MeriTalk compiles a weekly roundup of contracts and other industry activity. Here’s what happened this week in the Federal Information Technology community.

Air Force Awards Contracts to Support CHES

Dell EMC, General Dynamics, and Microsoft have been awarded a $1 billion five-year U.S. Air Force contract to support a Cloud Hosted Enterprise Services (CHES) program. The program improves efficiency and agility, encourages innovation, and generates cost savings across the Air Force’s information technology enterprise. The Enterprise-as-a-Service program will serve up to 776,000 users in the Air Force, Defense Logistics Agency, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the award is largest ever Federal cloud-based unified communications and collaboration contract.

Intel, Waymo Team Up on Self-Driving Tech

Intel announced Sept. 18 that it has partnered with Waymo to provide sensor processing, general compute, and connectivity for Google’s self-driving vehicle technology. Intel said that the combination of technology expertise would eventually enable fully autonomous cars.

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