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CAE Intros Cloud-Based Training System With Data-Driven Pilot Assessment; Gene Colabatistto Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 11, 2018 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) has developed a big data analytics-powered training system built on Microsoft‘s (Nasdaq: MSFT) Azure Government cloud that will work to deliver real-time assessments of pilot competencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Nov. 27. The CAE Rise platform, which is available to the defense market, …

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Microsoft Collaborates With Mastercard to Offer Digital Identity Service

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 11, 2018 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has entered into a partnership with Mastercard (NYSE: MA) to develop a joint service that will work to secure digital identities while enabling consumers to manage and share identity data using trusted devices, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 4. Mastercard said Dec. …

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Delphix Updates Data Platform for Microsoft Azure Gov’t Cloud Migration; Carahsoft’s Michael Adams Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 5, 2018 — Delphix, a Carahsoft Technology partner, has expanded the capabilities of its data management offering with the goal to support the migration of government agencies to Microsoft‘s (Nasdaq: MSFT) Azure Government cloud, ExecutiveBiz reported Nov. 2. Carahsoft offers the Delphix Dynamic Data Platform to …

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Dell EMC Vet Ro Dhanda Joins Snowflake Computing as Federal Business Regional VP

Ro Dhanda, an information technology industry veteran, has joined Snowflake Computing as regional vice president of U.S. federal business, GovConWire has learned. He spent eight years at Dell EMC, where most recently served as director of federal sales at the company’s Isilon business and head of federal sales for the …

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Navy Awards Six Spots on Potential $3.2B BPA for Microsoft Software Licensing & Subscription Services

Six companies have won spots on a potential 10-year, $3.17B blanket purchase agreement from the U.S. Navy to provide worldwide perpertual licenses and annual subscriptions for Microsoft-made (Nasdaq: MSFT) software products to the Defense Department, intelligence community and U.S. Coast Guard. DoD said Thursday the products are intended to address …

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Microsoft Wins $480M Army Augmented Reality Tech Prototyping OTA

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has won a potential $479.1M other transaction agreement from the U.S. Army to produce augmented reality technology prototypes for potential use in military training and battlefield missions. A contract award notice posted Wednesday on FedBizOpps says the company will provide hardware, software and associated interface control documentation as part of …

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Microsoft’s Brad Smith Eyes Proactive Role to Address Issues in Gov’t Use of Tech

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 30, 2018 — Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer of Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), has said the company will continue to work with the government to help shape the use of artificial intelligence and other technologies and support efforts to protect the U.S. against threats, ExecutiveBiz …

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Google Withdraws Plans to Bid for DoD’s JEDI Cloud Contract

Google has dropped plans to compete for the Defense Department’s potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement contract, Federal News Network reported Monday. “We couldn’t be assured that it would be aligned with our artificial intelligence (AI) principles,” Aileen Black, an executive director at Google, said of the JEDI contract. …

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Tom Reilly: Cloudera-Hortonworks Merger Aims to Help Enterprises Work Across All Cloud Providers

Tom Reilly, CEO of Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR), told CNBC in an interview that aired Friday the proposed merger of the Palo Alto, Calif.-based software firm with Hortonworks (Nasdaq: HDP) will create a new company that will deliver software across all major cloud service providers. “We work on Amazon, Microsoft, Google, the IBM Cloud, …

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