovLoop

GovDelivery plans to add staff, boost services and give the networking site a much broader audience, says CEO Scott Burns.

'Facebook for government' enters new phase

Steve Ressler's brainchild, social-networking site GovLoop, has moved from volunteer community organization to corporate entity.

GovLoop founder speaks

Steve Ressler, founder of GovLoop, answers questions about the recent sale of his social-media site to GovDelivery.

GovLoop acquisition by GovDelivery strengthens both, analysts believe

GovDelivery has access to GovLoop's 18,000 government employee members, while GovLoop will benefit from capital and expertise, analysts say.

GovLoop acquired by GovDelivery

GovLoop, a social networking site specifically for the government community, has been acquired by cloud computing company GovDelivery.

Agencies prepare for merged Dell-Perot Systems

Agencies and experts say Dell and Perot Systems will continue providing the same level of service.

Dell-Perot game plan: Government is a 'big big market'

Dell and Perot Systems can use each other's resources to increase business with the federal government, experts say.

10 companies that are on the move in the federal market

These 10 companies are at the leading edge of technology and business trends, and their impact will resonate throughout the government market and beyond.

Federal 100 winner: Earl Stafford

Stafford, former chairman and CEO of Universal Systems and Technology Inc., founded the company in 1988 after a career in the Air Force. Recently acquired by Lockheed Martin Corp., Unitech has grown from a small professional services firm into a provider of robust business and technical solutions.

ITAA plans merger, name change

The technology trade group is merging with another association and changing its name on New Year's Day.

Buzz of the Week: Competition among industry Goliaths

Hewlett-Packard, one of the biggest sellers of information technology products, announced it will purchase EDS, a big integrator.

From the pages of Washington Technology

Altman named to lead IBM mainframe business unitIBM has named Anne Altman, former vice president and managing director of IBM’s U.S. Federal division, to be general manager of the company’s mainframe platform technology business. Altman’s new role is part of a yearlong general transformation to make IBM’s Systems and Technology Group more client-focused, the company said. This is the largest such realignment in 15 years, said Lia Davis, an IBM spokeswoman. Altman will be responsible…