April 30, 2013 |
Marriott International has issued layoff notices to some technology workers in its Bethesda, Frederick and Gaithersburg offices and warned that more are likely to follow, according to filings with the Maryland Labor Department . The notices say 35 positions will be eliminated initially; 34 of those will occur in the Bethesda office, the company said separately. By December 2013, the number could rise to "several hundred" across the three offices. The cuts are effective June 28. Such notices are mandated by the...
April 28, 2013 |
The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the subsequent military invasions overseas sparked a boom in new work for defense and information technology contractors, many of them based around Washington. The government established the Department of Homeland Security and ramped up military and intelligence spending. Government services companies and weapons manufacturers saw their businesses surge, particularly after the U.S. military moved into Iraq. But analysts say the Boston bombing...
April 21, 2013
Cybersecurity Firms to partner with new cyber center Several private-sector executives signed an agreement last week to collaborate with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence to manage cyber threats. The National Institute of Standards and Technology said 11 major companies, including Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, McAfee, Microsoft, Splunk and Symantec, have established formal partnerships with the center. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D)
April 17, 2013 |
Lockheed Martin , the Prince George's County school system and the county's Office of Information Technology have entered into a private-public partnership that will allow students and teachers at three high schools to learn from and share information with each other in a secure, cloud-based environment , county officials announced Wednesday. The partnership, which will begin at Fairmont Heights, Suitland and High Point high schools, will eventually be expanded to seven high schools inside the...
March 24, 2013 |
Marriott International has never been more reliant on technology. Like others in the hospitality industry, the Bethesda-based hotelier depends on technology for everything from facilitating reservations to training kitchen personnel. Yet Marriott chief executive Arne Sorenson told staff in an internal blog post earlier this month that the company plans to trim its information technology workforce and shift some of those responsibilities to outside firms that specialize in I.T....
February 24, 2013
American Registry of Pathology of the District won a contract worth up to $5.9 million from the Army for professional, administrative and management support services. B3 Enterprises of Woodbridge won a contract worth up to $1.9 million from the General Services Administration for construction of structures and facilities. BPSI/MPSC of Severna Park won a contract worth up to $5 million from the Army for professional, administrative and management support services. CACI Federal of Chantilly won a contract...