Big Tech And U.S. Government Look For Ways To Use Smartphone Location Data To Fight Coronavirus

Google | March 18, 2020

The government is urging people to keep their distance from others to help slow and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The government is currently in talks with Facebook and Google along with a range of other technology companies and health experts to determine how they may be able to use location data gathered from smartphones to glean information about the coronavirus. Public health experts believe that private companies may be able to compile data in an anonymous and aggregated form that could be used to map the spread of the infection.

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The Turkish government continued its crackdown against suspects behind Friday’s failed coup, with at least 6,000 people arrested. Meanwhile, tensions between the U.S. and Turkey were strained by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pushing the U.S. to extradite Imam Fethullah Gulen, accusing him of masterminding the coup but not yet providing sufficient evidence.

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The Turkish government continued its crackdown against suspects behind Friday’s failed coup, with at least 6,000 people arrested. Meanwhile, tensions between the U.S. and Turkey were strained by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pushing the U.S. to extradite Imam Fethullah Gulen, accusing him of masterminding the coup but not yet providing sufficient evidence.

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SAIC Ranked #1 in Gartner Market Share: IT Services, Worldwide 2021

SAIC | May 23, 2022

Science Applications International Corp. announced that Gartner’s new Market Share report on IT services ranked the company as the #1 provider by revenue of IT services to the U.S. government in two categories; infrastructure implementation and managed services, and application managed services. This is the second consecutive year the company was ranked #1 for application managed services. Additionally Gartner’s report also ranked SAIC as the #2 provider of application implementation and managed services, and for the second year in a row #3 for technology consulting, and the #3 overall IT services provider by revenue in all segments for the U.S. government. Gartner’s Market Share: IT Services, Worldwide 2021 provides a comparison of 2021 revenue performance and market share rankings for more than 250 IT service providers. We feel it is thanks to the expertise, customer focus and dedication of our employees, that SAIC is highly ranked in several critical categories of services provided to the U.S. government. We are thrilled to be ranked the number one U.S. government services provider by revenue for infrastructure implementation and managed services, as well as application managed services for the second year in a row. We believe, these rankings demonstrate SAIC’s continued investment and focus on modernization services to continue providing value to our customers.” Sanjay Sardar, senior vice president of digital at SAIC Gartner also mentioned SAIC in a separate report, Competitive Landscape: Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Professional and Managed Services, U.S. Government. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About SAIC SAIC is a premier Fortune 500 technology integrator driving our nation’s technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions. We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion.​​​​

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NuWave Solutions Acquires ProModel Government Services

NuWave Solutions | December 23, 2020

NuWave Solutions ("NuWave"), a main supplier of information the executives, progressed analytics, man-made consciousness, cloud solutions and innovations to the Federal Government, reported today that it has obtained ProModel Government Services (or "the Company") from ProModel Corporation. ProModel Government Services is a coordinated supplier of strategic prescient and prescriptive analytic software solutions for choice help to the Department of Defense and U.S. Government. Terms of the exchange were not unveiled. This is the subsequent securing finished by NuWave since being gained by AE Industrial Partners, LP ("AEI") in June 2020, following its procurement of BigBear recently. AEI is a private value firm spend significant time in Aerospace, Defense and Government Services, Power Generation, and Specialty Industrial business sectors. For over 25 years, ProModel Government Services has fabricated inventive and versatile custom model-based software solutions to envision mind boggling and unique information, synchronize operational requirements, moderate hazard and advance assets to help vital and strategic choices for the Department of Defense and other Federal Government offices. The Company's innovation solutions give close to constant situational familiarity with the current climate and a prescient perspective on the future climate dependent on the present choices. Its solutions operationalize and robotize divergent information and business measures, altogether improving clients' "choice space" and empowering Federal Government associations to make fast, educated choices that straightforwardly sway current and future guard status. "It's critical that the Department of Defense and other government organizations not only make the best decisions for today, but also have the tools to accurately predict how those decisions will impact future plans. ProModel Government Services is uniquely qualified to help federal government agencies with their decision making, and help ensure that their processes are more efficient and resources are better managed," said Dr. Reggie Brothers, CEO of NuWave. "The technologies and methodologies developed by ProModel Government Services are best in class, and NuWave is excited to welcome them into our growing family of companies." "It's an exciting opportunity for our team to join NuWave, a national security focused advanced analytics company that deeply understands the unique challenges and opportunities of our sector," said Carl Napoletano, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ProModel Government Services. "Being part of NuWave will provide us with greater support and additional solution offerings, which will benefit both our customers and employees alike." "ProModel Government Services' deep mission intimacy and ability to create technology-driven solutions for their customer is incredibly impressive," said Jeffrey Hart, Principal at AEI. "When we initially partnered with NuWave, we set out to create a platform focused on information and decision dominance, and ProModel Government Services significantly contributes to our vision and value proposition." "We believe the combination of ProModel Government Services and NuWave provides government organizations and commercial customers proven methodologies and technologies that can reduce risk by increasing confidence in their predictive decision making," said Kirk Konert, Partner at AEI. "As a recognized leader in analytical technology solutions, we are proud that NuWave is well positioned to assist leading national security agencies when making critical decisions and planning for the future." Akerman LLP served as legal advisor and Ernst & Young LLP served as financial advisor to NuWave. Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP served as legal advisor and Baird served as the financial advisor to ProModel Corporation. About NuWave Based in the Washington, D.C. metro area, NuWave is a leading provider of data management, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud solutions that delivers anticipatory intelligence and advanced decision support solutions and technologies to the Federal Government. NuWave provides innovative, customized solutions through development, selection, and integration of leading technologies. NuWave has unmatched expertise in advanced technologies across the analytics and data management lifecycle and applies its expertise and teamwork to give customers the ability to solve complex problems, communicate, and manage information. About ProModel Government Services ProModel Government Services is an agile provider of mission critical predictive and prescriptive analytic software solutions for decision support to the Department of Defense and U.S. Government. For more than 25 years, ProModel Government Services has built innovative and adaptable custom model-based software solutions to visualize complex and disparate data, synchronize operational needs, mitigate risk and optimize resources to support strategic and tactical decisions for the Department of Defense and other Federal Government agencies.

