Octo | May 17, 2022
Octo, the premier MLOps and data management solutions provider for the Federal Government, announced it has been awarded a spot on the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) Test and Evaluation (T&E) five-year, $249 million Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The multi-award contract supports the JAIC’s T&E team which is responsible for developing DoD-wide artificial intelligence (AI) testing and evaluation processes, tools, and standards.
Under the BPA, Octo will provide test technology and tools for a variety of AI applications and develop T&E capabilities to support the DoD’s full spectrum of emerging AI technologies to include machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL), and neural networks. Octo will also test and evaluate existing technologies in support of mission objectives.
The JAIC focuses on broad enablement and implementation of AI capabilities within the DoD, supporting its defense customers by providing the infrastructure, tools, and technical expertise for users to successfully build and deploy mission-enabling AI projects. Octo’s CEO Mehul Sanghani said, “The JAIC’s T&E team is critical to the success of the organization and the DoD at every level. Octo could not be more excited to be among those chosen to advance the JAIC’s mission of bringing safe, effective AI into the hands of the women and men who protect our country. We are pleased our approach of focusing on Warfighters’ success in the field under any condition has earned Octo a reputation as a firm that delivers results.”
Rob Albritton, Senior Director of Octo’s AI Center of Excellence said, “Our work within oLabs, Octo’s R&D innovation center, and our work with the Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) program have demonstrated our AI proficiencies but have only scratched the surface of what we’re capable of. We’re eager to collaborate with the experts at the JAIC to develop technology that far exceeds the expectations of our Warfighters and makes them even more effective than they are today.”
Octo has a long history of supporting defense programs with the latest technologies, top industry talent, and dedication to helping maintain our warriors’ unparalleled capability. We are excited to expand our relationship with the defense community and put to good use the proven tools we’ve developed to bolster mission accomplishment.”
Sam Stollar, General Manager of Octo’s Defense and Intelligence Business Unit
Octo is a technology firm dedicated to solving the Federal Government’s most complex challenges, enabling agencies to jump the technology curve. We don’t just modernize. We create lasting change through best practices that help agencies implement and integrate at-scale next-generation technology and innovation. With a mission and service first mentality, we provide Agile, DevSecOps, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Cloud, Open Source, and Data Science solutions, collaborating to solve customers’ pressing problems. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Octo delivers proven technology vital to the intelligence community and health care, defense, national security, and civilian agencies that directly impact our nation.
Government of Rio de Janeiro | March 09, 2022
Rio de Janeiro will gain a stock Exchange for the purchase and sale of carbon credits and sustainable assets related to energy, climate and forest. Governor Cláudio Castro signed, on Tuesday (August 03), in New York, a protocol of intentions with Nasdaq and Global Environmental Asset Platform (GEAP), in order to take the first steps towards the implementation of a trading platform. The agreement guarantees Rio the leadership in the green economy.
This partnership will provide information exchange among the Government of Rio de Janeiro, Nasdaq and GEAP for the implementation of public policies to certify, issue and trade carbon credits. In the following 90 days, a working group will be created to discuss the proposed measures and a pilot experiment. After this evaluation time, a Brazilian subsidiary of Nasdaq will be installed in Rio de Janeiro. The Environmental Assets Exchange is expected to be up and running in the second half of the year.
The Rio de Janeiro government team has been working on this protocol for eight months. Nasdaq will provide the technology and the state will offer the environmental assets. Rio is expected to reach a CO2 stock of 73 million tons, representing 25 billion BRL, and each ton can cost an average of US$ 5. The segment is seen as one of the economic recovery alternatives after the COVID-19 pandemic."
Cláudio Castro,The Governor ofRio de Janeiro
A pioneer in the sustainability theme, Nasdaq created Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE), a program in partnership with the United Nations (UN) that provides a global platform for exchanges to encourage sustainable investment with the collaboration of investors and companies. In 2018, the world's first regulated digital exchange for asset-based tokens (a digital security tool for validating and authenticating financial transactions) was launched, which is operated by Nasdaq Technologies.
"Nasdaq is very interested in being part of this kind of initiative. It will be a challenge to participate in this creative project. We have a lot to do, but we are eager to begin this work together with the State of Rio," said Carlos Patiño, Associate Vice President of Nasdaq Technologies.
The new market will result in job creation and it will attract national and international companies, besides making Rio de Janeiro a leader in the low carbon economy.
The state of Rio de Janeiro has 31% of its area covered by natural forests, corresponding to 1.3 million hectares. The government has invested in actions aimed at the sustainable economy, such as Tomorrow's Forests and Atlantic Forest Connection.
"Since July of last year, we have been working to identify the actions necessary for the state to achieve the title of 'carbon neutral'. The goal is to have the net emissions of greenhouse gases totally neutralized by the year 2045," said the Secretary of Environment and Sustainability, Thiago Pampolha.
LifeOmic | June 16, 2021
LifeOmic, the creator of the LIFE mobile apps, Precision Wellness, and the Precision Health Cloud platform, which are used at major medical and cancer centers, announced today that its Precision Health Platform for Government had achieved the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Ready status (PHP-G). PHP-G is a cloud and mobile platform that aggregates data for storage, analytics, and the development of predictive models.
Today's healthcare IT systems do not democratize data, making research and discovery more difficult. The LifeOmic PHP-G cuts down these silos while drastically speeding a wide range of precision health and wellness use cases, including clinical trials and health research. LifeOmic can now provide its safe and endlessly scalable mobile-to-cloud solution to government agencies to combine multi-omics and clinical data, conduct research, engage in telehealth coaching, and expedite discovery due to FedRAMP Ready status.
The LifeOmic PHP-G was designed by the same team that built one of Amazon Web Services' most complex cloud applications (AWS). It was developed as a cloud-first model, employing the most secure and scalable design principles, such as a zero-trust security model and serverless computing. Customers of LifeOmic can use the PHP-G to store, combine, and analyze data using any set of tools. The platform complies with HIPAA, is HITRUST CSF Certified, GDPR compliant, and CCPA compliant.
FedRAMP is a US government-wide initiative that provides a consistent cloud security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring. FedRAMP compliance indicates that a cloud computing system has developed and documented a highly secure environment that has undergone a thorough and rigorous review. The FedRAMP Marketplace lists authorized cloud service providers.
PHP-G is a few biomedical firms offering FedRAMP Ready mobile, biomedical informatics, data management, and machine learning solutions.
LifeOmic is a software company that uses the cloud, machine learning, and mobile devices to enable precise health and wellness solutions for employers, providers, researchers, healthcare IT, pharmaceutical companies, and people. The cloud-based software used by the company securely gathers, saves, and analyzes patient data to expedite the development and delivery of precision health treatments, disease management, and disease prevention. LifeOmic's enterprise product portfolio includes the Precision Health Cloud and Precision Health Platform for Government, both cloud and mobile-based sources for all patient data, including clinical data, whole genome sequences, gene expression levels, lab results, and medical images. Precision Wellness, a scientifically rigorous, employee-first corporate wellness solution, was also developed by the company. The LIFE Extend and LIFE Fasting Tracker mobile applications; the LIFE Apps health resources website; Lifeology, health literacy, and education platform; and SkillSpring, which links health coaches and medical professionals specialists with consumers the company's consumer products.