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SYS-CON Media announced today that nominations will close on September 4 for its first annual Government IT Readers' Choice Awards. These awards recognize excellence in the software, solutions, or services provided by the industry's top vendors. Voting will begin September 7, 2009, and end September 18, 2009. Winners will be announced by October 6, 2009. To nominate your favorite products and services today, visit this site. "The i-Technology professionals who constitute the dedicated readers of SYS-CON.com's many sites relevant to Government IT are personally, professionally, and often passionately involved in the front-line of Internet technologies. Their recognition is hard to win," said Jeremy Geelan, Sr. Vice-President of SYS-CON Media. "That is why we are so excited to be launching these Readers' Choice awards, an open competition that gives everyone an equal... (more)

CEO/CTO of PerspecSys to Speak at 1st Annual GovIT Expo

Terry Woloszyn, CEO/CTO of PerspecSys Inc and a pioneer of many emerging technologies that he has helped achieve a worldwide presence for a variety of software organizations including Siebel, Scopus (CRM/SFA), Gupta (DB), Information Builders (BI), and Netwise (RPC), will be giving a General Session at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), which will take place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Prior to founding PerspecSys, Woloszyn has held executive and leadership positions with the IBM Software Group, and Cr... (more)

Jill Tummler Singer, Deputy CIO of CIA, Keynotes at GovIT Expo

Enterprise Cloud Computing is a key strategy for CIOs, stated Jill Tummler Singer, Deputy CIO at the CIA, in her keynote session at the 1st Annual GovIT Expo in Washington, D.C. As the pressure mounts to meet more stringent budgets, CIOs need to find the proper balance between transforming IT and reducing costs. Enterprise cloud computing can be defined in many different ways. "Enterprise Cloud Computing makes IT faster, better, cheaper, and safer," stated Tummler Singer, "and it gives your business the agility and sustainability to survive." Can the Enterprise Cloud make infras... (more)

Director of Cloud & Virtualization at Vertica to Speak at 1st GovIT Expo

How can government organizations offer public data sets cost effectively yet create tremendous impact in the private sector? That is the question that will be asked and answered by Omer Trajman, Director of Cloud and Virtualization for Vertica, in a breakout session that he will be giving next month at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), which will take place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The session will be entitled "Accessing Public Data via the Cloud" and Trajman be discussing how, for example, private... (more)

FEMA Awards Contract to Unisys

"This contract enables Unisys to build on our role of providing IT services to the critical agencies within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security," said Tom Conaway, vice president and managing partner, Homeland Security, Unisys Federal Systems, as Unisys announced this week that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded it a contract to compete for task orders under the Centralized Operations, Maintenance and Management Information Technology (COMMIT) contract. "We appreciate this opportunity to work with FEMA and look forward to building a strong relationsh... (more)