Tag Archives: data analytics

Army Exercises $114M Option to Extend Palantir’s Work on ‘Vantage’ Data Analytics Program

Palantir

The U.S. Army has awarded Palantir Technologies (NYSE: PLTR) a potential $113.8M contract option to continue work on a program that seeks to facilitate the decision-making process through a data analytics platform. The award made by the service’s program executive office for enterprise information systems represents the first option year under a potential four-year, $458M production agreement the Army awarded in December 2019 in support of the Vantage program.

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CCP Capital Strategies Buys Government Tech Provider EIS; David Collier Quoted

David Collier Managing Partner CCP Capital Strategies

Investment firm CCP Capital Strategies has acquired technology company Executive Information Systems for an undisclosed sum. Washington, D.C.-based EIS has been supplying software and related platforms to public sector clients for more than two decades in support of their missions.

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DataRobot Secures Investments, Partners With Snowflake, HPE, Salesforce; Dan Wright Quoted

Dan Wright President and COO DataRobot

Boston-based enterprise artificial intelligence company DataRobot has received an investment from and expanded its partnership with cloud-based data warehousing company Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW) to advance product integration and go-to-market initiatives to deliver improved user experience and help customers derive insights from data using AI. DataRobot said Wednesday it also secured strategic investments from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) and Salesforce’s (NYSE: CRM) venture arm.

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Veritas Capital Strikes $3.4B Cash Deal for Northrop’s Federal IT, Mission Support Business

Information Technology

Veritas Capital has agreed to acquire Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) federal information technology and mission support services business for approximately $3.4B in cash. The transaction is expected to conclude in the first half of 2021 and Veritas said Monday it expects to merge the Northrop federal IT business with its portfolio company Peraton upon the deal’s closing, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

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SOSi CEO Julian Setian Receives Second Consecutive Wash100 Award for Driving Growth, Emerging Tech Capabilities

SOSi CEO Julian Setian Receives Wash100 Award

For the second consecutive year, SOS International CEO Julian Setian has received a Wash100 Award for his leadership and vision to drive company growth and innovation for its technical capabilities in cloud, cybersecurity, data analytics and software development. Under his leadership, Setian has continued to drive company growth and expansion of its vital capabilities.

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Dave Spirk: Data Strategy Reinforces DoD’s Priority Focus Areas

Dave Spirk Chief Data Officer Department of Defense

The Department of Defense released a strategy to facilitate its transformation into a data-centric organization that considers data as a strategic asset critical to building and maintaining operational advantage on the battlefield. The Data Strategy "reinforces DOD’s priority focus areas of joint warfighting, senior leader decision support and data analytics,” Chief Data Officer Dave Spirk said.

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Oracle Hopes to Add National Security Regions for IC to Government Cloud; Glen Dodson Quoted

Oracle

Oracle has expanded its Government Cloud to support demand, with the addition of National Security Regions for Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers, the company reported on Wednesday. Oracle expanded its platform to address IC and DoD needs at Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Impact Level 6, Secret and Top Secret security levels, with capabilities including encryption, auditing and security controls. 

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