Accenture Grant to Support Cloud Tech Training for Military Vets; George Franz Quoted

George Franz
George Franz

Merivis, a nonprofit organization that trains military veterans in Salesforce cloud technology administration, has received a $100K grant from Accenture and its federal arm to offer training services in San Antonio, Texas.

The grant includes pro-bono support for Merivis-facilitated programs meant to hone the technical skills of former service members over a five-week period, Accenture said Tuesday.

The program is designed to educate veterans on Salesforce-based integration, maintenance and workflow automation.

Salesforce authorized use of its free online platform Trailhead to support activities such one-on-one coaching, professional development activities and webinars.

George Franz, managing director and defense cybersecurity lead at Accenture Federal Services, said the training program  helps veterans develops skills they can apply to the private sector.

Franz added the company aims to hire 5K veterans by the end of the year.

Merivis started to provide training in the San Antonio area last month with two groups of participants and plans to offer more comprehensive administrator training for additional cohorts in the fall.

The nonprofit is beneficiary of the Accenture-sponsored Veterans Day Memorial Walk.

You may also be interested in...

Seth Cutler CISO NetApp

NetApp’s Seth Cutler: AI Can Support Agency Data Security, Compliance Efforts

Seth Cutler, chief information security officer of NetApp, has said implementing artificial intelligence tools can help the public sector manage data protection, compliance and risks as agencies increase the pace of digital transformation projects to address cybersecurity threats.


DIU Taps CounterCraft to Help Deploy, Mature Threat Intell Prototype

The Defense Innovation Unit has awarded threat intelligence technology maker CounterCraft an other transaction agreement to mature the company’s counterintelligence tool in an effort to improve the protection of Department of Defense systems.

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks Gets FedRAMP Approval for Three Data Security Products

Palo Alto Networks has added three cloud products to its suite of government-approved offerings under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The Palo Alto Networks Government Cloud Services now includes the Prisma Cloud, Cortex XDR and Cortex Data Lake platforms that have received moderate FedRAMP authorization with the help of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the company said Monday.