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When President Obama appointed his new federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, last week, Kundra announced ambitious plans to "democratize" federal government data by making it accessible in open formats and in data feeds. His plan calls for the creation of a single point of access to all public federal information. The idea is to enable the data to be accessed by developers whose applications will open up federal data to the sunlight of millions of citizens by encouraging them to scrutinize how the Recovery Act’s dollars will be spent. As chief technology officer for the District of Columbia, Kundra raised the bar by making government data more readily accessible to its residents, leveraging pre-existing Web 2.0 technologies like Facebook and YouTube. Federal agencies are now banding together to plan for how they are going to provide this information in an open, standard... (more)

ADP Dealer Services Wins 14th Annual Enterprise Value Award From CIO Magazine

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In recognition of its continuous innovation in information technology (IT), ADP Dealer Services, a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to 19,500 automotive and truck dealers throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, today announced it was awarded CIO magazine's 14th Annual Enterprise Value Award in the High Tech industry category. CIO magazine, published in more than a dozen countries, addresses issues vital to the success of chief information officers worldwide. This is the 14th year of the magazine's prestigious CIO award. Previous winners include The Dow Chemical Company, SBC Communications, Fidelity Investments, Pfizer, Inc. and The SABRE Group, among others. Underscoring the collaboration between IT and business management, CIO magazine's Enterprise Value Award is bestowed upon select... (more)

PacStar Welcomes Former Army CIO, Lieutenant General Steven W. Boutelle to its Board of Directors

PORTLAND, Ore., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- PacStar(TM), a technology-based provider of communications solutions to the military and government, announced today that Lieutenant General Steven W. Boutelle (Ret.) has joined its Board of Directors. Boutelle retired from the US Army in 2007 as a three star General and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Army. He has been a leader in creating the US Military vision of new architectures for the US and Joint Forces, and has been a champion of creating a network that is a key weapons system in defending US resources worldwide. "I've spent my career making communications a centerpiece of US Forces," said General Steven Boutelle (Ret.). "Information is the key to effectiveness, and I am proud of what our forces accomplished." Boutelle went on to comment, "Joining the PacStar team provides me the opportunity to extend my contr... (more)

Clean Energy Jobs Now! Tour to end with Pittsburgh Rally September 23rd

Event to rally support for American clean energy jobs joined by Governor Rendell PITTSBURGH, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Climate Protection's Repower America campaign, the United Steelworkers and the Blue Green Alliance will conclude their Clean Energy Jobs Tour with a rally in Pittsburgh on September 23rd. The Jobs Tour, a month-long campaign with more than 50 events in 22 states, is highlighting how a transition to a clean energy economy will create jobs while reducing harmful carbon pollution and breaking our dependence on foreign oil. The Pittsburgh event will feature musical entertainment, including Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir and Grammy-award winning artist Kathy Mattea. Scheduled speakers include Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and other... (more)

Triad Securities To Exhibit At The HedgeWorld Fall 2009 Conference

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Triad Securities (Member, SIPC) is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring and exhibiting at the HedgeWorld Fall 2009 Conference being held on October 6, 2009 at the Metropolitan Club in NYC. Larry Goldsmith, Director of Operations and Russell Campbell, COO/CIO will be in attendance to exhibit and discuss Triad's prime brokerage services, new issue service, electronic trading system, and other offerings. Triad is a leader in IPO information and has dedicated specialists, software tools, and reports covering new and secondary stock issues. Triad's customers subscribe to its leading IPO report service, execute through its full service execution desk or electronic execution system and take full advantage of its Prime Brokerage clearing services. Triad also arranges for office space for trading groups or hedge funds. C... (more)

El Camino Hospital Deploys Gomez to Ensure Web Site Performance

LEXINGTON, Mass., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Gomez, Inc. (, the leader in Web application experience management, today announced that El Camino Hospital has deployed Gomez's Web performance monitoring solutions to ensure the performance and availability of two recently launched Web applications - its public Web site and its physician application site. Nationally recognized as a leader in technology adoption, Silicon Valley-based El Camino Hospital's new public Web site serves as its online "front door" to patients, physicians and its community and garners over 2000 visits a day. Its new physician application site handles the submission and credentialing of new doctors. Both Web applications mark the first phase of El Camino Hospital's strategy to create and deliver new Web portals to better serve its community. By deploying Gomez, El Camino Hospital i... (more)

