MeriTalk compiles a weekly roundup of contracts and other industry activity. Here’s what happened this week in the Federal Information Technology community.

CA Technologies PPM Becomes FedRAMP Ready

CA Technologies announced Aug. 16 that its Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solution is FedRAMP Ready, the first true PPM to receive such a designation, according to a CA blog post. “CA Project and Portfolio Management offers federal government and public agencies a highly-secure and scalable platform, powered by Microsoft Azure, to better deliver and manage agile products, services, projects and portfolios,” the blog post said.

Verodin Hires Former Symantec VP of Sales Rob Potter

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Former Symantec VP of sales Rob Potter has been appointed as Verodin’s chief revenue officer, where he will oversee global sales, partnerships, and field operations. “Rob has had an exceptional career with proven performance, and we are excited to have him join Verodin,” said Verodin CEO and co-founder Christopher Key. “His depth of experience in global markets, security technologies, channel development and building go-to-market partnerships made him the clear choice. Verodin customers will benefit from his long history in building customer-focused organizations and helping customers improve their overall security posture.”

CA Technologies Announces Partnership Extension with Louisiana

CA Technologies announced the continuation of its partnership with the State of Louisiana’s Office of Technology Services’ Enterprise Architecture project, which aims to employ identity and access management solutions across the state’s government organizations. “Facing a challenging procurement process, budget restraints and federal mandates, we knew from the beginning that we needed to develop a system that not only works today for one agency, but would work for multiple agencies for years to come,” said Matthew Vince, chief design officer for the State of Louisiana Office of Technology Services. “We also knew that, ultimately, for the system to succeed, it needed to be both secure and easy to use.”

“The Louisiana Enterprise Architecture project is a case study in smart government IT planning, design, and implementation,” said Mary Lou Prevost, vice president of State and Local Government and Education Programs at CA Technologies. “We are proud to support the effort, and excited for future efforts that will provide secure government services for all of the state’s 4.6 million citizens.”


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