Tag Archives: digital modernization

House Lawmakers Ask OMB for IDEA Act Implementation Guidance

IDEA Act Implementation

House lawmakers have called on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to accelerate the issuance of guidance to federal agencies to facilitate the implementation of the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act. The lawmakers made the request in a Thursday letter addressed to Shalanda Young, acting director of OMB.

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Danielle Metz: CIOs Help Organizations Identify Network, Data Strategies

Danielle Metz

Danielle Metz, the Department of Defense's deputy chief information officer for information enterprise, said she wants to change how organizations view the role of a CIO. Metz, who went from an acting role to a permanent one this year, said in an interview that CIOs help organizations formulate strategies with regard to networks, data centers and technical debt.

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Vertosoft and Digital.ai Announce Partnership to Deliver IT Services to the Federal Government; Chet Hayes Quoted

Vertosoft

Vertosoft announced Wednesday a partnership with Digital.ai to sell, market and distribute the Digital.ai platform to the U.S. government. Digital.ai will combine software orchestration and agile planning with application quality, security and artificial intelligence and machine learning in an integrated platform that enables agencies to transform their digital initiatives and drive outcomes.  

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Accenture Completes Acquisition of Avenai

Accenture

Accenture has completed the acquisition of Avenai, an Ottawa-based provider of consulting and technology services, which will bolster Accenture’s global footprint and support customers’ missions. The purchase will advance Accenture’s ability to drive digital modernization across the public sector in Canada as many departments and agencies embrace change, rapidly move to the cloud and improve services. 

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Thomas Zelibor, US Navy Veteran, Named to DIB Space Advisory Council

Thomas Zelibor

Thomas Zelibor, CEO of Space Foundation and retired U.S. Navy flag officer, has been appointed to the Defense Innovation Board Space Advisory Council (DIB SAC). On the board, he will provide independent advice and recommendations to Mark Esper, secretary of defense and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, as well as other senior Department of Defense (DoD) leaders on emerging space technologies. 

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Lisa Costa on SOCOM’s Digital Modernization Strategy, Data Transfers

Lisa Costa

Lisa Costa, chief information officer at U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), said SOCOM’s digital modernization strategy has four points and those are information discovery and algorithmic novelty, operationalization of innovation, global mobility and cyber dominance, C4ISRNET reported Monday.

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Dana Deasy Initiates Steps to Transfer Pentagon’s Chief Data Officer to CIO Office

Dana Deasy, chief information officer of the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, issued a memo detailing plans for the transfer of the chief data officer to the CIO office in compliance with the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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