Microsoft, Grant Thornton to Help Agencies Derive Insights From Data; Greg Myers Comments

Grant Thornton’s public sector business and Microsoft have expanded their partnership to help federal agencies generate insights from data and comply with provisions of the administration’s Management Agenda and other regulations that seek to advance transparency and efficiency.

Greg Myers, vice president of Microsoft’s federal business, said in a statement published Thursday the company will combine its portfolio of artificial intelligence, big data and machine learning platforms with Grant Thornton’s capability to drive insights to help federal clients meet their mission requirements.

The two companies will work to help agencies secure and manage information technology systems and adopt the blockchain technology and other emerging platforms in order to facilitate government operations such as auditing, internal controls, performance management and financial reporting.

“Our collaboration with Microsoft will help turn check-box efforts into value-producing insights,” said Carlos Otal, national managing partner at Grant Thornton Public Sector.

You may also be interested in...

Shyam Salona CEO REI Systems

REI Wins GSA Task Order to Support SAM Operations; Shyam Salona, Pradeep Krishnanath Quoted

REI Systems has been awarded a task by the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide Development, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for the Integrated Award Environment (IAE) and System for Award Management (SAM). REI will provide Agile, cloud-native development, testing, transition and O&M services for the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). 

Dennis Eger Director Aptive

Army Vet Dennis Eger Joins Aptive Resources as Director

Dennis Eger, a retired U.S. Army sergeant major and former senior intelligence adviser, has been named director of Alexandria, Virginia-based consulting firm Aptive Resources. The 32-year Army veteran will support the service-disabled, veteran-owned company's efforts to grow presence in the intelligence and national security markets, Aptive said Thursday.

Brian Harrell Advisory Board Member CyVision

Former DHS Official Brian Harrell Named to CyVision Advisory Board

Brian Harrell, former assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined the board of advisers of Bethesda, Maryland-based cybersecurity firm CyVision Technologies. He served as the first assistant director for infrastructure security at DHS' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and is the chief security officer at energy company Avangrid.