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Accenture Federal Services Secures $453M VA IT Contract; Shawn Roman, Charmain Bogue Quoted

Accenture Federal

Accenture announced on Monday that its subsidiary Accenture Federal Services (AFS) was awarded a $453 million prime contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to improve and modernize the VA’s Digital GI Bill Delivery Program. The contract will require AFS to improve the education claims processing and transform other management systems for the VA’s Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA).

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Accenture to Acquire Pollux to Advance Robotics, Automation Solutions

Accenture Federal

Accenture has agreed to acquire Pollux, a provider of industrial robotics and automation solutions, to expand Accenture’s capabilities across consumer goods, pharmaceutical and automotive industries. “Automation and human + machine collaboration are digitally transforming manufacturing and supply chain operations to be more flexible, resilient, sustainable and safe, and to better meet ever-changing customer demands,” said Nigel Stacey, global lead for Accenture Industry X. 

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DOD’s Frederick Moorefield on Spectrum IT Modernization, Joint All-Domain C2, Spectrum Sharing

Frederick Moorefield

Frederick Moorefield, a deputy chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DOD), told FCW in an interview published Thursday that spectrum information technology modernization would be one of the first priorities of the newly created Command, Control, Communications Leadership Board at DOD.

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Accenture, VMware Launch New Business Group Under $3B Investment to Drive Cloud Strategy; Julie Sweet, Pat Gelsinger Quoted

Julie Sweet

Accenture and VMware have expanded their partnership and launched a business group to enable users adopt a ‘cloud first’ strategy. The new unit will accelerate migration to the cloud, develop applications, and leverage the cloud as a foundation for innovation and new business models to drive value. The new business group is part of Accenture Cloud First, which Accenture launched in 2020 under a $3 billion investment.

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VMware Enhances vRealize Cloud Management to Support Multi-Cloud Environments

VMware

VMware has announced innovations across its VMware vRealize Cloud Management portfolio of on-premises and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, which will enable customers to securely deploy and operate hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Customers have also leveraged VMware vRealize Cloud Management solutions to gain greater IT and business agility to increase business outcomes.

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Avaya Advances AI Capabilities to Improve Customer Experience; Eric Rossman Quoted

Avaya

Avaya has made its OneCloud CCaaS and OneCloud CPaaS portfolios available with Avaya AI Virtual Agent Enhanced. “Avaya and Google Cloud are delivering AI innovation that is making organizations more agile, more responsive and more capable of meeting the needs of today’s ‘everything customer’,” said Eric Rossman, Avaya VP of Technology Partners and Alliances. 

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Report: Federal RPA Program Maturity Saw 70% Increase in FY20; Gerard Badorrek Quoted

Gerard Badorrek

A Federal Robotic Process Automation Community of Practice report states that overall RPA program maturity for fiscal year 2020 increased by 70 percent from FY19 as agencies continue to deploy automation in more functional areas. Adopting sophisticated technology platforms for RPA programs would additionally ensure long-term program capacity and effectiveness, the report states.

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NASA Publishes Best Practices Handbook to Improve Space Operations; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

NASA has published the Spacecraft Conjunction Assessment and Collision Avoidance Best Practices Handbook to provide insight on best practices for coordinating in-orbit activity safely. “Now is the time for all space operators to leverage innovative commercially available space situational awareness data, information, and analysis to mitigate the potential for in-orbit collisions and sustain key orbital regimes,” said NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Jim Bridenstine.

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DoD Improves Command-Centric Operational Framework; Paul Fredenburgh Quoted

Command-Centric

The Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DoDIN) has improved at implementing its command-centric operational framework. “Operationalizing the secure, operate-and-defend mission area is at the heart of outmaneuvering adversaries in the cyber domain as we establish priorities for and direct network operations, security actions and unified defensive efforts across DoDIN,” deputy commander Brig. Gen. Paul Fredenburgh said.

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Bechtel Cyber Experts Join (CS)2AI as Fellows; Mike Costas, Derek Harp Quoted

Bechtel

Katie Pehrson and Charlie Givens of Bechtel have been appointed to Control System Cyber Security Association International's ((CS)2AI) fellowship program. Pehrson and Givens will provide (CS)2AI members and industry with support and expertise on complex technical challenges across industrial control systems cybersecurity. Pehrson and Givens were appointed based on their more than 25 years of combined experience in Bechtel's cybersecurity customer initiatives. 

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