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KPMG Survey: Majority of Government Leaders Express Confidence in AI; Rob Dwyer Quoted

Rob Dwyer Principal KPMG

A new KPMG survey has found that 79 percent of government decision-makers said they are confident in the potential of artificial intelligence to improve bureaucratic efficiency. KPMG said Tuesday it conducted an online survey of about 950 business and information technology leaders across seven industries from Jan. 3 to 16 and found that 61 percent of government respondents said AI is at least fully or moderately functional at their agencies.

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SpaceX Seeks FCC License to Expand Broadband Satellite Service to Users in Moving Vehicles

SpaceX Starlink

SpaceX has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission seeking a blanket license to operate Earth Stations in Motion equipment that will communicate with its Starlink satellite constellation, SpaceNews reported Monday. “Granting this application would serve the public interest by authorizing a new class of ground-based components for SpaceX's satellite system that will expand the range of broadband capabilities available to moving vehicles throughout the United States and to moving vessels and aircraft worldwide,“ the regulatory filing reads.

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Accenture’s George Franz, Ian Fogarty: Agile Product Management Could Help DOD Maintain US Innovation Edge

George Franz Cybersecurity Lead AFS Natl Security Unit

George Franz and Ian Fogarty of Accenture Federal Services wrote in a guest piece published Friday on Breaking Defense that the Department of Defense should combine Agile software development with product management to speed up the development of weapons systems and help maintain U.S. edge in innovation and the country's global preeminence. “Done correctly, Agile Product Management achieves the speed and responsiveness to evolving needs provided by agile software development, while also helping to handle the complexities associated with suppliers/providers, large and complex integrations, and a wide ecosystem of stakeholders typically seen in mission critical defense and intelligence systems,“ Franz, a retired U.S. Army major general, and Fogarty wrote.

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Accenture Federal Services’ Vince Vlasho on Principles US Military Should Consider to Manage Tech Convergence

Vince Vlasho Defense portfolio lead AFS

Vince Vlasho, a senior managing director and defense portfolio lead for Accenture Federal Services, wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday on C4ISRNET that there are eight principles the U.S. military should consider in managing technology convergence and maintaining tech advantage in a multidomain battlefield and one is identifying objectives and capabilities needed to achieve them.

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Lockheed, NEC to Advance AI Use Through Joint Collaboration; Rick Ambrose Quoted

Rick Ambrose EVP Lockheed Martin Space

Lockheed Martin and NEC have agreed to expand their partnership to further advance the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in spacecraft development programs, including NASA's Orion vehicle for the Artemis mission. "The power of AI is leveraged across our entire enterprise, and with a trusted partner like NEC, we gain the resources to expand its abilities at scale across our internal operations," said Rick Ambrose, executive vice president at Lockheed's space business and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner.

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Harish Luthra, John Wookey: SAP NS2 to Add SAP Ariba Platforms to Portfolio to Support Government, Regulated Industries

Harish Luthra SAP NS2

SAP National Security Services plans to offer SAP Ariba platforms to U.S. federal, local and state government agencies, defense and aerospace, utilities and other regulated industries through its portfolio to help modernize their supply chain and procurement operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. SAP Ariba platforms are designed to “help procurement leaders enhance visibility into spend, increase efficiency across the supply chain, reduce costs and risks, and gain data-driven insights to drive more strategic operations from sourcing and orders through invoice and payment,“ Harish Luthra, president for the Secure Cloud at SAP NS2, and John Wookey, president of SAP Intelligent Spend and Business Network, wrote in an article published Monday.

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CGI Eyes Job Creation in Tennessee Via Knoxville IT Delivery Center; Dave Henderson Quoted

Dave Henderson CGI

CGI has unveiled a new information technology delivery center in Knoxville, Tennessee, as part of efforts to create 300 jobs in the area by 2026. "We are proud to announce the establishment of a new IT delivery center in Knoxville that will create local jobs, engage regional educators, support area workforce development, and provide opportunities for the community's students, graduates and professionals," said Dave Henderson, president of U.S. commercial and state government operations at CGI.

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Maximus’ Raj Parameswaran: Robotic Process Automation a Key Tool to Government IT Leaders

Raj Parameswaran US Federal IT President Maximus

Raj Parameswaran, president of U.S. federal information technology at Maximus, said robotic process automation could help government agencies facilitate the delivery of services to citizens while allowing employees to focus on more complex tasks. “RPA will continue to grow as a valuable tool for government IT leaders because it allows the immediate expansion and scaling of human labor without impacting existing systems,“ Parameswaran wrote in a guest piece published Friday on GCN.

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Nutanix Study: Majority of Global Public Sector, US Federal Government Leaders Bullish on Hybrid Cloud

Cloud

A new Nutanix study has found that 82 percent of information technology leaders in the global public sector and 87 percent of respondents in the U.S. federal government cited hybrid cloud as the ideal IT operating model. The third annual Enterprise Cloud Index Report showed that IT leaders from the U.S. federal government intend to increase that to about 74 percent penetration within five years.

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