Tag Archives: Center of Excellence

GSA Awards Deloitte, Esper Contract to Advance AI Technology; Julie Dunne, Bob De Luca Quoted

Julie Dunne

The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded its multiple year, $9.9 million contract to Deloitte Consulting and Esper through GSA's Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) authority. The Centers of Excellence (CoE), within the agency’s FAS Technology Transformation Services (TTS) office, and the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) have collaborated to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology solutions.

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DVS Names Luiz Felipe Palhano de Jesus as VP of Solutions Architect; Herman Hewitt Quoted

Luiz Felipe Breyer Palhano de Jesus

DirectViz Solutions (DVS), has appointed Luiz Felipe Breyer Palhano de Jesus as DVS’ vice president of Solutions Architect, effective immediately. Palhano will lead DVS’ Center of Excellence (CoE), technical strategy and solutioning for strategic bids as well as supervise a team of solution architects and technical specialists. 

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DHS CoE to Offer Technology Transition Program at George Washington University


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has decided to establish a new center of excellence under the leadership of George Washington University. DHS will allot over $5.8 million for the CoE that will offer a postgraduate program focused on security technology transition.

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Air Force Taps Carnegie Mellon to Create Materials Science Research Center

Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and Carnegie Mellon University have partnered to launch a center of excellence that focuses on materials sciences. CMU will host the center under a multi-million-dollar agreement with the U.S. Air Force in support of academic research and development, Wright-Patterson AF Base said Monday.

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USDA Makes Progress in Modernization as Center of Excellence

A top official at the General Services Administration said the Department of Agriculture is moving forward with its modernization efforts to consolidate data and call centers, FedTech Magazine reported Monday. The progress comes after USDA received the federal Center of Excellence designation from the White House. 

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David Chow: Housing and Urban Development Dept Eyes Cybersecurity for Sixth Center of Excellence

David Chow, chief information officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, told Nextgov in an interview published Wednesday that HUD is in discussions with the General Services Administration to establish a new center of excellence focused cybersecurity. “There have been talks—preliminary conversations—about looking into some sort of a cybersecurity assessment,” Chow told the publication.

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USDA’s Gary Washington: IT Modernization Through Centers of Excellence a ‘Change Management Effort’

Gary Washington, chief information officer at the Agriculture Department, has said he considers as a “change management effort” the information technology modernization initiative being carried out at USDA through the White House’s centers of excellence, Federal News Radio reported Friday. “At the end of our engagement the ideas that we will …

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