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Former IBM Exec Sridhar Sudarsan Named SparkCognition CTO

Sridhar Sudarsan, formerly chief technology officer of Watson platform and partnerships at IBM, has been appointed to the same role at SparkCognition. Sudarsan will oversee SparkCognition’s technical and product strategy in collaboration with Bruce Porter, the firm’s chief science officer, and other industry and artificial intelligence experts, the company said Tuesday. …

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IBM, VA Extend AI-Based Cancer Treatment Identification Partnership

The Department of Veterans Affairs has extended a partnership with IBM to identify treatment options for military veterans with cancer through the use of artificial intelligence technology. IBM said Thursday VA oncologists have used the company’s Watson for Genomics system to support precision oncology care programs under a public-private initiative formed in 2016. “It is incredibly …

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DOE Lab Unveils IBM-Built ‘Summit’ Supercomputer to Back AI, Energy Research

An Energy Department-backed national laboratory in Tennessee has launched a computer system IBM designed to support research in artificial intelligence, advanced materials, energy and other areas. The Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory works to perform up to 200,000 trillion calculations per second or approximately 200 petaflops of computing power, DOE said …

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GSA Signs Governmentwide Enterprise Deal for IBM Database Platforms

The General Services Administration and IBM have reached a government enterprise agreement for the company’s database platforms under the Information Technology Schedule 70 Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act Enhancement Program. Alan Thomas, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said in a statement published Wednesday the delivery of database platforms through a …

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IBM’s Cloud-Based Collaboration Platform Gets FedRAMP OK

John Hamilton, program manager of operations at the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, has tweeted that IBM‘s collaboration platform became the 100th cloud service offering to receive FedRAMP approval, Federal Times reported Wednesday. IBM Connections is designed to support business email, instant messaging, web conferencing and social business networking, file sharing, …

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IBM’s IaaS cloud platform gets DoD impact level 5 authorization

IBM has received provisional authorization from the Defense Information Systems Agency to host impact level 5 data of Defense Department and federal agency customers through a multitenant cloud computing platform. DISA said Tuesday it granted a 12-month PA to the company’s SmartCloud for Government infrastructure-as-a-service platform. SCG encompasses compute, memory, network, operating system and storage …

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IBM’s Christopher Padilla: Firms Should Keep Society’s Trust in Tech Platforms Through Responsibility

Christopher Padilla, vice president for government and regulatory affairs at IBM, has said he believes that technology companies should take responsibility for new tech platforms they introduce and for the impact such platforms have on the society. “We also believe that responsible technology companies should be in the lead as …

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DHS Awards Contracts to IBM, Deloitte Through Procurement Innovation Lab’s 2-Phased Approach

The Department of Homeland Security’s procurement innovation lab has implemented a two-phased approach to streamline the acquisition process and cut the time it takes to award contracts, Federal News Radio reported Monday. DHS awarded contracts to Deloitte and IBM through PIL’s implementation of a self-certification method based on technical assessment …

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IBM Vet Lindsay-Rae McIntyre Named Microsoft Chief Diversity Officer

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, a more than two-decade veteran of IBM, has joined Microsoft as chief diversity officer. McIntyre will lead Microsoft’s cross-company efforts to promote cultural diversity in the workplace and establish partnerships with external organizations to help drive inclusion and diversity in the technology field, Microsoft said Sunday. She will perform her new duties at Microsoft’s …

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IBM Vet Sanjay Brahmawar to Join Software AG as CEO

Sanjay Brahmawar, a 14-year IBM veteran, has been appointed by Software AG‘s supervisory board to serve as CEO of the enterprise software vendor effective Aug. 1. Software AG said Wednesday he will succeed Karl-Heinz Streibich, who is due to retire from the company after 14 years at the helm. Brahmawar currently serves as …

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