Esri Offers Free Access to GIS Training for Furloughed Professionals

Esri is providing free access to its ArcGIS platform and training resources to professionals worldwide who are impacted by work furloughs during the COVID-19 outbreak. Furloughed GIS professionals who are affected by work disruptions and who want to build new skills can benefit from these lessons, as well as anyone who doesn’t have geospatial experience but wants to explore a career in GIS. Individuals can receive complimentary access to ArcGIS Online and over 20 apps until August 31, 2020, including ArcGIS Pro, along with a library of lessons through Learn ArcGIS and the Esri Academy.

CACI Awarded $63M Task Order to Upgrade U.S. Army Infrastructure

CACI International has been awarded a five-year $63 million task order to upgrade U.S. Army infrastructure across the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM). CACI will provide continued enterprise support for the relocation of the Army’s garrison at Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea to Camp Humphreys. The company’s engineers and technicians will also provide enterprise expertise and technology to the Army’s Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems through the task order, awarded under the NETCENTS-2 contract vehicle, including by engineering, furnishing, installing, securing, and testing upgraded infrastructure at 46 Army sites throughout the theater. CACI is also modernizing the command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence network infrastructure of those Army sites under a separate contract, allowing the company to provide end-to-end expertise to the Army as the military service completes its upgrades.

Perspecta approved for continued accreditation as FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organization

Perspecta renewed its accreditation to evaluate cloud-based solutions for federal government agencies as a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO). To maintain its 3PAO status, Perspecta underwent a rigorous assessment conducted by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to verify the company’s technical competence according to FedRAMP requirements and compliance with international standards. Perspecta is one of less than 40 accredited assessors in the U.S. with this capability.

Amentum Partners with IFS to Optimize Technology Offerings for Mission-Critical Customers

Amentum has partnered with IFS, the global enterprise applications company, to integrate IFS Applications into its solutions for its clients in the government, aerospace, and defense sectors, including the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Treasury, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, and its many commercial clients. IFS capabilities, integrated within the Amentum SupplyTRACSM offering, will provide Amentum customers with leading-edge functionality for supply chain optimization, asset management, predictive maintenance, and procurement.

Leidos Acquires L3Harris Technologies’ Security Detection and Automation Businesses

Leidos has completed the acquisition of L3Harris Technologies’ (“L3Harris”) Security Detection and Automation businesses, for approximately $1 billion in cash. The transaction was previously announced on Feb. 4, 2020. The acquired businesses provide airport and critical infrastructure screening products, automated tray return systems, and other industrial automation products. They will operate within the Leidos Civil Group. Combined with Leidos’ existing cargo and baggage screening product lines, Leidos now goes to market with a global security detection and automation footprint of more than 24,000 systems deployed in more than 120 countries. Leidos will continue to serve global customers in the aviation, transportation, government, and critical infrastructure markets.

Peer Intel

MITRE has added robotics and national security experts to their visiting fellows’ program: Daniela Rus, director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT, and Nadia Schadlow, former U.S. deputy national security advisor for strategy. MITRE’s Senior Visiting Fellows program was created in 2018 to engage the nation’s leading experts on topics of critical national importance including emerging technologies, national defense, health, and cybersecurity.

Featured Image: Building footprints extracted out of satellite imagery and regularized using the Regularize Building Footprint tool in ArcGIS Pro is shown | Image Credit: Esri ArcGIS Blog

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