Tech Giants Ask Federal Government to Create National Research Cloud

Google | July 03, 2020

Google, IBM and Microsoft have joined with top research universities to prod the federal government to create a nationwide shared cloud-computing platform, saying it is urgently needed to keep the U.S. from falling behind foreign competitors. A national research cloud would open the doors of Big Tech companies’ data to academic outsiders. It could mean that companies such as Google would hand over the keys to data collected during the coronavirus crisis, such as details on users’ movements during government-imposed social distancing.

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This infographic uses statistics from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) to show differing levels of government benefit program participation in American households during and after the recession. As illustrated below, participation in government benefit programs grew during the recent economic downturn (December 2007 to June 2009). Where people must have an income below a certain level to qualify (“means-tested”), this was true in programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, and Medicaid. For programs such as Social Security or Medicare, where income is not a qualifier for receiving assistance (known as “non-means- tested”), this was also true.

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This infographic uses statistics from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) to show differing levels of government benefit program participation in American households during and after the recession. As illustrated below, participation in government benefit programs grew during the recent economic downturn (December 2007 to June 2009). Where people must have an income below a certain level to qualify (“means-tested”), this was true in programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, and Medicaid. For programs such as Social Security or Medicare, where income is not a qualifier for receiving assistance (known as “non-means- tested”), this was also true.

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Deltek | December 01, 2020

Deltek, the leading worldwide provider of programming and answers for venture based organizations, reported today its dispatch of Costpoint GovCon Cloud (GCC) Moderate. Deltek has been the trusted, industry-leading arrangement and cloud provider for the public authority contracting industry for almost 40 years. With this new contribution, temporary workers will have the option to use Deltek Costpoint in the cloud to help meet their Cyber Security Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) structure necessities, just as consistence prerequisites of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), to seek after business with the U.S. Branch of Defense. This new GCC Moderate cloud arrangement will help government temporary workers meet their numerous forthcoming CMMC and ITAR consistence necessities at a lower all out expense of proprietorship, while simultaneously helping contract based workers ensure their organizations with upgraded security controls. Through Deltek's GCC Moderate and other Costpoint cloud arrangements, organizations, all things considered, can certainly and safely access information inside a safe cloud climate that is reliably improved to get the most together to-date legislative and office cybersecurity consistence norms. As a submitted colleague, Deltek keeps on developing its system to assist clients with shielding their information by planning and working administrations that line up with government contracting cybersecurity consistence prerequisites. Deltek's current Costpoint Cloud arrangements presently line up with NIST 800-171 guidelines to help DFARS 252.204-7012. The new Costpoint GCC Moderate contribution reaffirms Deltek's duty to industry to help government contractual workers meet extra consistence needs, including FedRAMP Moderate same, CMMC, and International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) controls. "Deltek is excited to announce this offering and help government contracting organizations meet the latest cybersecurity compliance requirements. Costpoint GovCon Cloud (GCC) Moderate strengthens Deltek's commitment to support both financial and cybersecurity compliance requirements for the government contracting industry. By leveraging Costpoint GCC Moderate, contractors can migrate to Deltek's cloud environment with increased confidence and peace of mind knowing we are partnering with them to help meet the demands of government agencies," said Todd Walker, VP of Product Strategy at Deltek. LMI, a consultancy devoted to fueling a future-prepared, high-performing government by drawing from ability in advanced and expository arrangements, coordinations, and the executives warning administrations has just settled on the choice to move to the new Costpoint GovCon Cloud Moderate arrangement. "LMI decided to move to the Deltek cloud to support our digital transformation strategy necessary to grow our business without investing in additional operations staff," said Jim McNabb, Project Manager at LMI. "Additionally, 60% of our business comes from DoD work so we wanted to get ahead of CMMC requirements. Deltek's Costpoint GovCon Cloud Moderate solution will provide us with peace of mind on our financial system so the rest of our organization can focus on more strategic tasks." About Deltek Better software means better projects. Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses. More than 30,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek for superior levels of project intelligence, management and collaboration. Our industry-focused expertise powers project success by helping firms achieve performance that maximizes productivity and revenue.

