Tag Archives: machine learning

Accenture Acquires N3 to Expand AI/ML Capabilities; Manish Sharma, Jeff Laue Quoted

Manish Sharma

Accenture has entered an agreement to acquire N3, a tech-driven sales and demand-generation firm, which will add approximately 2,200 employees to Accenture globally, as well as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities, Accenture reported on Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. With the purchase of N3, Accenture will acquire the company’s model of specialized sales talent across complex areas.

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ECS Launches Cloud CoE 2.0, Appoints Imran Bashir as Head; George Wilson Quoted

George Wilson

ECS has launched the Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE) 2.0 Initiative, which will advance ECS’ programs and invest and drive innovation in cloud computing technology to provide new value to customers, the company reported on Monday. The company has also appointed Dr. Imran Bashir, ECS chief technical officer of cloud computing and vice president of emerging technologies, to lead the division. 

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GSA Awards Deloitte, Esper Contract to Advance AI Technology; Julie Dunne, Bob De Luca Quoted

Julie Dunne

The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded its multiple year, $9.9 million contract to Deloitte Consulting and Esper through GSA's Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) authority. The Centers of Excellence (CoE), within the agency’s FAS Technology Transformation Services (TTS) office, and the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) have collaborated to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology solutions.

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AFWERX Selects Hexagon US Federal to Build Innovative Under New Challenge; Mark Rowland, Tammer Olibah Quoted

Tammer Olibah

AFWERX has announced that Hexagon US Federal is one of the top 92 participating teams selected from across the globe competing to build the Base of the Future Challenge. The challenge has focused on six topics, including Base Security, Installation Resilience, Leveraging Technology for Operational Effectiveness, Reverse Engineering, Culture of Innovation and Airman and Family Wellbeing.

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DOE to Fund Research Projects in Scientific Studies, Decision Support Methods

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has earmarked $16 million in funds to support research efforts in the usage of artificial intelligence and machine learning for scientific studies and management of complex processes. The funding opportunity will support the development of AI and ML-based predictive modeling and simulation technologies for physical sciences.

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DHS S&T to Study AI-Driven Screening Applications for TSA

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has launched an effort to help the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) leverage artificial intelligence applications. DHS said Wednesday its Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) is studying the use of AI and machine learning (ML) for threat detection in U.S. airports.

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Executive Mosaic Launches ArchIntel Events; Deltek’s August Jackson to Keynote Archintel’s AI in Competitive Intelligence Forum on Oct. 22nd

ArchIntel

As the leader in exclusive peer networking events, virtual events and media in the government contracting (GovCon) sector, Executive Mosaic continues to expand its platform with the launch of ArchIntel Events. On October 22nd, ArchIntel Events will host the ArchIntel - AI in Competitive Intelligence Forum as its first virtual event featuring August Jackson, senior director of Marketing and Competitive Intelligence for Deltek, as the keynote speaker. 

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CyberCore Discusses WindRose Supply Chain Threat Assessment Center; Neal Frick Quoted

Neal Frick

CyberCore launched the WindRose Supply Chain Threat Assessment Center to provide the federal and commercial sectors insight into customers and contractors in 2019. As security threats increase, federal government contractors’ accountability for security breaches continues to grow. WindRose has leveraged artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to assess business and product risk of the Supply Chain Network

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GAO: DoD Should Initiate Steps to Better Understand Nature, Scope of Independent R&D Projects

Pentagon

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Department of Defense perform annual reviews of independent research and development projects and determine whether to require contractors to provide additional data on IR&D projects for inclusion in its database to understand the scope and nature of such initiatives.

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General Dynamics Mission Systems-Dedrone Team to Advance Drone Technology; Chris Brady Quoted

Chris Brady

General Dynamics Missions Systems (GDMS) has made a strategic counter-drone partnership with Dedrone, providing General Dynamics' global network with access to Dedrone's complete drone detection and defeat technology. Under strategic agreement, GDMS will become a value-added reseller for Dedrone's counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capabilities, after an equity investment in Dedrone.

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