Autonomy's expansions target feds

Autonomy Corp., a provider of infrastructure software for the World Wide Web, announced today that has expanded its partnerships and officially opened a Washington, D.C., office.

The partnerships concentrate on public-sector and enterprise markets and include ASD Global, BTG Inc., Integic Corp., the Logistics Management Institute, Logicon Inc., Omen Technology Inc. and Unisys Corp.

Autonomy also broadened its relationship with Sybase Inc. from an original equipment manufacturer to a worldwide value-added reseller. And it formalized a value-added reseller agreement with Science Applications International Corp.

Autonomy's existing public-sector partnerships include Federal Data Corp., CACI International Inc., Raytheon Co., General Dynamics Corp., AT&T Corp.'s GRC International Inc. and GTSI Corp.

Michael Lynch, Autonomy's chief executive officer, said government agencies and departments are a prime market for the company because they use large amounts of unstructured information, such as regulatory reports, constituent correspondence, legislative records and statutes.

"Autonomy's infrastructure technology automates the handling of such information," Lynch said. "We empower enterprises whether in the private or the public sector to operate more efficiently with fewer people and a reduction in processing costs."

To support its expanding public-sector operations and to better serve its government clients, which include the Energy Department, the Army and the General Services Administration, Autonomy announced the opening of a new office in Washington, D.C., said Rita Joseph, the company's vice president for the public sector.

"It will serve as a local technology support organization, which is most important for our government customers," Joseph said, adding that there will also be a federal users' group that will meet regularly to discuss products and functionality. "That will provide a venue where users decide how the group will interact and how it will be run."

Bob Wells, chief information officer at DOE's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, whose office is using Autonomy tools in a new knowledge management portal, will head the users' group.

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