Posts from GovConWire for 03/02/2017

Air Force, Mythics Forge $293M Enterprise-Wide Oracle Software Licensing Deal

Mythics has won a potential five-year, $293.2 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force obtain an enterprise-wide license for a core set of software products from Oracle (NYSE: ORCL). The Defense Department said Wednesday Mythics will provide an unlimited license agreement that includes a catalog containing price holds with discount on technology products and consolidates all enterprise license agreements on maintenance support for the Air Force’s 745,768 current Oracle licenses…
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Amy Gilliland, Kimberly Kuryea, William Moss to Assume New Leadership Roles at General Dynamics

M. Amy Gilliland, senior vice president of human resources and administration at General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been named deputy for operations at the company’s information technology business in a move that takes effect April 1…
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Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett to Head Navy Cybersecurity Division

Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett, deputy director of operations at the U.S. Cyber Command, will be assigned as director of the U.S. Navy‘s cybersecurity division, the Defense Department announced Wednesday…
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Engility Develops Data Link Offering for In-Theater Operations; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has developed a new data link offering the company to aid interoperability, situational awareness and connectivity for in-theater operations. The company said Wednesday the Tactical Data Link Lite system is designed to integrate with Android and Windows devices and address size, weight and power requirements of military customers for the use of such technology in adverse environments…
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CTC to Explore AI Automation Tools Under NGA Contract; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has won a $498,000 contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to research artificial intelligence and automation technologies. CTC said Wednesday it will deliver an AI Analyst Virtual Assistant platform that will work to help process large quantities of information…
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InfoReliance Enters Multistate IaaS Platform Marketing Agreement

The state of Utah has awarded InfoReliance a 10-year master agreement to offer an infrastructure-as-a-service platform to state agencies and education institutions that are part of the NASPO ValuePoint cooperative procurement program…
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Former JCS Vice Chairman James Winnefeld Named Perthera Senior Adviser

James Winnefeld, former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a retired U.S. Navy admiral, has joined Perthera as a senior adviser of the McLean, Virginia-based precision medicine company…
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PwC Offers Strategies for Defense Contractors That Seek Emerging Market Opportunities

PwC‘s strategy and consulting team has suggested various strategies the group believes can help defense companies win contracts in emerging countries such as Saudi Arabia, India, South Korea and Japan…
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VIDEO: Watson Natural Language Understanding Technical Deep Dive

IBM Watson Natural Language Understanding enables developers to easily and quickly extract and analyze meta-data from unstructured text. Gain familiarity with the enrichment features and see how you can incorporate Natural Language Understanding in your applications…
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March 1 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Climb to New Records on Trump Speech & Rate Hike Chatter

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at an all-time high Wednesday for the second time in three sessions as U.S. stocks also extended their record-setting rally in their best one-day performance of 2017 so far with the S&P 500 composite index above 2,400 for the first time during intraday trade after President Donald Trump’s Tuesday night speech to Congress amid renewed speculation on the next interest rate hike…
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