Accenture Opens Innovation Hub in Columbus; GSA Partners with Carahsoft for IT solutions; NGA Partners with Radiant Solutions for Imagery Challenge; Much More
Accenture Opens Innovation Hub in Columbus
Accenture last week opened an innovation hub in Columbus, Ohio, to help clients modernize their applications and take advantage of disruptive IT trends and technologies. With the move, Accenture will add 200 specialized tech jobs to the Columbus community and expand its U.S. apprenticeship program to more than 100 individuals by the end of the year. The hub is the third of 10 new hubs Accenture announced last year, including locations in Boston, New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
GSA Partners with Carahsoft for IT solutions
The General Services Administration signed a government-wide agreement to procure IT services and ServiceNow software through Carahsoft. The deal is part of Carahsoft’s nine-year, $2 billion supply schedule contract and includes cybersecurity, customer service, and human resource service management.
NGA Partners with Radiant Solutions for Imagery Challenge
Maxar Technology’s Radiant Solutions announced a contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to provide a dataset featuring more than one million labeled objects within high-resolution DigitalGlobe satellite imagery for the 2018 DIUx xView Detection Challenge. NGA is partnering with Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) on the challenge, in which contestants will train their own object identification algorithms using the DigitalGlobe dataset. These efforts support the application of machine learning to security and humanitarian missions such as environmental monitoring and improving infrastructure.
Raytheon to Produce Targeting Systems for U.S. Air Force and France
Raytheon received a maximum $87.1 million contract to supply the U.S. Air Force and the French military with 44 multi-spectral targeting system sensors, along with spares, replaceable units, and relevant data. The contract work will fall to the ISR systems group within Raytheon’s space and airborne systems unit.
Leidos Awarded Air Force C2ISR Platform Management Contract
Leidos received a five-year, $25.4 million contract to provide software maintenance and modification for the U.S. Air Force’s Automated Logistics Management Support system. The platform monitors the supply chain of command and control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance weapons systems.
LGS Innovations Wins Army Network Modernization Project
LGS Innovations was awarded a five-year, $81.5 million Network Modernization (NETMOD) Pacific data project with the U.S. Army Program Executive Officer Enterprise Information Systems Power Projection Enablers team. The project seeks to develop a secure network with few entry/exit points connecting 100 sites throughout the Asia-Pacific region. LGS will provide engineering, installation, and testing, as well as delivery of NIPR network services to all Army installations in the Pacific Command.
exactEarth AIS Payload Launches on Paz Satellite
exactEarth announced the launch of a high-performance AIS payload on the Spanish Paz radar satellite using the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The Paz satellite will be positioned to capture high-quality vessel data to be used alongside SAR imagery for maritime surveillance. The AIS system, called EV-8, completes exactEarth’s first generation satellite constellation.
Peraton named The Honorable Jeffrey K. Harris, chairman of USGIF’s Board of Directors and former director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), to the company’s advisory board. Harris served as the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space and Director of the NRO from 1994-1996. While at the NRO, he was credited with managing the integration of NRO programs into three functional directorates and leading efforts to consolidate signals intelligence systems in a first-of-its kind partnership between the NRO and the National Security Agency.
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