Tag Archives: IBM

Trump, Tech Execs Meet to Discuss Govt Computing Modernization Strategies

High-ranking executives of 18 U.S. technology firms met with President Donald Trump on Monday to discuss possible ways to increase efficiency of computing systems in the government, Reuters reported Tuesday. The report said attendees of the meeting include leaders of Amazon, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe Systems, Alphabet, Apple, Kleiner Perkins and Qualcomm. They …

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Members of Obama’s Cyber Commission Urge Trump to Execute Cybersecurity Recommendations

Three members of a cybersecurity commission that former President Barack Obama established under a 2016 executive order have called on the Trump administration to implement its recommendations to build up the federal government’s cybersecurity posture, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. The Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity released a report in …

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Education Dept Kicks Off Simulation Concept Challenge

The Education Department has unveiled a $680,000 competition that calls upon participants from the virtual reality, video game developer and educational technology communities to design new types of simulations to help boost career and technical skills. The Department said Wednesday that participants of the EdSim Challenge will be asked to …

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Army Research Lab, UK MoD Form Distributed Analytics & Info Science Alliance

The U.S. Army‘s research organization and the U.K. defense ministry have formed an alliance on distributed analytics and information science as part of efforts to increase situational awareness during military coalition operations. The DAIS International Technology Alliance aims to implement fundamental research efforts in order to facilitate dynamic analytics for coalition activities through public-private collaboration, the Army Research Laboratory …

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Former Census CTO Avi Bender Joins Commerce Dept as National Technical Information Service Head

Avi Bender, former chief technology officer for the U.S. Census Bureau, has been appointed to lead the Commerce Department‘s National Technical Information Service that distributes federal science and engineering information and data. Commerce said Monday Bender has played a role in the Census Bureau’s modernization efforts and has previous executive leadership experience from other federal agencies …

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GAO: Agencies Should Review Legacy IT O&M Investments

The Government Accountability Office has called on agencies to address legacy information technology systems that need to be modernized or replaced. Approximately 5,233 of 7,000 government IT investments are spent on operations and maintenance activities while development and modernization efforts saw a $7.3 billion decline through fiscal years 2010 to 2017, GAO said in …

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Keith Salzman: On U.S. Funding of Healthcare and Social Services

Keith Salzman, IBM chief medical information officer for global business services, said the U.S. government under utilizes one third of its $3 trillion healthcare spending. Salzman wrote in a blog post published Tuesday the government should reallocate “misapplied” healthcare investment to social services initiatives to optimize the health of individuals without spending more. …

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