Tag Archives: AWS

Microsoft’s Brad Smith: Reforms Needed to Speed Up Bid Protest Process

Brad Smith

Microsoft President Brad Smith said the federal government should introduce reforms to expedite the protest process for contract awards. Microsoft has not started work on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing contract the Department of Defense (DOD) awarded in October 2019 due to an ongoing protest filed by Amazon Web Services (AWS) in November of that year.

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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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Avaya Extends AWS Relationship to Support AI Capabilities

Avaya

Avaya has extended its Amazon Web Services (AWS) relationship, to expand artificial intelligence (AI)-powered customer experience capabilities for Avaya OneCloud CCaaS customers. Avaya will serve as an AWS Partner offering AWS Contact Center Intelligence (CCI) solutions. “Avaya continues to expand AI capabilities that are evolving the contact center into what is now the customer experience center,” said Eric Rossman.

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Sev1Tech Names Matt Jordan as VP, Cloud Center of Excellence; Bob Lohfeld Quoted

Sev1Tech

Sev1Tech has appointed Matt Jordan as vice president of Cloud Center of Excellence to accelerate growth of the Sev1Cloud practice, develop partnerships and drive innovation. Jordan has ten years of experience providing cloud-based solutions across the public sector. Throughout his career, he has developed partnerships with cloud providers to deliver innovative solutions.

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NETSCOUT Extends Smart Perimeter Protection to AWS; Paul Barrett Quoted

NETSCOUT

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS has extended its Smart Perimeter Protection to Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company recently reported. The combination of NETSCOUT’s Cyber Investigator (NCI) and CyberStream software with AWS packet access services will enable efficiencies in mitigating novel security threats as enterprises move applications to the cloud. The solution will seamlessly integrate with AWS.

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ECS Wins USMC Contract to Provide IT Support Services

Luis Colon-Castro

ECS has been awarded a five-year, $28.8 million firm-fixed-price (FFP) recompete contract by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Department of Manpower and Reserve Affairs (M&RA) to provide information technology service and support (ITSS). “ECS is honored to continue supporting the Manpower and Reserve Affairs mission,” said Luis “CC” Colon-Castro, vice president of mission systems at ECS.

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AWS Collaborates with BlackBerry to Develop Intelligent Vehicle Data Platform

Cyber Vulnerability

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and BlackBerry Limited announced a multi-year, global agreement to develop and market BlackBerry's Intelligent Vehicle Data Platform (IVY). IVY is a scalable, cloud-connected software platform that will allow automakers to provide a consistent and secure way to read vehicle sensor data, normalize it and create actionable insights from that data both locally in the vehicle and in the cloud. 

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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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Bipartisan Resolution Guides Creation of National AI Strategy; Rep. Robin Kelly Quoted

Rep. Robin Kelly

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., have presented a bipartisan resolution that aims to establish a national strategy in pursuit of artificial intelligence. Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM and other information technology companies have shown support for the resolution that highlights AI's strategic value, Hurd's office said Friday.

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ECS Launches Cloud CoE 2.0, Appoints Imran Bashir as Head; George Wilson Quoted

George Wilson

ECS has launched the Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE) 2.0 Initiative, which will advance ECS’ programs and invest and drive innovation in cloud computing technology to provide new value to customers, the company reported on Monday. The company has also appointed Dr. Imran Bashir, ECS chief technical officer of cloud computing and vice president of emerging technologies, to lead the division. 

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