General Dynamics Information Technology Awarded $241 Million Multi-Cloud Contract by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

General Dynamics Information Technology Awarded $241 Million Multi-Cloud Contract by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

General Dynamics Information Technology Awarded $241 Million Multi-Cloud Contract by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

GDIT selected to evolve one of the largest public clouds in the federal government

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FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov. 25, 2020

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today it has been awarded a new contract by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide cloud services and software tools. The Cloud Products and Tool (CPT) task order holds a total estimated value of $241 million, on a one-year base period with three one-year options.

GDIT will procure cloud services and implement a mature multi-cloud environment designed to deliver critical healthcare services to tens of

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Walmart to add ecommerce fulfillment centers for holiday surge

  • Walmart plans to add 42 “pop-up eCommerce Distribution Centers” to help handle the surge of orders with the upcoming holiday season. 
  • These pop-ups will be added to regional distribution centers, and are expected to handle about 30% of the retailer’s holiday shipments. 
  • This is another measure to keep ecommerce orders processing smoothly this holiday season. Walmart is hiring 20,000 employees to help as well.
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As Walmart prepares for holiday shopping, the company will add 42 ecommerce fulfillment centers to already existing regional distribution centers in order to help process orders, the company announced.

By adding these ecommerce centers, “facilities that have traditionally only supplied products to stores are now equipped to also fulfill online orders,” according to a press release.  These “pop-up eCommerce Distribution Centers” will ship up to 30% of Walmart’s holiday orders, according to a different statement from the company.


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Judge orders USPS to search centers for ballots

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A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered U.S. Postal Service inspectors to sweep more than two dozen mail processing facilities for lingering mail-in ballots and for those ballots to be sent out immediately.

The order, which includes centers in central Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta, south Florida and parts of Wisconsin, comes after national delivery delays leading up to the election and concerns the agency wouldn’t be able to deliver ballots on time.

The Postal Service’s ability to handle the surge of mail-in ballots became a concern after its new leader, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major GOP donor, implemented a series of policy changes that delayed mail nationwide this summer. Delivery times have since rebounded but have consistently remained below the agency’s internal goals of having more than 95% of first-class mail delivered within five days, with service in some battleground areas severely lagging, according to postal

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ICE detention centers saw sustained outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, says study — ScienceDaily

More than a dozen U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers experienced large, repeated outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses in the last three years, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco.

Between Jan. 1, 2017, and March 22, 2020, the researchers identified 1,280 cases of influenza, 1,052 cases of chickenpox, and 301 cases of mumps. There were 41 flu outbreaks, 26 chickenpox outbreaks, and 12 mumps outbreaks.

“These numbers are pretty shocking, and very concerning,” said Nathan C. Lo, MD, PhD, the first author, who is a resident physician and public health scientist at UCSF. “They suggest this vulnerable population is being placed at very high risk for these infections while being detained.”

Given how widespread the outbreaks were, Lo said federal authorities should offer vaccination to both adult and child migrants as soon as they are brought to the detention centers, which is not currently

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Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology – Programs and Centers

The Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology (LST) combines the resources of Stanford Law School—including renowned faculty experts, alumni practicing on the cutting edge of technology law, technologically savvy and enthusiastic students, and a location in the heart of Silicon Valley—to address the many questions arising from the increasingly prominent role that science and technology play in both national and global arenas. The program acts to help students, legal professionals, businesspeople, government officials, and the public at large to identify those questions and find innovative answers to them.

The program seeks to:

  • Give every Stanford Law student the opportunity to address these issues through innovative coursework, in preparation for practice at the highest level of law’s intersections with science and technology.
  • Raise professional understanding and public awareness of technical and ethical challenges.
  • Promote informed public policies on science and technology in national and global arenas.
  • Contribute to the international
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OneLink Earns Acclaim from Frost & Sullivan for Its Customer-focused Approach to Process Automation in Contact Centers

Its diverse portfolio and targeted transformation strategies help customers make optimum use of their automation solutions

SÃO PAULO, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the Latin American contact center outsourcing services market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes OneLink BPO with the 2019 Latin America Customer Value Leadership Award. Its keen understanding of how to deploy cutting-edge automation and technology tools helps it accurately diagnose customers’ operational needs and goals, guiding their digital transformation journey. To ensure optimum benefits from automation, its process and technology experts map out the processes where robotic process automation can enhance service quality, reduce speed and transfer rates, and minimize cost per transaction.

“OneLink has the ability, scalability, and capabilities to respond to the needs of fast-growing and dynamic new businesses,” said Sebastian Menutti, Industry Principal at Frost & Sullivan. “Its development team employs emerging technologies to accelerate the go-to-market times of

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