Tag Archives: analytics

GSA Launches Updated FedRAMP Website; Ashley Mahan Quoted

Ashley Mahan

The General Services Administration (GSA) has redesigned the website for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) in a move to promote the use of cloud technologies to streamline online operations. GSA said Tuesday that the updated FedRAMP website is aimed at providing easy access to information on authorization procedures while simplifying the online experience through search and filter functions.

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NuWave Merges with PCI to Form BigBear.ai; Reggie Brothers Quoted

Reggie Brothers

NuWave Solutions and PCI Strategic Management have merged to form BigBear.ai. BigBear.ai will be led by CEO Dr. Reggie Brothers, former CEO of NuWave, GovCon Expert and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, and Sean Battle, vice chairman and chief strategy officer, who co-founded PCI and served as CEO. "This combination is a game changer for the industry," said Brothers.

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SAIC Appoints Josh Jackson SVP of Naval Business Unit

Josh Jackson

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has appointed Josh Jackson as senior vice president of the Naval Business Unit, where he will be responsible for an approximately $1 billion portfolio of customers, including the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Jackson will report to Bob Genter, president of SAIC’s Defense and Civilian Sector.

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GDIT Announces AWS Availability on milCloud 2.0 Contract; Dave Levy Quoted

Dave Levy

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has announced the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) under the milCloud 2.0 contract. AWS availability will provide the Department of Defense (DoD) access to an expanded portfolio of secure cloud services. “Through this collaboration… DoD customers can access leading cloud services,” said Dave Levy, vice president of U.S. Government, Nonprofit and Healthcare at AWS and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions Recognized for Fraud Protection, Threat Intelligence; Monty Faidley Quoted

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has been awarded best in class for Fraud Protection and Threat Intelligence during Security Today’s 2020 CyberSecured Awards. The company received recognition for its LexisNexis ThreatMetrix product, an enterprise solution for digital identity intelligence and digital authentication to inform risk decisions. "LexisNexis Risk Solutions fraud prevention tools unify decision analytics across the citizen and employee journey,” said Monty Faidley.

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IRS Outlines Taxpayer Experience, Employee Training Strategies in Congressional Report

Internal Revenue Service

The IRS has submitted a report to Congress outlining strategies to improve the taxpayer experience, employee training and organizational structure to comply with the provisions of the Taxpayer First Act of 2019. The agency’s Taxpayer Experience Strategy includes six components, including expanded digital services, proactive outreach and education and enterprise data management and advanced analytics. 

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GSA Intends to Leverage Digital Assets to Increase Operating Efficiency; David Shive Quoted

David Shive

The General Services Administration (GSA) will integrate its digital assets and tools it has created to ensure the agency operates as efficiently as possible by reengineering agency business processes. David Shive, chief information officer of GSA, said that the agency will work to become a “true, end-to-end digital entity.” GSA will continually improve systems and services throughout the acquisition life cycle to improve efficiency. 

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Smartronix Acquires Datastrong to Expand Technology Solutions

Smartronix

Smartronix has acquired Datastrong, a technology solution provider focused on data architecture, design and business analytics. Datastrong offers advanced technology solutions to both commercial and federal customers, and will operate as a division of Smartronix’s Cloud Solutions business unit. “Our acquisition of Datastrong represents an important step forward in expanding the suite of offerings Smartronix can deliver to clients via the cloud," said Smartronix CEO Peter LaMontagne.

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NSF Uses Predictive Analytics to Mark Improper Grant Payments; Jesse Simons Quoted

Jesse Simons

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has developed a predictive model designed to identify improper grant payments, and may share it with other agencies that award grants. NSF’s payments and analytics branch has been experimenting with predictive analytics and produced an open-source model that eventually received the Association of Government Accountants’ (AGA) recognition.

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SAS Names Bryan Harris as EVP, CTO; Jim Goodnight Quoted

SAS

SAS has appointed Bryan Harris as executive vice president and chief technology officer. With more than two decades of experience, Harris has a deep knowledge of the technology industry, including analytics, cloud and user experience across the public and private sectors. “As CTO, Bryan will push SAS to continue leading the market and drive innovation,” said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight.

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