Tag Archives: Healthcare

Perspecta Labs Receives $8.1M in Contracts to Develop 5G Smart Warehouse; Petros Mouchtaris Quoted

Petros Mouchtaris

The Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a pair of contracts with a ceiling value of $8.1 million over three years to Perspecta Labs to work on the U.S. Navy’s 5G Smart Warehouse reported on Wednesday. Perspecta Labs will create an end-to-end security solution for a 5G connection between devices and logistic servers.

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Deloitte Partners With Chatterbox To Create Ethical AI Technology; Beena Ammanath Quoted

Deloitte

Deloitte AI Institute announced Monday a new partnership with Chatterbox Labs to develop Model Insights for Trustworthy AI, a Deloitte-branded product that will assist organizations address artificial intelligence (AI) ethics by monitoring, updating, and validating private and public sector AI models. "Rapid developments in AI have unlocked incredible opportunities for organizations globally," concluded Ammanath. 

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Dr. John J. McGowen Becomes a Director for Guidehouse; Scott McIntyre Quoted

Guidehouse

John J. McGowen, Ph.D., has been named a director for Guidehouse, the consulting service provider announced on Monday. McGowen previously worked as deputy director for science management and executive officer at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and US Department of Health and Human Services.

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Government Healthcare Practitioners Use AI to Support Cancer, COVID-19 Treatment

Healthcare Automation

Andrew Borkowski, who leads a molecular diagnostics laboratory within Florida-based James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, said artificial intelligence can support, but not replace, healthcare providers. He has been working on AI platforms designed to help healthcare practitioners detect lung, colon and colon cancer symptoms. NIH has also adopted AI for use in COVID-19 detection. 

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AT&T Provides 5G Capabilities for VA Puget Sound Health Care System; Chris Smith Quoted

Chris Smith

AT&T has delivered 5G and multi-access edge computing (MEC) technologies across the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System, under its partnership with the department. AT&T’s MEC has delivered a computer and cellular network architecture to provide real-time, high-bandwidth, low-latency access to latency dependent mobile applications.

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NCSC Issues Report on China-Sponsored US Health Data Breaches; William Evanina Quoted

William Evanina

William Evanina, former director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), has said that the U.S. is facing threats of having critical health care data breached by Chinese state-sponsored threat actors. Evanina said that it is “110 percent” likely that the People’s Republic of China has collected personal data from  Americans through the nation's health care systems. 

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GAO, Nat’l Academy of Medicine Release Assessment of Health Sector’s AI Implementation Efforts

AI Implementation

A two-part report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has found that artificial intelligence tools show potential in clinical and administrative applications such as patient-provider communications. Challenges in AI adoption include difficulties in accessing high-quality data and issues surrounding ethical bias, the report states.

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Horace Blackman Joins CGI Federal’s Healthcare and Social Services Practice; Steven Sousa Quoted

Horace Blackman

CGI Federal has appointed Horace Blackman as senior vice president of Consulting Services for the Health and Human Services market, within the company’s Healthcare and Social Services Practice (HSSP). “We welcome Mr. Blackman to CGI Federal’s Health and Social Services Practice team,” said Steven Sousa, CGI senior vice president of Consulting Services. 

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KBR Raises Over $532K to Support COVID-19 Frontline Workers; Stuart Bradie Quoted

Stuart Bradie

KBR has raised more than $532 thousand for nine local and national charities at its 14th annual charity golf tournament, the company reported on Monday. The tournament has raised over $6.5 million for nonprofit organizations that support health, education and safety, since its launch in 2007. 

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GSA Names Payman Sadegh as New CDO; Bob De Luca Quoted

GSA Transactional Data

Payman Sadegh has been appointed as chief data officer (CDO) with the General Services Administration (GSA). Sadegh will succeed Kris Rowley, the first appointed CDO, who left the agency for the private sector March 31 after serving a seven year tenure. In the interim, deputy chief information officer, Beth Killoran, served as acting CDO.

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