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

CSRA to Provide Managed Cloud Services to Navy

The Navy chose CSRA to provide cloud computing services for its Research and Development Establishment in a one-year potential $34.6 million blanket purchase agreement (BPA). “CSRA is proud to expand our commercial cloud offerings to more Navy customers,” said Nick Trzcinski, CSRA’s vice president for Navy and USMC. “With this new BPA, CSRA will support the Navy’s Research and Development community through easy access to commercial cloud services and the lowest possible cost barrier to entry.”

IBM Releases New Unified Data System

IBM announced Sept. 26 the release of its Integrated Analytics System, a new unified data system designed to give users access to advanced data science capabilities and the ability to work with their data across private, public, or hybrid cloud environments. The system comes with built-in data science tools and allows data scientists to get up and running quickly to develop and deploy their advanced analytics models in-place, directly where the data resides.

Partnership Aims to Bring Enhanced Cyber Defense Solutions to Market

Accenture, Microsoft, and Avanade are working together in a multiyear, multimillion-dollar agreement to develop, integrate, and bring to market enhanced cyber defense solutions to help clients better detect, investigate and respond to cyber threats. The collaboration extends the companies’ longstanding strategic relationship, which began in 2000. The partnership will offer managed security operations, incident response support, and integrated threat hunting.

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