Tag Archives: education department

White House Asks Tech Firms to Help Combat COVID-19; Michael Kratsios Quoted

The White House on Wednesday called on technology companies to help the government in its campaign against the new coronavirus, The Hill reported Wednesday. “The White House’s top priority is ensuring the safety and health of the American people amid the COVID-19 outbreak," Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said during a phone call Wednesday. "Cutting edge technology companies and major online platforms will play a critical role in this all-hands-on-deck effort."

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Jay Hurt Named Financial Mgmt Practice Managing Director at Grant Thornton’s Public Sector Arm

Jay Hurt, former chief financial officer of the Education Department‘s Office of Federal Student Aid, has joined Grant Thornton as managing director of the financial management practice within the company’s public sector business. Grant Thornton said Monday Hurt will be based at its Alexandria, Va., office and will work with federal clients to help them transform …

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Education Dept. Plans Financial Aid Processing Tech Solicitation via NITAAC Contract Vehicle

The Education Department looks to procure information technology services to build a federal student aid processing and servicing platform through a contract vehicle managed by the National Institutes of Health‘s Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center. A FedBizzOpps notice posted Monday says the department will seek an enterprise-wide digital and customer care technology …

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Education Dept Releases IT Investment Mgmt Support RFP

The Education Department seeks contractor support to implement information technology governance and investment management programs that will cover the areas of capital planning, investment control, budget formulation, IT portfolio management and enterprise architecture. ED said in a request for proposal notice posted Friday on FedBizOpps the department plans to award a …

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Education Dept Taps SRI International Division to Manage Appalachian Regional Educational Lab

SRI International‘s education division has secured a five-year contract from the Education Department‘s Institute of Education Sciences to oversee the Regional Educational Laboratory in Appalachia. The company said Friday REL Appalachia will collaborate with school districts, state departments of education and other stakeholders to develop and conduct research on how to …

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eGlobalTech to Help Education Dept Implement Automated Info Collection Request System

The Education Department has awarded eGlobalTech a task order to provide technical consulting services for ED’s Information Collection Request, Review and Approval System implementation effort. The company said Wednesday it will help the department implement, maintain, operate, restore and update an automated ICRAS. eGT will deploy the system with the use of Amazon Web Services‘ cloud platform. The …

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SBA Issues Funding Awards to 68 Business Accelerators; Maria Contreras-Sweet Comments

The Small Business Administration has awarded 68 business accelerators with a $50,000 grant each as winners of SBA’s third annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. SBA said Thursday that a panel of government and industry professionals chose the winning accelerators out of more than 400 grant applicants from across the U.S. The agency facilitated the competition in partnership with …

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ANSI Team Selected for Education Dept’s Innovation Partnership Initiative

The American National Standards Institute will collaborate with the State University of New York and Flatiron School to support a U.S. Education Department initiative that aims to provide low-income students access to new higher education and training models. ANSI said Tuesday the Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships program seeks to assess the impact of partnerships on the accessibility of …

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HPE-Built Continuous Security Monitoring Platform Enters Operational Readiness Review Phase; Marilyn Crouther Comments

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has moved forward to the operational readiness review phase of its cybersecurity platform for federal civilian agencies under a Department of Homeland Security-run continuous diagnostics and mitigation program. The company designed its automated CDM platform to help government users identify and categorize information technology security risk by priority, HPE said Tuesday. “HPE is proud to be …

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Deloitte, MIT, Datawheel Launch US Public Data Visualization Engine

Deloitte, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Datawheel have launched a new visualization engine to display U.S. public data. MIT’s Macro Connections Group partnered with Deloitte and Datawheel to develop Data USA that works to aggregate and visualize data from multiple sources including government agencies such as Commerce Department, Labor Deparment and …

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AT&T Receives Education Dept Mobile Service Support Contract; Mike Leff Comments

AT&T has secured a three-year contract to provide mobile devices and related management support services for the Education Department. The contract covers data and voice services, smartphones and tablet devices, onsite support and mobile device management services, AT&T said Tuesday. Mike Leff, vice president for civilian agencies at AT&T’s government solutions …

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