Tag Archives: data analytics

State Department Commissions Council to Lead Data Strategy Implementation; Brian Mckeon Quoted

Brian Mckeon

The State Department's Enterprise Data Council will oversee the implementation of a newly released enterprise data strategy, which aims to expand the department's use of data analytics across operations. The department said its chief data officer, a post currently held by Matthew Graviss, will chair the council, which is composed by bureau leaders.

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Booz Allen Hamilton Awarded $674M GSA Contract For Advana Data Analytics Platform Support; Leslie DiFonzo Quoted

Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton announced on Wednesday the company secured a five-year, $674 million contract by the General Services Administration (GSA) to maintain and support the tremendous growth of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Advana data analytics platform to improve decision making across the DOD.

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Procurement Collusion Strike Force Combats Illegal Schemes Targeting Federal Contracts; Richard Powers Quoted

Richard Powers

A strike force composed of the FBI, U.S. attorneys and other federal law enforcement agencies have launched more than 24 grand jury investigations in the U.S. and abroad to counter bid-rigging, market allocation, price-fixing and other fraudulent schemes targeting federal contracts. The strike force also has trained over 400 data scientists in the past six months. 

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DHS Selects Mesur.io for Biothreat Data Analysis Tool Development Project

Federal CDO Council RFI

Mesur.io has secured a grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a data analysis platform that would help agency users predict an emerging biological threat or a public health crisis. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based company will perform work for the Silicon Valley Innovation Program's (SVIP) Emerging Needs: COVID-19 Response & Future Mitigation effort. 

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Gavin Greene Joins Expression Networks as Chief Growth Officer

Gavin Greene

Gavin Greene has been named chief growth officer of Expression Networks, the company announced on Thursday. Green brings more than twenty years of crucial business development experience to the role and will be responsible for Expression Networks’ exponential growth strategy to include all initiatives, business development, capture, marketing, and proposal functions.

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Lt. Col. Kristin Saling: Army Must Leverage Data to Update Talent Management Approach

Talent Management

Lt. Col. Kristin Saling, a chief analytics officer at the U.S. Army, said the service branch must work to update its talent management practices as it moves towards multidomain operations. The Army has used platforms such as the Integrated Paid Personnel System-Army to expand its data inventory, Lt. Col. Saling noted.

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Kristen Baldwin on How Air Force Advances Digital Engineering

Kristen Baldwin

Kristen Baldwin, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for science, technology and engineering, said the service is applying digital engineering to speed up the development of new platforms and an example of that is the T-7A trainer aircraft. Baldwin said the Air Force is working with industry and pursuing efforts to develop a “digital stack of models and infrastructure.

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Matthew Graviss on State Department’s Data Initiatives

Matthew Graviss

Matthew Graviss, chief data officer of the State Department, said he envisions data as a vital asset for both industry and government and that his department plans to establish a one-stop shop for dataset access. According to Graviss, the State Department is working on enlisting more talent and developing the skills of current personnel for data-focused functions.

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Applied Insight Acquires Bridges, Baird Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor


Applied Insight has acquired Bridges, a portfolio company of The Acacia Group and provider of cybersecurity, network engineering and big data analytics solutions for the Intelligence Community (IC). Under the transaction, Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to Bridges. “This is a true game changer because it means we can now deliver end-to-end hybrid and multicloud solutions, from infrastructure to actionable insight,” said Dede Dascalu, CEO of Applied Insight.

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Navy Uses AI, Data Analytics to Address Aircraft Readiness Issues

Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Navy is working to improve the readiness of its aircraft fleet using artificial intelligence, data analytics and the concept of reliability control boards. Robert Smith, head of the reliability control board data analytics team at NAWCAD, told the network in an interview about the Failure Reporting and Corrective Action System and how it could help advance predictive maintenance using data.

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