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ASRC Federal Creates Online Tool for USDA Rural Business Grant Applicants; Jennifer Felix Quoted

Jennifer Felix President and CEO ASRC Federal

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 16, 2020 — ASRC Federal helped the Department of Agriculture develop and implement an online application process for rural businesses that seek grants under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, ExecutiveBiz reported July 8.

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Brillient Wins $112M BPA to Modernize USDA FPAC Records Mgmt System; Paul Strasser Quoted

Paul Strasser CEO Brillient

Brillient has secured a single-award, $112 million blanket purchase agreement from the Department of Agriculture, the company announced Monday. "We are extremely pleased to bring our strong digital transformation and agile development capabilities coupled with our expertise in electronic records management to assist the USDA in this important mission area,” said Paul Strasser, CEO of Brillient.

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COVID-19 Relief Measure to Earmark Additional $1B for Technology Modernization Fund

House lawmakers have proposed to allocate an additional $1B for the Technology Modernization Fund as part of the proposed HEROES Act to back information technology transformation initiatives in support of domestic and overseas COVID-19 prevention, preparation and response efforts, Bloomberg Government reported Thursday.

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Microsoft’s Susie Adams: Cloud Offers Unlimited Computing Capacity to Advance AI Adoption

Susie Adams

Susie Adams, chief technology officer at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), said cloud helps advance artificial intelligence by enabling data analysis and sharing to improve mission outcomes. "Cloud technology has given us vast capacity for data storage and nearly unlimited compute capacity to take advantage of AI, which is democratizing the ability for end users, not just data scientists, to build and run machine learning algorithms," Adams wrote.

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Salesforce’s Rob Stein: Cloud Key to Agency Service Delivery, Mission Achievement

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Rob Stein, senior vice president for North America public sector at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), has said the adoption of cloud could help government agencies deliver improved services to citizens and carry out their missions. “Cloud can co-exist with legacy infrastructure to unlock data that resides in back-office systems, deliver it across the enterprise and provide the agility needed to make it highly applicable to just about any mission need,” Stein wrote.

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