Tag Archives: Microsoft

Bipartisan Resolution Guides Creation of National AI Strategy; Rep. Robin Kelly Quoted

Rep. Robin Kelly

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., have presented a bipartisan resolution that aims to establish a national strategy in pursuit of artificial intelligence. Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM and other information technology companies have shown support for the resolution that highlights AI's strategic value, Hurd's office said Friday.

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CyberSheath Services Leverage Microsoft Offerings to Launch CMMC Managed Services for Defense Contractors

Mandana Javaheri

CyberSheath Services International has launched its Managed Services for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to ensure compliance with the new cybersecurity standards for commercial contractors for the federal government. The company will leverage  Microsoft-focused technology stack to support CMMC policy changes and new implementation requirements. The company will integrate Azure Government Blueprints.

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Aaron Weis: Navy to Implement Microsoft-Built Enterprise Collaboration Platform in 2021

Aaron Weis

Aaron Weis, chief information officer of the U.S. Navy and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the service is transitioning away from a Microsoft-built collaboration tool temporarily deployed for telework operations, C4ISRnet reported Wednesday. Office 365, which includes document-sharing and telephony tools, is expected to replace the CVR platform currently supporting around 200,000 DoD users.

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VMware Reports Q2 FY 2021 Financial Results; Pat Gelsinger, Zane Rowe Quoted

Pat Gelsinger

VMware has announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2021, reporting revenue for the second quarter as $2.88 billion, an increase of 9 percent from the second quarter of fiscal 2020. VMware announced that the combination of subscription and SaaS and license revenue was $1.35 billion, an increase of 11 percent from the second quarter of fiscal 2020. 

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Accenture Partners with Equinor to Migrate SAP Software to Microsoft Azure; Gunnar Presthus Quoted

Accenture

Accenture has partnered with Equinor, an international energy company, to migrate Equinor’s SAP software environment to Microsoft Azure public cloud. Accenture will support Equinor’s business objectives to optimize IT costs and increase cost transparency. 

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Guy Cavallo Named OPM Principal Deputy CIO

Guy Cavallo

Guy Cavallo, deputy chief information officer at the Small Business Administration (SBA), has been appointed principal deputy CIO at the Office of Personnel Management, effective Sept. 14th. Prior to SBA, Cavallo served as executive director of IT operations at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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DOE Develops First Five Consortium to Improve Decision Making With AI; Nand Mulchandani, Cheryl Ingstad Quoted

Nand Mulchandani

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office (AITO) has developed the First Five Consortium, which was formed in response to the White House Executive Forum focused on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response. 

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OSTP, NSF Announce Partnership to Expand Quantum Education; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science Foundation (NSF), industry, educational institutions and professional societies have launched a partnership to introduce quantum science and technologies to middle school and high school students.

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