Tag Archives: software-as-a-service

NSF Seeks to Reach More Startups Through ‘Project Pitch’ Platform

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is conducting a pilot of a new portal in the FastLane system that allows startups and small businesses to pitch their project concepts and receive responses within three weeks, FedScoop reported MondayKelly Monterroso, a communications specialist at NSF, said the Project Pitch platform allows NSF to streamline the scientific research grant application process for startups and entrepreneurs.

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Maria Roat: SBA Addresses Cyber Threats Amid Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maria Roat, chief information officer at the Small Business Administration (SBA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said SBA’s security operations team is implementing SBA Connect authentication for new capabilities and performing penetration testing to address data security issues during the coronavirus pandemic, FedScoop reported Thursday.

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GSA Seeks AI-Based SaaS Tool to Back Regulatory Streamlining Efforts

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The General Services Administration has issued a solicitation for a commercial artificial intelligence platform that can support regulatory streamlining efforts. GSA is using the commercial solutions opening method for the procurement action in compliance with the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act and has partnered with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to look for a software-as-a-service platform.

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DISA Wants Mission Partners to Advance ‘App Rationalization’ for Cloud; John Hale Quoted

The Defense Information Systems Agency is encouraging mission partners to pursue “app rationalization” by rebuilding or customizing applications to leverage the benefits of operating in the cloud, Federal News Network reported Friday. John Hale, chief of cloud services at DISA, said such a move could help agencies realize cost savings from cloud adoption.

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