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Tyler Technologies | December 22, 2021

Tyler Technologies, Inc. today announced that the state of Oklahoma signed a contract renewal for Tyler’s digital government and payments services. The five-year agreement expands upon a 20-year relationship between the state and Tyler’s subsidiary NIC. “NIC Oklahoma has been a strategic partner to the state of Oklahoma for 20 years,” said director of Applications and Data Services Joe McIntosh at the state's Office of Management and Enterprise Services. “They are a key provider in a variety of digital services to Oklahomans including payment services, point of sale systems, and appointment management. We are excited to see this partnership continue and hope it does well into the future.” Since 2001, NIC Oklahoma has delivered more than 400 digital government services and information across more than 125 agencies. In 2020 alone, NIC Oklahoma processed over $6 billion in payments for the state from more than four million transactions. “While we have worked with the state for two decades now, it is our most recent work that makes me most proud. We have become a true strategic partner, closely aligned with the state’s overall goals for digital government and payment services. Now, as a part of Tyler, we can bring even more services and innovation to the state of Oklahoma.” Connie Pearson, general manager of NIC Oklahoma About Tyler Technologies and NIC Acquired by Tyler Technologies on April 21, 2021, NIC is a leader in digital government solutions and payments, partnering with government to deliver user-friendly digital services that make it easier and more efficient to interact with government. NIC and Tyler are united in their mission to empower public sector entities to operate more efficiently and connect more transparently with their constituents and with each other. Tyler has more than 37,000 successful installations across more than 12,000 locations, with clients in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations. Tyler has been named to Government Technology's GovTech 100 list five times and has been recognized three times on Forbes' "Most Innovative Growth Companies" list.

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UiPath, Public Sector Automation Leader, Announces Formation of Public Sector Advisory Board to Meet Growing Customer Demand

UiPath | August 04, 2021

UiPath, Inc. (NYSE: PATH), a leading enterprise automation software company, today announced the formation of its first Public Sector Advisory Board. The Board, comprised of former government technology officials, economists, and academia, will provide UiPath with external perspectives on all facets of government, global economic trends, and new opportunities for automation to help public sector agencies meet their missions. UiPath has deployed its automation platform in more than half of U.S. states and 92 U.S. federal departments and agencies, and the need for automation continues to grow. The U.S. federal government plans to spend $65 billion on digital infrastructure over the next eight years and in a recent NASCIO survey, 77% of state CIOs said their interest in automation software is driven by the need to improve the delivery of services to citizens. The Public Sector Advisory Board’s insight and knowledge of the unique challenges of government organizations, their specific missions, and legislative and policy priorities will inform how UiPath continues to approach this market segment and ultimately will lead to automation solutions that can make governments more efficient and effective. The following 7 board members will meet regularly and serve a minimum one-year term: Aneesh Chopra – former U.S. CTO (2009-2012), former Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia (2006-2009), President of CareJourney, and author Tyler Cowen – professor and economist at George Mason University Suzette Kent – former CIO of the federal government and CEO of Kent Advisory Services Gopal Khanna – former Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, former CIO, State of Minnesota, and Executive-in-Residence at the Medical Industry Leadership Institute at University of Minnesota Matt Lira – former Special Assistant to the President for Innovation Policy and Initiatives at the White House Office of American Innovation Shelley Metzenbaum – former Associate Director of Performance and Personnel Management at White House Office of Management and Budget, launched Performance.gov, government policy implementation expert and advocate John Zangardi – former CIO, Department of Homeland Security, former Acting DoD CIO, former DON CIO and acquisition executive, and current president of Redhorse Corporation “The insights gained from this group of trusted advisors will be instrumental for UiPath to continue to innovate for the specialized needs of public sector agencies and their employees and constituents through automation,” said Chris Townsend, Area Vice President, Public Sector at UiPath. “Our Public Sector Advisory Board members each bring an incredible wealth of experience and knowledge that will help us continue to shape strong and meaningful relationships within the public sector and solution development at a time when government is rapidly turning to digital transformation to modernize how it operates and serves the public.” About UiPath UiPath has a vision to deliver the Fully Automated Enterprise™, one where companies use automation to unlock their greatest potential. UiPath offers an end-to-end platform for automation, combining the leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution with a full suite of capabilities that enable every organization to rapidly scale digital business operations.

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