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Pure Storage Powers Government Infrastructure Modernization and Cloud Transformation

Pure Storage | January 05, 2022

Pure Storage® , the IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, today announced new momentum within the U.S. public sector as government plans for infrastructure modernization accelerate. Pure is a trusted partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, state, local, and education markets. With more than 175 of the United States' 440 federal agencies relying on its services, Pure has breadth and depth of government customers and experience, serving agencies across all three branches of the U.S. Federal Government and three branches of the U.S. Department of Defense. At the state, local, and education (SLED) level, Pure has customer representation in 48 of the 50 U.S. states. Pure Storage's public sector business achieved all-time highs in Q3 as its customer base and use case portfolio grew. New public sector customers from the quarter include: A large agency within the Department of Treasury chose Pure to replace their legacy storage arrays with simple, scalable all-flash solutions that help solve its largest, most-complex data management challenges. Together, Pure and a strategic partner are providing the agency a true as-a-service experience with non-disruptive upgrades via our Evergreen™ program. A core agency within the Department of Homeland Security chose Pure FlashBlade® to help power its advanced analytics and AI operations. This technology is central to the agency's mission of enhancing national security through innovation, intelligence, collaboration, and trust. Commonwealth of Massachusetts adopted Pure-as-a-Service complete with FlashArray™, FlashStack® for Block Performance and Block Capacity, FlashBlade and the Portworx® Suite to containerize and modernize key applications. Armed with these advancements, the Commonwealth was able to modernize its infrastructure and application to support continuity of services to its agencies and the public. Trends and developments in cloud transformation, ransomware, cybersecurity, DevOps, and artificial intelligence (AI) are all driving modernization demand within the public sector, across Federal, SLED, and Healthcare. Agencies are looking to implement hybrid cloud strategies that best serve their goals, moving some workloads to the cloud while repatriating others to on-premises, with containerization becoming increasingly essential. Accelerating this further, the American Rescue Plan, CARES act, and other government relief programs are enabling these organizations to invest more in building secure, resilient data centers that these new technologies require. Pure has separated itself as a vendor of choice among public sector customers because its solutions and services deliver unmatched resilience and performance with the flexibility, scalability, and agility of the cloud, regardless of where their data lives. "2022 will be the year of infrastructure investment and cloud transformation for the government, and Pure is the best positioned storage vendor to enable the public sector with an agile, resilient data platform delivered via a cloud operating model and secured by built-in data protection. We're proud to support federal and SLED customers as their trusted partner, facilitating their most strategic, future-proof path to IT modernization." Mike Wiseman, VP of Americas Public Sector Sales, Pure Storage About Pure Storage Pure Storage gives technologists their time back. Pure delivers a modern data experience that empowers organizations to run their operations as a true, automated, storage as-a-service model seamlessly across multiple clouds. Pure helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. And with a certified customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure's ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world.

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