Getting the Information the Warfighter Needs

Video: AUSA Webcast: Getting the Information the Warfighter Needs

What kind of information – and information technology – does the Army need to ensure it can be successful on the battlefield? This webcast explores what kind of technology development and modernization is necessary and how all of this fits into multidomain operations.

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    FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today it has been awarded a contract by the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) to continue providing digital enterprise services for Special Operations Forces (SOF).

    GDIT will design and implement technology capabilities to enable rapid data analysis and dissemination of critical operational intelligence in response to emerging threats. The SOF Information Technology Enterprise Contract J (SITEC J) is a single award with a total estimated value of $364 million. It includes a one-year base period with four one-year options.

    Under the SITEC J contract, GDIT will support local and remote connections to a global Department of Defense network. The work will leverage both existing and new data centers as well as new instances of cloud computing. Through a hybrid data storage approach and the introduction of automation, SOF units will be able to consolidate, analyze and disseminate information in real time as they protect U.S. interests.

    “We are excited to build upon the work we started in 2012 and to continue our support of the GSA as a trusted technology provider,” said Leigh Palmer, senior vice president, GDIT defense division. “GDIT will provide enhanced enterprise IT capabilities to ensure our Special Operations Forces around the world are connected to the information and intelligence they need.”

    Work completed under SITEC J will increase operations efficiency and deliver flexibility for SOF units. With an emphasis on performance-based managed services, GDIT’s support will deliver the outcomes SOF missions require and users demand. 

    VERB Appoints Mitch Bledsoe as Chief Information Officer and Julie Holdren as Chief Product Officer

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. and SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VERB Technology Company, Inc.  (NASDAQ: VERB) (“VERB” or the “Company”), a leader in interactive video-based sales enablement applications, including interactive livestream ecommerce, webinar, CRM and marketing applications for entrepreneurs and enterprises, today announced the appointments of Mitch Bledsoe as Chief Information Officer and Julie Holdren as Chief Product Officer. The new executives will be instrumental in driving the Company’s product solutions and scaling its global information technology (IT) infrastructure.

    Mr. Bledsoe joins VERB with decades of leadership under his belt, including nearly 20 years of strategic IT senior leadership experience across the high tech, financial services, advertising and retail industries. He has served as vice president at ALLDATA, Assurant, iHeartMedia and First American Corporation, leading multiple domestic and international teams through successful large-scale product development efforts, legacy modernizations, corporate applications, and the buildout and maintenance of IT infrastructure.

    Ms. Holdren brings to the team 25 years in executive-level operations and product management positions within multiple technology companies. She was recognized as SmartCEO magazine’s top CPO for executive management. Ms. Holdren has testified before the U.S. Senate on technology workforce issues and has also served on the White House Millennium Council and Boards of Directors of the Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital, the Alexandria, Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Washington Board of Trade. Ms. Holdren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from George Mason University, where she has been named Alumnus of the Year and received the Outstanding Engineering Entrepreneurial award from the School of Engineering.

    “We are thrilled to welcome Mitch and Julie to the VERB team,” said VERB CEO Rory J. Cutaia. “I’ve talked about our hyper-growth initiatives as well as our ongoing efforts to ensure that our infrastructure can

    Vanderbilt’s Allied Health Taps Orbund for Student Information System – Press Release

    Cloud-based Administrative System Powers Up VUMC’s Allied Health Programs, Automates Admissions & Regulatory Compliance Reporting

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – October 13, 2020 – (

    ​On the heels of a rigorous two-year process, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has selected Orbund’s Einstein Student Information System (SIS) for its Allied Health program, Orbund LLC announced today. VUMC Center for Programs in Allied Health (CPiAH) expects to be fully implemented on Orbund’s enterprise administrative software in February 2021.

    “We serve a rapidly growing segment of healthcare,” said Dr. Geoffrey Fleming, who oversaw the student information system project in his role as Vice President of Continuous Professional Development (Pediatric Critical Care). “Allied health programs like ours have particular demands in admissions, attendance and regulatory compliance.”

    Part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, CPiAH prepares its students for high demand, technical careers, such as diagnostic medical sonography, neurodiagnostic technology, nuclear medicine, and perfusion.

    “Our faculty takes its commitment to transformative learning to heart,” said Ebony McHaskell, CPiAH’s interim director. “We sought an administrative technology that seems in sync with our mission and objectives. Orbund came forward with the necessary features built on a cloud-based system.”

    “We see in CPiAH the excellence of Vanderbilt, combined with its own sense of urgency and purpose in healthcare,” said Arif Joarder, CEO of Orbund. “It is a great honor and responsibility to roll out our system, so that CPiAH and its students can quickly take advantage of what it has to offer.”

    The implementation of Orbund’s Einstein product, an integrated system of portals for students, faculty and administrators, is currently underway at CPiAH. The easy to use interfaces and configurable design of Einstein enable an institution like CPiAH to put it into full use weeks or a few months—rather than many months or even years often required with its competitors’

    Seibels Appoints Rao Tadepalli Chief Information Officer – Press Release

    COLUMBIA, S.C.–(Business Wire)–Seibels is pleased to announce the appointment of Rao Tadepalli to Chief Information Officer. Mr. Tadepalli will oversee Seibels’ Information Technology Services which includes software development, implementation and support, data center operations and infrastructure. Tadepalli will also lead the digital transformation efforts and insurtech initiatives.

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    Rao Tadepalli, Chief Information Officer, Seibels (Photo: Business Wire)

    Rao Tadepalli, Chief Information Officer, Seibels (Photo: Business Wire)

    With over 25 years of insurance and technology management expertise, Mr. Tadepalli most recently served as Chief Information Officer at Great American Insurance, a specialty property and casualty insurer. In that role, Mr. Tadepalli led process improvements and technology transformation that earned Celent’s Model Insurer Award in 2017.

    “Rao brings an impressive track record of results in leading digital transformation initiatives,” said Rex Huggins, Chairman & CEO of Seibels. “He will help drive the rollout of Seibels Partner Operating Technology (SPOT) Ecosystem, offering our clients unparalleled solutions focused on speed-to-market, and predictable costs.”

    Prior to joining Seibels, Mr. Tadepalli served as an advisor to several insurtech startups in Silicon Valley including Plug and Play Tech Center. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Mr. Tadepalli also completed Innovative Technology Leadership Executive program from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

    About Seibels

    Seibels offers the Property and Casualty insurance industry business process services (BPS) and third-party administration (TPA) services powered by world-class technology. Streamlined operations, improved efficiencies and predictable, managed costs are just some of the benefits clients receive when working with Seibels. By leveraging a strong combination of insurance experience and industry-leading technology, Seibels best-in-class insurance services allow insurance carriers and risk managers to simplify business processes and maximize opportunities so they can focus on growth and development. Seibels’ services support Commercial and Personal