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SAP’s Laura Grant: Access to Granular Level Data Key to Generating Insights

Laura Grant, head of digital innovation for public sector at SAP (NYSE: SAP), has said government agencies seeking to generate insights from large datasets and accelerate the decision-making process should share and layer data at granular levels. Grant wrote that machine learning and predictive analytics are among the technology platforms that need access …

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State Dept OKs $575M UH-1Y Helicopter Sale to Czech Republic

The State Department has cleared Czech Republic’s request to buy 12 UH-1Y utility helicopters and related equipment and services from the U.S. government under a potential $575 million foreign military sales agreement. Textron’s (NYSE: TXT) Bell Helicopter subsidiary and General Electric (NYSE: GE) will act as principal contractors in the proposed FMS transaction …

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Tech Industry Vet Richard Geruson Joins Lexmark as President, CEO

Richard “Rich” Geruson, formerly president and CEO of software company Phoenix Technologies, has been appointed by the board of directors of Lexmark to serve in the same roles at the Lexington, Kentucky-based imaging systems provider. Geruson succeeds David Reeder, who resigned from the company in June, and will serve as …

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DHA Awards 36 Spots on Potential $7.5B Military Healthcare Staffing IDIQ

The Defense Health Agency has awarded 36 companies positions on a potential five-year, $7.5 billion contract to provide medical staffing services to U.S. military treatment facilities. The multiple-award contract solicited through FedBizOpps contains a five-year ordering period that will commence Dec. 1 and run through Nov. 20, 2022, the Defense Department said Monday. …

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General Atomics to Repair, Maintain Army Gray Eagle UAS Under $462M Contract Modification

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has secured a potential one-year, $462.1 million contract modification to help the U.S. Army maintain and repair the service branch’s fielded Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems. The Defense Department said Monday the Army obligated nearly $93 million in fiscal 2018 Army aviation procurement along with operations …

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HighPoint Global Eyes Citizen Experience Services Expansion Via Primescape Buy; Cal Shintani Comments

HighPoint Global has acquired Herndon, Virginia-based information technology platforms and services contractor Primescape Solutions for an undisclosed sum in an effort to advance the delivery of citizen experience services to government agencies. The combined company is projected to record approximately $140 million in annual revenue and will provide CX support …

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OpenGov Buys Peak Democracy in Citizen Engagement Tech Expansion Push

Redwood City, California-based government budgeting systems provider OpenGov has purchased Berkeley, California-based technology company Peak Democracy for an undisclosed amount in a move to expand its citizen engagement platforms for the government sector. OpenGov said Friday it will integrate Peak Democracy’s Open Town Hall offering with its Smart Government Cloud …

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Air Force Selects 3 Firms for Potential $94M Test Advisory, Assistance IDIQ

American Systems, Aermor and Qualis have landed spots on a five-year, $93.5 million contract to provide advisory and assistance services to the U.S. Air Force‘s Operational Test and Evaluation Center. The Defense Department said Friday contractors will advise and assist AFOTEC in analytical, engineering and technical operations under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. AFOTEC …

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NASA Taps ULA for Potential $154M Landsat 9 Launch Services Contract

United Launch Alliance has secured a potential $153.8 million contract from NASA to provide launch support services for the Landsat 9 satellite. NASA said Friday it expects Landsat 9 to take off aboard the Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture’s Atlas V 401 rocket from Vandenberg …

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SpaceX Lands $97M NASA Contract for Ocean Topography Mission Launch Services

SpaceX has secured a $97 million contract from NASA to launch a satellite that will work to continue a long-term effort to measure the height of the global sea surface. NASA said Friday it expects the Sentinel-6A spacecraft to lift off by November 2020 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 …

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