Trump Administration Cancels Contract That Failed to Bring on More Border Agents

Government Executive | April 05, 2019

The Trump administration on Thursday canceled a key contract it issued to fulfill an early promise by the president to add thousands of new border security personnel to the federal ranks over the vendor’s inability to deliver new hires.The announcement followed Customs and Border Protection issuing a partial stop work order on the contract last year, which itself followed reporting by Government Executive and a subsequent inspector general investigation that found Accenture Federal Services was not delivering new hires. The contract was worth up to $297 million for Accenture to hire up to 7,500 Border Patrol agents and other officers on CBP’s behalf. As of December, the company had only helped the agency bring on 36 employees.

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Politicians on both sides this election season have been assuring Americans that small business is the backbone of our economy. Congress and President Obama put the proverbial money where their mouths are by passing and signing the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act in April 2012.

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Politicians on both sides this election season have been assuring Americans that small business is the backbone of our economy. Congress and President Obama put the proverbial money where their mouths are by passing and signing the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act in April 2012.

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N2WS and DLT Solutions Partner to Bring Enterprise Data Protection for Amazon Web Services to the Public Sector

N2W Software | February 24, 2021

N2WS (N2W Software), a pioneer in reinforcement and fiasco recuperation for Amazon Web Services (AWS), today announced it has signed a concurrence with DLT Solutions, a completely possessed auxiliary of Tech Data and a head government innovation solutions aggregator. The partnership will additionally solidify N2WS's obligation to the public area, improves on acquisition and allows DLT's to channel partners profit by the full arrangement of N2WS abilities. "Many public sector organizations rely on N2WS Backup & Recovery to keep their systems available," said Ohad Kritz, chief executive officer, N2WS. "Our collaboration with DLT empowers channel partners to leverage DLT's industry expertise, and N2WS solutions, to easily protect large deployments while retaining full data sovereignty and governance." As open area associations move to the cloud, they are tested with overseeing complex responsibilities with exacting recuperation time objective (RTO), consistence and data sway necessities. With N2WS Backup and Recovery they can serenely meet these goals and influence incredible mechanization abilities to keep touchy data secure and accessible. "As cloud adoption accelerates across the public sector, organizations must be confident that critical data is secure and any downtime is mitigated in near real time," said Chris Wilkinson, president, DLT Solutions, a Tech Data company. "The addition of N2WS Backup & Recovery to DLT's portfolio provides our channel partners, and their government and education customers, with a cloud-first tool that provides improved data visibility and is flexible, cost-effective and secure." 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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Wasabi Technologies Now on Carahsoft NASPO, SEWP V, and Additional Government Contracts

Wasabi Technologies | September 06, 2021

Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, today announced expanded availability of its solutions for the public sector through its ongoing partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. By partnering with Carahsoft, Wasabi has gained access to a variety of Government and academic procurement vehicles that enable Federal, State, and Local Government agencies, as well as academic institutions to more easily purchase the company's offerings. Organizations across the Public and Private sectors are experiencing a boom in data production as a result of pandemic-driven digital transformation. Wasabi's low-cost, high-performing and reliable cloud storage helps organizations manage this deluge of data without overwhelming IT budgets. Wasabi provides organizations with the flexibility they need to continue to innovate and meet the demands of the modern workplace. Wasabi features 100% data immutability protection plus object-level immutability for the highest level of security, strong identity and multi-factor authentication, and compliance with the latest privacy and security standards. Through its partnership with Carahsoft, Wasabi is now included on the following contracts and purchasing agreements: National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint: The cooperative purchasing program facilitating public procurement solicitations and agreements using a lead-state model. NASA's Solution for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V: The multi-award government-wide acquisition contract vehicle focused on IT products and product-based services. National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA): The national governmental purchasing cooperative designed to ensure technology vendors are in accordance with purchasing procedures mandated by state procurement laws and regulations. OMNIA Partners: A national governmental purchasing cooperative for academic institutions and government entities. Virginia Association of State College and University Purchasing Professionals (VASCUPP): The organization built to identify opportunities for cooperative procurements and cost savings for higher education institutions in Virginia. Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR): The Texas state agency assisting in procurement for state agencies and higher education institutions. Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2): The acquisition arm supporting Army, Department of Defense (DoD) and all Federal Agency enterprise Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and info-structure goals. "Reliably managing and storing data is top of mind for Government agencies, particularly as the sector continues to adjust to growing data storage needs amid hybrid work environments and a spike in ransomware attacks that are literally dismantling operations," said Wasabi CEO & Co-Founder David Friend. "That's where Wasabi comes in. Our dedication to high-performing, cost-effective cloud storage, as well as to meeting the latest privacy and security standards make us an attractive option for Government agencies looking to migrate to the cloud. Carahsoft has a proven track record of delivering services to meet their customer needs, and they have become a huge asset for us as we continue to forge strong Government partnerships." "Wasabi's flexibility and predictable pricing model make them an ideal candidate for agencies looking for cost-efficient, high-quality storage that is as safe and secure as possible with high-performance and reliability," said Joe Tabatabaian, Sales Manager for Wasabi at Carahsoft. "By adding Wasabi to more contract vehicles, Carahsoft and our reseller partners are better able to serve Government and Educational institutions who turn to Carahsoft for a data storage solution." About Carahsoft 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 Cybersecurity, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source, Customer Experience and Engagement, 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. About Wasabi Technologies Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an unlimited amount of data at 1/5th the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. Trusted by tens of thousands of customers worldwide, Wasabi has been recognized as one of technology's fastest-growing and most visionary companies. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi has secured nearly $275 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston.

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RS21 Awarded the IRS Data Mashing Solution Requirement to Improve Data Collection for Governmentwide Procurement

RS21 | November 09, 2020

RS21 has been awarded the IRS Data Mashing Solution Requirement to improve data collection for governmentwide procurement. The contract was awarded through the innovative Pilot IRS program, a new acquisition method that uses a multiphase approach to allow the IRS to test new technologies on faster timelines without added risk. The first phase solution challenge will focus on three goals: bringing together several datasets in an easy-to-use visualization, promoting the use of labor and wage data, and achieving near-term improvements in the number of datasets and rigor of analysis.

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