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Report: Federal IT Spending Projected to Exceed $93B in Fiscal 2020

Bloomberg Government analysts forecast that the federal government will invest more than $93B in information technology programs if current spending trends continue across agencies, Nextgov reported Tuesday. “Based on historical spending trends, we’re looking at between $93 and $94B in an IT budget, about half of which will go to …

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White House Launches ‘American AI Initiative’ Through Executive Order

President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order to launch a new program that will direct federal resources toward the development of artificial intelligence in order to build up economic and national security and improve the quality of life of citizens. The American AI Initiative has five key principles …

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Peraton’s Reginald Brothers on DoD R&D Funding, Artificial Intelligence

Reginald Brothers, an executive vice president and chief technology officer of Peraton, said during a Government Matters interview aired Thursday that the pace of technology suggests that the Department of Defense needs more research-and-development funding in order to remain competitive. “The challenge now is how fast technology is changing. As such, …

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McAleese & Associates: Undersecretary Matthew Donovan on Air Force’s Readiness, Other Priorities

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has issued a report on the U.S. Air Force’s priorities for 2020 discussed by USAF Undersecretary Matthew Donovan at an Air Force Association event. Donovan said Friday at the AFA event that readiness remains the Air Force’s top priority and that the service plans to increase …

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SAP’s Tom Padgett, Laura Grant: Agencies Should Pick Cloud Partners Committed to Security, Innovation

Tom Padgett and Laura Grant of SAP (NYSE: SAP) have said agencies should partner with a cloud service provider with a capability to innovate and offer security. Grant and Padgett wrote about the potential benefits to agencies of handing the responsibility to innovate to cloud providers. “By shifting that responsibility …

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McAleese & Associates: Navy Secretary Richard Spencer on Readiness, Info Management

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on Navy Secretary Richard Spencer‘s speech at the Surface Navy Association’s Annual National Symposium. Spencer, a 2019 Wash100 winner, said at the SNA event that the Navy needs a sense of urgency and to ramp up speed and rate of change to address …

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Accenture’s Dominic Delmolino Discusses IT Modernization Challenges Following Report

Accenture reported on Monday that the IT modernization of U.S. federal agencies has accelerated in 2018, but still faces significant challenges. The State of Federal IT 2018 report revealed that only 47 percent of IT decisionmakers believe their efforts contributed to mission agility. In addition, only 39 percent transform mission …

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McAleese & Associates: Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Hypersonics

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan’s speech at a National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored briefing on hypersonics. Shanahan said Thursday at the NDIA event that hypersonic technologies need to be operationalized. “This is about industrializing…scale…deploying [offensive-hypersonic] deterrent…and then moving to [hypersonic] defense,” he noted. He said the …

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McAleese and Associates: DoD CIO Dana Deasy Talks Joint AI Center’s Missions at House Panel Hearing

Consulting firm McAleese and Associates has released a report on key takeaways from the testimony of Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Department of Defense, at a House Armed Services Committee subpanel hearing on artificial intelligence. Deasy appeared Tuesday before the HASC emerging threats subcommittee to discuss the newly established joint …

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Novetta, AWS Launch Two Cyber Platforms at 2018 re:Invent

During the 2018 Amazon Web Services re:Invent event, held Nov. 25th through Nov. 30th, Novetta participated in two cyber platform launches. The McLean, Va.- based analytics technology company assisted in the launch of the AWS Snowball Edge with a Graphic Processing Unit (GPU). Novetta was also a featured partner in the launch …

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