Nextgov | June 05, 2020
A bipartisan cadre of tech-focused legislators in the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would direct the federal government to develop a national cloud computing infrastructure for artificial intelligence research. Introduced by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Thursday, the National Cloud Computing Task Force Act would convene a mix of technical experts across academic, industry and government. The group would develop a nuanced roadmap for how the nation should build, deploy, govern and sustain a national research cloud for AI.
OpenGov | August 25, 2021
OpenGov has launched the "OpenGov Across America" campaign in support of local government leaders to thank them for shouldering the burden of keeping their communities safe and governments open for business throughout the pandemic.
As part of this campaign, OpenGov CEO Zac Bookman has set out on a nearly 4,000-mile cross-country bike tour to meet with and hear directly from town, city, and county leaders about how their governments have evolved to address the urgent needs of their communities in the pandemic.
In conjunction with this ride, OpenGov has committed to supporting the mission of the Sandra Day O'Connor Institute For American Democracy to increase awareness of the importance of civic engagement, civics education, and civil discourse. Together, they will raise funds to help educate future civic leaders and enable a more informed and engaged citizenry.
"I'm excited to embark on this amazing adventure to highlight the local government visionaries who have devoted their lives to serving American communities," said OpenGov CEO Zac Bookman. "In support of that mission, OpenGov is proud to team up with the O'Connor Institute to champion the next generation of public servants and educate residents about the importance of civic engagement."
"The Institute is gratified that OpenGov recognizes the importance of public service and leadership," said Institute CEO Sarah Suggs. "We appreciate this tremendous effort by Zac Bookman in civic engagement and philanthropy."
As OpenGov looks to shed light on the importance of local leadership, government leaders and public-sector allies are encouraged to post photos and videos of themselves thanking someone in the public sector or sharing how they got into public service on LinkedIn or Twitter with #OpenGovAcrossAmerica and #GovLove, for an opportunity to be featured on OpenGov's social channels.
OpenGov is the leader in modern cloud ERP software for our nation's cities, counties and state agencies. On a mission to power more effective and accountable government, OpenGov serves more than 1,000 agencies across the U.S. Built exclusively for the unique budgeting, financial management and citizen services needs of the public sector, the OpenGov ERP Cloud makes organizations more collaborative, digitizes mission-critical processes and enables best-in-class communication with stakeholders.
About the Sandra Day O'Connor Institute For American Democracy
Founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the O'Connor Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3), continues her distinguished legacy and lifetime work to advance American democracy through multigenerational civics education, civil discourse and civic engagement.
Deloitte | July 27, 2021
Deloitte said today that it has acquired almost all of the assets of Sentek Consulting, Inc., a San Diego-based systems engineering and cybersecurity company that mainly serves the United States Navy.
"The acquisition of Sentek Global's business will strengthen Deloitte's existing presence in San Diego while also expanding our current mission-focused systems engineering capabilities and cyber offerings to other military branches and federal agencies," said Mike Canning, US Government & Public Services Industry leader and principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP.
Deloitte's Defense, Security, and Justice sector head and principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Heather Reilly, said, "Deloitte is committed to providing mission-relevant, complex, and technology-enabled engineering, analytics, and transformation solutions to our Department of Defense customers (DoD). Sentek Global's skills complement our complement of experienced system engineering and cybersecurity experts, enhancing DoD's ability to accelerate engineering and acquisition procedures to guarantee effective and reliable systems for our warfighters. It also allows us to welcome Sentek Global professionals who have previously served in the armed forces into our veteran workforce."
Mark Nace, principal of Deloitte & Touche LLP and Government & Public Services leader for the Cyber & Strategic Risk practice at Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory, stated, "As cyber threats to all organizations, particularly U.S. federal agencies, increase and become more complex, we are investing to assist our clients in preventing, detecting, and minimizing those emerging threats. We can now do so due to the inclusion of Sentek Global's capabilities."
Sentek Global provides program management and integrated logistics services in addition to systems engineering and cybersecurity to the Defense, Security, and Justice sectors.
Sentek Global's CEO and founder, Eric Basu, said, "Sentek Global and Deloitte share many values, not the least of which is the provision of high-quality services and solutions to government agencies. We are partnering with Deloitte to assist our government clients in addressing complex systems engineering and cybersecurity issues, as well as to accelerate the scaling of our services for defense, security, and justice sector organizations."