Tag Archives: Amazon Web Services

Pentagon Cancels $10B JEDI Cloud Contract; Acting DOD CIO John Sherman Quoted

Pentagon Cancels JEDI

The Defense Department announced that its potential ten-year, $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing contract, which was first awarded to Microsoft in Oct. 2019, has been canceled due to cloud advancement and the development of other initiatives. "JEDI was developed at a time when the Department’s needs were different and both the CSPs technology and our cloud conversancy was less mature,” said John Sherman, acting DOD CIO. 

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Navy Team Triumphs in AWS’ Inter-Service Machine Learning Race

AWS DeepRacer

A U.S. Navy team won an inter-service racing competition hosted by Amazon Web Services and aimed to teach participants the basics of machine learning. Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic-led Team DeepBlueSea received the DeepRacer golden trophy after its victory against six finalists from the Navy and seven others from the Army in building the fastest ML-based autonomous race car.

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Jennifer Chronis Named SVP of Verizon’s Public Sector; Sowmyanarayan Sampath Quoted

Jennifer Chronis

Verizon announced on Wednesday that the company has named 2021 Wash100 Award recipient Jennifer Chronis senior vice president of its Public Sector business, effective immediately. She will be responsible and focus on partnering with federal, state, local, education and public safety customers to deliver technology solutions and services, including Verizon Frontline, the network platform for first responders. 

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Navy Announces Availability of AWS Secret Region for Impact Level-6 Projects

AWS Secret Region IL-6

The research and development arm of the Department of the Navy has launched an Amazon Web Services-supported cloud environment where Impact Level 6-classified information can be stored and processed. The AWS Secret Region IL-6 environment enables classified secret level workloads to be tackled through the commercial cloud.

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AWS, Oxford University Explore Human-Machine Collaboration With AI, Cloud Tech

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the University of Oxford in England have partnered to test proofs of concept for human-machine interaction in education and other research areas using artificial intelligence tools and cloud computing platforms. AWS will also collaborate with the Oxford University's mathematical, physical and life sciences division in other projects through 2022 to incorporate AI and cloud technologies. 

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CNSI Receives Five-Year ProviderOne MMIS Contract Extension From Washington State Health Care Authority; CEO Todd Stottlemyer Quoted

Todd Stottlemyer

CNSI, a leading Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) provider, announced on Thursday that the company’s ProviderOne MMIS contract has been extended through June 2026 by the Washington State Health Care Authority. CNSI developed the Washington State Health Care Authority’s modular ProviderOne Medicaid system to be a strategic and scalable asset.

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Microsoft’s Brad Smith: Reforms Needed to Speed Up Bid Protest Process

Brad Smith

Microsoft President Brad Smith said the federal government should introduce reforms to expedite the protest process for contract awards. Microsoft has not started work on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing contract the Department of Defense (DOD) awarded in October 2019 due to an ongoing protest filed by Amazon Web Services (AWS) in November of that year.

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Executive Mosaic Names 2021 Wash100 Award Recipients; Cast Your 10 Votes TODAY

2021 Wash100

Executive Mosaic, the leading provider in connecting, promoting and branding government and government contracting (GovCon) executives of consequence, has announced the recipients of the 2021 Wash100 Award. “We are thrilled to honor the winners of the 2021 Wash100 Award, said Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic. With the announcement, Executive Mosaic will begin to accept votes for this year’s Popular Vote Rankings.

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Avaya Extends AWS Relationship to Support AI Capabilities

Avaya

Avaya has extended its Amazon Web Services (AWS) relationship, to expand artificial intelligence (AI)-powered customer experience capabilities for Avaya OneCloud CCaaS customers. Avaya will serve as an AWS Partner offering AWS Contact Center Intelligence (CCI) solutions. “Avaya continues to expand AI capabilities that are evolving the contact center into what is now the customer experience center,” said Eric Rossman.

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Sev1Tech Names Matt Jordan as VP, Cloud Center of Excellence; Bob Lohfeld Quoted

Sev1Tech

Sev1Tech has appointed Matt Jordan as vice president of Cloud Center of Excellence to accelerate growth of the Sev1Cloud practice, develop partnerships and drive innovation. Jordan has ten years of experience providing cloud-based solutions across the public sector. Throughout his career, he has developed partnerships with cloud providers to deliver innovative solutions.

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