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17 Dec: Is Blockchain Right for Your Agency?

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) Blockchain is hot right now. But how can it be harnessed in the federal government? First, a brief explanation. Blockchain is a distributed digital ledger that can record and verify transactions between two parties. Anything of value — property, patents, copyrights, etc. — can be tracked and traded through blockchain. Because it’s a shared…

27 Nov: SAP Acquires Contextor to Augment RPA Capabilities

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) SAP announced that it has acquired Contextor SAS, a European leader in the design and integration of robotic process automation (RPA), to help SAP accelerate the development and expansion of its SAP Leonardo Machine Learning portfolio. Contextor’s RPA technology relieves business software users from performing repetitive tasks and enables both attended and unattended RPA…

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…

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