Tag Archives: FITARA

Accenture Federal Services’ John Goodman on Federal IT Modernization, AI Adoption

John Goodman, CEO of Accenture Federal Services, told Federal News Network in an interview published Thursday that the federal government is focusing on information technology modernization and efforts to improve government services. Goodman said the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act has helped federal chief information officers become innovation partners and cited the factors the company considers as it works on government projects.

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Dell EMC, GSA Reach Governmentwide Procurement Deal for Virtual Computing Environment Platforms

The General Services Administration and Dell EMC have reached a governmentwide enterprise agreement to facilitate the procurement of the company’s virtual computing environment platforms to help federal agencies advance data center modernization. The agreement allows federal, local, state and tribal government agencies to place an order for Dell EMC’s VxRail products at tiered discounts through Carahsoft Technology’s spot on GSA’s IT Schedule 70 contract, the agency said Thursday.

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Dell EMC Federal’s Steve Harris on Emerging Tech Trends, IT Modernization

Steve Harris, senior vice president and general manager of Dell EMC’s federal business, told MeriTalk in an interview published Monday that artificial intelligence, internet of things and software-defined infrastructure are some of the emerging trends he sees in the federal information technology market. Harris discussed the importance of IT infrastructure modernization amid the presence of such tech capabilities.
 

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Unisys’ Mark Forman: Government IT Acquisition Oversight Needs Different Approach

Mark Forman, global head of Unisys‘ public sector business, told Government Matters in an interview published Sunday that agency chief information officers should adopt a new approach to monitor federal information technology investments. He cited a Government Accountability Office report indicating that CIOs oversaw nearly 78K IT procurement transactions that …

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GAO Vet David Powner to Join Mitre in August

David Powner, director of information technology management issues at the Government Accountability Office, will formally join Mitre in late August as director of strategic engagement and partnerships. Mitre said Thursday Powner will aim to expand the nonprofit research corporation’s relations with government, industry and academia in his new position. He has 25 years of …

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Veritas Technologies, GSA Reach Governmentwide Procurement Deal for Cloud, Data Mgmt Platforms

Veritas Technologies has reached an agreement with the General Services Administration to help federal clients implement enterprise software products designed to support cloud management and data governance efforts. GSA said Tuesday government buyers can buy Veritas-made software platforms to manage and secure agencies’ data through the new enterprise software acquisition deal. Both parties negotiated …

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GSA Signs Governmentwide Enterprise Deal for IBM Database Platforms

The General Services Administration and IBM have reached a government enterprise agreement for the company’s database platforms under the Information Technology Schedule 70 Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act Enhancement Program. Alan Thomas, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said in a statement published Wednesday the delivery of database platforms through a …

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GSA, ServiceNow Sign Governmentwide Software Agreement; Emily Murphy Comments

The General Services Administration and ServiceNow have reached a governmentwide agreement that seeks to facilitate the procurement of ServiceNow’s software platforms by federal agencies through Carahsoft Technology’s IT Schedule 70 contract. Emily Murphy, GSA administrator and a 2018 Wash100 recipient, said in a statement published Friday the agreement seeks to address duplication …

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GSA Adds Nutanix Hyperconverged Cloud Platforms to Carahsoft’s IT Schedule 70 Contract

The General Services Administration-led Enterprise Software Category Team has selected Nutanix and Carahsoft to offer hyperconverged cloud infrastructure platforms to government agencies via GSA’s IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle. Nutanix can use Carahsoft’s position under IT Schedule 70 to deliver 10 HCI products designed to help agencies simplify their data centers and modernize their information …

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Hill Vet Kevin Cummins Assumes Tech VP Role at PSC

Kevin Cummins, a veteran staffer in the U.S. Senate, has taken a new role as vice president of the Professional Services Council‘s technology practice. Cummins most recently served as senior legislative assistant for Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) and helped craft technology-related legislation such as the Spectrum Relocation Fund Act and Federal …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: FITARA Can Help Agency CIOs Transform Federal IT Programs

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act expands the role government chief information officers will play in how agencies procure and implement IT systems. “FITARA highlights the fact that CIOs must have a holistic view of their agency, from IT budget …

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