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IBM is opening a Federal Cloud Innovation Center in Washington, D.C. The new center will develop technologies and methods for building mission-ready clouds, says the company.

The IBM center will employ some 500 IBM professionals, including researchers, IT infrastructure architects, software developers and consultants. The center’s staff will collaborate with federal agencies and other clients on cloud security. 

Dr. John E. Kelly III (Senior vice president and director, IBM Research): IBM’s research collaborations with the government have led to major advancements in networking, high-performance computing and most recently in the emerging field of cognitive systems. 

The center will be led by IBM’s Chief Innovation Officer for US Federal, Dr. Jane Snowdon, a former IBM Research executive who recently joined IBM’s Federal team. 

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