Baseline Consulting Introduces The Data Governance eBook

Baseline Consulting, an acknowledged leader in information design and deployment to improve business performance and realize strategic objectives, today at the TDWI World Conference introduced The Data Governance eBook: Maps, Mechanics & Morals When Launching Your Data Governance Initiative. The e-book is now available for free download exclusively through Authored by senior Baseline consultants Kimberly Nevala and Stephen Putman, The Data Governance eBook is not a whitepaper, nor does it read like one. This entertaining parable follows the trials and tribulations of four fictional business people struggling to introduce data governance – the business-driven policy making and oversight of corporate data – into their company. The four characters work at SpectraDynamo, a fictional manufacturer of high-performance parts for automobile raci... (more)

Diversified Agency Services to Launch Web Documentary Series to Track Risks and Rewards of Data Migration Project

Diversified Agency Services [DAS] today unveiled the first of a video web series that will chronicle the 18-month overhaul of its decentralized information technology network. The IT project commenced in March 2012 and includes the migration of business-critical data across more than 100 agencies to two world-class data centers in Phoenix and Atlanta. The ‘Every Journey Begins with a Connection’ web documentary series will offer the perspectives of DAS CIOs and IT leaders as they work with HP and other organizations to consolidate vast amounts of data, centralize network applications and increase the speed of internal decision-making. Through the documentary series, DAS will give an in-depth, all-access look at the state-of-the-art data consolidation. The series will explore issues vital to enterprise CIOs such as cost reduction and increased operational efficiency ... (more)

Electronic Consulting Services, Inc. (ECS) announces acquisition of iLuMinA Solutions, Inc.

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ECS, a rapidly-growing provider of professional engineering, information technology and business services to the US Federal Government, announces its acquisition of iLuMinA Solutions, Inc. ECS is a mid-sized Federal contractor with more than 1,200 employees and annual revenue exceeding $200 million.  ECS provides the professional skills, experience and infrastructure of a large business while maintaining the responsiveness and management attention of a small business. Through both organic contract wins and strategic acquisitions, ECS has grown at a rate of nearly 40 percent over the past ten years.  In the last three years, ECS has more than doubled in size. The acquisition of iLuMinA marks ECS's third successful acquisition in 14 months. Founded in 2005 iLuMinA has established an expertise in Federal program management,... (more)

Green Clinic Health System Enhances Patient Care and Empowers Enterprise Mobility with End-to-End Solutions from Dell

Dell today announced the successful deployment of a full range of end-to-end solutions and services at Green Clinic Health System as part of the organization’s efforts to transform patient care delivery by improving the access, sharing and protection of vital electronic medical records. Dell played a major role in the transformation, providing a combination of solutions that span end-user computing, servers, systems management and security software, storage, virtual desktop solutions, and professional services to reduce costs and complexity while elevating productivity and patient care. Founded in 1948, Green Clinic has earned a reputation for its commitment to delivering quality community healthcare services to families throughout Louisiana. Today, approximately 450 employees, including more than 50 physicians, deliver a full range of critical and ancillary health... (more)

OpenSky Corporation Appoints Former American Tower CIO to Board

TOLLAND, CT--(Marketwired - July 17, 2013) -  OpenSky Corporation, an IT consulting firm focused on Transformational IT Infrastructure, Security and Compliance, announced that Kevin Roden has been appointed to the company's board of directors. Mr. Roden brings over 30 years of IT operational leadership experience to the OpenSky team. He has held Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer positions for the past 14 years at major enterprises: American Tower Corporation, Iron Mountain, and FleetBoston Financial. "Kevin brings the client perspective to OpenSky, his experience will support the development and positioning of services to support today's enterprise CIOs," said John O'Connell, OpenSky Chairman. "It's a privilege to have him join our board." "As a client of OpenSky, I was impressed with the combination of highly experienced consultants and the model... (more)