IBM forms new government consulting group

IBM forms new government consulting group

NORFOLK, Va.'Gov. Mark Warner today announced that IBM Corp. will spend about $10 million to set up a high-level consultancy in Northern Virginia to focus on issues such as homeland security and intergovernmental interactions.

Speaking at the annual Commonwealth of Virginia IT Symposium, Warner said the 1,250 IBM jobs will pay an average $90,000 each. Chris Caine, vice president for government, will head the new IBM federal business consulting services at the company's Fair Lakes location, which already employs about 4,000 people.

Warner also told the audience that George Newstrom, his secretary of technology, will retire Oct. 1. Newstrom has organized COVITS, which this year drew about 1,200 attendees from 17 states and 16 nations.

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