EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
PR Newswire | May 26, 2023
For Memorial Day 2023, GovCIO partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration (NCA) to add to its Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) website more than 300,000 service members and Veterans interred in 27 Department of Defense-managed military cemeteries, including Arlington National Cemetery.
VLM, a publicly available interactive online memorialization platform, honors the service and sacrifice of millions interred at these military cemeteries; at VA National and VA funded state, tribal, and territory Veteran cemeteries; and two U.S. Park Service National Cemeteries. The digital platform allows family and friends to upload written tributes, photos, biographies, documents, and other information to Veterans' memorial pages.
Since the program launched in 2019, over 4.8 million profiles have been created with nearly 60,000 memories added by family members, friends, researchers, and other users. The newly added 27 cemeteries include 18 operated by the Army, five operated by the Navy; and four by the Air Force.
"We are honored to be part of this meaningful program that pays tribute to our nation's heroes in such a personal way," said Karen Durham-Aguilera, Executive Director of the Office of Army Cemeteries and Army National Military Cemeteries. "We look forward to this continued partnership so that more people can discover the extraordinary stories of service and sacrifice that make up the fabric of our country."
From its inception, GovCIO has led the building, implementation and maintenance of the VLM site for the NCA, ensuring survivors and family members have access to the platform to memorialize their Veterans.
"This is a big leap forward for VLM," National Cemetery Administration Digital Services Officer James LaPaglia said. "For us, to be connecting to an interment database outside of the VA is a first. And Arlington National Cemetery is something that our customers have been asking for from the beginning when VLM started in 2019."
Additional newly launched VLM features GovCIO helped implement include a simpler and faster search for users to find their Veterans and a new Personal Achievements milestone to celebrate those non-military special occasions in a Veteran's life.
"Having a number of my relatives interred at VA national cemeteries, including my father-in-law at Arlington National Cemetery, I am extremely proud that the VA has entrusted GovCIO with this important mission," said Jim Brabston, GovCIO CEO. "Improving the VLM customer experience was our top priority, and we hope these new features will continue to allow families and friends to honor their Veterans."
GovCIO is a rapidly growing provider of advanced technology solutions and digital services for the federal government. Combining our extensive federal experience with the latest innovations in IT and disruptive approaches, our experts develop comprehensive solutions to meet the most pressing demands of today's government agencies. From the U.S. military to Health and Human Services, we have an impressive track record of helping our customers optimize how they operate.
GovCIO is transforming government IT, empowering our federal customers to meet the challenges of today while building the government of tomorrow.
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.
Globenewswire | May 09, 2023
NowVertical Group Inc., the Vertical Intelligence (“VI”) company is pleased to announce that its Government contracting subsidiary, Allegient Defense, has been awarded a 5-year $5.9M contract to support the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (“AFOSR”), a directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory and the basic research arm of the Department of the Air Force.
The AFOSR is responsible for identifying and funding cutting-edge research initiatives that have the potential to enhance the capabilities of the United States Air Force. Through this new contract, Allegient Defense will be working closely with the AFOSR to provide the necessary resources and expertise to help achieve these goals.
"We are honored to have been chosen to support the AFOSR in its mission to advance scientific research," said Dr. Angel Diaz, CEO of Allegient Defense. "Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality support services to the AFOSR, and we look forward to collaborating with them to achieve their objectives."
Allegient Defense has a proven track record of delivering exceptional S&T, Data Science, and Engineering support services to government agencies, and this new contract award is a testament to the company's expertise and commitment to excellence. By working with the AFOSR, Allegient Defense will help to advance the development of new technologies and solutions that will benefit the United States and its military forces.
About NowVertical Group Inc.
NowVertical Group is a Vertical Intelligence (VI) software and services provider that delivers vertically-specific data, technology, and artificial intelligence (AI) applications into private and public verticals globally. NOW's proprietary solutions sit at the foundation of the modern enterprise by transforming AI investments into VI, enabling its customers to minimize their risk, accelerate the time to value, and reduce costs. NOW is rapidly growing organically and through targeted acquisitions. For more information about NOW, visit www.nowvertical.com.
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