Big Data & Analytics

NOAA to Solicit for High Performance Computing Services in 2019

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking to solicit for high performance computing services to support the agency’s weather and climate services. NOAA said Thursday in a FedBizOpps notice that it intends to award a potential 10-year, $505.2M contract by Feb. 14, 2020, for services under the Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing …

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IBM to Help Maintain Army Enterprise Financial System

IBM has received a two-year, $92.1M contract modification to support a web-based enterprise resource planning system the U.S. Army uses to manage financial, asset and accounting functions. The Department of Defense said Friday the company will provide services and platforms necessary to maintain the Army’s General Fund Enterprise Business System. The Army will …

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Ray Williams: Radiant Solutions Uses AI, Other Emerging Tech to Help Clients Gain Insights From Data

Ray Williams, vice president and general manager of agile intelligence business at Maxar Technologies’ Radiant Solutions subsidiary, has discussed how his business works to help clients quickly generate insights from data sources in support of national security, environmental and humanitarian efforts. Williams explained in a blog post published Thursday how …

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Hortonworks’ Shaun Bierweiler: Open-Source Tools Could Help Agencies Gain Actionable Intelligence From Data

  Shaun Bierweiler, president of Hortonworks’ federal business, told Emergency Management in an interview published Wednesday that developers have come up with enterprise open source tools such as Hadoop and Apache NiFi designed to process and generate actionable intelligence from data. “The beauty of using an enterprise open source platform …

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Battelle to Develop Search Systems for Defense Technical Information Center

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a potential five-year, $14.6M task order to Battelle for information technology services in support of the Defense Technical Information Center’s data search needs. The company said Friday it will work with Securboration and Information International Associates under the Cybersecurity Technical Area Task multiple-award contract …

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Air Force Issues RFI on Multi-Intell Fusion, Analytics Tools

The U.S. Air Force has issued a request for information on existing tools designed to analyze and integrate multi-intelligence data sources. A FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday says the Air Force Research Laboratory began to explore potential sources of multi-INT fusion and analytics tools from Defense Department laboratories, federally funded research and development …

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Johns Hopkins APL Wins First Place at IARPA-Led Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory garnered first place in the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity‘s recent competition on geopolitical event prediction. JHU APL said Thursday it was among teams that competed to answer 165 geopolitical questions over a course of seven months for the Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge. Participants submitted predictions …

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SparkCognition-HPE Partnership Augments AI Analytics Platform

SparkCognition will leverage an Hewlett Packard Enterprise-made rugged, converged system in an aim to boost the performance of the former’s industrial artificial intelligence platform, under a partnership between the two firms. SparkCognition said Wednesday its SparkPredict platform will perform at full potential when operating with HPE’s Edgeline Converged Edge System. SparkPredict …

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BayFirst to Help DOT Develop Business Intell, Data Modeling Tools

BayFirst Solutions has secured a task order to help the Transportation Department create data modeling and business intelligence prototypes for the department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. The company said Monday it will support PHMSA in efforts to develop tools intended to determine patterns, generate forecasts to identify areas for improvement in …

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DOT Releases Transport Safety Data System RFI

The Transportation Department has issued a request for information on potential industry sources of technology platforms that can work to integrate, analyze and visualize safety-related data on multimodal surface transportation. DOT said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday it will collect public comments in an effort to determine whether and how to advance data systems and …

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