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Michael Scruggs Joins SAIC as SVP of Artificial Intelligence; Dee Dee Helfenstein Quoted

SAIC Hires Michael Scruggs

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) announced on Wednesday that Michael Scruggs, previously with IBM, has joined the company as its new senior vice president of Artificial Intelligence (AI), effective immediately. Scruggs will lead SAIC’s expansion and innovation in the areas of predictive analytics, machine learning, robotic process automation, and intelligent edge.

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Tetra Tech Wins USAID Contract for Energy Services Support to Indonesia; Dan Batrack Quoted

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Tetra Tech has been awarded a five-year, $38.8 million Sustainable Energy for Indonesia’s Advancing Resilience (SINAR) contract from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the company reported on Tuesday. Under the contract, Tetra Tech will deliver reliable and sustainable energy services. “Tetra Tech has supported USAID’s sustainable energy programs in Indonesia for more than 10 years,” said Dan Batrack, chairman and CEO of Tetra Tech.

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Battelle Elects Wayne Frederick to Board of Directors; Lou Von Thaer Quoted

Dr. Wayne Frederick board member Battelle

Battelle has elected Howard University President and the Charles R. Drew Professor of Surgery Dr. Wayne Frederick to the company’s board of directors. “Wayne’s strong background in healthcare and medical education aligns so well with Battelle’s mission and strategic priorities,” said Lou Von Thaer, president and CEO of Battelle and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient.

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AECOM Appoints New Chief Execs to Global Transportation, Program Management Businesses

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AECOM has appointed Jennifer Aument as chief executive of the company’s global transportation segment and Drew Jeter as chief executive of its global program management business. Aument’s appointment will take effect April 5 and Jeter’s selection will begin on Jan. 25. "These appointments complement a diverse Executive Leadership Team advancing our Think and Act Globally strategy,’’ said Troy Rudd, AECOM’s CEO. 

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VMware Elects Ken Denman to Board of Directors; Paul Sagan Quoted

Ken Denman Board Member VMware

VMware has elected technology executive, Ken Denman, to the company’s board of directors. On the board, Denman will provide his expertise and leadership experience gained from serving in the technology sector. “Ken is an experienced technologist and corporate director with deep roots in software, mobile and AI technologies," said Paul Sagan, lead director, chair of the Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee.

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Roger Miller Joins Paradyme Management as Senior Director of Growth for Justice Markets

Roger Miller of Paradyme Management

Paradyme Management has appointed Roger Miller as senior director of growth for justice markets, responsible for further building relationships with federal agencies that serve the homeland security mission. “Roger has a vast amount of experience in the justice community and has been right in the middle of dealing with the complex technical issues it faces," said Jack Ginsburg, chief operating officer of Paradyme. 

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Zoom Expands Partnership With AWS to Advance Videoconferencing Platform

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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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Accenture Invests $3B to Establish Cloud Division, Names Karthik Narain as Lead; Julie Sweet Quoted

Julie Sweet CEO Accenture

Accenture has formed Accenture Cloud First under a three-year, $3 billion investment. The division will help clients accelerate digital transformation to increase speed and scale. Accenture has appointed Karthik Narain to lead Accenture Cloud First and join the Global Management Committee, effective October 1. Accenture Cloud First is a multi-service group of 70,000 cloud professionals that will leverage Accenture’s industry and technology capabilities and ecosystem partnerships.

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Accenture Federal Services’ McClure, Jackson, Layman on How Federal IT Leaders Approach Modernization

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Dave McClure, Malcolm Jackson and Jason Layman of Accenture Federal Services wrote in a Nextgov article published Monday that there are three lessons from the company’s Future Systems research that show how federal information technology leaders approach IT modernization and the first is that these leaders invest in innovation infrastructure.

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Cloud Could Help Agencies Accelerate Innovation Through Data Analysis; AWS’ Brett McMillen Quoted

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Government and industry leaders took part in Government Matters’ Tech Leadership Series: Innovation program to discuss how cloud computing helps agencies advance innovation, deliver citizen services and carry out their missions. One of the key themes discussed during the program is the cloud’s role in enabling agencies to store and analyze large datasets to advance public service innovation, according to an Amazon Web Services blog post published Monday.

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