Accenture Invests $3B to Establish Cloud Division, Names Karthik Narain as Lead; Julie Sweet Quoted

Julie Sweet CEO Accenture

Accenture has formed Accenture Cloud First under a three-year, $3 billion investment. The division will help clients accelerate digital transformation to increase speed and scale. Accenture has appointed Karthik Narain to lead Accenture Cloud First and join the Global Management Committee, effective October 1. Accenture Cloud First is a multi-service group of 70,000 cloud professionals that will leverage Accenture’s industry and technology capabilities and ecosystem partnerships.

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SAIC Secures $185M Army Space & Missile Defense Support Order; Jim Scanlon Quoted

Jim Scanlon EVP

The U.S. Army has awarded Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) a potential two-year, $185 million single-award, cost-plus fixed-fee task order to support the Decision Support Division for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC) throughout space, space control, high altitude, air and missile defense and cyberspace operations.

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Navy Vet James Winnefeld Named SpiderOak Federal Advisory Board Member

James Winnefeld retired US Navy admiral

Retired U.S. Navy Adm. James Winnefeld has joined the federal advisory board of communication security technology provider SpiderOak Mission Systems. The nearly four-decade military veteran will be part of a group that aims to help SpiderOak align business pursuits and product development efforts with government customer requirements, the company said Wednesday.

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