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Competitive Intelligence Spotlight #24: Tom Jennrich on Accenture Federal Services’ CI Approach for Market Analysis, Bid Pursuit

Tom Jennrich Senior Manager of CI AFS

Tom Jennrich, senior manager of competitive intelligence at Accenture Federal Services, told ArchIntel in a recent interview that he considers the CI process as essential in the company's analysis of market dynamics and pursuit of bidding opportunities. In the conversation with ArchIntel, Jennrich also discusses how AFS established its CI function and purpose built team. This is the 24th in a series of interviews with Competitive Intelligence and GovCon executives who share their insights about creating and sustaining a competitive advantage.

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Accenture’s Federal Arm Gets IARPA Imagery Analysis Research Contract; Bryan Rich Quoted

Bryan Rich Managing Director AFS Applied Intell

Accenture Federal Services will use artificial intelligence and machine learning to accelerate analysis of geospatial imagery under a potential four-year contract with the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity. AFS will work with Element84, I2R, Boston University, Cornell University, MIT, North Carolina State University, South Dakota State University, University of Tennessee and University of California-Riverside to study changes in the earth’s surface caused by climate change, urban growth and other factors under IARPA’s Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique program.

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Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Plan Includes Over $10B in Funds for Federal IT Modernization, Cybersecurity Efforts

Cybersecurity

President-elect Joe Biden has proposed a potential $1.9T COVID-19 pandemic relief package that urges Congress to approve more than $10B in funds to support the modernization and improve the cybersecurity of federal information technology systems and networks, The Hill reported Thursday.

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Veritas Capital Strikes $3.4B Deal for Northrop’s Federal IT, Mission Support Business; Leidos Wins $1.7B FAA Contract; John Ratcliffe Talks Space Force; Kathy Warden Named AIA Board Chair; Top Ten GovCon Recruiters Announced

Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic

Oroco Capital to Buy AECOM Civil Construction Business; Troy Rudd Quoted AECOM has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its civil construction business, including the Shimmick Construction unit, to Oroco Capital. AECOM said Thursday it expects to complete the sale in January upon the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. ArchIntel Releases Extended Competitive Intelligence …

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ASRC Federal Agile Decision Sciences Gets $212M Follow-On Contract for NASA Research, Education Support

ASRC Federal

An ASRC Federal subsidiary will help NASA announce research opportunities, collect and review proposals and assist in the selection of applications for awards under the potential five-year, $212M Research and Education Support Services recompete contract. Huntsville, Alabama-based ASRC Federal Agile Decision Sciences will also provide information technology, professional services and other related support through the NRESS-II indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract and will perform work at its facility and NASA headquarters in Washington, 

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Executive Order Sets Nine Principles for Federal Adoption of AI

Artificial intelligence

President Donald Trump signed Thursday an executive order to guide agencies on the adoption of artificial intelligence to facilitate the delivery of services to U.S. citizens and promote public trust in AI. The executive order establishes nine common principles for the design, development, use and acquisition of AI: lawful; accurate, reliable and effective; purposeful and performance-driven; accountable; transparent; regularly monitored; responsible and traceable; understandable; safe, secure and resilient.

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IT Vet Ian Brown Joins Avantus to Lead Federal Civilian Market Pursuits

Ian Brown FedCiv Markets Director Avantus Federal

Ian Brown, a former Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) senior associate, has been named director of federal civil markets at information technology company Avantus Federal, G2Xchange FedCiv reported Monday. He brings over two decades of business leadership experience to the role, having held positions at Booz Allen, Galorath and the New York Independent Budget Office.

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Gunnison Buys Federal IT Service Management Firm G2SF; Gil Dussek Quoted

Gil Dussek CEO Gunnison Consulting Group

Gunnison Consulting Group has acquired Global Solutions & Services Frameworks for an undisclosed sum to expand its information technology service management, mobile computing and cybersecurity capabilities in the federal government services market. “This deal aligns with our modernization strategy and we remain focused on improving critical government programs, while driving long-term innovation to meet evolving customer demands," said Gunnison CEO Gil Dussek.

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