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DoD Eyes JEDI Cloud Contract Award in August Amid Bidding Process Concerns

The Department of Defense plans to award the potential $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement contract, which faces a court challenge and is under scrutiny by lawmakers over the bidding process, by the end of August, The Wall Street Journal reported SundayMicrosoft and Amazon Web Services are the final two contenders for the JEDI contract, which has drawn complaints from IBM and Oracle.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents David Levy, VP of the Federal Government with Amazon Web Services, His Second Consecutive Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented David Levy, vice president of the federal government at Amazon Web Services, with his second consecutive Wash100 Award on Wednesday. Executive Mosaic is ecstatic to present the most coveted award in government contracting recognizing Levy for leading Amazon and cloud adoption initiatives for federal agencies. 

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Report: DOT Selects 10 Drone Test Program Winners

The Transportation Department is set to announce Wednesday the 10 winning local, tribal and state government agencies of a pilot program that will allow them to test unmanned aerial systems through partnerships with technology companies, Reuters reported Wednesday. Sources said Apple, Intel, Amazon, Airbus and Qualcomm are among the companies …

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Army Seeks to Implement AI-Based Recommendation System for Soldiers

The U.S. Army looks to implement an artificial intelligence technology designed to recommend actions to soldiers in the battlefield, C4ISRNet reported Wednesday. The report said the Army Research Laboratory has developed a “collaborative filtering” approach similar to the AI method that Amazon and Netflix use to generate user recommendations. Both companies collect large amounts of user …

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Report: White House Asks Tech Firms’ Aid in Federal IT Modernization Via ‘Tours of Duty’

The White House has called on technology companies to perform short “tours of duty” to help the federal government carry out information technology modernization initiatives, Recode reported Thursday. Jared Kushner, head of the Office of American Innovation, and other presidential advisers held a private call with representatives from Apple, Google, …

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GAO: DoD Should Apply Commercial Practices in Tech Development

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Department form a science and technology management framework that will incorporate best practices from industry. GAO made the recommendation after it reviewed technology development practices of Amazon, IBM, Siemens, Dow Chemical, Honeywell, General Motors, Qualcomm  and Valvoline, the agency said Thursday. The agency found that …

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