Trump Administration Again Bashes Salary Council's Federal-Private Sector Pay Gap Calculation

Government Executive | February 25, 2019

For the second straight year, the President’s Pay Agent in its annual report cited “major methodological concerns” with how the council that makes federal employee compensation recommendations calculates the pay disparity between federal workers and their private sector counterparts. Last April, the Federal Salary Council found that federal employees on average earn 31.86 percent less than their counterparts in non-federal jobs. And in November, the council weighed a number of potential changes to how that figure is calculated, although objections from members representing labor groups prevented any recommendation from reaching the pay agent.

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As one the world’s leading digital nations, artificial intelligence presents a huge opportunity for the UK. Terence Eden, Open Standards Lead at the Government Digital Service, demonstrates how his Lego Mindstorm robot uses artificial intelligence to solve a Rubik's Cube, and what it can teach us about applying AI in government.

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As one the world’s leading digital nations, artificial intelligence presents a huge opportunity for the UK. Terence Eden, Open Standards Lead at the Government Digital Service, demonstrates how his Lego Mindstorm robot uses artificial intelligence to solve a Rubik's Cube, and what it can teach us about applying AI in government.

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NiSource Announces Leadership Changes in Legal and Federal Government Affairs

NiSource | October 23, 2020

NiSource (NYSE: NI) announced today that following the closing of the sale of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts (CMA) to Eversource, Carrie Hightman, executive vice president, chief legal officer, NiSource and CEO and president of CMA, stepped down from her CMA roles. In addition, Hightman will be leaving NiSource in January 2021, and her position overseeing Legal and Federal Government Affairs will be eliminated. "The Board of Directors and I are deeply grateful for Carrie's leadership and exceptional legal counsel throughout her 13 years at NiSource. Carrie's impact has been immeasurable, most recently having successfully led the transition of CMA to Eversource, and also through her elevation of the Legal and Federal Government Affairs functions. All of us at NiSource and our operating companies wish her well in retirement," said Joe Hamrock, president and CEO of NiSource.

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DLT Solutions Partnered With Microsoft to Bring To Market Azure and Modern Workplace Solutions to the U.S. Public Sector

DLT Solutions | November 19, 2020

DLT Solutions, LLC., a completely owned auxiliary of Tech Data and a head government technology solutions aggregator, has collaborated with Microsoft to bring to advertise Azure and Modern Workplace solutions to the U.S. public area. These contributions will be accessible through DLT's Cloud Navigator Program and will remember improved International Traffic for Arms Regulations (ITAR) agreeable help through DLT's Confirmed Stateside Support offering. As a result, DLT is an authorized U.S. public sector distributor of Microsoft Azure and Modern Workplace solutions, including: Azure Commercial Cloud Azure Government Azure Government Secret Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) Azure Software as a Service (SaaS) Modern Workplace applications, such as Microsoft 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Power Platform "Migrating workloads to the cloud is an important step on the pathway for digital transformation and IT modernization for government organizations," said Chris Wilkinson, president, DLT Solutions, a Tech Data company. "By distributing Microsoft's Azure and Modern Workplace solutions to the U.S. public sector, DLT and our partners will be able to help these organizations accelerate their modernization goals and mission objectives with an expanded set of cloud portfolio solutions." Through Cloud Navigator, DLT's accomplice network evaluates cloud availability, gives government client cloud movement backing and guarantees these associations look after perceivability, increase significant insight, and accomplish computerization and responsibility over their cloud speculations. DLT's Confirmed Stateside Support is reason worked for the U.S. public area, offers programming support for technology merchant solutions and our accomplices, and conveys all day, every day all year U.S. resident, U.S. soil, ITAR-agreeable technical help. This outcomes in complex case goal, less calls into technology seller activity focuses and higher government consumer loyalty rates. "We selected DLT because they're a top-tier technology solutions aggregator in the U.S. public sector with a strong channel partner ecosystem and a wide range of in-house contract vehicles," said Rick Wagner, president, Microsoft Federal. "Leveraging DLT's Cloud Navigator Program, Confirmed Stateside Support and strong relationships in the federal and state, local and education (SLED) markets provides Microsoft with significantly more opportunities to secure new business and enhances our capabilities to better serve our U.S. public sector customers." About DLT Solutions DLT Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tech Data, the world's leading end-to-end distributor of technology products, services and solutions. DLT is the premier government solutions aggregator that specializes in understanding the IT needs of the federal, state, local and education markets. We help simplify the process for independent software vendors, federal systems integrators and value-added resellers doing business in the public sector. Leveraging Tech Data's end-to-end portfolio, an extensive array of public sector contract vehicles, and dedicated channel and enablement services, DLT provides government agencies and channel partners with the means to rapidly and cost effectively transform technology to achieve mission success.

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Equal Experts and CORADIX Technology Consulting Have Announced a New Partnership

Equal Experts | July 07, 2021

Equal Experts, a leading worldwide agile digital consultancy, has announced a new collaboration with CORADIX Technology Consulting, the experts in Canadian government contract management and service delivery, to assist the Canadian federal government with digital modernization. “Equal Experts has years of expertise providing large-scale, complex digital services for the UK government.” “At Equal Experts, we help digital design products, scale enterprises with a digital platform, and engineer data for meaningful insight,” said Kev Gray, Partnership Lead. “By combining Equal Experts’ experience providing large scale complex services to the government with our expertise in Canadian government contract management and service delivery matched with government standards,” says Colin Wood, VP of Sales at CORADIX. Equal Experts and CORADIX will be able to assist more clients by partnering. About Equal Experts Equal Experts, founded in 2007 to challenge the traditional consulting model, currently has over 1,000 expert consultants specializing in digital product delivery. We collaborate with technology leaders facing complex business problems to bring about the transformational change required to sustain innovation. We do this by enabling them to use a digital platform to enhance data quality, apply design thinking, integrate modern engineering methods, and innovate at scale. About CORADIX CORADIX, founded in 1995, is a privately owned Canadian company with a growing workforce of over 400 employees in the National Capital Region. We collaborate with our clients to provide the best solution to their business problems. Management consulting, system development, and application support are some of our specialties.

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