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Deloitte Launches the Deloitte AI Institute, IBM and SAP Announce New Offerings to Help Companies’ Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise, First Modernized LM 2100 SBIRS Missile Warning Satellite Completes Thermal Vacuum Testing, and More


Deloitte Launches the Deloitte AI Institute

Deloitte announced the launch of the Deloitte AI Institute, a center that focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) research, eminence, and applied innovation across industries. The Institute will bring together the brightest minds in the field of AI to apply cutting-edge research to help address a wide spectrum of relevant AI use cases. The Institute’s network will consist of top academic and industry leaders, startups, research and development groups, entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators. This network combined with Deloitte’s depth of applied AI knowledge and understanding of pain points across industries and sectors—whether it is identifying use cases, understanding industry specific ecosystems, scaling from AI proof-of-concepts or securing AI systems—can help organizations transform quickly with AI.

 IBM and SAP Announce New Offerings to Help Companies’ Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise

IBM and SAP SE announced their partnership plans to develop several new offerings designed to create a more predictable journey for businesses to become data-driven intelligent enterprises. The next evolution of the IBM and SAP partnership aims to help drive faster business transformation time to value, accelerate industry innovation through industry-specific data value offerings, turbocharge customer and employee experiences, and provide ultimate flexibility and choice to run their workloads in hybrid cloud environments.

First Modernized LM 2100 SBIRS Missile Warning Satellite Completes Thermal Vacuum Testing

On June 9, the U.S. Space Force’s fifth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite (SBIRS GEO-5) successfully completed thermal vacuum (TVAC) testing at Lockheed Martin’s Sunnyvale, California, satellite manufacturing facility. Completing TVAC was a significant milestone for the first military space satellite to be built on one of Lockheed Martin’s modernized LM 2100 satellite buses. During TVAC testing, the satellite—with its sophisticated electronics performing full operations—faced waves of heat and cold in a depressurized atmosphere similar to the drastic environmental changes experienced in space. The world’s most advanced missile defense satellite recently and successfully came out of almost two months of harsh simulated space environmental testing.

Peer Intel

Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) announced Kevin Richards, former global head of cyber risk consulting for global insurance broker Marsh, and Tony Sharp, a former vice president of information security at FedEx, have joined BAH as leaders in the firm’s Commercial business.Richards will lead strategic cyber readiness and response and Sharp will lead security architecture and engineering.

Dewberry announced Nicole Hopkins joined the firm as a business development manager located in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, office. Hopkins joins the firm to work primarily with the architecture practice, specializing in healthcare, education, justice, and community projects in the federal, state, and local markets.

Featured Image: Lockheed Martin’s SBIRS GEO-5 satellite, the first military space satellite built on a modernized LM 2100™ bus, recently completed Thermal Vacuum (TVAC) environmental testing. | Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin

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