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CDOs Expect 2021 Federal Data Strategy Action Plan to Include More Data Sharing Opportunities

Federal Data Strategy

The 2021 Federal Data Strategy Action Plan is expected to be released in December 2020 and agency chief data officers intend to see more partnership and data sharing opportunities in the next strategy. Kshemendra Paul said the VA is working with the Department of Defense on a joint analytics and data strategy

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NAVWAR Awards $104M in OTA Production Contracts for Warfare Tech Transition Effort

OTA Production

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NIWC) has awarded other transaction authority production (OTP) contracts worth $104 million combined to transition three prototype technologies under the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP). “This process provides a unique opportunity to leverage an OTA to not only rapidly prototype," said Don Sallee, acquisition planning services manager at NIWC Atlantic.

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ECS Names Aaron Burciaga as Senior Director of AI, Analytics; George Wilson Quoted

Aaron Burciaga

ECS has appointed Aaron Burciaga as senior director of artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics, the company reported on Tuesday. Burciaga will collaborate with ECS’s national security and intelligence division to advance AI and machine learning (ML) solutions. Burciaga brings deep experience in startup and enterprise settings, with extensive knowledge in automation, data science, AI, and ML. 

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Stuart McGuigan: State Dept Expedites App Delivery in Support of Teleworkers

Stuart McGuigan

Stuart McGuigan, chief information officer of the State Department, said the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the department to accelerate the deployment of collaboration and productivity tools to remote employees in order for them to perform critical work. “The ability to dynamically form a team, share information, share analytics, make a decision, and then execute is something we want to continue,” he said.

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Adm. Michael Gilday Eyes Navy Network for Crewed, Unmanned Ships Via ‘Project Overmatch’

Adm. Michael Gilday

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday asked Rear Adm. Douglas Small, head of Naval Information Warfare (NAVWAR) Systems Command, to lead an effort called Project Overmatch to develop a network that will link manned ships, submarines and aircraft to unmanned vessels to facilitate targeting information and intelligence sharing, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday.

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AWS Partners with Carrier to Advance Supply Chain for Vaccines; David Appel, Sarah Cooper Quoted

AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Carrier Global Corporation to co-develop Carrier’s Lynx digital platform, which will increase visibility, connectivity and actionable intelligence across their cold chain operations, AWS reported on Thursday. The partnership will improve outcomes for temperature-sensitive cargo, including food, medicine and vaccines. The collaboration builds on Carrier’s selection of AWS as its preferred cloud services provider in Feb. 2020. 

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MCA Wins $68M BPA to Support DHS Management Services; Lisa Firestone Quoted

Lisa Firestone

Managed Care Advisors (MCA) has been awarded an approximate five-year, $68 million blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to provide a full range of Workers' Compensation Medical Case Management Services (WC-MCMS) to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component agencies, the company reported on Tuesday. MCA will provide a fully integrated solution, including a dedicated 24/7/365 Incident Reporting Hotline.

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GovernmentCIO Wins $150M Contract to Support VETPS

GovernmentCIO

GovernmentCIO (GCIO) has been awarded a five-year, $150 million full and open award, under the Veterans Experience Technical Platform Services (VETPS) effort. GCIO will provide portfolio, product line and product management support for its products and sustainment activities. GCIO also will deliver technology services centered around Veterans and platform capabilities that provide secure, seamless benefits and services to Veterans and their families.

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Noblis Acquires Cloud, Analytics Capabilities of Inductive Minds; Amr ElSawy, John Walker Quoted

Amr ElSawy

Noblis has acquired the cloud and analytics capabilities of Inductive Minds, an expert provider of cloud hosting, systems engineering and analytic services to federal government clients, to enhance Noblis’ portfolio of Department of Defense (DoD) and national security expertise, Noblis reported on Tuesday. Noblis’ purchase will advance its support of intelligence and law enforcement communities.

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Unanet Partners with Mesa to Simplify Business Management; Reggie Headrick, Matt Pantana Quoted

Unanet

Unanet A/E, the company’s project-based ERP software purpose-built for the architecture and engineering (A/E) sectors, partnered with Mesa Associates under a new agreement to integrate Unanet’s solution across their business. Under the new agreement, Mesa will be able to simplify its business management and provide enhanced service to its customers.

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