Accenture completed its acquisition of Analytics8, a privately held Australian big data and analytics consultancy, on Friday. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. The acquisition transaction strengthens Accenture’s capabilities to deliver AI-powered data and advanced analytics services to clients across Australia and New Zealand.Read More »
John Sherman, chief information officer of the Intelligence Community, has said he plans to hold in two weeks a meeting of CIOs from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. to address issues with regard to intelligence data sharing and collaboration, FedScoop reported Wednesday. “We’ve been able at some level to collaborate with our Five Eyes allied partners for a number of years, and there’s been some notable strides in terms of more seamless email, connectivity, video teleconferencing, phone,” he said at an event hosted by George Washington University and Fed Insider.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has presented a bill that would facilitate the compilation and submission of a report that will cover the common defense contributions of allied countries. The Allied Burden Sharing Report Act of 2018 would obligate the Defense Department to annually submit an extensive record of military support from …Read More »
The Australian government has initiated a two-year trial of satellite positioning technologies that could support operations across various industries. The office of Matt Canavan, minister for resources and Northern Australia, said Thursday initial contracts have been signed for an effort to study the economic and social impacts of a Satellite-Based Augmentation System on Australia …Read More »
Mike Rogers, former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has said the Department of Homeland Security should be given more authority and additional resources to manage a system that works to protect government networks from cyber threats. Rogers wrote in a Defense One opinion piece published Saturday that such additional …Read More »
More than 270 ethical hackers joined the U.S. Air Force‘s “bug bounty” program that ran from May 30 to June 23, 2017. Participants in the Hack the Air Force event have found 207 valid vulnerabilities in the service branch’s online platforms and received more than $130,000 in combined rewards, the Air Force said …Read More »
The U.S. Pacific Command has deployed a guided missile destroyer to New Zealand to support recovery efforts after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit the country, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes U.S. Navy Adm. Harry Harris, Pacom commander, told the Defense One Summit that USS Sampson carries two MH-60R Seahawk helicopters. …Read More »
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has met with New Zealand Defense Minister Jonathan Coleman to discuss the military alliance between the two countries, the American Forces Press Service reported Monday. Nick Simeone writes Hagel and Coleman announced an expanded U.S.-New Zealand cooperation during a joint press conference Monday at the …Read More »