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Akamai’s Patrick Sullivan: DevOps, Agile Methods Could Help Agencies Stay Ahead of Cyber Vulnerabilities

Patrick Sullivan, senior director of global security strategy at Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM), has said agencies that aim to eliminate cyber vulnerabilities should use DevOps and agile methods. “Agencies need to be extremely agile to stay ahead of vulnerabilities, and as they move to models that are heavily based on …

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FDA Selects Four Firms to Develop Automated Biological Product Reporting Methods

The Food and Drug Administration has awarded four companies contracts worth up to $75M each to develop automated methods for reporting adverse drug events. IBM (NYSE: IBM), Acumen, Dovel Technologies and IQVIA Government Solutions will use artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing and other automation techniques to create data collection and analysis systems …

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DARPA Launches $2B Campaign to Advance R&D Work on ‘Third Wave’ AI Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has unveiled a potential $2B campaign that seeks to invest in research-and-development programs that focus on artificial intelligence. The AI Next campaign is a multi-year investment effort that aims to develop “third wave” AI technologies with contextual reasoning capabilities designed to facilitate human-machine collaboration, DARPA …

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Deloitte Survey Shows Decrease in Digital Satisfaction Among State Financial Leaders

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 15, 2018 — A joint survey of 71 state financial leaders by Deloitte and the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers reveals that respondents’ satisfaction in their organizations’ digital strategy has declined from 64 percent in 2015 to 35 percent this year, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. …

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BAE, Partners to Develop Automated Cyber Defense Tech Under DARPA Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 10, 2018 — BAE Systems will help build tools to support the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s efforts to automatically detect cybersecurity risks in large-scale networks under a potential $5.2 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday it will utilize machine learning and attack modeling capabilities to develop …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: Agencies Should Modernize Data Centers With Converged, Hyperconverged Tech

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said government agencies that aim to achieve digital transformation and address mission-critical challenges should begin with data center modernization through the adoption of converged and hyperconverged infrastructure technologies. Chehreh wrote that such technologies work to help agencies fully leverage automation and …

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Peraton to Support Justice Dept. Cyber Forensic Analysis, Reverse Engineering Via Automation

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 31, 2018 — Peraton will supply automation tools and perform forensic analysis and malware reverse-engineering for the Justice Department under a $9.45 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday it will utilize automation to help build on the Justice Department’s intrusion analysis and malware triage operations and facilitate …

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VMware’s Matthew Schneider: Agencies Should Make Apps Independent of Physical Infrastructure

Matthew Schneider, senior director of government, education and healthcare at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said agencies seeking to modernize their information technology infrastructure should know more about the security and behavior of their applications and eliminate apps’ reliance on the physical infrastructure. “When an application is independent of the infrastructure, agencies have the …

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Bryan Rich Named Accenture Federal AI, Analytics Lead

Bryan Rich, formerly senior vice president of analytics strategy at Novetta Solutions, has joined Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business as managing director of analytics and artificial intelligence solutions. Rich will collaborate with Accenture Federal Services’ technology and data science teams to develop project management, architecture and design capabilities in …

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Report: IBM, Lockheed, Other Companies to Advise New White House Council on US Workforce

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 20, 2018 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) are among the companies that have been named to an advisory board for a new council co-led by Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and Presidential Adviser Ivanka Trump that focuses on the U.S. workforce, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Bloomberg …

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