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Coast Guard to Field Cloud-Based Maritime Analytic Support System

US Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard plans to implement an updated system in the cloud to help facilitate information sharing, improve security and enhance data management needed to carry out its missions and promote maritime domain awareness. The service plans to modernize the Maritime Awareness Global Network or MAGNet with the cloud-hosted Maritime Analytic Support System.

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Jacobs Launches ‘Pavy’ Cloud Platform to Improve Asset Management


Jacobs has launched Pavy, a proprietary cloud-based platform, that will provide advanced asset management of airfields. Pavy completed a successful trial period, and will now be integrated into airports to manage airfield pavements. "With Pavy, our new cloud-based platform, airports around the globe can better plan pavement investments and prioritize critical interventions," said Jacobs People & Places Solutions Senior Vice President Europe and Digital Strategies Donald Morrison

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Select Committee Offers Recommendations for Using Cloud to Help Advance AI Research

AI Research

The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence has issued a report outlining four recommendations for how the federal government can help improve the use of cloud computing resources in support of federally funded research-and-development work on AI. Those recommendations are launching and supporting pilot projects to explore the challenges and advantages related to the use of commercial cloud platforms in conducting AI research. 

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Stuart McGuigan: State Dept’s New Task Force Looks to Apply IT Lessons Learned During Pandemic

Stuart McGuigan

Stuart McGuigan, chief information officer at the State Department, said a new “reimagine taskforce” completed a 90-day sprint to explore ways on how the agency could apply lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to address information technology challenges. The State Department had invested in cloud platforms prior to the pandemic.

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Accenture Publishes Report Analyzing Cloud Initiatives & Strategy; Karthik Narain Quoted

Karthik Narain

Accenture has published a new report, titled “Sky High Hopes: Navigating the Barriers to Maximizing Cloud Value,” to analyze businesses’ cloud investments, initiatives and strategy. “Cloud-based transformation offers companies the most powerful way to reinvent their businesses, unleash the expertise and creativity of their people, enhance their sustainability efforts and create new stakeholder value,” said Karthik Narain.

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ODNI Names Matthew Kozma as IC CIO; John Ratcliffe Quoted

Matthew Kozma

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has selected Matthew Kozma to assume the role of chief information officer (CIO) of the intelligence community (IC), FedScoop reported on Friday. Kozma will succeed John Sherman, who left to join the DoD as principal deputy CIO in July. La’Naia Jones has served as acting CIO since Sherman’s departure.

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ECS Enters Strategic Partnership with ISM; George Wilson Quoted

George Wilson

ECS has entered into a strategic partnership with Integrated Solutions Management (ISM), a business transformation accelerator that works with large organizations to drive successful Internet of Things (IoT) and IT strategies. “We are thrilled to partner with ISM,” said George Wilson, president of ECS and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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PSC Report Forecasts Continued Rise in Federal AI, Cybersecurity Spending

Information Security

A new Professional Services Council (PSC) report projects continued rise in federal investments in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence initiatives, including robotic process automation and machine learning. The council’s report anticipates that spending on cloud platforms will remain flat, while DoD could see a 2 percent increase in its topline budgets. 

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Lt. Gen. Michael Groen: JAIC’s Joint Common Foundation to Begin Offering Services in 2021

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen, director of the Department of Defense‘s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), said he expects the Joint Common Foundation (JCF) platform to start providing simple services in 2021. Groen said the center is looking to transition from being a product development unit into a service hub for AI as part of the "JAIC 2.0” vision. 

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DISA Officials Say Cloud-Based Internet Isolation Could Help Block Malware, Reduce Bandwidth; Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Quoted

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

Officials with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) said implementing the Cloud-Based Internet Isolation (CBII) system for browsing the web could help the Department of Defense (DoD) improve cybersecurity and generate approximately $300 million in savings. CBII could help reduce the bandwidth and protect against malware by assigning a cloud-based intermediary that oversees all direct communication. 

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