White House Expands Coronavirus-Focused Supercomputing Consortium

White House | April 07, 2020

The White House accepted three new members into the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium this week—less than a month after producing the new partnership to accelerate research around the novel coronavirus and ultimately help halt it. The National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Wyoming Supercomputing Center, chipmaker AMD and graphics processing units-maker NVIDIA join a variety of other national labs, agencies, companies and academic institutions that have volunteered a range of supercomputing systems and resources for interested individuals to possibly leverage for research efforts that could help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This planning guide is designed to help local governments prepare for recovery by developing pre-disaster recovery plans that follow a process to engage members of the whole community, develop recovery capabilities across governmental and nongovernmental partners, and ultimately create an organizational framework for comprehensive local recovery efforts.

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This planning guide is designed to help local governments prepare for recovery by developing pre-disaster recovery plans that follow a process to engage members of the whole community, develop recovery capabilities across governmental and nongovernmental partners, and ultimately create an organizational framework for comprehensive local recovery efforts.

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Cyble Launches Defense Threat Intelligence Solution for Law Enforcement and Government Agencies

Cyble | November 08, 2021

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NOAA Partners with Google to Boost Weather Forecasts with AI

NOAA | October 27, 2020

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Google linked up to cooperatively steer artificial intelligence and machine learning-driven pilot projects that could advance the agency’s environmental monitoring, weather predicting, and climate research capabilities. Through a three-year deal unveiled Tuesday, the two will collectively study and develop small-scale AI systems and eventually wider-ranging prototypes that might be infused across NOAA’s broader enterprise. Such resources would be of good use to the water and climate-focused agency, which is responsible for providing raw data for weather forecasts nationwide, including those used to predict hurricanes and other natural disasters.

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Qlik Cloud Government Platform Achieves FedRAMP In Process Designation Under Sponsorship of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Qlik | September 17, 2021

Qlik® announced today that its new Qlik Cloud Government analytics platform has achieved the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program’s (FedRAMP) “In Process” Designation at the Moderate Impact Level. FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and monitoring for cloud products and services. Its certification process includes an in-depth examination of a solution's data security and data governance capabilities, as well as the security practices of its cloud services. As the only comprehensive Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data analytics platform to achieve this FedRAMP designation, Qlik is now able to offer the cost, speed, and scale benefits of cloud computing to its U.S. public sector customers, while meeting the rigorous security standards set forth by FedRAMP. Qlik Cloud Government provides valuable benefits to government agencies, including: AI-powered Analytics and Centralized Data Assets and Catalog Security and Governance designed into the platform No-touch Maintenance and Cost Savings with Qlik Cloud Qlik is honored to meet the highest confidentiality, integrity, and availability standards recognized by the U.S. government. Through our Qlik Cloud Government offering, our federal agency customers now have greater access to new, innovative, and cost-effective solutions, which can ultimately arm them with the capabilities needed to reach their mission and data objectives. Andrew Churchill, Vice President of Federal at Qlik Qlik Cloud Government sets the benchmark for third-generation analytics, empowering everyone in the organization to make data-driven decisions. Built on Qlik’s unique Associative analytics engine, Qlik Sense®, Qlik Cloud Government offers industry-leading data analytics capabilities for the full range of users and use cases — from self-service analytics to interactive dashboards, search and conversational analytics, custom and embedded analytics, reporting and alerting. It augments and enhances human intuition with AI (artificial intelligence) powered insight suggestions and natural-language interaction. About Qlik Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private SaaS company, Qlik provides an end-to-end, real-time data integration and analytics cloud platform to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik does business in more than 100 countries and serves over 50,000 customers around the world.

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