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29 Oct: VA, DLA Give High Marks to Robotic Process Automation

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) For all the buzz around emerging technology in government, agency IT executives see an uncertain road ahead in looking for the next great innovation amid constrained budgets. Joseph Ronzio, the deputy chief technology officer at the Veterans Health Administration, said at an Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) luncheon on emerging technology, that…

25 Sep: The Coming Federal ERP Systems Battle

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) Across government, agencies can expect their IT business systems to fall behind at an accelerating rate. Vendors are aiming many of their advances in business analytics, big data and artificial intelligence at their cloud platforms and not at on-premises systems. That approach will hit enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems hard. Chatbots, for instance, now…

19 Aug: CACI Closes $84M Buy of GD Business Unit

TAKE NOTE (Insights into Emerging Technology) CACI International has closed its purchase of CSRA’s former systems engineering and acquisition services business unit from General Dynamics for $84M to expand support work for the U.S. Navy. CACI International wants to capture a piece of the Navy’s push to grow to a 355-ship fleet over the next few decades and has found…

25 Jul: Is SAP’s 2025 Deadline Real?

TAKE NOTE (Insights into Emerging Technology) Enterprise and software giant SAP has set a 2025 deadline after which its systems will be built to run on just one single database – SAP’s HANA. If you use SAP’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, and you’re not using SAP S/4HANA, you’re on a deadline. A deadline that was recently extended to 2025,…

23 Jun: OTA Comes Under Increased Scrutiny

TAKE NOTE (Insights into Emerging Technology) In the wake of Oracle’s successful protest of a $950 million “other transaction authority” award by the Army to REAN Cloud, House appropriators are putting the Defense Department on notice that they’ll be keeping a close eye on future OTA awards. For appropriators, as was the case for the Government Accountability Office, the issue…

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