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MuleSoft’s Shad Imam: APIs Could Offer Agencies Flexibility to Meet Customer Demands

Shad Imam, head of federal pre-sales at MuleSoft, has said agencies seeking to meet changing customer demands should advance connectivity using application programming interfaces. “APIs are quickly becoming core building blocks for digital transformation because they make systems easy to access and allow data to be decoupled from complex underlying …

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GovCon Leaders Discuss U.S. Border Challenges During Expert Panel at Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Border Protection Innovations and Technology Forum

On Thursday, March 28th, GovCon leaders from public and private sectors gathered at the 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. for the Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Border Protection Innovations and Technology Forum.   Following a thoughtful keynote address from John Sanders, chief operating officer of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, …

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McAleese & Associates: DoD’s Ellen Lord Calls for Integrated Strategy to Deploy 5G Network

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on key takeaways from the speech of Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, at an Atlantic Council event held Monday. Lord, a 2019 Wash100 recipient, called on the U.S. government to come up with a “whole-of-government” strategy to deploy a 5G network backed by …

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Deloitte’s Phong Huynh, Raj Yanambakkam: PaaS Could Help Agency Employees Improve Customer Engagement

Phong Huynh and Raj Yanambakkam of Deloitte have said platform as a service could help government agencies attract and retain employees and advance innovation when it comes to customer engagement. Huynh and Yanambakkam wrote that PaaS works to accelerate transformation by allowing agency employees to focus on citizens and relieving …

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McAleese and Associates: DoD’s Ellen Lord Talks Software Development, Cybersecurity at Meeting

McAleese & Associates has released a report on key takeaways from the remarks of Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, at a Defense Innovation Board meeting. Lord, a 2019 Wash100 recipient, discussed the need to bifurcate software development from hardware development and cited the Department of Defense’s effort to …

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Rumman Chowdhury, Global Lead for Ethical AI at Accenture, Discusses National AI Initiative

Rumman Chowdhury, Global Lead for Ethical AI for Accenture, is in Washington D.C. this week to consult with the White House about the American AI Initiative that originated from an executive order by President Trump in February. While in town, Chowdhury took time out of her schedule on Tuesday to attend …

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White House Provides Info on Federal AI Projects via New Website

The White House on Tuesday introduced a new website that offers information on the federal government’s artificial intelligence programs and related resources, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The website includes policy initiatives, federal accomplishments and documents, fact sheets and other resources related to AI. “It’s a real hub for all the AI …

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Salesforce’s Mike Daniels: Platform, Customer Engagement Keys to Maximize Agency Cloud Investment

Mike Daniels, senior vice president of public sector sales at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), said government agencies seeking to maximize the benefits of cloud adoption should select the right platform and focus on how they engage with and deliver services to citizens. “Focusing on customer engagement helps program, business and IT …

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McAleese & Associates: Will Roper on Hypersonics, Other USAF Tech Dev’t Programs

McAleese & Associates has released a report on a speech by Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, at the Defense Program Conference held Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Roper said the service is accelerating work on hypersonics and noted about Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) …

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Accenture’s Valerie Armbrust: Tech Can Aid Child Welfare Case Mgmt

Valerie Armbrust, managing director of North America child services at Accenture (NYSE: ACN), said that an outcome-based service delivery model that employs technology could help child welfare personnel as they work to protect children from abuse and neglect. Taking a more personal approach “isn’t about simply deploying better or faster …

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