Technology

Andy Jassy, AWS CEO, Discusses Cloud Services in Business, Energy, COVID-19

Andy Jassy CEO AWS

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy recently discussed how cloud-based services have expanded the at-home economy in the COVID-19 era, the rapid growth of cloud and the innovation stemming from cloud services.  “In the first half dozen years or so of AWS you mostly saw startups using the platform. What's happened over the last seven or eight years is that the enterprise and the public sector have started to adopt AWS and the cloud in a very pervasive way,” Jassy said.

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ServiceNow’s Jonathan Alboum: Digitized Workflows, Software Asset Mgmt Key to Citizen Services Delivery During Pandemic

Jonathan Alboum Digital Strategist ServiceNow

Jonathan Alboum, principal digital strategist for the federal government at ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW), said  digitizing workflows could help government agencies enable their employees deliver seamless customer experiences to citizens during a crisis. “It’s important to digitize office workflows ahead of time so that those processes can seamlessly transition to telework environments when a crisis hits,” Alboum wrote.

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DoD Invests $84M in Seven Companies to Strengthen Industrial Base Capabilities

Pentagon

The Department of Defense has signed $84.4M in agreements with seven companies under the Defense Production Act Title III to retain employees and strengthen domestic industrial base capabilities in small unmanned aerial systems, shipbuilding and space technology sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Northrop to Provide US Military Counter-UAS C2 Platform

Northrop Grumman

The Department of Defense has selected Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to provide a command-and-control technology for interim use by the U.S. military to defend against small unmanned aerial systems. The selection of Northrop's Forward Area Air Defense C2 system came after a service board evaluated "best of breed" offerings that could support joint Counter-sUAS  missions, the company said Wednesday.

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Red Hat’s David Egts on Importance of Multicloud, Automation in Federal Digital Transformation

David Egts Chief Technologist Red Hat

David Egts, chief technologist at Red Hat’s North American public sector business, explained in a video interview posted Thursday on FedScoop how a multicloud portfolio approach to information technology helps accelerate digital transformation efforts in the federal government.

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Adobe’s Jonathan Benett: COVID-19 Pandemic Underscores Need to Adopt Digital-First Mindset

Jonathan Benett Technical Director Adobe

Jonathan Benett, technical director of digital government solutions at Adobe (Nasdaq: ADBE), said the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for agencies to implement a digital-first mindset. “Such an approach puts the needs of customers at the heart of everything an agency does, and that includes supporting the employees who serve citizens, partners and other government constituents,” Benett wrote.

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