A Deloitte article says government information technology leaders should consider four factors to realize the benefits of cloud adoption and one of those is measuring success in terms of mission. Defining success in terms of mission could help organizations rationalize investments and encourage users to identify more ways to advance the use of cloud, according to the article published Thursday.Read More »
Deloitte Consulting has won a potential three-year, $39.9M contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide programmatic and technical recommendations in support of force optimization analysis activities at Air Combat Command's headquarters. The service received three offers for the firm-fixed-price contract and obligates $4.9M in fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds at the time of award, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.
Cary, N.C.-based analytics firm SAS has announced plans to invest $1B in the next three years in artificial intelligence. The company said Monday the AI investment will focus on research and development innovation; education programs meant to address client needs; and expert services to maximize customer return on AI-related projects.Read More »
Some industry experts say the Section 809 panel’s recommendation to exempt the Pentagon from the Clinger-Cohen Act highlights the need to fix the budgeting approach to provide agencies the ability to facilitate the information technology acquisition process, Federal News Network reported Friday. Mark Forman, vice president and global head of public sector at Unisys, said the Section 809 report suggests that agencies have now shifted to buying IT as-a-service, instead of treating or procuring IT as a capital asset.
Dave McClure, principal director and CIO advisory lead at Accenture Federal Services, has said the availability of more data, the increasing computing capacity and the software environment are some of the factors driving the pace of technology modernization in the government, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. “And you combine all three of these together, and it creates an accelerated path for modernization that we just simply have never had before in government,” McClure said at a WBJ-hosted forum.Read More »
Harry Raduege, a retired U.S. Air Force general, has been named strategic adviser at San Francisco-based autonomous security software provider NXM Labs. He will work with the company’s advisory board on strategic planning to bring NXM’s platforms to the market as well as lead efforts to address cyber threats, NXM said Thursday.Read More »
Deloitte: Agile Process, New Business Models Key to Aerospace & Defense Industry’s Digital Transformation
A Deloitte article says aerospace and defense companies should focus on four key areas to achieve digital transformation and one of those is implementing agile production and predictive quality controls in response to evolving demands. A&D companies should also create new business models, advance collaboration with the supply chain and protect data and intellectual property from cyber vulnerabilities, according to the article published Tuesday.Read More »
A Deloitte article says government agencies seeking to generate insights from unstructured data to facilitate the decision-making process and policy analysis could use artificial intelligence in the form of natural language processing. NLP has seven technical capabilities that could help agencies identify patterns, analyze public opinion and categorize topics, according to the article published Wednesday.Read More »
Deloitte‘s consulting business has received a potential five-year, $23M contract from the U.S. Navy to build a training virtual environment for the service’s enterprise shipboard network. The scope of work covers the development of a cloud-based virtual environment for the service’s Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services system, the Department of …Read More »