Mary-Louise Hoffman

Abbyy Tech Helps FDA Analyze Drug Safety Reports

Data analytics

The Food and Drug Administration uses Abbyy's artificial intelligence-based information technology platform to simplify the process of analyzing data from pre-marketing clinical trial safety reports on experimental drugs, GCN reported Wednesday. “We found that we can just drop 100,000 files in, have them process over the course of a week and almost all of them were recognized,“ Justin Scott, senior business informatics officer at the FDA, was quoted as saying.

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General Atomics’ Gray Eagle UAS Exceeds 1M Flight-Hour Milestone; David Alexander Quoted

Gray Eagle UAS

General Atomics' aeronautical systems business has recorded more than 1 million flight hours for its Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system since the aircraft's first deployment with the U.S. Army in March 2004. The Gray Eagle platform hit the milestone during March 16 flight operations conducted by the military service, the company said Wednesday.

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AT&T Receives $231M Task Order to Update, Secure Treasury Networks; Chris Smith Quoted

Chris Smith

AT&T has received a potential 12-year, $231 million task order to update data and voice communications networks that will support 100,000 Treasury Department personnel. The company said Tuesday it will provide the department networking and cybersecurity services as part of the new award under the General Services Administration-managed Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

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ASGN Names Tech Industry Vet Arshad Matin as Next Board Chairman

Arshad Matin Incoming board chairman ASGN

Arshad Matin, a more than two-decade veteran of software and information technology sectors, has been appointed to serve as chairman of the board of directors at Virginia-based professional services provider ASGN. He has served as an independent board member of ASGN since June 2014 and will assume chairmanship when the retiring Jeremy Jones completes his term on June 18, the company said Monday.

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DLA Selects Accent Controls for $72M Naval Material Distribution Contract

ACI

Accent Controls Inc. has won a five-year, $72.5 million contract to support a Defense Logistics Agency unit responsible for warehousing and distributing materials at Naval Base San Diego. The agency received seven offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity DLA Distribution San Diego support contract via a competitive acquisition process, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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Microsoft, Thales Forge Cloud Data Security Partnership

Cloud data security

Microsoft and Thales have partnered to integrate two offerings in a push to help highly regulated sectors protect sensitive data in cloud-based Office 365 applications while maintaining privacy compliance. The partnership combined the Double Key Encryption for Microsoft 365 and Thales' Luna Hardware Security Modules to support confidential data protection efforts in the financial services, health care and government sectors, the Paris-based technology provider said Tuesday.

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ICF to Expand Army Cyber Research Support; Jonathan Sholtis Quoted

Jonathan Sholtis SVP ICF

ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI) has received a potential five-year, $53 million task order to expand its cyber-related studies with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. "The initiatives, innovations and technologies we develop through secure cyber systems engineering, agile development and rapid prototyping will enhance the Army against emerging and dynamic threats," said Jonathan Sholtis, senior vice president of ICF's cybersecurity services and solutions business.

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