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Parasoft’s New Division Seeks to Help Agencies Meet Software Testing Needs

Parasoft has launched a new division to help federal, local and state agencies address their software testing requirements. The company said Tuesday Larry Johnsen, vice president of Mil/Aero and government solutions at Parasoft, will lead the corporate division to provide strategy-based platforms and software tooling for development and testing groups to help agencies address software development initiatives around security, DevOps and Agile methods.

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Booz Allen Execs on Change Management Misconceptions in Federal IT Modernization

Three Booz Allen Hamilton executives said there are five myths about change management in government information technology modernization and the first notion that should be debunked is that change management should concentrate on end users. “Successful change management requires a whole cultural change that goes beyond end users to encompass the entire stakeholder community – from your delivery teams and business units to your end user community,” Booz Allen’s Juli Dixon, Ben Marglin and Andrew Mason wrote in an FCW article published Thursday.

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Booz Allen’s Shannon Fitzgerald on Digital Tools That Could Help Agencies Improve Citizen Experience

Shannon Fitzgerald, a senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton and head of the company’s citizen services business, said top commercial brands are adopting digital platforms and services that could be used by federal agencies to improve customer experience. Fitzgerald wrote in a Nextgov article published Monday that agencies seeking to streamline user experience should advance the use of chatbots and redesign their websites to make it easier for citizens to find the information they need.
 

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Fortinet Federal’s Bob Fortna: Agencies Should Establish Security Protocols to Enable Digital Transformation

Bob Fortna, president of Fortinet’s federal business, said agencies seeking to advance digital transformation should build up cybersecurity by implementing security protocols meant to safeguard connected physical platforms from threat actors. “This includes segmenting physical devices connected to an IP network, baselining and whitelisting behaviors and setting alerts and quarantines that are automatically triggered when behaviors change,” Fortna wrote in a GCN article published Tuesday.

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Virginia Contracting Activity Issues RFI on Knowledge Mgmt Tech Support for Intell Agencies

The Virginia Contracting Activity has issued a request for information on potential sources that could meet the Defense Intelligence Agency’s requirements to improve the intelligence community’s knowledge management platform. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says VACA looks for potential contractors that could deploy the Intelligence Community Knowledge Management Tool across multiple networks worldwide and deliver new capabilities to users with a focus on automating analytic workflows.
 

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SAIC Aims to Accelerate Tech Deployment Through ‘Innovation Factory’; Charles Onstott Quoted

Science Applications International Corp. has formed a new organization that allows teams of information technology professionals to speed up the development of new platforms and deploy the product in a matter of days or hours, Federal Times reported WednesdayLaunched in October 2018, SAIC’s Innovation Factory aims to help IT teams meet contract requirements, compete on potential contracts and facilitate product experimentation.

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