AECOM-IBM Disaster Risk Mgmt Tool Wins Recognition; Peter Williams Comments

AECOMAECOM has been chosen to receive the University of Notre Dame’s Corporate Adaptation Prize in recognition of a disaster preparedness assessment tool developed through an AECOM-IBM partnership.IBM-logo, Executivemosaic

The university evaluated the companies’ Disaster Resilience Scorecard using criteria such as market impact, scalability and measurable adaptation progress, AECOM said Wednesday.

Peter Williams, chief technology officer of IBM’s big green innovations unit, said the scorecard is designed to help cities assess and address their vulnerabilities to flooding, heat wave, hurricane and other extreme environmental events.

AECOM and IBM developed the tool to support UN member-states’ efforts to prepare, manage and recover from climate-related hazards and natural disasters.

You may also be interested in...

SBIRS GEO-5 Satellite Lockheed Martin

Lockheed-Made SBIRS GEO-5 Satellite Set for Launch Next Year

Lockheed Martin has announced the launch readiness of an upcoming military space satellite designed to provide missile warning via infrared technology. The company said Wednesday its fifth Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite or SBIRS GEO-5 is set for flight in 2021, following the satellite's completion in October this year.

Parsons

Parsons Announces New Products for Cloud Native Streaming

Parsons has unveiled a new series of cloud products designed to help government and commercial customers process large amounts of data while ensuring lesser infrastructure costs. The company said Wednesday it will offer cloud native stream platforms to deliver the scalability needed to maximize cloud resources.

Bitglass

Bitglass Gets FedRAMP OK for Secure Cloud Access Offering

Bitglass has earned a certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for a platform developed to protect any interaction between devices, applications, on-premises resources, infrastructure and web destinations.