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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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Accenture Federal Arm Wins $50M USPTO Contract for Financial Mgmt System Modernization; Rasha Nahas Quoted

Rasha Nahas, managing director and Department of Commerce lead for Accenture Federal Services

Accenture's federal services business has been awarded a five-year, $50 million blanket purchase agreement by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to operate, maintain and modernize the agency’s financial management systems (FMS) for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). “We are proud to support USPTO," said Rasha Nahas, managing director and the U.S. Department of Commerce lead for Accenture Federal Services.

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Octo Wins Spot on Army Visual Augmentation System Contract; Mehul Sanghani Quoted

Mehul Sanghani CEO Octo

Octo has partnered with QinetiQ on the RS3 92 Situational Awareness and Augmented Reality Technologies contract to deliver machine learning (ML) and deep learning capabilities in support of the U.S. Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System program (IVAS). “Winning contracts like IVAS is part of our focus on emerging technologies as a means of helping the government leverage these newly available solutions to maximize mission effectiveness,” said Mehul Sanghani, CEO of Octo.

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JAIC Posts Draft RFP for AI Dataset Support Services

Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Defense's artificial intelligence hub has released a draft request for proposals for services under a blanket purchase agreement to develop or prepare datasets that are ready for use in AI applications. According to the draft RFP, the selected vendor will help DOD components to move cloud services to the Joint Common Foundation by providing JCF libraries with datasets, machine learning models and source code and updating the catalogs of both DOD and JCF.

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ManTech Wins $273M DHS Contract to Provide Advanced Analytics to CBP

Bryce Pippert FedCiv Sector EVP ManTech

ManTech has been awarded a five-year, $273 million contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide Business Intelligence Support Services (BISS) in support of the anti-crime and anti-terrorism efforts of the department’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP). ManTech will develop advanced visualizations that enable the agency to simplify complex data findings and turn it into actionable intelligence for CBP officers. 

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Zoom Expands Partnership With AWS to Advance Videoconferencing Platform

Cloud IT

Zoom has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the enterprise video communications firm's preferred cloud provider. Under a multi-year partnership agreement, Zoom will continue to leverage AWS’ global infrastructure and portfolio of services, including capabilities in compute, storage, content distribution and security, to create a seamless, secure extension of its data centers.

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KBR Wins $300M Recompete to Support EROS Center; Stuart Bradie Quoted

Stuart Bradie President

KBR has been awarded a $300 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee recompete contract for scientific, engineering and technical services in support of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. "With our systems engineering, science and IT expertise, KBR stands ready to support EROS in meeting its future challenges," said Stuart Bradie, KBR president and CEO

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SAIC Wins Potential $973M CBP Task Order for Threat Analysis Tech; Bob Genter Quoted

Bob Genter Sector President SAIC Defense

SAIC has been awarded a potential $973 million task order by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to support the agency’s cornerstone system for identifying travelers and cargo that present a potential security threat, the company reported Tuesday. The award has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year option periods and a six-month optional extension of services.

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AT&T Secures $311M NOAA Task Order to Modernize Network; Chris Smith Quoted

Chris Smith

AT&T has been awarded a ten-year, $311 million task order from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to deliver modern networking capabilities and advanced technologies. "This task order award is testimony to our capability to deliver robust and reliable services at scale and manage them end-to-end to help government agencies like NOAA improve mission fulfillment," said Chris Smith, vice president of civilian and shared services at AT&T Public Sector and FirstNet.

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Lumen Wins Spots on $721M & $195M VA Contracts; David Young Quoted

David Young, SVP of Lumen’s Public Sector

Lumen has secured a position as an authorized service provider on the $721 million Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) National Local Exchange Carrier Next Generation contract vehicle, as well as a spot on VA's $195 million Data and Wide Area Network Carrier contract vehicle. "Lumen's amazing platform for data and applications is ideally positioned to help government agencies like the VA achieve their IT modernization goals," said David Young, two-time Wash100 Award recipient and SVP for the public sector and Lumen’s global hyperscaler business.

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