PR Newswire | June 05, 2023
GovExec, the market-leading sales and marketing intelligence company for government leaders and contractors, announced today that it has acquired The Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC), the trusted leader in convening stakeholders from the federal government, academia, and industry in collaborative forums to identify, discuss and resolve emerging technology challenges. The financial terms of the investment are not being disclosed. The announcement was made by Tim Hartman, CEO of GovExec. Peter Goldstone, Chairman of GovExec, served as an advisor, and the deal was completed with financial support from mid-market private equity firm Growth Catalyst Partners (GCP).
ATARC will remain an independent division, led by Tom Suder. The organization will have greater access to investment, infrastructure, and the ability to expand into new areas of government, including state and local, and connect with more federal and defense government leaders that GovExec already serves. With this announcement, GovExec reinforces its leadership role in helping government fulfill its mission, reach new audiences in the federal space, and continue to improve how the public and private sectors work together in the process.
"Government leaders want and need greater access to the latest innovations to solve today's challenges," said Tim Hartman, CEO of GovExec. "We are in an enviable position because we serve both the government customer and the contractor. The government customer is rapidly changing how it buys, and it is critical to build trust with them. ATARC is the leader in convening government with the greatest minds in industry and academia to help solve their immediate challenges. They have built an unmatched reputation and we are very proud to have them as part of GovExec."
As a part of the acquisition, GovExec will incorporate ATARC's insights into its coverage and events and utilize the intent data from GovTribe to strengthen ATARC's sightline into emerging trends. This collaboration will create more opportunities for government leaders to find solutions to their technology challenges and for contractors to access solutions throughout the planning, capture, and business development cycle.
ATARC Founder & CEO, Tom Suder stated, "We have spent the last 10+ years building an incredible organization that helps the government tackle its most pressing issues and find solutions to aid in fulfilling its mission. We will continue to work alongside federal government leaders while we also expand to work with government leaders in state and local and defense. This is an incredible opportunity for us to scale and have more infrastructure behind us to serve more leaders."
GovExec provides the most cutting-edge sales and marketing intelligence across federal, state and local, and defense. The unmatched suite of tools helps government and industry connect to bring more state-of-the-art innovations to bear to help the government fulfill its mission effectively.
GovExec's data and insights set the standard for depth, accuracy, and impact for government leaders and contractors. GovExec provides data-driven strategic sales and marketing intelligence solutions that accelerate revenue growth to fuel market success. The platform is powered by the largest and most sophisticated database in the public sector, reaching over 3.3 million government influencers each month.
ATARC is a nonprofit organization that facilitates collaboration between government, industry and academia in order to accelerate technology modernization initiatives. We provide ongoing opportunities for cross-agency collaboration through onsite and digital interaction, learning, and market research. Through participation in in-person and virtual events, Working Group forums, and access to informational resources, ATARC offers its community a trusted environment for meaningful thought leadership exchange.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
PRNewswire | March 24, 2023
Striveworks, a pioneer in responsible MLOps, today announced a partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as Striveworks' public sector distributor, making the company's Chariot platform and other software solutions available to government agencies through Carahsoft's reseller partners, NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V, Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2), OMNIA Partners, and National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) contracts.
"We are excited to partner with Carahsoft and its reseller partners to leverage their public sector expertise and expand access to our products and solutions," said Quay Barnett, Executive Vice President at Striveworks. "Striveworks' inclusion on Carahsoft's contracts enables U.S. Federal, State, and Local Governments to make better models, faster."
Decision making in near-peer and contested environments requires end-to-end dynamic data capabilities that are rapidly deployed. Current solutions remain isolated, not scalable, and not integrated from enterprise to edge. The Striveworks and Carahsoft partnership helps simplify the procurement of Striveworks' AI and machine learning solutions.
Striveworks' Chariot provides a no-code/low-code solution that supports all phases of mission-relevant analytics including: developing, deploying, monitoring, and remediating models. Also available through the partnership is Ark, Striveworks' edge model deployment software for the rapid and custom integration of computer vision, sensors, and telemetry data collection.
"We are pleased to add Striveworks' solutions to our AI and machine learning portfolio," said Michael Adams, Director of Carahsoft's AI/ML Solutions Portfolio. "Striveworks' data science solutions and products allow government agencies to simplify their machine learning operations. We look forward to working with Striveworks and our reseller partners to help the public sector drive better outcomes in operationally relevant timelines."
Striveworks' offerings are available through Carahsoft's SEWP V contracts NNG15SC03B and NNG15SC27B, ITES-SW2 contract W52P1J-20-D-0042, NCPA contract NCPA001-86, and OMNIA Partners contract R191902.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets. As the Master Government Aggregator® for our vendor partners, we deliver solutions for Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, Open Source, Customer Experience and more. Working with resellers, systems integrators and consultants, our sales and marketing teams provide industry leading IT products, services and training through hundreds of contract vehicles.
Striveworks is a pioneer in responsible MLOps for national security and other highly regulated spaces. Striveworks' MLOps platform, Chariot, enables organizations to deploy AI/ML models at scale while maintaining full audit and remediation capabilities. Founded in 2018, Striveworks was highlighted as an exemplar in the National Security Commission for AI 2020 Final Report.
Globenewswire | April 17, 2023
Draganfly Inc., an award-winning, industry-leading drone solutions, and systems developer, is pleased to announce it has been selected by CODAN Communications, a leading international designer and manufacturer of premium communications solutions, to supply its UAV platform for integration with their industry-leading technology and communications solutions.
CODAN Communications serves tactical, military, humanitarian, peacekeeping, public safety, security, and commercial markets in over 150 countries. CODAN designs and deliver solutions that help to solve customers’ communications, safety, security, and productivity problems in some of the most challenging environments around the world.
“Like Draganfly, CODAN delivers its capabilities worldwide for the military, defense, humanitarian, peacekeeping, commercial, security, and public safety markets,” said Paul Sangster, President of CODAN Communications. “This partnership will provide turnkey solutions to customers that leverage Draganfly’s class-leading drones and CODAN’s robust technologies for systems that are second to none in their ability to service the global market in any application across all industries.”
“We are excited for CODAN and Draganfly to provide innovative solutions to complex problems faced by organizations operating in challenging environments,” said Cameron Chell, President, and CEO of Draganfly. “Draganfly's being selected to integrate our UAV platform into CODAN’s premium Government and Defense platform is an incredible honor and an important milestone as CODAN is demonstrated global leader in radio and communication technology.”
Draganfly Inc. is the creator of quality, cutting-edge drone solutions, software, and AI systems that revolutionize how organizations can do business and service their stakeholders. Recognized as being at the forefront of technology for over 24 years, Draganfly is an award-winning industry leader serving the public safety, agriculture, industrial inspections, security, mapping, and surveying markets. Draganfly is a company driven by passion, ingenuity, and the need to provide efficient solutions and first-class services to its customers around the world with the goal of saving time, money, and lives.
About CODAN Communications
CODAN Communications is a global technology company that develops robust technology solutions to solve customers’ communications, safety, security and productivity problems in some of the harshest environments around the world.
We provide tactical communications solutions that enable our customers to be connected, ultimately to support critical missions worldwide. With almost 60 years in the business, we have garnered a reputation for quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, producing innovative and industry-leading technology solutions.