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Updated: VA to move 600,000 email accounts to Microsoft cloud

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The Veterans Affairs Department has awarded HP Enterprise Services a $36 million contract to move 600,000 email accounts to the cloud. Under the five-year contract, VA users will have access to email and shared calendars using Microsoft Office 365 for Government. Users, however, will not have access to additional features such as instant messaging and web and video conferencing. “VA is moving to cloud-based email and collaboration as part of a broader effort to leverage emerging technologies to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and, most importantly, improve service delivery to our nation’s veterans,” Charles De Sanno, executive director for enterprise systems engineering at the VA,…

HP wins $47 million contract for GSA's ID card program

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The General Services Administration has selected Hewlett-Packard to help manage its USAccess program, which provides identity credentials to more than 500,000 federal employees and contractors. Under the one-year contract, which has a $47 million ceiling, Managed Service Office will use an HP technology solution to help manage the delivery of Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials to federal agencies, according to HP. PIV cards issued through the GSA program meet the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12– Policy standards. The 2004 order by President George W. Bush said all employees and contractors must have a common ID card including a photo and…

HP ranks Pelosi top Twitter influencer in Congress

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If you’re an advanced Tweeter, you’ve probably started the purging process and are now updating your account(s) to reflect changes in the House and Senate. If not, maybe this will help you get started. Or there’s always the unofficial list for the 112th Congress to make sure you don’t leave anyone out. Researchers at HP Labs have narrowed the list down to the 100 most influential members of Congress on Twitter based on an analysis of 22 million tweets. They developed an algorithm to identify “influential users,” who “not only catch the attention of their followers” but “also overcome their followers’ predisposition to remain passive,” Ethan…