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The U.S. Air Force and Amazon have partnered on a pilot program that allows contracting officers to make small procurements on the company's e-commerce portal through the use of government purchase cards, Bloomberg Government reported Friday. The pilot program comes as the General Services Administration works to implement its e-commerce program in accordance with the […] More
Anne Rung, director of government for Amazon Business, has said online marketplaces could help federal agencies comply with competition requirements and achieve spending transparency and competitive pricing in terms of government procurement. Rung wrote in a FedScoop article published Thursday that agencies seeking to meet their small business spending goals could benefit from such online platforms. “Online […] More
Anne Rung, director of government sector at Amazon Business, has said adopting an e-commerce platform could help federal agencies manage spending transparency and compliance with acquisition policies, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Rung told the station in an interview that the federal government should implement an approach that begins with the identification of clients' requirements. […] More
ExecutiveBiz spoke with Jennifer Chronis, general manager, Defense Department, about Amazon Web Services' cloud offerings for defense and intelligence community customers, the pace of federal information technology modernization and what she sees in store for the future of cloud computing and adoption. “[The cloud] means solving problems faster, adapting to changing environments, dealing with sudden […] More
Amazon.com has secured a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for an unmanned aerial vehicle that is designed to react to human gestures, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The patent supports Amazon’s plans to develop a fleet of UAVs that will work to deliver packages to customers within 30 minutes. The UAV will use various […] More
Amazon Web Services has released a new service designed to convert text into realistic voice audio applicable to multiple languages. The Amazon Polly service is available through the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, the company said Wednesday. The text-to-speech service makes use of deep learning technologies to help users construct speech-enabled applications. Amazon Polly’s API may be integrated with other applications to […] More
ExecutiveBiz spoke with four-time Wash100 recipient Teresa Carlson about Amazon Web Services' current offerings and output from the AWS re:Invent 2017 conference. On topics ranging from innovation in cloud computing to hyperscale in the public sector, here's what she had to say: “We've seen our government customers use the cloud as a springboard to do […] More
Amazon, Google and Microsoft have launched efforts to secure their respective cloud services and products amid the discovery of security vulnerabilities in various computer chips, CNBC reported Wednesday. A report from the Register revealed that vulnerabilities affecting various processors could allow hackers to steal information from devices that run those chips, such as computers and data center servers. […] More
Amazon has opened a new 60,000-square-foot facility in Cambridge, England, that will house approximately 400 employees to perform research and development work on various technology platforms. The Amazon Development Center Cambridge is the second R&D facility the company established in the U.K. and will accommodate machine learning professionals, data scientists, software engineers, mathematical modelers and […] More
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced Thursday that it will create 1,500 full-time hourly associate roles at its first Utah fulfillment center in Salt Lake City. “We are excited to continue growing our team with the first fulfillment center in Utah,“ said Akash Chauhan, Amazon's Vice President of North American operations. “In Utah, there are already more […] More
Peter Cohen, a 17-year veteran of Amazon and co-founder of Xendota, has joined the board of directors at Sunnyvale, California-based cybersecurity firm Fortinet. Cohen said in a statement published Tuesday he aims to help “provide strategic counsel on the cloud technology priorities, partnerships and innovations that will help contribute to the company's continued momentum with enterprise customers.” He currently […] More
Amazon Web Services has selected eGlobalTech to join the former’s partnership program that aims to meet the technology business needs of education, government and non-profit customers. EGlobalTech said Thursday its DevOps Factory service offering and automation tools such as Cloudamatic will support efforts to boost cloud adoption in the federal sector through the AWS Public Sector […] More
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