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

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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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DOE Issues First Small Biz Funding Opportunity Announcement for Fiscal 2020

The Department of Energy plans to award $31.5M in total research grants under the first phase of its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs for fiscal 2020. Interested companies can propose technical feasibility studies to facilitate innovation across program offices under the DOE Office of Science, the department said Monday.

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Intel’s David Hoffman: Government, Industry Should Collaborate on National AI Strategy

David Hoffman, associate general counsel and global privacy officer at Intel, has said government and industry should work together on a national strategy that would advance the adoption of artificial intelligence. Hoffman wrote in a FedScoop article published Tuesday the national AI strategy should address four areas and one is to foster AI innovation across government and industry.

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Deloitte: Mission, Adaptation Could Help Agencies Realize Potential of Cloud

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.

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