The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department is in the midst of planning an IT services contract that will compose of a variety of IT products and services for the department itself, as well as other agencies. The name of the multiple-award contract is “Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology” – also know as “T4.” The contract is intended to last five years, plus a two-year optional extension. Some examples of work under this contract are: strategy planning, network and telecommunications infrastructure, and program management. Currently, there is no set start date or dollar amount of the contract.
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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate collaborated with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop an artificial intelligence system geared to help first responders process large amounts of information. Built under S&T's Next Generation First Responder Apex program, the Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction and Synthesis or AUDREY works to manage first responder data in emergency situations, the DHS said Tuesday.