Monday, June 18, 2018

DHS awards Factom $192k for blockchain tech

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded $192,380 to Factom to begin beta testing of a capability that uses blockchain technology to secure IoT data.

Comtech receives $6 million contract to provide managed network services

Comtech has received $6 million in funded orders from a DoD contractor to provide managed network services, said the company in a statement. 

IBM acquires Oniqua Holdings

IBM has acquired Oniqua Holdings, an inventory optimization software company headquartered in Denver, U.S., with offices in Brisbane, Australia. 

Leidos awarded GSA IT services contract

Leidos was awarded a prime contract by the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide global information technology (IT) product and services under the GSA Alliant 2 Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC).

Fortinet signs information sharing agreement with INTERPOL

Cybersecurity solutions company Fortinet has formalized its threat sharing with INTERPOL, the company said in a statement. 

Solace partners with Dell Boomi

Solace has inked a global partnership with cloud integration and workflow automation software company Dell Boomi, to deliver an event-driven integration platform as a service (iPaaS) for hybrid and multi-cloud enterprise integration.

SAIC awarded position on the GSA Alliant 2 GWAC Contract

SAIC was awarded a position on the General Services Administration’s Alliant 2 Governmentwide Acquisition Contract to provide IT support services.

Workday to acquire Adaptive Insights

Workday has acquired Adaptive Insights, a cloud-based platform for modernizing business planning, for approximately $1.55 billion.

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INDUSTRY

Korean fintech startup Viva Republica raises $40 million

Korean fintech startup Viva Republica, makers of the financial services app Toss, has raised a $40 million funding round.

HyperloopTT signs agreement for commercial system in Ukraine

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has signed an agreement with the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine to begin the process for a planned commercial Hyperloop system. 

AT&T completes Time Warner acquisition

AT&T has completed its acquisition of Time Warner. Jeff Bewkes, former chairman and CEO of Time Warner will remain with the company as a senior advisor during a transition period, said AT&T in a statement. 

Lockheed Martin investing $100 million more in early-stage companies

Lockheed Martin is doubling its venture capital fund to $200 million, and recent investments in early-stage companies focused in the areas of autonomy and advanced manufacturing.

MORE NEWS

Infrastructure refresh, new features drive worldwide security appliance market: IDC

According to the IDC worldwide quarterly security appliance tracker, the total security appliance market saw positive growth in both vendor revenue and unit shipments for the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18).

Microsoft working on building self-sufficient underwater datacenters

Microsoft is building datacenters. Nothing quite remarkable about that, except the company is leveraging technology from submarines to develop self-sufficient underwater datacenters.

U.S. Air Force awards Harris $130 million IDIQ contract for video data link radios

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Harris  a five-year, $130 million ceiling, single-award IDIQ contract to develop and deliver Hand Held Video Data Link (HH-VDL) radios.

Comtech receives $3.7 million funding for BFT-2 program

Comtech was awarded a contract modification totaling $3.7 million from the Consortium Management Group to support the U.S. Army Project Manager Mission Command (“PM MC”) and the Blue Force Tracking 2 (“BFT-2”) program.

Navarino partnering with Intelesat for maritime technology

Maritime technology company Navarino is collaborating with Intelesat to add its connectivity services to Navarino's portfolio of connectivity solutions.

Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5B

Microsoft is acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. Subject to customary closing conditions and completion of regulatory review, the acquisition is expected to close by the end of the calendar year.