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Accenture Federal Services Secures $341M DOC Contract to Modernize Business Systems; John Goodman Quoted

John Goodman

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has secured a one-year $341 million contract under the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Business Applications Solution (BAS) program to modernize the agencies’ business systems and data platform, the company reported on Monday. The contract has 19 years of additional options. 

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Charles Brandon: Army’s CPI Office Leverages Data, Analytics to Speed Up Acquisition

Charles Brandon

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Brandon, director for continuous process improvement at the U.S. Army’s office of business transformation, said the use of data and analytics and adoption of a collaborative approach helped reduce the service’s procurement acquisition lead time and address the backlog of approximately 14K cases at the Army Review Boards Agency, Federal News Network reported Friday.

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Accenture Acquires Byte Prophecy to Grow Enterprise-Scale AI, Digital Analytics Solutions; Piyush Singh, Athina Kanioura, Mrugank Parikh Quoted

Athina Kanioura

Accenture has acquired Byte Prophecy, an automated insights and big data analytics company based in Ahmedabad, India, to meet the growing demand for enterprise-scale AI and digital analytics solutions across the region, the company reported on Monday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Navy Supports COVID-19 Awareness via Data Platform

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command has launched a virtual platform that consolidates multiple datasets with content on the COVID-19 disease. The Fusion Cell repository is designed to integrate and disseminate information on how COVID-19 has affected NAVWAR personnel, facilities, programs and other assets, the U.S. Navy said Wednesday.

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James Geurts: Navy Eyes More ‘Tech Bridges’ to Advance Collaboration With Nontraditional Vendors

James Geurts

James “Hondo” Geurts, assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition at the U.S. Navy and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the service is increasing the number of technology collaboration centers to 12 to create networks, facilitate collaboration and award contracts to nontraditional defense contractors and small businesses, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

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NGA Releases 2020 Tech Focus Areas Document; Mark Munsell Quoted

Mark Munsell

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has listed advanced analytics and modeling, data management, modern software engineering, artificial intelligence and future of work as its five technology focus areas this year. “This document is focused on our needs, rather than specific technologies,” Mark Munsell, chief technology officer at NGA, said in a statement published Wednesday.

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State Dept CIO Stuart McGuigan Credits Accelerated Analytics Work to Teleworking

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Stuart McGuigan, the State Department's chief information officer, said his organization has leveraged teleworking to more quickly support foreign policy via analytics, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. The department's Center for Analytics is moving forward to create predictive models that provide insight into government-related changes. McGuigan attributes the center's accelerated work pace to the implementation of teleworking.

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