Tag Archives: data management

DOD Chief Data Officer Dave Spirk Receives First Wash100 Award for Leading DOD’s Data Strategy & Culture

Dave Spirk Chief Data Officer DOD

Executive Mosaic has announced that Dave Spirk, chief data officer for the Department of Defense (DOD), has received a 2021 Wash100 Award for leading DOD’s new data strategy, advancing the department’s principles to adapt its data culture to support U.S. warfighters and military capabilities. Spirk has received the most prestigious and coveted award in all of government contracting (GovCon). 

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Thomas Kurian: Google Cloud Continues Support for State COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns

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Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google's cloud segment, said the company has ramped up efforts to use its automated platforms to support the COVID-19 vaccination programs of state and local governments. Kurian said in a blog post published Monday that Google Cloud has deployed its Intelligent Vaccine Impact technology to help manage vaccination campaigns across the nation.

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Torch.AI to Pursue Data Management Tech Development, Expansion Efforts via Series A Funding

Torch.AI

Artificial intelligence platform maker Torch.AI has secured $30 million during a Series A funding round to support the company's efforts to drive its growth strategies. Torch.AI said Wednesday that the WestCap Group-led funding will help the company in scaling its Nexus AI software suite to address the mission requirements of clients including federal agencies.

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GDIT's Kristie Grinnell: Transitioning to Cloud Calls for Agencies to Understand Data Strategies First

Kristie Grinnell Global CIO General Dynamics IT

Kristie Grinnell, global chief information officer and vice president for supply chain at General Dynamics' information technology business, wrote in a guest piece published Friday on FedScoop that government agencies seeking to optimize the capabilities that cloud offers should first understand their data strategies and identify which cloud service could best support the needs of their organizations.

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Cisco Report: Nearly 80% of Security Professionals Observe Positive Impact of Privacy Laws

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More than 130 countries have privacy laws in place and a new Cisco report has found that 79 percent of security professionals said they believe these laws meant to hold organizations and governments accountable for their data management have had a positive impact. Cisco surveyed more than 4,400 security professionals from 25 countries in summer 2020 for the Data Privacy Benchmark Study and found that 93 percent of organizations said their privacy teams played a key role in helping them respond to COVID-19 pandemic-related challenges, including the shift to telework and implementation of controls on the use and access of shared personal information.

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Hitachi Vantara Federal’s Michael Coene on Three Data Management Measures Agencies Should Consider

Michael Coene Chief Cloud Architect Hitachi Vantara Federal

Michael Coene, chief cloud architect at Hitachi Vantara Federal, wrote in a commentary published Tuesday on Federal News Network that there are three steps agencies should consider to accelerate digital transformation and data management efforts and one is enabling current operations and planning for future changes. “Strategic architectural design should optimize data management practices for the known, and to the extent possible, the unknown,“ he said.

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Quantum Names Rick Valentine as SVP, Chief Customer Officer; Jamie Lerner Quoted

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Quantum has appointed Rick Valentine as senior vice president and chief customer officer. In his new role, Valentine will work to advance Quantum's customer experience throughout the company's transformation into an as-a-service provider for unstructured data management, analytics and storage. "Rick's deep expertise in SaaS transformation and customer experience will ensure that the Quantum customer experience remains second to none,“ said Jamie Lerner, president and CEO at Quantum.

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Operational Resilience, Budget Realities Among Key Themes in PSC's Biennial Acquisition Policy Survey; Alan Chvotkin Quoted

Alan Chvotkin EVP and Counsel PSC

A new Professional Services Council survey has identified five themes based on interviews with more than 22 government officials from 10 federal agencies and one of those is operational resilience and adaptability of the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Government respondents in the 2020 Biennial Acquisition Policy Survey: A New Paradigm said procurement offices shifted to telework with minimal interruptions to business operations.

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